Well how do you want to do it? The cheapest way possible with the cheapest winch possible?
Rough Country winch mount $230
Chinese-made 8000-9500lb winch from any of a dozen brands $300
Wiring supplies + terminal conversion about $75.
Call it $600 minimum.
Now if you want to do it with better than the cheapest crap available, you'll need to plonk down more dough. A steel winch bumper for the WJ starts around $900. A good quality winch would be $600-1000 on its own.
If you choose to ignore rule 1, a front hitch receiver, and a winch mounted to a receiver mount and crap loads of cable, straps, a land anchor, full size spare, at last one spare of every part that could brake and leave you stranded, and a satellite phone.
That should be able to get you out of most situations.
Personally, I'd just abide by rule 1 it's a whole lot cheaper.
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No question they can be used... but to get enough reach and utility from the hand winch, you'll need to spend more than an entry-level electric winch. Which is why I find it funny. I actually bought that very HF come-a-long. "It's gotta be better than nothing, right?" I quickly figured out that the likelihood I could actually attach to something and recovery myself was essentially zero. Getting equipped to the point that I could actually use it meant spending a lot on chain/cable and I'd still have to get out and kill myself yanking it out by hand.
Recovering from outside the vehicle is strenuous and a dangerous idea. I'll gladly take the risk of a winch cable breaking to the risk of being run-over or otherwise out of control of my vehicle as it comes unstuck. Plus who wants to have a heart attack while wheeling? Not it!
As long as you keep up on your winch cable.maint. And grease it youll be good....i towed cars for two.years had one cable snap.....and learn to use snatchblocks.the propper way.....you would be amazed that you could crane yoir way out of a mudhole with enough winch.line and snatch blocks.....******* smartphones suck.for.replying