Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Warning! Post Wildfire Traumatic Stress Disorder is Real
Note: ModernJeepers should take heed of this valuable insight from Don Amador into the aftermath of devastating wildfires.  Our access back into these burned-out and devastated areas can wait until we get the “all clear” sign. The Editors With post-fire assessments underway on the Mendocino Complex and Carr Fires... Read more
7 Master Secrets to Survive with Conflict in Outdoor Recreation
We can fight it, try to ignore it, or learn to deal with it effectively; but conflict is inevitable in outdoor recreation. Club members disagree; users butt heads on trails; large organized groups don’t like what another group is doing, or turf battles have been going on for years.... Read more
Call to Action:  Help Us Save Wildfire-Destroyed Jeepin’ Trails
SPECIAL REPORT All of us at ModernJeeper are worried that many of our OHV and Jeeping trails will be lost forever to the rage of wildfires affecting the West. But we can fix it… Join us in helping to recover and repair our trails lost to the raging infernos... Read more
Vital Actions to Save Your Trails
We were once the land of the free. There was a time, many years ago, when our public lands were completely open to the public. If you were driving in a National Forest, or on land managed by the BLM, you could drive anywhere you wanted to. You could literally create... Read more
Eldo National Forest Reorg:  “care for the land and people”
The El Dorado National Forest, home of some of the best Jeep Trails in the world including our personal favorite, The Rubicon Trail, recently announced a complete re-organization. According to the announcement, Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said “I’ve asked my staff to take a look at how we can... Read more
6 Tips for Club Life & Club Success [softening the iron grip of elders]
Part of the ongoing Recreational Leadership Training Course series. Too many times people walk away from an off-road or Jeep club or group because of a club elder putting them down, or not allowing them to contribute. On the other hand, club elders and founders get frustrated when the... Read more
Let’s All Do More “Green” Wheeling
5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR GREEN WHEELING I don’t want you to frown at the title of this article and think that I am going to suggest you recycle your toilet paper or any other extremist radical-enviro malarkey, because that’s not the case.  What I do suggest is that we... Read more
Let’s Stop Losing Trails to Bureaucracy
How to Win with Bureaucrats and Politicians Effectively Here are some tips for dealing with bureaucrats in order to make a little headway with them (I speak from experience on both sides…. I was one). I served in government service for over 32 years; 26 of those in the... Read more
Tutorial on Letter Writing for Impact
6 TIPS on HOW to WRITE to BUREAUCRATS and POLITICIANS By Del Albright “You can’t convert a snake into a statesman by simply snipping his fangs; the instinct to bite will always be there!” How on earth do you capture the attention of a bureaucrat so that your recreation-oriented... Read more
4 Ways to Keep Public Lands Out of J.A.I.L.
Key Tips on How to Get Involved In Public Lands Management I for one am tired of finding gates, road closed signs, and so called “environmentally” imposed restrictions on my recreation.  Yes, we need clean air.  Yes, we need clean water.  Yes, there are times (wet winter) when it... Read more