I've been carrying around a 30' logging chain as a winch cable extension for the past few years. It's stout and works well for what I've used it for, but I've been thinking of saving some weight/space and going with a strap of some sort. I see a lot of recovery straps. Will those work as a winch calbe extension? My concern is that they stretch and that's not good in my mind. For example, a few months back I needed to move a tree across the trail. I rigged a pulley to a tree 90 degrees from the one in the road, hooked the winch cable through the pulley to the chain and pulled the tree parallel to the road. If using a stretchy thingy, I would want to load it up with tension and then it shoot the tree too far to the side, or when relaxed, let to roll back towards me. What would replace the 40-50 pounds of chain, but give me the same pulling ability? Just a cable extension?