Author Topic: Flip flop winch  (Read 718 times)

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Flip flop winch
« on: July 01, 2020, 10:24:16 AM »
A good skill to know incase you need to move something large and do not have a 'modern' winch. Also known as a '2 pole winch'.

https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/off-grid-winch-incredible-power-from-two-logs-and-a-rope/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDGGht3CQU

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 11:08:28 AM »
cool!  thanks for sharing.

Makes me realize that I know little about the capabilities of simple machines, and my kids know even less.  Now I think i need to have a month long focus on simple machines and their uses in our homeschool!

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 02:22:02 PM »
A good skill to know incase you need to move something large and do not have a 'modern' winch. Also known as a '2 pole winch'.

https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/off-grid-winch-incredible-power-from-two-logs-and-a-rope/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDGGht3CQU

+1 That's amazing  :clap:

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 09:48:24 AM »
That's pretty cool. There were a few times when I was younger, and hadn't dropped the coin for a winch yet, where this would have come in very handy! Had to get really tricky and MacGyver some ways to get unstuck in the woods more times than I wish happened. Some of them pretty dangerous, haha.

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 12:21:14 PM »
Very cool.  Had not seen that method before.

Did anyone else notice the 2k thumbs down on the video?  "Some people's children."

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 01:54:39 PM »
Very cool.  Had not seen that method before.

Did anyone else notice the 2k thumbs down on the video?  "Some people's children."

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Re: Flip flop winch
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 10:58:16 AM »
I watched the Video with 2 sets of eyes/opinions.

1) Cool what a simple machine that get the job done.  Tuck that way for when I need it.


2) (sea going service vet here)  DANGER DANGER DANGER.  Stepping overt that line over and over again.  He made mention that the line under tension can cause damage if it parts, but the amount of time his legs are straddling the line under tension or very close to it.  I was reminded of the old Navy film they shoed us in boot camp about line failures and the Nylon line snapping back and devastating the dummies they set on deck.  I though it was on YouTube but did not find it.

Cool concept.  Likely good for a team of people but I am not sure I would want to put a stuck vehicle type strain on that system.  I have a fried who got stuck and the tow trucks they sent to winch out his ford ranger went through a lot of cable.  Note it took 2 tow trucks and to hear him till it there were lots of driver error involved.  That line he was using did not have a breaking strength of too many times the weight of that pickup.