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So You Want To Be A Trail Guide?
You’ve been four-wheeling for some time now. Probably drove a few challenging trails and endured a weekend in ugly weather. Perhaps you participated in one of my excursions (or someone else’s) and thought, “I’d like to be a Trail Guide.” That’s great. While the position entails a fair amount... Read more
Four-Wheelers Have A Lot To Be Thankful For!
Editor’s Note: A Giving Thanks Installment from our good friend, Tom Severin. I was well into my second day of a four-day trip through Death Valley. Suddenly, after bumping over a rut, the left front spring broke in half. I looked at it in disbelief — the rut wasn’t... Read more
Spare Parts: Death Valley & The Rubicon
Editor’s Note: A special addition from Tom Severin On my way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, my vehicle just plain died as I bottomed out from the entrance ramp to I-15. I had just fueled up in Vegas. As I coasted to the shoulder, I contemplated... Read more
Common Break Downs & How To Get Home!
Editor’s Note: Another fantastic article from our friend and contributor, Tom Severin. A student recently emailed asking for advice on how to perform certain repairs while off road. After responding, I realized that others could benefit from similar information. Handling breakdowns is one of the top fears expressed among... Read more
[pics] What Mechanic’s Tools To Bring When 4-Wheeling?
This month’s article is in response to a request generated by last month’s article. “I have a question about tools.” Josh wrote in an email. “I can’t quite figure out what kind of tool kit I should make for off-road. Not necessarily recovery. But wondering if you have a... Read more
Safety Off-Road Is No Accident!
Editor’s Note: Special segment provided by our good friend, Tom Severin. After nearly three months of living in near seclusion, many four-wheelers are anxious to get back on the trails. But this gap in 4WD activity may have caused more than just automobile parts to go rusty. It’s possible... Read more
Solar Power System for Off-Road Use!
For most of us, off-road travel requires electrical power for an ever-increasing number of electrical devices. There’s the fridge-freezer, of course. But also, a laptop (or two), GPS receiver, two-way radios, air compressors, air pump (for mattresses), power tools, and such. Power consumption isn’t an issue while the engine... Read more
Don’t Be A Fool — Stop For Fuel!
Editor’s Note: With gas prices being cheap right now and with the understanding that many of us can’t go to the places we would like to, our friend Tom Severin provides us another perspective of traveling into the remote area of Death Valley. It’s amazing how some things can... Read more
A Great Time to Catch Up on Projects!
Editor’s Note: A special edition from our friend Tom Severin, President of Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc. Did your world fall off a cliff? All this lounging around the house lately is getting to me. Too much slacking off, and I am developing bad habits. Getting up late, drinking... Read more
What’s The Name Of Your 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle?
There is a long tradition in this country of applying names to inanimate objects. Tin Lizzie, you may recall, was the nickname given to Ford’s Model T. Some people still use the term when referring to their car. During World War II, pilots and troops would regularly give a... Read more