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    Cody Lannom

    Spot Like a Pro

    Safe and effective spotting occurs when the driver and spotter work together. Each knows what to expect from one another and they communicate effectively. It can be challenging, but it’s a skill that can be taught. This is not a discussion... Read more

    Jul 4, 2022

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    Jayson Ryan

    Roaming Rally 2022

    Held in Eastern Ontario from May 26 - 29 and hosted by graveltravel.ca, the ADV/4x4 overlanding event consisted of running approximately 300 km ( 186 mi) per day while encountering intense water crossings, rocky conditions not to mention the... Read more

    Jun 8, 2022

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Late Spring Trail Running

    About a year ago, my buddy Brian broke a transfer case on his TJ Wrangler on a rocky trail northeast of Gravenhurst, ON. After getting it repaired over the following months, he sold it and recently bought a Rubicon JL. He was then ready to take on... Read more

    May 28, 2022

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Winch-Ful Thinking

    The region south of Hwy 117 from Baysville to Dorset, ON, consists of rugged forests, swamps, flowing rivers and pristine lakes. The area is a mecca for outdoor adventure and it’s especially popular among the wheeling crowd for its relentless -... Read more

    May 11, 2022

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Dirty Deeds in South Central Ontario

    Just east of Kinmount, ON, bordering the popular Kawartha Lakes region, are numerous back roads and trails to explore. My wheeling buddies and I frequently go wheeling in this area and after getting the urge to hit this network of routes, I sent... Read more

    Mar 2, 2022

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    Trenten Kelley

    Snow Days

    During this time of year, you may receive a call or text from a buddy on a Saturday morning saying, “let’s go wheeling, the trails can’t be that bad and everyone else is coming…” You look out the window and see about six inches of snow on the... Read more

    Jan 11, 2022

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Snow, Shovels, and a Stubborn F250

    There’s a certain appeal of off-roading in the winter. The backcountry becomes a majestic white wonderland and there’s a peaceful stillness on the trail that can’t be experienced during any other time of the year. Wheeling through the wet, white... Read more

    Dec 27, 2021

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    Warn Industries

    What Lies Beneath...Off-Road Water Crossings

    Other than wheeling in extremely dry regions, water crossings are all part of off-roading. You may embrace them for all their exciting glory and bragging rights, while some of your trail-running buddies may not. Either way, crossing them on the... Read more

    Dec 12, 2021

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    Wes Branson

    Not All Was Lost in The Great White North

    There’s no doubt that most overlanders have at one point looked at a map and wondered what regions are less travelled or travelled at all. One such area I learned about was Fort Severn, ON, a rural community on the coastline of Hudson Bay that’s... Read more

    Nov 29, 2021

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Wheeling in Wild Northeastern Ontario

    As always expected, we had a few challenges leading up to a summer 4x4 adventure my father and I planned near Foleyet, ON. First, we had some last-minute scheduling havoc to figure out and since we were going pretty far into the heart of... Read more

    Nov 19, 2021

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    Robb Pritchard

    Dune Days

    Running rocks, mud, side-slopes, water-crossings, hill descents, ruts - you name it - as an enthusiastic off-roader, I've done them all. Once I even drove over a frozen lake in Russia. Short of living in the Southwestern United States where desert... Read more

    Nov 7, 2021

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    Bryan Irons

    Rusty Off-Roading

    The ubiquitous “shakedown” run is a time-honoured tradition among gearheads across North America. They could be held after completing a frame-off restoration, long-term upgrade project or even following a DIY oil change or tune-up. Whatever the... Read more

    Oct 2, 2021

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Trail Time!

    This past spring, with a sudden hike in the temperatures and no plans on my radar due to COVID-19-related closures until Easter Sunday, it was the perfect time to plan an early-season day trip running the trails in the Hastings County area just... Read more

    Jul 15, 2021

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    Wes Branson

    A One-Day Getaway on the Trails

    Off-roading is all the rage these days to enjoy the outdoors and gaining access to many types of activities. Since it has caught on within my circle of friends, we planned an adventurous, one-day ‘coterie’ north of Kingston, ON, to further hone... Read more

    Jun 23, 2021

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    Quinton Neufeldt

    Trail Glory in Gravenhurst

    The area northeast of Gravenhurst, ON, along Highway 118, is a four-wheeler’s paradise. Trails range from graded and easily-accessible roads for stock vehicles to extreme conditions for modified-rigs, which may mean getting stuck and using the... Read more

    Apr 4, 2021

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