Or in sand, or in snow. The Tactical Black Recovery Board kit from Traction Jack consists of two extra-wide composite panels that the manufacturer claims are virtually indestructible. They’re hinged in the center so they’ll work on uneven terrain, and can be folded after use for easy storage. For changing tires on soft ground, you can position one of the recovery boards beneath the jack. Each Recovery Board kit sells for $200 ($270 with the carrying bag). Order this plus other recovery-related gear from www.tractionjack.com.

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