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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.