Champion of the Desert : King of the Hammers 2018

If you are not in the know, King of the Hammers is about to crown its next king. This crazy event is described as the “toughest one-day off-road race in the world.” All you have to do is look at all the photos and videos circling the web to know just how true (or perhaps understated) that is. It is pure off-road, desert racing, rock crawling madness.  With more than 10 classes of vehicles, there are hundreds of drivers competing in these matches.   Continue reading “Champion of the Desert : King of the Hammers 2018”

Campbell’s Ledge: A Jeeper’s First Adventure

Trail

Seeing this trail again for the first time might elicit the same reaction from me.  Excitement and anticipation, a lack of hesitation, all culminating in the echoing thought, “let’s go.”  It’s not a rough trail or even a challenging one, it’s just a great way to get your feet wet.

For a few months now since my friend John bought his new 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, JKR for those who own them, and all the parts he’s added to it, he’s wanted to go wheelin’.   Being home for a short while gives me a good opportunity to show him some the trails, dirt roads, and grass-covered paths I would venture down in my own JK.  But there was one in particular he kept talking about: Campbell’s Ledge.

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Essential Off-Road Gear for Beginners

Are you ready to begin off-roading as a serious hobby? There’s a lot to be excited about, but there’s also a lot to prepare for. Off-roading requires more foresight than jumping into your 4×4 and going full speed towards the dunes (or bog or trails or whatever).

Off-Road Gear for Beginners

Before you leave home, you must outfit your rig with the gear you’ll need to get unstuck. The fact is, off-roading is about getting stuck. If you don’t get hopelessly stuck at least once, you’re probably not doing it right. At the very least, you’re probably not challenging yourself or your vehicle.

Here’s a simple guide for those who are just starting out in the off-road community. Continue reading “Essential Off-Road Gear for Beginners”

Off-Road Follow Friday Helper

Sometimes you look at the wilderness in the springtime and start to wonder if its actually challenging you to conquer its trails and tear over its rocks. Now’s the time to get out in the mud with your 4WD beast and own it. Here’s a few people to follow on Twitter who might help you with your that.

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