Lots of the recovery and towing we have done has not required a 4wd or even involved a 4×4. Most of the time 4×4 vehicles can get out of campsites and muddy event fields under their own steam but 2wd camper vans and regular vehicles can have trouble, sometimes getting stuck only a few feet from a sealed tar surface.
If a decent recovery strap, load tested shackles and a set of gloves kept in a dry bag under your seat so your nice interior doesn’t get dirty is at hand you can just ask someone to give you a tow. You can even help others stranded a few feet away from a sealed road or track and because you wont be trying to improvise with what you can find laying around you can get unstuck safely.
When you break down it is always in the worst possible place and having this kit easily to hand means any passer by can always tow you from that dangerous place to a nice hard shoulder or lay-by to wait for the RAC or AA.
1 x 4m 5 ton hi viz tow strap
2 x 3.25 ton shackles
1 x dry bag
1 x safety gloves