Modern Jeeper - News about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers
Are You a Road’s Scholar?
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure. Off-road vehicles aren’t exactly sports cars. In fact, just the opposite. We can’t safely drive then the same way as our family car. They take longer to stop, are less stable in fast turns, and sometimes have poor visibility. Poor drivers (the... Read more
Saving the Deer Valley Trail of Northern California
Modern jeepers and many four-wheeling volunteers stepped up to help save the famous California trail, Deer Valley, located in the high Sierra Nevada mountains weaving its way through a non-Wilderness corridor of the Mokelumne Wilderness (Eldorado and Stanislaus National Forests).   Closed by court order several years ago, the... Read more
Rock Crawling Gets Full Throttled!
Have you ever had an idea, put it into play, and then found yourself fully engulfed in your own dream? John Goodby took an idea and, within just a few years, turned it into a lifestyle! Goodby produces a one day, short-course off road race, which includes a variety... Read more
Non-Motorized Trails Need Love Too
A recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to hike and observe non-motorized travel management prescriptions reminded the ModernJeeper that off-route travel including shortcuts on trails with switchbacks can present land managers with significant challenges. Non-motorized travel management becomes even more acute at popular federally designated sites such as National... Read more
How to Properly Abandon a Vehicle (on the trail)
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure As Trail Leader, you should plan for issues and problems. Some plans are generic since you cannot predict the exact situation. You apply your skills, tools, and techniques to the problem. A first aid kit is a good example. For some issues... Read more
Modern Jeeper Profile: Jason Scherer – A King & his Team
UPDATE: On February 9, 2018, Jason Scherer won the 2018 King of the Hammers joining an elite list of two & three-time Kings that includes Randy Slawson (2), Loren Healy (2), Eric Miller (3) and Shannon Campbell (3).  Professional race car driver, 2009 King of the Hammers, Ultra4’s 2016... Read more
Land Use & SkillzDay ’17 – A Match Made for Modern Jeepers
Skillz Day by MetalCloak — Fun and Learning for All, by Del Albright Every year the great folks at MetalCloak conduct their invention for modern jeepers, Skillz Day.  It’s a day of fun, family, jeeping, learning, vendors, incredible lunch and land use at Prairie City SVRA near Folsom, CA.... Read more
2017 Metalcloak Stampede… It’s Anyone’s Game
Located at the Prairie City SVRA in Northern CA on June 9th & 10th, Ultra4 Racing held their 2017 Metalcloak Stampede as a part of their West Coast race series. This short course offered two miles of dirt, altered with obstacles to evade an array of tubed chassis and... Read more
Overlanding? Get A Portable Kitchen in your Jeep!
The folks over at DigitalTrends.com posted up a story that caught our eye! How about a Wrangler Camping System! Complete with 6 gallon water tank, water pump, cooking utensils and cutlery for four, LED lighting, 12-volt adapter You can see their whole article here: https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/wrangler-camping-system/ We think its awesome! Read more
Wilderness First Aid Training… Not Just for the Trails.
Special from Tom Severin, Badlands Offroad Adventure We were returning from the Easter Jeep Safari at Moab. It was a nice drive that Saturday: sunny and warm but gusty. Soon after turning onto I-15, my radio crackled. Tim, one of my friends, excitedly reported a “major accident” involving a... Read more