Tag: 4×4

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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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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Project Wrangler: Swapping the springs

Last weekend, I manged to complete the suspension overhaul on my Wrangler I started back in August. Ever since I got my Jeep back in March, I’ve had no end of suspension trouble. I’ve had everything from bad shocks to bent steering components. With the availability of perfectly good take-off parts available on the cheap, I […]

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10 roadtrip essentials I never leave without

Coulda-woulda-shoulda packed that. I can’t count the number of times I’ve found myself saying something like, “If only I had packed the (blank) we wouldn’t be in this mess.” I’ve said it time and time again, having the right gear on hand can make a huge difference. It might not make a difference every time […]

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Camping on the Zumbro River an outstanding backyard adventure

Places like Canyon Lands and Arches national park are beautiful places to explore, but often times you don’t have to go very far to have a great adventure. There are more than half a dozen state parks and forests right in my backyard. These places are often filled with hidden treasures, beautiful vistas and quiet camping spots. […]

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