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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
Snakebite! Desert Mojave Green Can Ruin Your Day
DON’T SUCK OUT THE POISON; HERE’S WHAT TO DO While going off road, especially in the southwestern part of the United States, people often wonder about snakes, rattlesnakes in particular. Several rattlesnake species inhabit the United States, with the Diamondback and Mojave Green rather prevalent in the southwest (and... Read more
Washboard Roads? The Why, and How to Deal With It!
UNDERSTANDING THOSE ANNOYING RIPPLES IN THE ROAD Ah, yes, another leisurely drive down a country road. You’re motoring along peacefully until suddenly bump, bump, bump, bump. Crap. You’ve hit another patch of wash board road. You know, that aggravating, teeth-jarring pattern that shakes your steering wheel and beats the... Read more
HAM It Up! Borrego Fest Adventures in the Desert
HAM RADIO OPERATORS TAKE ON THE DESERT BORREGO FEST WITH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA Special to ModernJeeper by Tom Severin and Dave Kupfer (Outdoor Adventures USA, LLC) In 2006, a group of 4-wheelers, who had been exploring some of the most remote locations in the American South West, realized the... Read more