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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
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
Ultra4 adds $125,000 Desert Truck Race to KOH Week
Top Drivers to Compete for Biggest Prize Purse in History of Sport A new desert race is coming to the 2019 King of The Hammers (KOH) Week lineup. The Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy will feature 30 elite off-road desert racers in an invitation-only, traditional open-desert,... 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
King of the Hammers Purse Jumps to $100K [edit: $125K]
Editor’s Note:  Following the announcement of the $125,000 purse for the Trophy Truck class, King of the Hammers founder Dave Cole announced he would raise the purse for the 4400 class to match the $125,000 acknowledging that the 4400 class is truly the leader in off road racing and... 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
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