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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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Mercedes Lilienthal

Navigation is critical, whether by via GPS, map and compass, or directions from your spouse. If you don’t know where you’re headed you may be bound for disaster or a very long ride home. If you’re interested in learning traditional navigation... Read more

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