Imagine Four-Wheeling with the Ancient Ones (Part I)
A Jeeping into History Lifestyle Story The sun glared off the Jeep windshield as I tried to negotiate some ugly volcanic rocks in the Nevada desert, just outside Virginia City.  As I could not see the trail all that well (maybe the 2 inches of trail dust on the... Read more
A David and Goliath Story: Fearless and the Big Rocks
Once my wife and I decided it was time to make the sacred journey to Moab, I knew it was time to make some serious upgrades to Jackhammer,  my Jeep JKU Rubicon.  Like many of us, we turned to the forums and friends to determine what we should get... Read more
Announcing the ModernJeeper Adventures — first up Moab, Utah!
Moab, Utah, is the Mecca of the Jeep world. Of that, there is no doubt. And the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, held annually the week before Easter, is the premier pilgrimage for Jeep owners everywhere. But, sometimes, attending with so many other Jeepers makes it hard to truly enjoy... Read more
How to Beat the Cold While Camping
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure. It was late January or early February. I was leading a small group on a three-day expedition on the Mojave Trail. We planned to explore parts of the trail and nearby sites. Late the first night we turned off and drove about... Read more
DD Explorer – Daily driver and backcountry explorer all in one
The JK Wrangler Unlimited took the Jeep world by storm when it was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model. With four doors and a longer wheelbase, the Unlimited carried more people and gear, provided a less “twitchy” ride on- and off-road, and climbed steep obstacles better. The Rubicon... Read more
The Winter Wheeling Handbook
This past month, a close friend of mine went out and bought himself a Jeep JK. Within two weeks of owning it, he bought wheels and tires, and drove it down to Metal Cloak to put a lift on it. Like most new Jeep owners, he could not wait... Read more
SAHARA – A Clean Survivor Built to Explore
For the past few years I searched for a TJ Wrangler to build as a backcountry exploring vehicle. The TJ has the dimensions of the CJ7, a strong frame, and a coil/link suspension that provides a good ride and articulation off-road. The only problem was finding a clean one,... Read more
Still a Jeep Favorite…The CJ66
While this Jeep was first released at SEMA in 2016, it appeared again there this year… It was also one of seven concepts that Jeep and Mopar brought to the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. It was constructed using a Wrangler TJ frame, 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ... Read more
Keep Your Distance – Or Not? Proper Trail Spacing…
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure Four wheeling, especially when multiple vehicles are involved, requires teamwork to be successful. Everyone must be on the same page for the trip to come off without a hitch—or as flawlessly as possible. Something as basic as vehicle spacing can affect parts... Read more
The Outbound Collective – Chase your G.O.A.T. [video]
The Outdoor Community… rather than the “Offroad Community” is full of like minded individuals that share the same passions… the passion to be outdoors. When I first came across these folks I was sure they were against motorized recreation, i.e. Jeeping. But I was wrong. This group is best... Read more