Outstanding thread for a noob such as myself... much appreciated!
I just got my warn heavy-duty winching accessory kit from Warn yesterday instead of the white/grey glove i got the new black ones . They had a mail in rebate with purchase of warn winch
just need to get a winch damper and recovery strap.
time to practice with the items to familiarize myself with them.
Moving blankets work well also. It serves as a multi use item winch damper also lay on why doing trail fixes. It is especially good while laying on your back in the winter fixing your jeep. And the best part is they are cheap! That's my two cents.