Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Managing Your Piles and Emails with a good “Habit”
“Redistributing” – aka Managing Your Emails and Piles It’s All About “Habits” (by Del & Stacie Albright) First off, if we really followed all the great guidelines in this article, we would be super-human! But we do follow many of them; and if you are able to follow some... Read more
5 M’s Learned After 50+ Years of the Jeeping Lifestyle
50+ Years of Jeeping and Off-Roading; Lessons Learned The bikini clad Rock Zombie girls were all over my Jeep giving it the wash job of its life as I sat perched in the door frame marveling at 50 years of off-roading. They were raising money for landuse, so I’m... Read more
The Gazebo

The Gazebo

Land Use Updates December 18, 2018 2

AN ANALOGY ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS AND THE PEOPLE THAT USE THE LAND Once upon a time, there was a beautiful gazebo, surrounded by a well manicured park, in the middle of a small town square. Built many years ago with tax dollars, the gazebo was public... Read more
Forward to the Future; or Back to the Past?
WHO WILL ANSWER FUTURE’S CALL? Activists and advocates in off-road/jeeping recreation seem to be an aging group – no offense intended. Many of us are “gray hairs” and many are working so hard that “burnout” may cause some premature aging. I worry that not enough young folks are taking... Read more
Discoverers, Developers and Merchants — Gold Mines and Land Use
HOW THE OLD WEST AND MODERN LANDUSE ARE SIMILAR The old prospector no longer gave a hoot about all the talk of getting rich during the 1849 gold rush. No matter how he looked at it, it was dang hot and ugly mean in the western desert, and he’d... Read more
Track-n-Tackle Stop ‘n Rob Land Use
WHO IS STOPPING THE ROBBING OF YOUR FREEDOMS AND TRAILS? This article is really about freedom. While the title may be a mouthful with lots of innuendos, it’s still about freedom – our freedom to recreate and enjoy our great outdoors. But there’s a twist here that I’d like... Read more
Warning!  Bureaucracy Requires Give and Take to Win with Jeeping Trails
KEEPING JEEPING TRAILS OPEN MEANS LEARNING TO GIVE AND TAKE WITH LAND USE BUREAUCRATS For the uninitiated, there can be little as frustrating as your first experience with a heated issue and bureaucracy. But it doesn’t have to be too bad and you just might get what you want... Read more
Proven 5-Step Formula to Gather Friends & Save Trails
HOW TO BUILD A COALITION AND SAVE A RECREATION AREA Let’s start with some assumptions: 1. Your recreation or riding area is under threat of restrictions or closures – if not now, then someday. Perhaps an “Endangered Species” is just waiting to be found. Perhaps your area is prime... Read more
Warning!  Don’t Let Jeeping Become Endangered
WHAT JEEPERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND THE FISHERMAN Sixty feet under the warm Mexican waters off the coast of San Felipe, the giant creature swam effortlessly, constantly on the prowl for food. Weighing a hundred pounds, he could pretty much eat anything he wanted,... Read more
Jeeps and Full Size “Off-Road” Left Out of New Fed Report?
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OFF-ROAD IN GENERAL SEEMS LACKING On September 20, 2018, the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated data that shows the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of current-dollar Gross Domestic... Read more