Getting stuck while riding is part of the game sometimes. And it was the only game during a trip a few years ago in northern Manitoba with Field & Stream’s online editor, Nate Matthews.

The plan was to ride ATVs on the ice roads right after ice-out to get first dibs on the virgin lakes. The soft and nearly impassable muskeg forced us to spend more time winching than actually riding. Luckily, all of our machines were rigged with Warn winches. Ever since that trip I have become a loyal fan of Warn and personally use and trust their equipment on all of my rides.

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