lostknife4 wrote:SO in the middle of the field and up to the frame in mud what are you using for an anchor to fasten the winch to?
That's why you always carry a collapsible shovel and small hand saw in your rig. You can make a winch point from a the saw, a tree branch, and the shovel in about 10 minutes.
All you do is dig a trench parallel to the front bumper a good distance away from the truck. Make it more than a foot deep (depending on ground conditions), at least 4 feet long, and about 6 inches wide. Then dig a narrow channel from the center of the trench in the direction of the stuck vehicle with an upward slope. Now cut a tree branch about 5" in diameter and the length of the trench*. Secure the winch cable to a strap wrapped around the middle of the log and drop it in the trench. The strap will be in the narrow channel and the log perpendicular to it in the trench.
If you ever pull the log from the ground it means you didn't dig the trench deep enough
*Actual log/trench size will depend on the size/weight of stuck truck