Originally Posted by xseler
I wonder how zip-ties would work in a pinch as snow 'chains'......
A lot of guys up this way do that for trail riding, never done it myself. I've heard they work ok for snow kind of like a paddle tread on a dune buggy, but give no lateral help. Don't do anything for you on ice, might actually be worse. You can make chains like the ones Cylon linked above out of hardware store materials and even old brake cables for a few bucks if you feel like being handy. Those are a sweet off the shelf option.