A VIDEO that my wife and I recently watched on YouTube showed  the struggles of a few persons who love to go “boondocking”. For those who have never been, boondocking is just a trip into the countryside as a day of recreational driving or an extended camping time. However, whether recreational or not the videos we saw showed problems, The struggles were encountered by unwary adventurers and other persons whose travels got bogged down.

The series of videos that we watched and we are still subscribed to... are the motorist rescue adventures of Matt’s Off Road Recovery. His retrieval service locates in Utah near the Zion National Park and lake area. The rescues range from 4-wheelers to very large motor homes.

The beaches near his shop are sandy and mountain snows get deep. The sands are made of a particular kind. The grains of western sand are round, and not jagged like the sands along such as the eastern or southern U.S. shorelines. When a vehicle gets stuck in those roller bearing-like sand particles… it’s really stuck. Hence a call for rescue proceeds.

Stuck Much?

 Now, I don’t know the towing rates that Matt charges, but be sure for some of the rescued we’ve seen… they may have been a pocket hit.

 The tow vehicles Matt uses for rescue jobs differ. Each is chosen  for its job according to the topography of surrounding desert or mountain territory, in order to efficiently yank out people who are stuck in either sand, mud or snow. The equipment the company has for these tasks are primarily a collection of several, variously-modified Jeep Cherokees, a large diesel-powered tow truck, a snow cat and a nicely tricked-out 4WD Chevrolet Corvair. The Corvair is named the “Morvair” and seems to be Matt’s personal favorite. His affection for the wagon almost equals his loving penchant for his wife, family, employees and neighbors.

Realize that most of the rescue fleet vehicles... with only a few

            But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of thy steadfast love answer me. With thy faithful help rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.

 Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me.  (Psalm 69:13)

Built for city, burbs and country roads; off-road here is a “Hell No!”