Archive for Badlands Off-Road Adventures

Some Habits of Highly Admired 4 Wheelers

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

4x4Training Papoose Flats 220x150 Some Habits of Highly Admired 4 WheelersWe all know a person we enjoy when they go 4-wheeling with us. And you are not alone in your view. Everyone likes this person’s company.

Have you ever stepped back and asked what is it you appreciate about them? What habits do they exhibit that you would like to adopt?

Here are some of the habits I have identified of highly admired four wheelers. The list is neither exhaustive nor refined. There is plenty of room for you to pull it apart, reorganize it, add to it and come up with a better list.  Read More→

Keep Recovery Gear Accessible

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Recovery01L 220x165 Keep Recovery Gear AccessibleYou’re in the middle of nowhere stuck in the sand. Your buddy waits patiently while you paw through your car looking for the recovery strap and gear needed to get you out of your bind.

“I know it’s in here somewhere!” you scream (along with a few choice words).

Your off-road adventure is becoming a disaster because you either didn’t pack a recovery strap, or you packed it so deeply it’ll take you a long time to find it.

Sometimes a vehicle is really stuck, but most situations can be resolved with a basic recovery strap (flat or rope). Problem is, the necessary equipment often isn’t within easy reach if it was packed at all. Read More→