For heavy offroad use, I opted for the Superwinch S6000 electric winch (860-928-7787; www.superwinch.com). This unit features 6,000 pounds of pulling power and planetary gears (the best choice for outdoorsmen) and uses a quick-mount platform based on a Class III receiver. To install, simply slide the unit into the receiver and hit the trail. When you return home, the winch slides out for storage in the garage or shed. By going with front and rear Class III receivers (as I did on the Sport Trac), the winch can be operated fore or aft, depending on the best pull angle. Cost with all accessories is just over $1,700. Last, I installed an LSII fiberglass tonneau cover from A.R.E. (800-649-4273; www.4are.com). These days, you simply can't leave any gear in sight, no matter how far from paved roads you are. The tonneau cover ($669) provides lockable storage to protect my guns, fly rods, tackle boxes, and other valuable gear from itchy fingers.