Sunday, March 31, 2019

Off Road Basics - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 46 Look Back

My Top 5 Basic Off Roading Tips I wish I would of known when I first went off-roading. 


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Top 5 Trail Etiquette Tips for Off Roading - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 45 Look Back

Now that the temperatures are getting warmer - we hope - it means more nice days to hit the trails. When you are off road there is trail etiquette you need to follow. I give you the Top 5 Most Important Etiquette you need to follow. 





Friday, March 29, 2019

Top 5 Reasons Jeep Girls Are So Cool!

60 Days of Reflection - Day 44 Look Back

 This was hard to narrow down to a Top 5. There are so many Reasons Jeep Girls Are So Cool!


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Top 5 Jeep Hacks/Tips for Before You Off Road in Your Jeep - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 43 Look Back

When you head off-road you need to be well prepared. You also should make sure your Jeep is well prepared. In this video I list my Top 5 checks you need to make on your Jeep before you hit the trails.  


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Top 5 Things to Check - Jeep Post Off-Road Checklist - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 42 Look Back

A great basic start to check on your 
Jeep Wrangler once you finish up off-roading.  


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My Top 5 Must Have Summer Jeep Accessories - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 41 Look Back

All these accessories are great to have. However the foot pegs, Hammock and Spiderweb shade I gave away. For my summer adventures they just don't fit. So now I am on the look out for a new Top 5 Summer Accessories for my Jeep Wrangler.  


Monday, March 25, 2019

My Top 3 Must Have Apps when you go Off Road - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 40 Look Back

I would love to have a Top 5 Apps to use when you are Off Road, but so far I have only found three that are worthy. I don't like to have unnecessary junk on my phone that I won't use. So far that means only three good apps.
 Check them out. 


Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Storage Solutions

60 Days of Reflection - Day 39 Look Back

I am always looking for great efficient & easy access ways to store the gear in my Jeep. Since this video I would add this tool roll in the number 5 place. 

Check out the other four great ways to add storage to your Jeep. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

"How To" Use Those Special Jeep Wrangler Buttons

60 Days of Reflection - Day 38 Look Back

This "How To" video seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many people don't actually know how to use them. I also had a little fun with this video. Check out my cool Super Stealth Mode button. 



Friday, March 22, 2019

"How To" Swap Out OEM Diff Covers - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 37 Look Back

If I can upgrade and swap out my OEM Differential Covers with aftermarket covers, anyone can. It's so simple and easy. And once you do it you will feel empowered to tackle your next upgrade.  


Thursday, March 21, 2019

"How To" use Autostick in your Jeep Wrangler while Off Road - You Tube Video

           60 Days of Reflection - Day 36 Look Back

You would be surprised at how many folks don't know what the little plus or minus means on your gear shifter. This is a great explanation on how to use it when you are off road.  



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"How To" use the Hill Descent Control button in your Jeep Wrangler - You Tube Video

            60 Days of Reflection - Day 35 Look Back

Not everyone likes the automated features of the Jeep Wranglers. There are several old school Jeepers who prefer the no frills Jeep. I have used this feature twice, just to see what it can do, and it's pretty cool. It is a good feature for a new Jeeper to use. Now that I am a more confident off roader I like to be in control myself.

If you have never used this feature I suggest you try it out. It's pretty amazing what the Jeep can do.






Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"How To" use those Magic Buttons on your Rubicon - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 34 Look Back

Some people made a joke about this video. "How hard can it be to push a button?" they said. Well it's more than just pushing a button. You need to know they why's and when's to push the buttons. 





Monday, March 18, 2019

"How to" fold the Jeep "W" on your Jeep Wrangler Soft Top - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 33 Look Back

Not everyone folds their soft top back the correct way. One day driving down the road I figured that out and thought I'd better get the word out. It's called the Jeep "W", something every soft top Jeeper should know. 



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Jeep Wrangler "How To" Shift to 4Low - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 32 Look Back

My "How To" series is a popular series among new Jeepers everywhere. Just because you buy a Jeep doesn't mean you know what to do in every situation. Some dealerships don't even give you a manual. It took me a while to figure out how to get my Jeep into 4 lo the right way with out grinding my gears.    



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Healthy Benefits to Going Topless In Your Jeep Wrangler - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 31 Look Back

I really love this video. You should watch it all the way to the end when I'm driving down the highway. Check out the smile on my face when another Jeep passes me. This is exactly why Jeeps are good for your soul! 


Friday, March 15, 2019

Jeep Wrangler "How To" Find Your Drain Plugs - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 30 Look Back

There is so much they don't tell you when you buy your Jeep. So I figured if I didn't know about drain plugs or where to find them others must be in the same boat. So I decided to share my knowledge. 



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cooking in you Jeep Wrangler - Top 5 Trail Snacks You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 29 Look Back

As I started my 60 Days of Reflection it was meant for making my videos better. It is always good to go back and look at your work for ways to improve. I really like how I decided to go with just one topic in my videos. During my Jeep Journey I have discovered so much about myself. One of my discoveries is a passion I have and that's sharing what I've learned with others. I believe that is why I like sharing my videos on YouTube! I feel like I am giving back. This was a fun video to make as the sammie we cooked in the Jeep was so yummy!   


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to Remove Rust - Testing out 5 Products You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 28 Look Back

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, getting advice on social media or forums is hit or miss. I decided to check out all the suggestions for rust removal from my steel bumper and share with you which worked the best. 






Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Clean Your Fenders Mythbusters - YouTube Video

              60 Days of Reflection - Day 27 Look Back

As a new Jeeper I was always on social media or forums asking "How To" questions. Not every answer I got worked. One particular question was keeping my plastic fenders clean. I tried a lot of different solutions, most not working, so I did my own version of MythBusters.   




Monday, March 11, 2019

My Top 5 Songs to Play While Driving Topless in My Jeep Wrangler - You Tube Video

                        60 Days of Reflection - Day 26 Look Back

We all have our most favorite songs, but there are certain songs you need to turn up the volume and play while driving topless in your Jeep Wrangler. These are my Top 5 Songs to play while I'm driving topless in my Jeep Wrangler. 



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Easter Eggs - You Tube Video

                          60 Days of Reflection - Day 25 Look Back

Jeep likes to hide little "Easter Eggs" in their Jeeps. The Renegade has the most but there are a few in the Wrangler. I go searching for the Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Easter Eggs.



Saturday, March 9, 2019

My Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Topless Must Do's - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 24 Look Back

Spring is growing near, or so we hope. That means it's almost Jeep Topless Driving Time, which means it's time to get yourself in gear for topless season. Here are my Top 5 Jeep Wrangler Topless Must Do's. 


Friday, March 8, 2019

Top 5 Must Have Jeep Wrangler Accessories for Moms - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 23 Look Back

Just like anything in life there are different things made for different people. The same goes for Jeep Wrangler Accessories. Some accessories are a great fit for the Jeep Driving Mom. Here are my Top 5 Must Have Jeep Wrangler Accessories for Moms. 





Thursday, March 7, 2019

Top 5 Phrases I Yell in an Intense Off Road Predicament - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 22 Look Back

I tend to be a little boisterous out on the trails. When I get nervous or scared I yell and curse. These are my Top 5 Off Road Phrases I yell when I get into an intense predicament. 


Jeep Momma Fact Checks Forbes Article

This article Forbes 15 New Cars to Avoid by Jim Gorzelany is exactly why I am embarrassed to say I was once a journalist, especially the section on the Jeep Wrangler. Unfortunately, the current media has given journalism a bad name. Facts aren't really facts anymore. I wonder if this writer has even been in any of the vehicles he has written about? Get your facts right. Do a little research. First off you can't compare a Jeep to a car!

1. "...some might argue the iconic Wrangler and its four-door Wrangler Unlimited version is among the best-performing off-road vehicles" --  Who is arguing?  The Rubicon is one of the best performing off road vehicles directly off the assembly line.  




2. "The rag-top Wrangler is very difficult to manage." False... Ummm...Obviously the writer has no idea what he's talking about.  It certainly doesn't take an hour to get your new Wranglers top back. At most, for me, maybe 5 to 10 minutes, if it's all the way down. 


3. I have a lifted Wrangler with 35" tires, no issues parking in those tight parking spots, not any more difficult than your big SUV's or Trucks.





4. "They suffer from limited passenger comfort, harsh and erratic ride and handling abilities and excessive wind noise at higher speeds" Raise your hand if you bought your JK/JKU for passenger comfort and a quiet smooth ride?

5. "It sits high off the ground."  NO Kidding!!! That's not a reason to avoid buying a Jeep. We want them to sit higher you idiot! Some Jeepers even add a lift kit to LIFT their Jeeps even higher off the ground.



6. "It has big tires."  Again, No Kidding!!! Another reason that it is not, why to avoid buying a Jeep. That's why we buy them. Oh Hey...Get this, some people even buy bigger tires to put on their Jeeps, like me.







7. "It's brawny enough for a snowplow or the Rubicon Trail." Yes, that is why we buy Jeep, but hey didn't you say some people argue about it's off road prowless?  Synonyms for brawny -- rugged, powerful, strong, well-built, powerfully-built, powerful, and mighty.

8. "It is not really designed for optimal road driving to the grocery store." No sane person buys a Jeep to go to the grocery store.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Top 5 Must have Personal Items to Take Off Road - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 21 Look Back

Top 5 Must Have Personal Items to take with you on the trails. Everyone is different. Every location would be different but these are my Top 5 go to items. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

My First Time Trail Guiding Jeeps Off Road

I have been off-roading for nearly 5 years now. A couple of weekends ago was my first time leading a group of Jeepers on the trails at Rausch Creek Off Road Park. I have been trail gunner in the past, but never the trail leader guiding a group all day on the trails. 
Luckily for me, I was able to use the Maprika Map app on my phone. It was a life saver. However, we still made a couple of wrong turns, and ended up on some blue trails when our intent was green trails. 

The trails were full of snow and ice so that made for even more difficult time traversing the trails. There were even times when we were the first group to wheel the trail. It was like we were breaking new ground. 







We also needed to winch some Jeeps thru the slippery deep snow. The ice and snow made the green trails blue and the blue trails black. But all in all it was a super fun time, intense but really fun as we all worked together as a team. 










Monday, March 4, 2019

Top 5 Must Have Fluids for Off-Road - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 19 Look Back

I share the Top 5 fluids you should have with you when you hit the trails. Another great basic start to your fluid kit.  



Sunday, March 3, 2019

Top 5 "Must Have" Tools To Take Off-Road - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 18 Look Back

As a beginner Jeeper slash Off-roader, it can be overwhelming know what tools to take with you when you go off-road. In this video I share my Top 5 tools to take with you that I found during my experience off roading.  



Saturday, March 2, 2019

Must Do Off-Road Jeep Wrangler Modifications - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 17 Look Back

My Top 5 Series continues with off-road modifications I feel are a great basic start to your Jeep Wrangler. 


Friday, March 1, 2019

Top 5 Must Have Off-Road Accessories - You Tube Video

60 Days of Reflection - Day 16 Look Back

My Top 5 Must Have Series continues. Trying to figure out what useful items you will need to buy for your Jeep can be overwhelming. I share my Top 5 off-road accessories that I found to be useful and necessary. This is a great list to get you started.