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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

The Gold Standard in Off-Road Recovery The GearAmerica Gold Ring is here!  The Gold Ring is a Snatch Recovery Ring, and works much like a Snatch Block to assist in winch recoveries. Like any other snatch block or pulley, the Gold Ring gives you a mechanical advantage and increases the flexibility of use when winching.  How Does The Gold Ring Work? The Gold Ring, being a pulley, works by reducing the amount of force needed to move an object.  Keep in mind, if you use a pulley simply to lift something (single line) it only allows a direction change (you...

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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

Tools and Gear We all agree that having at least the minimum of necessary tools, as well as GearAmerica Recovery Gear is important for any off-road excursion.  This goes for short trips or long outings, because you never know when a recovery will pop up.  It's easy to remember the straps, shackles etc, but there's something that often gets overlooked...GLOVES! Gear Maintenance In a previous post, I talked about Gear Maintenance.  We like to take care of our gear so we can get years of good use out of it.  Well, that same statement is true for your hands.  If...

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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.
It's winter time, and that means snow, mud and water for the majority of the country.  It also means more rigs are getting stuck and recovered!  Have you ever had a tow strap or shackle fall in the mud only to have it crusty and stinky next time you need it?  Well, taking care of your gear is quick and easy, ad it will insure it lasts a lifetime!

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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

What does this stuff mean? In the rigging and recovery gear industry, a lot of work goes into determining the strength of a product.  Here at GearAmerica, it's no different, and we go the extra mile. You can see on our products that they have strengths listed so you can determine our need, and have the safest possible recoveries. You will see WLL and MBS on many of our products, and I'm here to provide a little industry knowledge, science and explanation! How do we come up with the gear? All products start the same way...with an idea.  The idea has...

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Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?

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Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?
The Snatch Block is a must-have for any recovery gear kit.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to uses and function.  Whether you are using it to self-recover, change directions, pull someone else out, or double the pulling power of your winch, the Snatch Block is a tool that everyone should have in their rig.

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?

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