I go skiing a lot. Law requires that you carry "chains" even though I'm not likely to use them on a 4 wheel drive vehicle. But, I gotta buy something....read that some use chains in the mud, so decided to use BFG AT's for on road driving (great in snow, rain, ice, high milage, etc) and then use "mud chains" for strap on extra traction. While I haven't actually tried this yet, it seems like it should be a good compromise solution for my type of use. I found and ordered some extra heavy chains from Tirechains.com. Told them what I wanted to do, they said these would be super durable for on road use, but also tough enough for off-road use. Pic below...sharp-eyed will notice that these chains are a bit large for my tires....I'm currently running 33X9.50's but will install 33X10.50's next spring when the current ones have finished their useful life. Chain size is thus for 10.50's, but I'll be legal until then. 22 lbs per chain, really heavy!