AB in Customs N Classics on the Jeep Wrangler

The following is a brief passage from a recent guest post on Custom’s N Classics about the American automotive icon the Wrangler. Few other vehicles have stayed truer to its roots than the Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler, an American icon The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle. From a quarter mile away this modern dinosaur […]

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A shocking lesson in hunting

I had a very shocking experience, recently, in my tenth season of hunting: I was shocked by an electric fence. Now, I know, one of the first things they teach you in firearm safety is to treat a wire fence as if it’s turned on. I remembered that, and I was still shocked. To my memory, my […]

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Thinking about camping out in the cold? Me too

After a whirlwind Thanksgiving weekend with my family, Niecie and I were driving home to La Crosse when she asked about camping in the winter. Growing up, we did most of our camping in the spring, summer and fall.  On occasion, we ventured out into the cold Minnesota winters to practice shelter building. My brother and I would […]

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Have Jeep – will travel

Back in March, I bought my dream car, a True Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I’d been drooling over this weird four-door convertible ever since I first saw one back in 2007. Growing up we’d always had 4x4s. In North-West Minnesota, it seemed likely everyone in the country owned at least one 4-wheel drive vehicle. During […]

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Dreams of adventure our plans for 2017

As winter sets in, I have plenty of time to make plans for next years adventures. Better plans mean better adventures, less time spent searching for a campsite at midnight, and a happier traveling companion. From where I live on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, along the Mississippi River, winter is no joke. Travel on “good” roads is […]

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Lessons learned in off-road recovery

In the last six months, I’ve learned a lot about driving off road. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, and getting stuck has often been the consequence. Getting stuck off road can’t always be avoided. Tricky terrain can leave you stranded if you don’t have the right equipment and skills. So, before you head […]

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How do you drive off road?

How do you drive off road? It’s a question many 4×4 owners ask themselves. There’s a lot of skill and experience that goes into successfully navigating a vehicle over treacherous terrain. Learning to drive off road takes time and practice. Sometimes that means making mistakes. You won’t really know how to really handle a situation […]

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