Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Death Valley Trails to the “Rim of Hell”
A Taste of Desert History It seemed like months of baking, desert sun since he had tasted a decent drink of water. His tongue was swollen and dry. The sun felt like it was burning a hole through his old miner’s hat. His lips were long since chapped beyond... Read more
Four-Exploring by Jeep — A How To Guide
Fun Exploring by 4×4 Wherever You Live Four-wheeling is more than just bouncing around in rocks doing hard core trails. Stacie and I do our share of rocks like the Rubicon Trail and Moab, UT, but we have also found that exploring, or overlanding, or jeep camping, or just... Read more
Imagine Four-Wheeling with the Ancient Ones, Part II
A Jeeping into History Lifestyle Story, cont’d. In Part I we covered ways to find rock art and the excitement of using your jeep to get to one of the many forms: Petroglyphs, Pictographs or Geoglyphs.  Remember that petroglyphs are etched in rock; pictographs are painted on rock; and... Read more
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
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
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
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
The Winter Wheeling Handbook
This past month, a close friend of mine went out and bought himself a Jeep JK. Within two weeks of owning it, he bought wheels and tires, and drove it down to Metal Cloak to put a lift on it. Like most new Jeep owners, he could not wait... Read more