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Less Debate; More Decisions; and More Access to Our Lands
SOME TIPS ON GETTING RESULTS IN THE OFF-ROAD JEEPING WORLD Do you ever get the feeling that our government is drowning in debates with few outcomes or decisions being made? Do you think there can be a time when groups of people gathered together for a similar cause can... Read more
Life and Land Use — It’s All About Choices
How the Choices We Make Sneak Up on Us Choices. We make tons of them every day. Sometimes you don’t even know when you’re making one that just changed your life. Bureaucrats make them; elected officials make them; family members make plenty of them; we all make choices. The... Read more
Be Aware! Things to Know About Trail Etiquette
SOME UNWRITTEN RULES OF THE OFF-ROAD CULTURE Have you ever had to start a new job? The first few weeks at that new company, you kind of need to lay low and get the lay of the land to see how things work there. Every company is different, and... Read more
Congress Critters and Your Relationship with Freedom
JEEPING FREEDOM IS A TENUOUS LIFESTYLE The lifestyle we enjoy called Jeeping depends on Your relationship with Your congressperson.  If you want to continue to bounce your rig around places like Moab (featured pic), then you’d best think about what is offered here. Author in the middle (about 2002)... Read more
The Case for Forest Roads
John Muir is often portrayed as a naturalist that wanted nothing more than to preserve our western forests. That view of Muir is not entirely correct. Most people today do not realize that John Muir was actually an advocate for access. Many of his descriptive writings about Yosemite were... Read more
Del Albright’s One for One Proposal to Save Trails
LAND USE AND THE “ONE FOR ONE” PROPOSAL Let’s talk about some choices in life. Go Jeeping or write a letter? Tackle some rock crawling or attend a meeting?  Take the fam overlanding or hit a Scoping Session? Go fishing or fight with the feds? You get the picture.... Read more
Off-Roaders Applaud Interior Order to Enhance Recreation on Public Lands
ModernJeeper is proud to have Don Amador in our contributing and supporting staff of writers.  Don’s credentials are unsurpassed in the land use and access world, and here he gives us his take on this exiting news about public lands. The Editors PROVIDE RECREATION BEFORE SELLING OFF PUBLIC LANDS?... Read more
Careful!  Truth in Politics and Government?
WATCH FOR THE SLOW BOIL IN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (NOTE: No “slam” is intended for our honest, hard-working politicians and bureaucrats who do try to let the truth guide them in what they do and say; and who work for America every day. But to the rest, I say... Read more
BREAKING NEWS: National Protection of OHV Areas Achieved!
On March 12th, 2019 President Trump signed into law S. 47, the Conservation Management and Recreation Act, which previously was passed in the Senate and House overwhelmingly last month. This Act includes legislation that Rep. Paul Cook introduced in the last Congress, including the California Off-road Recreation and Conservation... Read more
Keeping the Jeeping Fun Alive Through Better Land Use
The Four E’s of Enlightenment and How to Keep the Fun Alive (Flashback to 2015) ModernJeepers and all back country explorers know the importance of doing “something” to keep our sports alive.  It really boils down to the four E’s of Enlightenment– Engineering, Education, Enlisting and Enforcement.  Here’s the... Read more