Identifying solid anchor points in many river locations is not as easy as it may seem. You can't always count on conveniently placed trees. This section will expand your imagination for alternate anchoring mechanisms and how useful webbing becomes.
Anchoring is critical for a number of rope based rescues. People can hold a taught rope for only so long before they tire. Decent footing isn't always available where you need it. When you free a canoe full of water that weighs several tons, you need an anchor for that tag line to bring it on shore. These are just a few of the many uses for anchors.