While none of these items is absolutely necessary to get you back home safely, these things will, however, make your off-road experience even more fun!
Make your own 4×4 first aid kit for four-wheeling offroad in the backcountry. Here are the first aid items you should include in your off road kit. You never know…these things could help save your life!
Offroad Safety & Recovery Gear Every 4-Wheeler Needs
Off Road Safety Gear & Supplies To Take Along
Having the right parts on board could make the difference between walking out and driving out when you’re offroading.
Closely inspect the inner workings of your vehicle and make sure that the following parts are in good working condition and you don’t hear any strange noises coming from these areas.
When it comes to geocaching, you can go the safe and easy route, or you can choose the more adventurous route. If you’re going the more challenging route… here are some tips for Geocaching with your 4×4.
Here’s everything you need to know to find your first geocache, hide your first geocache, and get started Geocaching for the first time. It’s tons of fun. All you need is a little tiny bit of a sense of adventure. Ready… set… find it!
Last year, Jeep had a fun contest where they hid Jeep Travel Bugs all across the U.S. and with the aid of a GPS, you could participate in their geocaching game to win fun prizes. This year, there’s no such game — yet — but they do have an online version of Jeep geocaching that they’re letting people download and play for free. Check it out!
Are you enjoying the “Dog Days of Summer”? Chances are, you and your dog are probably going on a lot of Jeep rides these days. Right? know we are. Our dog loves Jeep rides! Check out this photo contest hosted by All Things Jeep!…There are prizes!
The biggest reason Jim and I would use these soft top vents is to help ‘de-pressurize the cabin’ so to speak. You know, when you’re riding around and the Jeep soft top windows start to bulge until you crack a window? There are a lot of other reasons why Jeep window vents are good. Here’s why.
Wondering how to open the Sunrider portion of the Jeep soft top — so you’re riding around as if you have the sunroof open (rather than lowering the entire soft top on your Jeep)? Here are the step-by-step instructions for turning your Jeep Wrangler’s soft top into a sun roof…
My review of the FG50 Freedom Grill. We also have a lot of the Freedom Grill accessories, too. Here’s why we love the Freedom Grill FG-50…
We had a hard top for our ’90 Jeep Wrangler. We used the hard top in the winter and a bikini top in the summer. Here are the best hard tops for Jeep Wranglers…
If you’ve got a Jeep Wrangler and you need a new soft top for your Jeep, there are actually a number of replacement soft tops to choose from. Here is what’s available in terms of replacement soft tops for Jeep Wranglers.
I have to think that there’s an unspoken rivalry between Jeeps and Hummers and the people who own them. It’s all in good fun, of course. Or not… So, does anyone REALLY care that the Hummer might be on its way out?
Did you know that 4WheelParts has actual stores where you can actually walk in and look around? Yep, these brick & mortar locations are in addition to their online store. Altogether they have nearly 50 stores. We visited the one in Nashville, TN. Here’s what it was like…
Ever since the day we got it, Jim has been wanting to add some lift to our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Not much, just enough to give us a little breathing room offroad and allow us to put some bigger tires on the Jeep. Here is the lift kit we ultimately decided to get. Plus info about the new tires & wheels we’ll be adding at the same time.
Jeep tours are similar to Jeep rentals, but they’re different in that Jeep tours are usually highly organized and structured. There is just enough flexibility built in to a Jeep tour that enables you to do some offroading while you’re seeing the sights. Jeep tours are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in the sights and having all of the “minor details'” taken care of for you
When the soft top is down on our Jeep, we use the Clover Patch Jeep Window Cover to protect and store the Jeep’s windows. We like this one best because the Clover Patch is an all-in-one system — so everything stays in the Jeep! Yet it’s completely out of the way and you don’t even notice it’s there.
If you own a Jeep, then it’s probably a good idea to join a Jeep club. Some Jeep clubs are well-structured and have membership rules — and possibly even fees which go toward group events. Others are loosely structured and have a ‘come & go as you please’ attitude. Here’s why it makes sense to become familiar with the Jeep clubs in your area, and why you should consider joining one soon…
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited TJ was introduced late in the 2004 model year. Jeep added the Rubicon trim to the Unlimited model in 2005. And the JK 4-door model with a longer wheelbase made its debut in 2007. Those who enjoy taking their Jeep Wranglers offroad will appreciate having even more room inside for passengers and cargo with the Unlimited model. But there’s actually much more to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than just that…
Here’s what we’ve learned, firsthand, about dogs riding in cars — particularly, the safest way to travel with your dog in a car OR a Jeep. See how we secure our dogs in the backseat of the car or the Jeep — without worrying about them falling out, jumping out, or roaming around too much.
The Dragon’s Tail has 318 curves in just 11 miles, so it’s no surprise that there are some tragedies and mishaps along the way. Many of them are memorialized on the Tree of Shame. Jim and I took these photos the first time we rode the Tail of the Dragon. We stopped at Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort, which is the home of the Tree of Shame.
The Tail of the Dragon — also called the Dragon’s Tail — is definitely a daredevil stretch of roadway. But that’s not why we go there. We go there for the scenic views and a fun ride in the Jeep with the top down. I’m sure the motorcyclists hate us for that though. Here are pictures & fun facts about the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap.
Thinking of going to Land Between the Lakes for some offroading? We’ve been there a couple of times… here are some pictures, maps, directions, and reviews. Plus, some off-road videos too — filmed at Turkey Bay ORV Area!