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Celebrate Freedom to go Four-wheeling!
Coming back from the Independence Day outing, I took some time to reflect on this amazing hobby. Over the years I’ve enjoyed countless hours admiring many fascinating places in the western US. There are so many possibilities open to four-wheeling that at times it’s easy to take this all... Read more
Great Books for Summertime Reading!
EDITOR”S NOTE: Another great contribution from our friend Tom Severin. Out friend Clive took a detour on his way to Las Vegas. His last-minute plan was to explore a section of the Old Mojave Road that runs through the Mojave River flood plain. The river didn’t look too deep.... Read more
15 Rules for a Perfect Campsite!
I was sitting around the campfire with a couple buddies one evening. We had completed another leg in a long but rewarding four-wheeling journey. Now relaxed, we were reflecting on the day’s adventures and the outdoors in general. Eventually the conversation came around to camping and campsites. We were... Read more
Four-Wheeling for Seniors
Editor’s Note: We aren’t talking about high school students getting ready to graduate here! Our friend Tom Severin is talking to you and I! Four-wheeling is truly a family affair. Participants are highly encouraged to bring spouses, children, grandchildren, even grandparents along for the ride. And while driving off-road... Read more
How To Be A Great Camp Cook!
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. I really wanted to give this guy a chance. He said he could cook, and he expressed a strong desire to cook during one of my four-wheeling expeditions. Though he tried hard, he simply couldn’t handle the duties. From buying food to preparing the... Read more
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