Modern Jeeper - News about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers
Convoy! Be a Guest-Focused Trail Leader
IF YOU LEAD A GROUP OR CONVOY, HERE’S THE 9-TIP FORMULA Four-wheeling is best enjoyed in groups. (Indeed, I stress group outings for safety reasons.) At times you will be a participant. Others times you will want to be the Trail Leader. You’re proud of your skills and want... Read more
Warning! Don’t Get Cooked This Summer
DON’T GET BURNT, BAKED AND BUMMED Summer is well upon us, and that means the really hot weather is here.  Even though the hot season is literally an annual event, many people drop their guard and put themselves at great risk. No one is immune to these forces. In... Read more
Notice! Items That Don’t Belong on a 4WD Trip
KNOW WHAT MODERN JEEPERS SHOULD LEAVE BEHIND  If you’re a regular reader, you’ll recall that I often stress the virtues of proper packing for your  Jeep trip. Having the right gear and supplies can make or break a four-wheeling experience. At the same time, taking the wrong stuff can... Read more
Fire Restrictions Shouldn’t Extinguish Your Camping Trip
CAMPFIRES WITHOUT WILDFIRES! IT’S HOW WE MUST ROLL THESE DAYS Summer is almost here. In southern California and other areas of the West, that means fire restrictions take effect soon. While these restrictions seem to put a crimp on your camping, it’s really just a minor inconvenience. You still... Read more
Warning! Refresh Your First-Aid Kit
DON’T LET THIS SIMPLE THING RUIN YOUR TRIP A Pelican (type) case makes a sturdy First Aid Box for 4-Wheel Drive travel Summer has arrived, which means the four-wheeling season is kicking into high gear. Now is a good time to inspect all your gear, including first-aid kits. First-aid... Read more
Fix It or Retire It:  When Should You Let Go of Your Jeep?
Last year before summer wheeling season, Tom Severin brought us this tech breakdown on when you should give it up!  By that, we mean your Jeep!  We fully get it that some of us will never let go, but we figured this would be a good time to flashback... Read more
Ham Radio Use Off-Road
In this special to ModernJeeper from contributor Tom Severin, a lot technical language is used that goes with the turf of being an amateur radio operator, ham.  Do not let that scare you off.  Tom is quick to point out that hams love talking about radio and helping others. ... Read more
7 Intimidating Four-Wheeling/Jeeping Fears
Fear! In this special to ModernJeeper by Tom Severin, he explores the fears we all have that go along with the adrenaline that comes with Jeeping/four-wheeling.  As always, he provides valuable tips to mitigate these fears based on decades of experience. The Editors.   Over the years of off-road... Read more
Safeguard Gear, Food from Varmints, Vagrants and Weather
Tom Severin from Badlands Offroad Adventures gives us some valuable “safeguarding” tips when Jeeping, camping or overlanding. The Editors   We had just returned from a day of 4-wheeling. Our base campsite in the Mojave Desert was a beautiful patch of lush desert with cholla, creosote bushes, Joshua trees,... Read more
Warning! Do You Have a Tire Failure Strategy?
Overlanding, 4×4 trainer and back country adventurer Tom Severin from Badlands Off Road Adventures offers some excellent strategies to handle those inevitable tire failures we all encounter. The Editors Tires are generally the number one cause of off-road driving problems. Tires, by their nature, take a lot of abuse... Read more