- May 31, 2010
I am putting together some basic recovery gear. I figure i need some shackles, a snatch strap and a tree saver for my winch. Also i keep gloves in the truck and blankets for the winch line. But how many shackles do i need to get? Do i just need two or should i really have one on each of my four recovery points? Is there any value to the nicer powder coated ones other than looks? Should I just get the cheapest (from a good off road vender) ones i can find or do the nicer ones hold up or screw together any nicer? I can imagine that something in a bright color might be easier to find if you drop it in the mud. But a can of neon orange spray paint would accomplish that. On a side not i see a lot of people driving around town with shackles on their bumpers/recovery points. Is this fine or is it kind of a poser thing to do? I kind of like them on the truck but dont need to do anything to make myself look anymore like a novice then i already am. Sorry for the newbe question.