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The Ride Along — Taking Elected Officials on the Trail to Save Trails
Land use on the ground, users taking politicians on the trail… Getting to know our politicians so that we can get them on our side is probably the biggest challenge we face as off pavement recreationists in the upcoming years; and especially as we move into the future. Without... Read more
6 Tips on Land Use Letter Writing for Impact
Whenever the government proposes changes to our Jeeping trails and access, “comments” are solicited from the public.  Learning to write comments (letters) the right way makes all the difference.  Here’s a tutorial that we want to share with you at least once a year.  First published here in July... Read more
Special Alert! Will Fossil Fuels Be the End of Us?
Special to ModernJeeper by Jim Bramham, Past President Calif. 4WD Assoc., Board Member, American Sand Association, and 2018 Inductee to the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame who we heard first use this phrase, random use of fossil fuels.   The Editors Random Use of Fossil Fuels When the anti-access folks... Read more
Maintenance That Saves Trails — for the Non-Mechanic in Us
A Crescent Wrench and a Creeper We all want to have a “mean machine” as ModernJeepers on the trails, but being clean is more important. We save our trails by not trashing them or leaving a mess behind. It’s about maintenance. Just pass on by this article if you’re... Read more
Rational Apathy!  Could It Be the Slow Death of Outdoor Recreation?
Special to ModernJeeper by Del & Stacie Albright, confirmed patriots and landuse warriors dedicated to keeping outdoor sports and Jeeping alive and well. The Editors PASS ON YOUR PASSION America has become a society of media hype, slanted education and brain washing, starting with kids in daycare school learning... Read more
Vital Actions to Save Your Trails
Kurt Schneider wrote this for ModernJeeper last year, but as we approach four-wheeling/Jeeping season, we can’t help but flashback on his message that will help ensure we all keep to keep doing what we love to do in the great outdoors.  Please find a way to take his suggestions... Read more
Beware! The Wilderness Train is Rolling Your Way
SIZE DOES MATTER AND BEWARE OF TURTLES Imagine a huge diesel-powered locomotive lumbering steadily down the railroad tracks with that big headlight beam pointed right in your eyes as you watch it coming closer and closer. You can feel the ground shaking from the sheer weight of this behemoth.... Read more
Winch Out; Don’t Spin Out; and Help Keep Jeepin’ Alive
HOW YOUR WINCH HELPS KEEP PUBLIC LANDS PUBLIC   A couple weeks ago on my 4×4 club’s annual spring run, we were traveling down a trail that was mostly snow covered. The trail had occasional patches of dirt where the snow had melted, and mud where runoff was crossing... Read more
Less Debate; More Decisions; and More Access to Our Lands
SOME TIPS ON GETTING RESULTS IN THE OFF-ROAD JEEPING WORLD Do you ever get the feeling that our government is drowning in debates with few outcomes or decisions being made? Do you think there can be a time when groups of people gathered together for a similar cause can... Read more
Caution! Choose Wisely Where You Spend Your Off-Road Money
ModernJeepers need to understand that where we spend our money helps dictate where we will be able to ride/drive and play in the future with our lifestyle of Jeeping. Spending your hard-earned money on businesses or products that do not help us save trails is like voting for the... Read more