Getting stuck is a fait accompli when venturing off-road. Even the most experienced off-road adventurers find themselves immobilised from time to time.When digging, cursing and pushing prove insufficient the off-road adventurer can always turn to a trusted snatch-strap to extract themselves. Snatching, considering the elasticity and forces involved, can be a forbiddingly dangerous venture – especially when tow-hitches are mistaken for proper recovery points.Preventing permanent knots when linkingIf configured properly the kinetic snatch strap, correctly fastened, is a wonderful recovery tool – able to extricate bogged-down 4x4s courtesy of one clean jerk from a similarly sized vehicle.There is an age-old issue when joining two recovery straps, a necessary evil when the vehicle being employed as the snatch-force provider needs to operate at a fair distance from the stuck 4x4 - to ensure optimal traction. Conventional logic dictates that a branch or some newspaper looped through the joint would prevent the force of a snatch from knotting the straps together, creating an unbreakable fabric bind. Recovery kit specialist Secure Tech is now marketing a recovery link which addresses this issue. Fundamentally the Secure Tech recovery link prevents fabric bind when two linked straps are placed under severe kinetic tension (during a recovery snatch), yet also has a safety loop preventing it from falling out and getting lost in mud as soon as the straps are not under peak tension anymore.