This past weekend I got my 550 stuck in some deep mud. I ride solo and this is my first time being stuck and I don't have a winch yet. I do carry a come-a-long in my cargo bag which eventually got me out. Does someone know of an anchor that can be utilized if trees are not in range of my come-a-long. My come-a-long is only about 15ft long. The trees that were close enough to me were in the wrong direction. Luckily I also carry a small handsaw and was able to wedge a dead tree in between some other trees that were out of reach. I checked out something called a pull pal but for that cost I can buy a winch. There has to be something out there that I can buy for reasonable money or a home made remedy. I am eventually going to buy a winch as soon as I pay off my quad which is roughly one more year until then I will continue to carry my come-a-long. Let me know if anyone has something in mind.