Off Grid Winch: Making a Flip Flop WinchI first discovered this ingenious flip-flop winch from a YouTube demonstration by Mors Kochanski, the Godfather of bushcraft. A search of flip-flop winches on YT will garner several clips demonstrating the power of using two logs and some rope. So why would I add my video to mix? Because it's only theory until you put it into action by Doing the Stuff!
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We drive the trailer round to our shared rear drive entrance, drop off the newly detachable front of the trailer and drag it round to the second private entrance. We turn him around, put the tongue back on and reverse him onto the drive! Success! We can see the side...