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Jason Spafford @fourwheelednomad

Top Winter Wheeling Camping Tips

Whether it’s the peacefulness off fresh snow falling, beautiful white scenery or just the fact that you can have a popular destination all to yourself, there’s something majestic about wheeling and camping in the wintery outdoors. Unlike the... Read more

Oct 19, 2020 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Perry Mack

Key Tips for Soft Top Maintenance

The world is filled with convertibles and while I’ve had a few soft-tops, they were always on previously-owned off-road rigs. Although they obviously take a good beating compared to their hard-top counterparts on other types of vehicles, it’s been... Read more

Oct 3, 2020 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Brad Morris

Using Ham Radio Off-Road

I had recently pulled into a gas station in Big Pine, CA. Tim and I were scouting for a trip and agreed to meet mid-morning. He arrived ahead of me and was chatting with a guy at the station. We learned that this individual, Dave, had suffered two... Read more

Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Mercedes Lilienthal

7+ Ways to Improve Your Recovery Kit

Recovery gear is essential for off-roading and overland travel. It doesn’t matter if you’re pounding pavement, crawling up boulders, or slashing through sand, a good basic kit could help you turn a precarious recovery situation into a successful one. Read more

May 29, 2020 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

Refresh Your First-Aid Kit

Summer has arrived, which means the four-wheeling season is kicking into high gear. Now is a good time to inspect all your gear, including first-aid kits. First-aid kits are easy to overlook. They’re usually tucked away and tend not to get used... Read more

Aug 16, 2019 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Virgil Dessouroux NB Expeditions

Impressive Base Camp Selection

Because many 4WD excursions last two days or more, there’s usually the need to select a campsite arrangement. You can elect to go with a base camp, or set up camp at a different location each night (what I call a cruise or a moving camp). Read more

May 29, 2019 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Derek Montgomery

Do You Have a Tire Failure Strategy?

Tires are generally your number one problem driving off-road. Tires, by their nature, take a lot of abuse while off road. Trails are anything but smooth. Stuff happens! A stick jams into the sidewall; a rock that is ideal to skip across a lake... Read more

Apr 8, 2019 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Tom Severin

Top 10 Fears of a 4WD Trail Leader

Have you ever wondered about being a Trail Leader? Ever imagined yourself guiding a group of four-wheelers down historic trails and through scenic landscapes? Read more

Oct 25, 2018 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Mathieu Godin

Risk Management for Solo Overlanders

It’s difficult to coordinate a long-term trip with other people for a few reasons. Sometimes the timing is not right, or some people will opt out at the last minute. Regardless of the explanations, they shouldn’t be any reason to cancel a trip... Read more

Sep 25, 2018 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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Factor 55

Soft Shackle Designs

There have been some recent inquires to Factor 55 about the best way to make soft shackles out of old retired synthetic winch lines. Read their advice below. Read more

Aug 15, 2018 4:27 PM Off-road Essentials

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