Ducky's Dad wrote:You know where the anchor point will be during the entire process.
That seems to be a significant advantage of the NATO anchor. Not just because you put it wherever you can hammer it in, but because the Pull-Pal needs to be pulled some distance before it bites in. Might be a short distance, might be right where you set it, but you won't know until you put tension on the line. The NATO anchor has a cost advantage over the bigger Pull-Pals (RW14000 and 16000), but the Pull-Pal is lighter (by about 30 pounds for the RW 14000). I don't live in a cold climate, but I would think the NATO anchor is more likely to work on wet ground that has frozen, assuming you have a big enough sledge and enough energy.
Good points fellas, makes it more interesting for sure. I'm sure it works it's just labor intensive, but if you had to relocate a pull pal before you got unstuck to do a second pull that would be way worse on the back than moving the nato probably. Hmmm