Sand/Mud mats: any recommendations ?

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  1. Ridgeway

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    After seeing someone get stuck on a water logged field last year (UK) and last week someone burying their van in loose sand/pine needles I though some mats should be added to the emergency kit box, as well as a tow rope.....

    Can anyone recommend any mats for this job ? Nothing too fancy as my Watford Gap is about Limoges so sand is more frequently encountered than mud...
     
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    Hi, Ridgeway try e bay look at sand ladders there are a few very nice ones or failing that get some old bread trays the plastic ones and cut off the sides thats what most of the funsters do :thumb:
     
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    Cheap option is cut down bread baskets, plenty of grip on those.

    Peter
     
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    :Laughing: You guys will recycle anything for an alternative use, I like it.

    Just got to convince my local Boulangerie that his bread trays are looking old and are a health hazard......
     
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    If I think we are likely to get stuck we carry a pair of sand ladders similar to > THESE < .............. they are not cheap but are very strong and don't slip.:thumb:
     
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    If I know I'm going to rough it and park on grass, I carry 4 steel pieces of 20mm mesh, 500mm x 1 metre which I put under each wheel.

    I found them when rummaging around one of the old Barns on the Farm.
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    great bits of kit .i carry two on mt truck . bought at a landrover show . they come off oil rig platforms and places like that .used as floors on gantries etc . but work a treat. in sand or mud .and for bridging .
     
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    great bits of kit .i carry two on my truck . bought at a landrover show . they come off oil rig platforms and places like that .used as floors on gantries etc . but work a treat. in sand or mud .and for bridging .
     
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    Just posted on another thread that I successfully extracted my van earlier this year, with both front wheels buried deep in sand, using Milenco grip-mats.

    http://www.milenco.com/products/grip-mats/

    I was moving slowly on a campsite and the front of the van suddenly dropped down and ground to an immediate halt.

    I was amazed they worked, but with the help of a small army-style shovel to dig a bit of sand out of the way behind the wheels first, then put the mats down and reversed back on to terra firma. The mats disappeared in the process - nowhere to be seen? In fact, buried deep in the sand - but they worked. So impressed, I bought a second set when we got home. :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    you can get light weight big plastic shovels these days .great for sand/snow but do work in mud .
     
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