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4 Key [Lifesaving?] Tips to Be Overlander Ready
Everything You Pack Should Have a Reason Special from Tom Severin, Badland Off-Road Adventures We were camping in Death Valley National Park near the end of December. The day was bright, sunny with no clouds or wind. The sun felt good! Our base camp was at 1600 feet and... 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
Imagine Four-Wheeling with the Ancient Ones (Part I)
A Jeeping into History Lifestyle Story The sun glared off the Jeep windshield as I tried to negotiate some ugly volcanic rocks in the Nevada desert, just outside Virginia City.  As I could not see the trail all that well (maybe the 2 inches of trail dust on the... Read more
The “Strategic Trail Force” wants YOU!
JOIN THE STRATEGIC TRAIL FORCE to PRESERVE OUR OHV HERITAGE The 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday is when millions of Americans celebrate their freedom, history, and traditions. One of our cherished pastimes is using off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to recreate on public and private lands with family and friends. Since... Read more
New Leader – Same Strong Vision at Sharetrails.org
Update: this appointment was short-lived as the organization immediately faltered from past issues with the budget and fund-raising.  All land use career professionals were laid off in July 2018, leaving BRC/Sharetrails a shell organization. The Editors   Purpose and Vision of Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition By Del Albright, Executive Director Effective... Read more
A David and Goliath Story: Fearless and the Big Rocks
Once my wife and I decided it was time to make the sacred journey to Moab, I knew it was time to make some serious upgrades to Jackhammer,  my Jeep JKU Rubicon.  Like many of us, we turned to the forums and friends to determine what we should get... Read more
Announcing the ModernJeeper Adventures — first up Moab, Utah!
Moab, Utah, is the Mecca of the Jeep world. Of that, there is no doubt. And the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, held annually the week before Easter, is the premier pilgrimage for Jeep owners everywhere. But, sometimes, attending with so many other Jeepers makes it hard to truly enjoy... Read more
Dan Fresh Conquers the 2018 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge [Photos]
February 9, 2018 2018 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race Story Podium represents all three classes – Rubicon Express Modified, G2 Legends, and Pro Comp Stock.   Six hours and 136 miles after he left the startline in Hammertown, former desert racing champion Dan Fresh and co-driver Mike Kim claimed... Read more
How to Beat the Cold While Camping
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure. It was late January or early February. I was leading a small group on a three-day expedition on the Mojave Trail. We planned to explore parts of the trail and nearby sites. Late the first night we turned off and drove about... Read more
DD Explorer – Daily driver and backcountry explorer all in one
The JK Wrangler Unlimited took the Jeep world by storm when it was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model. With four doors and a longer wheelbase, the Unlimited carried more people and gear, provided a less “twitchy” ride on- and off-road, and climbed steep obstacles better. The Rubicon... Read more