Well with the setup I now have compiled, I will use the 25' chain to connect to the hi lift, and the winch line will only be used if an extension is needed to an anchor point. This should allow for resetting of the line on the chain side enough to allow for extraction without needing to slack the line. I of course hope I never have to use it but will take it out in a couple weeks and set it up to get some practice with it.
So order would be- Vehicle to be recovered- short chain- hi lift- 25' chain- winch line (if needed)- anchor (tree, rock, WASP, pull pal, etc). edit, sorry, with tree saver strap if needed (I try my best to Tread Lightly)