Sitka Mountain Gear
Quick, cheap traction matt
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Contributors to this thread:
DonVathome 16-Oct-18
Treeline 16-Oct-18
Jaquomo 17-Oct-18
grubby 17-Oct-18
Swampbuck 17-Oct-18
Treeline 17-Oct-18
grubby 17-Oct-18
PECO 17-Oct-18
Swampbuck 17-Oct-18
raghorn 17-Oct-18
DS 17-Oct-18
EMB 17-Oct-18
hawkeye in PA 17-Oct-18
PeteO 17-Oct-18
DonVathome 18-Oct-18
JDM 18-Oct-18
PeteO 18-Oct-18
WapitiBob 18-Oct-18
Treeline 18-Oct-18
Brian M. 18-Oct-18
TD 18-Oct-18
smarba 19-Oct-18
From: DonVathome
16-Oct-18
Got tons of stuff to help get me through any kind of gravel, snow and mud. Like the idea of traction mats. Much better then my old process of gathering wood and rocks.

I am looking for ideas for something easy and cheap to try out. Does not have to be long lasting or the best - just an easy thing I have or can make to toss in the truck before I head west. once idea was plywood with a shingle glued on it. I also saw 2x6's with bolts/nuts.

From: Treeline
16-Oct-18

Treeline's Link
This

From: Jaquomo
17-Oct-18
Might be worse things than being stuck in the mud for awhile with that gal and maybe a six pack? Yow!

From: grubby
17-Oct-18

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I saw some made out of milk crates. But as Lou mentioned, being stuck isn't always a bad thing.

From: Swampbuck
17-Oct-18
Buy a winch and a danforth style boat anchor, jmo

From: Treeline
17-Oct-18
Come on Lou! Obviously not your style... She’s not in yoga pants;-)

From: grubby
17-Oct-18
Its kind of funny that I posted that before clicking on treelines link.

From: PECO
17-Oct-18
Swampbuck you spelled "wench" wrong.

From: Swampbuck
17-Oct-18
Lol Pete!

From: raghorn
17-Oct-18
expanded metal, like what is used as base for stucco. Cut into 1 ft wide and 6-8ft long. Just fold and store. Many times you can find scrap at home construction sites.

From: DS
17-Oct-18
I use my front floor mats, carpet side down, it works

From: EMB
17-Oct-18
I use carpet samples. Most times it's easier and more effective to use a come-along. I also have a sand anchor where I can't hook up to anything.

17-Oct-18
Watch anything long and hard like 2x6's they have a way of getting stuck in the under carriage or removing brake lines and exhaust pipes.

From: PeteO
17-Oct-18
I don't know about folding 8' of stucco lathe and unfolding it. Have you actually done that? I have used my floor mats.

From: DonVathome
18-Oct-18
I have used floor mats too but when bad I had them shoot right out as tire grabs them and they do not grab ground. I have also gathered wood and rocks often.

From: JDM
18-Oct-18
Use that thing betwix your ears and don't get into anything that you could get stuck in.

From: PeteO
18-Oct-18
that's no fun JDM.

From: WapitiBob
18-Oct-18
4 wheel drive and common sense.

From: Treeline
18-Oct-18
Jerez, JDM! I’d have to just stay parked in the garage and never get out!

From: Brian M.
18-Oct-18
https://www.offgridweb.com/transportation/escape-the-mud-with-an-improvised-traction-stick/

A stick will work.

From: TD
18-Oct-18
When I was a kid a buddy made some out of plywood with lath screen scraps stapled to it. Good thing nobody standing behind it..... it would'a kilt em when it shot out stuck on some ice pack..... maybe needed lath screen on both sides..... He put it on a board because when he used just the screen once it wrapped around the wheel and took em a long time to cut it off with dikes (dykes?)

From: smarba
19-Oct-18
TD it's dykes. Then again some stories its unclear whether a truck was towed out of the mud by a winch or wench. Both could work LOL.

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