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Winching with no anchor in sight!

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Winching with no anchor in sight!

Here at GearAmerica, we put on recovery gear classes locally, and there's always common questions that people ask. One question comes up quite often when we are talking about winching, and that is, "What happens if I need to winch but I don't have an anchor point?"  Well, today we will talk about creative thinking when it comes to a winch anchor. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. Winching and recoveries use heavy duty gear under extreme loads. This post is for demonstrative purposes only. Please use common sense and caution when attempting. What is a Winch Anchor Point? Let's start at the beginning. ...

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Gear Up and GO! Organize and Lead an Off-Road Adventure

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Gear Up and GO! Organize and Lead an Off-Road Adventure

Have YOU ever wanted to lead a trail run?  Here's some tips for a fun and successful day. Set a Time and Place The first step to hosting a successful trail run is to know when and where you are going. Decide on a trail or event of your choice. Present a few options for available days, get feedback, and schedule it! Many people use social media calendar options to create an event so people can reply or RSVP. Include information like trail difficulty, radio channels, gear to bring, and time frame. Be sure to schedule a meetup time and a...

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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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Mitigating Risk Off-Road

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Mitigating Risk Off-Road

GearAmerica is an off-road recovery gear company.  Our products are designed to be tools to safely help in potentially dangerous situations. We understand that situations can get out of control in a heartbeat, so having the toughest, safest gear is the only option. Recovery gear should always be in your kit, but there are many moving parts to off-road adventures when it comes to safety. As we come to the end of another summer, there have been a rash of off-road accidents that, for the most part, were completely preventable.  Now, I understand that some situations have variables outside of...

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When should you replace your off-road gear?

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When should you replace your off-road gear?

Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you! Does that sound familiar?  That was the first statement on the gear maintenance post a month ago.  It's true, but will gear last forever?  Maybe, let's dive into some reasons to replace it and make sure you have quality, safe gear that will always be ready for a recovery. Let's break it down There are several completely different items in you recovery kit. All of them require different maintenance and cleaning, and all of them can wear in different ways. This goes for any gear, any brand.  Here at GearAmerica,...

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Winching with no anchor in sight!

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Mitigating Risk Off-Road

When should you replace your off-road gear?

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