Chocking a vehicle entails putting something (usually a specifically designed triangular shaped thingamabob) at the base of the tire in the direction of likely roll to prevent said roll from occurring.
Crew members chock aircraft as soon as they roll into position.
The military chocks wheeled vehicles upon parking.
Fire departments chock their trucks when they are parked.
Do you know I don’t even own
They make really cool, light-weight ones.
I reckon I’ll lock that barn door soon…
When recovering a BoV that has wrapped itself around a tree some tools prove useful:
A large pry bar
Come along (poor man’s winch)
Reciprocal saw (battery powered and charged up)
Gloves would be nice – wish I could remember where I put mine…
These (and other) tools should be secured so that when your vehicle crashes they don’t all attack the back of your head simultaneously
A fence T-post makes a useful expedient pry bar -works fine and is light weight. The nubs provide a good gripping surface when trying to do something like, oh, pop the hood so that you can disconnect the battery so that the lights will turn off. It can also be used as a stake to provide a tie-off point for winching.
When using a winch or come along you need to place a “dampener” over the wire incase it snaps so that it doesn’t come back and schwack you in the mug. Winches are nice in that you can stand off-line while operating it. Come alongs don’t help here.
A targe... er, piece of cardboard works well to keep the gunk out of the come along when it is rigged near the ground on a steep slope.
Sometimes a vehicle that won’t drive forward will still drive backwards.
There is one headlight that is still intact - I paid over $200 for it about a month ago…
Photos here: http://vikingpreparedness.blogspot.com/
Ah well, time to get the Land Cruiser operational.