Yesterday sucked, I got stuck in the mud. I wasn't planning on going off-road, just a little jaunt on a trail near work. Drove right into a big mud hole, the front end dropped in. Look before you leap, I guess. I tried to winch with the hi-lift, and it didn't work because I was using a tow strap. It stretched too much. So I guess I need a long chain. Then I tried to lift with the hi-lift. It clogged up with mud, and wouldn't work right anymore. Then it broke right through the 3/4" plywood I was using as a base. On the front of the truck, I couldn't really even get it into position under the bumper because brushguard was in the way. I finally got someone to come out and winch me out. What a mess. And to make matters worse, I got home too late to go to a Christmas party with my wife, so I'm in pretty bad trouble.