Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Proven 5-Step Formula to Gather Friends & Save Trails
HOW TO BUILD A COALITION AND SAVE A RECREATION AREA Let’s start with some assumptions: 1. Your recreation or riding area is under threat of restrictions or closures – if not now, then someday. Perhaps an “Endangered Species” is just waiting to be found. Perhaps your area is prime... Read more
22 Years of Nationally Saving Trails — NAMRC is on Today!
NATIONAL LAND USE ALLIANCE CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF SUCCESS Today, Monday October 29, 2018  in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the SEMA Show, a historically significant organization meets for the 22nd year in a row.  In my 35 years of land use experience and 50 years of jeeping... Read more
Warning!  Don’t Let Jeeping Become Endangered
WHAT JEEPERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND THE FISHERMAN Sixty feet under the warm Mexican waters off the coast of San Felipe, the giant creature swam effortlessly, constantly on the prowl for food. Weighing a hundred pounds, he could pretty much eat anything he wanted,... Read more
Secrets Revealed to Leading Volunteers
Leadership “Triangle” Reveals the Secrets of Becoming a Volunteer Leader Do you yearn to be a better leader of volunteers? Are you looking for that magical formula that will keep members from dropping out of your club or not showing up to your events? Do you want to do... Read more
Shakin’ Hands and Makin’ Plans Keeps Us Jeepin’
NETWORKING PARTNERSHIPS IN LAND USE ELIMINATES OBSTACLES TO SAVING TRAILS We all have partnerships, whether it is in our personal life, our business relationships, or our land use organizational management.  One definition of partnership says it’s a mutually beneficial relationship involving close cooperation and joint objectives. As the Past... Read more
Attention Jeepers – There’s a New Trail in California!
HISTORIC ADDITION OF A NEW TRAIL TO AN OLD FAVORITE Special to ModernJeeper from Jeff Blewett, Natural Resource Consultant to the California 4Wheel Drive Association. Re-Routing the Slick Rock Trail of California. Clubs ban together to save the famous Slick Rock Trail of Northern California.  Here’s the story. The Slick... Read more
Jeeps and Full Size “Off-Road” Left Out of New Fed Report?
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OFF-ROAD IN GENERAL SEEMS LACKING On September 20, 2018, the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated data that shows the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of current-dollar Gross Domestic... Read more
Got Jeep Club? Get Strategy!
HOW TO MOVE YOUR ORGANIZATION AHEAD WITH STRATEGIC THINKING From the Editors: We continue our land use series involving training for volunteers to ensure a future for our trails and access.  Strategic planning applies to organizations, larger jeep clubs and any effort requiring a better picture of the future.... Read more
Purposeful Volunteerism:  How Jeepers Do More With More
Only by escalating to more offensive strategies will we win the battles for access. Do not just volunteer; but rather up-purpose your volunteerism! In today’s world when we are all torn in many directions by multiple jobs, kid’s school games, community involvement, paying bills, family commitments and more, we... Read more
[Audio] Off-Road Poetry; Cowboys Like Campfires
This Saturday poetry from our own Del Albright is right up our jeeping alley, as we all love campfires.  We think the bottom line message really brings it home for us and our ModernJeeper Adventures.  Check this out and be sure to hear the audio. The Editors Cowboys Like... Read more