I agree with the majority here that it is creative but if you happen to flop you could have some serious trouble.
About carrying a shovel, I once had to dig myself out of the sand with my dogs water bowl because I had forgotten my shovel, plus it is required of any four wheel drive to carry one where I go wheeling.
Foxhole? What's a foxhole? Is that what fox's hide in?
Us Jarheads dig 'Fighting Holes'
Well actually I lied. I've never dug a foxhole either. I'm in the Chair Force oops I meant to say Air Force. I've only dug Defensive Fighting Positions (DFP's) See us Air Force Cops usually have someone come out and dig it for us. Or we wait until the Jarheads dig them and leave then we take over them. I just want to say Thanks Jarheads.
I always carry a shovel and axe with me..I have used it several times.. Even when I have others with me ... THey cant always pull me out.. SOmetimes I get deeper than they could ever pull me out of... I am crazy like that..
I gottta get a winch..
Acctually if you are off road on federal property you must have an Axe and a Shovel.. Look at any old pics (back when poeple obeyed the law) and you will see shovel and axe..
Of course people used to obey the law about not opening car door into traffic as well... Also in old movies ... Sliding accross the seat and coming out on the sidewalk..
But that went the way of the dodo with the invention of bucket seats..
Now back on topic.. Everyone should carry a shovel.. What if you need a poop how you gonna dig a hole??
Just another soccer moms Grocery getter....
Not bad... For the Last 10 months i've had my 48" hi-lift across the firewall connected to the radiator support rods... Always worryed me that it might come lose and hit the battery but never did the wingnuts always held tight. The jacks soon going to move to my front bumper and i'm looking for a place to put my shovel. Only problem is we are required to have a shovel with atleast a 44inch handle... How much handle do you have left?
Swamp Boy, With the laws conserning taking "forestry products" aka timber from fedral/state lands i would fear carrying an axe there. Around here there loggers and the enviro's have gotten crazy!
Only problem is we are required to have a shovel with atleast a 44inch handle... How much handle do you have left?
an 1 1/2" dia piece of black pipe would do nicely as an alternative. cut the handle down so it fits under there, then fit the pipe (get the size that will slide over the handle of the shovel snugly) to the other support bar on the driver's side, of just bundle it up with the shovel. two matching holes in the handle and pipe, and a pair of hitch pins, and you've got a full sized handle ready to go. go with schedule 80 and add another length and a threaded union on the end, and you'll have both a full sized handle and a decent prybar/lever/breaker bar for moving those pesky logs, boulders, getting just that much more lift/push out of the hole, freeing up the hub nuts when your axle shafts break, etc. personally, i would use hose clamps to hold the setup to the bar though. i would feel better tightening those up then relying on the bungees. good idea though.