Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Careful!  Truth in Politics and Government?
WATCH FOR THE SLOW BOIL IN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (NOTE: No “slam” is intended for our honest, hard-working politicians and bureaucrats who do try to let the truth guide them in what they do and say; and who work for America every day. But to the rest, I say... Read more
BREAKING NEWS: National Protection of OHV Areas Achieved!
On March 12th, 2019 President Trump signed into law S. 47, the Conservation Management and Recreation Act, which previously was passed in the Senate and House overwhelmingly last month. This Act includes legislation that Rep. Paul Cook introduced in the last Congress, including the California Off-road Recreation and Conservation... Read more
Keeping the Jeeping Fun Alive Through Better Land Use
The Four E’s of Enlightenment and How to Keep the Fun Alive (Flashback to 2015) ModernJeepers and all back country explorers know the importance of doing “something” to keep our sports alive.  It really boils down to the four E’s of Enlightenment– Engineering, Education, Enlisting and Enforcement.  Here’s the... Read more
Off-Road Rumbling of Thunder
A WHOLE NEW SOUND IN THE OFF-ROAD WORLD The over-paid, seldom-right weather man spoke with such animation and excitement that you couldn’t help but get taken in by his rambling analysis of the on-coming weather pattern (from outer space). But he had me from hello when he mentioned the... Read more
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