I do have a nice big roll of amsteel, so it wasn't a problem. The ratchet straps would work and had thought about using them. They just seemed more of a PITA untangling them or rolling them up. The amsteel doesn't tangle to bad.
Ya we got about 2" of snow, that has melted, and two days of rain before that, so the ground is soaked. Had to really watch were I was walking, to keep my feet from getting wet....RR
I'm a member of PETA!!!!