Best Off-Road Recovery Gear for Jeep Owners

Best Off-Road Recovery Gear for Jeep Owners

Written by Thomas Nielsen
May 4, 2023

Getting bogged down while being involved in off road adventures is not something to be embarrassed about. In fact, danger can wait around every corner for drivers of any level of experience, from the most novice to the most seasoned; it is inevitable. And when it does, it is important that you are equipped with the appropriate Jeep recovery gear to accomplish whatever recovery is necessary — whether it be for yourself or for whoever else in the group is hampered.

You may well go out on your off-road adventures thinking that you do not need to take a Jeep recovery kit - maybe you will assume your buddy or other people in your off-roading group will carry whatever is necessary. But there is no guarantee that this will always be the case. Even if someone does have adequate Jeep recovery gear, it is possible that they are not close enough to you for it to be of any use. Therefore, it is never a bad idea to double-check that you have everything you require in your Jeep recovery kit. This not only ensures that you will be able to handle any situation on your own, but it also makes it possible for you to assist any disabled vehicle in front of and behind you.

So, what kind of gear is essential in Jeep recovery kits? Although there is a wide variety of equipment available, the following is a list of the off-road and Jeep recovery gear that we believe should be included in every person's emergency kit.

Jeep Pro Kinetic Recovery Kit - the ultimate Jeep recovery kit for every trail journey!

If you are a Jeep owner, this Jeep Pro Kinetic recovery kit is something that you absolutely need to be carrying in the back of your truck!

If you haven't put a recovery kit together for your Jeep, this kit has all of the essentials and will not only save your bacon if you get stuck but will also save money on buying all of the equipment and accessories for your vehicle separately.

What does this Jeep recovery kit include?

  • 20ft x 7/8” Kinetic Recovery Rope - 30,580lb MBS
  • 22in x 1/2” Synthetic Soft Shackles - (46,050 lb) BS
  • Folding E-Tool Recovery Shovel
  • 14pc Compact Tire Plug Repair Kit
  • Camo Storage Bag

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Recovery snatch block

Recovery snatch block for Jeep

In every recovery gear set, the Snatch Block is an essential component to have. When it comes to the uses and functions, the choices are virtually limitless. This is a handy tool that everyone ought to have in their rig because it can be used to self-recover, change directions, pull someone else out, or quadruple the pulling power and weight of your winch cable.

The Rhino recovery snatch block has a heavy Duty 13.5 Ton Break Strength, meaning that it will help you straight out of wherever your ride is stuck!

Recovery traction boards

For every off-road adventure in a Jeep, traction boards are an absolutely necessary piece of safety recovery gear. The most obvious application is to improve tire traction in slippery conditions like mud or sand. The board is designed with recessed sections on the bottom that provide traction in mud, loose dirt, sand, and snow. The knobs on the top of the board provide traction for the tires. They are multifunctional tools in that they have a variety of additional applications. If you wanted to save money and space by not purchasing a shovel, you could use it as a shovel to move earth away from your tires instead and free up your vehicle.

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D ring shackles

D rings are critical in your vehicle recovery gear kit. In fact, there is no such thing as a comprehensive recovery gear kit unless it contains at least one set of D-rings. These are used to make temporary connections of pulleys, snatch blocks, and recovery straps in order to recover vehicles in a secure and effective manner. Carry a spare set in your ride at all times so that you are prepared for any eventuality.

The Rhino USA D-Ring Shackles are held to the highest quality and have been lab tested right here in the United States. You will have the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that they will not fail you when you need them the most, thanks to their break strength of over 40,000 pounds. They also come in a variety of colors, to match the right color way for your Jeep!

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Kinetic recovery rope

Kinetic Recovery is an entirely other beast compared to simply towing a vehicle using a standard tow strap or providing some non-intrusive assistance. The Kinetic Recovery Rope has elasticity (stretches up to 30%, unlike standard tow straps, which only stretch around 8%) which means that it can stretch and allow kinetic energy to provide some additional "pull" to liberate a vehicle that is actually stuck. This type of recovery rope is also referred to as a "yank" rope or strap. For instance, if a rig is stuck up to the axles in sand or heavy muck, the kinetic rope is an excellent recovery technique that can be utilized.

Kinetic Recovery rope, provides a little bit more of the necessary strength to get someone unstuck, even a larger vehicle. It is also a lot easier and safer on both vehicles involved and helps to minimize the stress.

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 Storage bag included!

Included with the Rhino kinetic recovery rope is a handy storage bag. Not only does it hold your kinetic recovery rope, but soft shackles, a hitch receiver, and perhaps even a few other items, such as a folding shovel.

Final thoughts

There are, of course, other things that you need to put into your recovery tools kit. A set of quality work gloves to protect your hands, a tire repair kit, tow straps, a spare wheel, and a torch in case you are stuck at night are all things you need to take in your vehicle. You might also want a tree-saver strap, to protect the tree if this is your only anchor point.

For more advice on what sort of winch, tire repair kit, steel cable, bow shackles, tow strap, recovery strap, and every other item you could possibly need in your Jeep recovery kit, get in touch with Rhino USA today.

rhino usa tow strapFAQ's

What kind of off-road recovery gear do I need to keep in my Jeep?

When it comes to off-road recovery gear for Jeep owners, there are a few key items that you should consider carrying with you at all times. These include a high-quality winch, recovery straps, D-ring shackles, a tow strap, a shovel, and traction boards. Depending on your specific needs and the type of off-roading you plan to do, you may also want to consider carrying a snatch block, a winch damper, and a tree strap.

How do I use off-road recovery gear to get my Jeep unstuck?

When using off-road recovery gear to get your Jeep unstuck, it's important to follow a few key steps to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. First, make sure you have a clear plan of action and that everyone involved understands their role. Next, assess the situation and determine the best approach for getting your Jeep unstuck. Depending on the terrain and the type of recovery gear you have available, you may need to use a winch, recovery rope/straps, or a combination of both. Always make sure to use proper rigging techniques and follow the manufacturer's instructions for using your recovery gear. Off-road recovery can be a slow and methodical process, but with the right gear and a clear plan, you can get your Jeep unstuck and back on the road in no time.