Does your Jeep have any rust yet? Hopefully, not. I’m going to show you how to prevent your vehicle from rusting and how to tackle DIY Jeep frame rust repair yourself.
Taking your Jeep offroad for the first time? Before you hit the backcountry roads and rough terrain, read through these offroad tips first! Jeep owners share their favorite places to go offroad in the United States, which Jeep parts & accessories you need for offroading, and advice for driving on different types of terrain.
Here’s how to enjoy a stress-free day on the beach in your Jeep – what to do before driving on the beach… AND what not to do! Plus, sand driving tips, tire pressure advice, and a list of beaches you can drive on.
Use these off road checklists so you know what to do — and what to take — on your next 4-wheeling trip. Here’s everything you need to consider when it comes to: basic survival gear, first aid kits, safety and recovery gear, camping gear, tools, and parts to bring on the trail. We’ll show you what to pack and how to equip your vehicle BEFORE you go offroad!
Is a Jeep Wrangler the right vehicle for you? As the owner of several Wranglers and a Wrangler Unlimited, these are the Jeep Wrangler pros and cons — as I see it. If you go through these 20 reasons to own a Jeep Wrangler + 20 reasons NOT to buy one, and test drive a Wrangler (or rent one!)… then you’ll know for sure if a Jeep Wrangler is the best vehicle for you or not.
It can be confusing to know when to use the four-wheel drive and when not to. It will help if you know what the differences are between the various types of drive systems, particularly Jeep four-wheel drive systems – because there is a lot of confusion regarding: 4WD, 2WD, Part-Time 4WD, Full-Time 4WD, Automatic 4WD, All-Wheel Drive, and what it means to shift on the fly. Here’s what you need to know!
Jeep dog accessories… check! Jeep baby stuff… check! Here’s my checklist of offroad Jeep must-haves when you’re a Jeep family with 1 baby and 2 dogs. Offroad Jeeping with kids and dogs is possible (and enjoyable)… as long as you take these things along!
Here’s a list of 7 Jeep off road accessories that you should always keep inside the vehicle — so you can avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made when taking my Jeep off road! The best part: you’ll be ready to go offroad at a moment’s notice AND you’ll be able to fix anything that the woods can throw at you!
I recently did some off-road testing to see just how much capability a dedicated off-road tire adds to a Jeep in mud and on trails. See what I learned. And before you buy Jeep off-road tires… you’ll need to know the answers to these 3 questions!
If you plan on taking your Jeep Wrangler off-road at all, then you really should consider these 7 add-ons. A Jeep guy shares his top aftermarket Jeep parts for new Jeep owners.
Where do you turn when you have a specific Jeep question? I often turn to a Jeep forum. See why these are my favorite Jeep forums – I’ve listed the pros and cons of each.
Have you been camping in your Jeep yet? Here are all my best camping Jeep tips that I’ve learned after years of Jeep camping – or Jamping as I like to call it.
Wondering where to take your Jeep this summer? Here are my favorite June Jeep events & destinations for this time of year — one in each region of the U.S.
There are Jeep maintenance things you do at different times of the year. Here are my top 4 tips to get your Jeep ready this Spring for another season of fun
As the owner of a Jeep CJ and living near the Oregon coast, I regularly ride the dunes. Here are my best tips for offroad driving on sand dunes.
I wish I could go back in time and tell these 4 things to my younger, Jeep-owning self. They would’ve saved me heartache, time & money as a new Jeep owner.
A list of fun places to take your Jeep off road – based on my own experiences in my Jeep CJ. States included: Oregon, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Utah & California
The Tellico ORV Park in Murphy, NC is now closed. We took our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited there. Here’s what it was like offroading at Tellico – PHOTOS.
Driving off road is different than driving on pavement. If you’re thinking of taking your Jeep — or any other vehicle — offroad for the first time, I know how you’re feeling. I’ve been there. Here’s what you need to do.
Forest Service Roads make great off-road trails for those wishing to enjoy some fairly tame offroading without the crowds. Just remember, these roads are off the beaten path, so the road conditions are usually a gamble. Here’s how to get free Forest Road Maps.
Before taking your Jeep offroad for the first time, there are some things you should think about. Here are the most important Jeep parts to consider adding in order to improve your ride and make the time you spend off-road even more enjoyable.
Jim has gone offroading in Sedona, Arizona twice. I’ve been once. Photos from each trip are included here. Both times, we were 4wheeling on the Broken Arrow Trail inside the Coconino National Forest.
This photo was taken the first time we took our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offroad. We went to Tellico ORV Area near Murphy, North Carolina and got our Jeep REALLY dirty!
Buy a Jeep Wrangler was on my bucket list ever since I could drive. Now that we’ve owned 3, it’s time to add fun places and things to do in a Jeep to that bucket list. Here’s what’s on my Jeep bucket list. What’s on yours?
Are images of 4×4 trail riders who tear up the landscape by driving wildly fact or fiction ? Or, is all fiction based partly on fact?
Every year, from March through October, Jeep hosts their official Jeep Jamboree events at some of the most beautiful trailheads all across the U.S. Yes, you can bring kids, and pets, and of course friends. Jeep Jamborees feature some of the best Jeep offroading in the US!
Photos from our fun-filled day of Jeeping was like in Aruba, plus tips before you rent a Jeep in Aruba when you’re on vacation.
Some of the best videos featuring Jeeps offroad.
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.
Before heading off road, you should put some thought into what tools you need to put in your offroad toolbox. At a bare minimum, you’ll want to have the following items on hand.
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!
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…
Here’s a strange but true story of how easy it is for a Jeep to end up in the ocean — when you’re riding along the beach!
I got a good deal on a Jeep CJ5 because the exhaust was leaking badly and oil was pooling under the engine. I looked it over and took a chance that I could handle the repairs. After writing the check for $3,500 I took her home.
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
I’m a Jeep tour guide in Sedona, and many people think that this would be a dream job. If you are one of those, read this first! Here’s everything you want to know about Jeep tour guides, including how to get hired and what to expect your first days on the job.
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…
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!
Jeep’s newest marketing strategy incorporates the tagline ‘Have fun out there.’ What a concept! We’ve all known for years that Jeeps are fun vehicles to ride in and drive. Now… they’re promoting just HOW much fun you can have in a Jeep.
A PSA from Tread Lightly! that helps us all understand the benefits and effects of offroading.
Sedona Jeep School offers 4×4 driving instruction in your own four-wheel drive vehicle or one of their Jeeps. They also offer convenient Jeep rental packages. If you live near Sedona, Arizona — or you’re looking for a reason to take a vacation — I’d encourage you to get some insider tips and 4×4 driving instruction from the pro’s at Sedona Jeep School. We did.
In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside of Cherokee, NC, is a 14-mile trail known as Heintooga Round Bottom Road. It looked pretty tame, so we decided to give it a spin in our Jeep.
Got an afternoon (or a weekend) to kill? How about 70 bucks or so? Then do like we did… be spontaneous, pack some snacks, maybe some camping gear, and rent a JEEP!
Here’s how we spent our weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this time. Sometimes we get bonus points for being spontaneous. Other times we consider ourselves complete idiots for our lack of planning!
About our first trip to Phoenix Arizona for Spring Training baseball, including a side trip to the Grand Canyon. Check out our Chevy Chase moment…