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TrailBird
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« on: December 03, 2017, 06:21:32 PM »

I get that a snatch strap is primarily intended for yanking a vehicle out of the mud, but could it also be used for a situation that you'd use a tow strap? Is it best to have one of each?
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 08:43:39 PM »

In my opinion a tow strap is fine. Just take it slow and don't jerk it. Maybe if I lived down by the outer banks or some place where a snatch strap would be more needed I'd have both.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »

Ideally both and use them accordingly.  For a long time I just used tow straps. It definitely works. But a snatch strap is more effective for an impacted vehicle.

Tow strap is also nice for anchoring a vehicle setup for winching.

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 09:33:37 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 01:20:24 AM »

If you carry Bud Light for hydration you need a snatch strap (get a Bubba Strap).  If you carry Dasani for hydration you should get a tow strap.

I carry all 4 so I am ready for anything.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 08:35:10 AM »

I carry tow straps: a 4"x30' a 4"x65' and a 6" x 6' tree saver. I have enough length to usually get to / stay on firm ground. With the straps and winch cable, I can reach out around 200 feet or anchor the Jeep for heavy winching.

I also carry a crazy duty 1.25" amsteel blue winch rope in the tow rig. It's around 50'

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 02:07:42 PM »

I have them all.  I only carry a tree strap for winching.  The others sit in the garage.  Unless I'm wheeling with JK's...  then I bring every piece of recovery gear I own.

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 06:50:45 AM »

I have them all.  I only carry a tree strap for winching.  The others sit in the garage.  Unless I'm wheeling with JK's...  then I bring every piece of recovery gear I own.

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