Whats your favorite way to retrieve wood logs? I've got all the above, and in different lengths, also have a good block to chain up to a stump to pull logs out of piles, or on the flats. I prefer a good old choker, i can slip the nubbin under about any log, hook up the bell and yard it out. Chains can be a little more work, ever try to PUSH a chain? Its tough to do, lol. I've got a really nice 20 ft choker, a nice long 20 ft cable with 2 eye's in it. And, a nice heavy duty 5/8's choker that was a little frayed, but, works great for me on the front or back of the pickup. I've even got some really light weight cable if i want to just use that as well, they are all different lengths, and i have a use for each of them. Sure makes getting the nice big stuff out, and, it gives me a break when i'm getting the longer stuff out to where i can cut it up easier. I do have a set of tongs as well, but, actually haven't used them that much, the choker's seems to see the most use. I like to put a wrap around a log, with the choker to spin it if its a big one, then it gives it a good start on a pull.