Too many stories from decades of rock crawling. One interesting recovery story involves a buddy that got his late model Ram 4x4 stuck in wet grass in his back yard. I drive over and ask if he turned off the traction control. Uh, nope. Tire spins and ABS puts on the brakes.
Some friends from work, the family and I went on an adventure today. Truck was wider than the trail. We ran across a dad with his 2 kids who tore his sidewall. He didn't have any tools or a way to get his spare tire down from under the bed. Said his wife was on the way with some tools.
So we used my tools and went to work. Used the cable cutters and cut down the factory spare. Bottle jack only went so high, so removed the valve stem on the spare to deflate it. Dug a small hole under the tire. Used the impact and replaced the tire. Installed the valve stem and aired it back up from the CO2 tank.
I lawn darted my truck off to the side of the trail after a few swing from the axe on a fallen tree for a landing spot. Sent them on their way.
That's an adventure that family will never forget.