Episode 459 – Trail Braking, Wire Loom and Free Stuff!

This episode brought to you in part by, ExtremeTerrainBe sure to check out the latest episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series where host Merideth Evasew selects her top 5 Wrangler mods you should consider for your JK.  Since the JL and Gladiator are currently taking a lot of the spotlight, this video will appeal to owners of the longest-running Wrangler generation since the CJ.

This Week In Jeep: 

Close Call For This Jeeper’s Passenger in Colorado

I think Tammy has been where this Jeep once was, and if I remember correctly, I scoffed at her response to the trails up there.  Now I take it all back. And here’s why… They say things happen in threes. Jeeps apparently are no exception.  First it was that jeep on a bike trail in California that damn near had to be rescued by helicopter.  Then it was the snowflake spotted Jeep on a hiking trail, and now we have this. This week, pictures have been coming out showing – what is left of – a red Jeep Wrangler who had a passenger and two dogs in it while it was parked on one of those steep and rather narrow Black Bear Pass Trails as it winds up through Bridal Veil Falls. The driver was outside of the Jeep helping another vehicle, when all the sudden, the edge of the trail gave way and the Jeep started sliding.  It only took a second before the Jeep was in full tumble. The passenger, 23 year old Suzie Rhodes was ejected from the vehicle, as were both dogs. The Jeep rolled too many times to count, and crossed over several switchbacks, falling hundreds of feet in elevation down the mountainside. The Jeep is literally unrecognizable. Suzie Rhodes had to be airlifted from the mountain and sustained a laundry list of severe injuries. She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, where she underwent an intense surgery on her spinal cord. Thankfully to the skilled team of surgeons there, she is in stable condition. One of the dogs was missing for a couple days, but has since been recovered. Neither animal suffered any serious injuries. Black Bear Pass outside Telluride Colorado is no joke. I made fun of Tammy as she recounted her experience up there, chocking it up to her fear of heights more than anything. This is not the kind of terrain that you take lightly, as clearly it doesn’t take any action from you or other motorists whatsoever for things to go completely sideways on you in a heartbeat. Accidents happen offroad all the time, and when they do, in places like this, they aren’t exactly fender-benders. So please, this winter. Take it easy out there and above all else, be aware of your surroundings no matter where you wheel. Look for how the runoff has eroded the trail, look for fractures in the hill side, and keep an eye out for possible rock slides, or leaning trees that are at odds with gravity more than they should be.  It doesn’t take but a second for you to miss something out on the trails that could very well change your life forever. So be safe, have fun, and stay vigilant.  

New Towing Accessory For Jeep Gladiator

If you’re like me, then there’s a good chance you have your eye on the Gladiator.  Jeep’s mid-size pickup that is just utterly blowing the competition away. I love the possibilities a Gladiator affords. That is if you can afford one to begin with. From a capable trail rig, to an amazing overlanding platform, the Gladiator seems to have it all. And when it comes to towing, Jeeps pickup truck can get the job done. And one of the jobs the Gladiator was marketed as doing well was the job of towing. In fact one of the first in-print pics of the Gladiator was showing it towing a flatbed trailer with an old school full size Wagoneer on it. That immediately had most of us daydreaming of towing our Jeeps with another Jeep. Super cool right? But the questions immediately surfaced… is it really that capable, and is it safe considering its still just a midsize truck. Well, if towing is your concern, Mopar has you covered with a new factory accessory trailer brake controller. While a midsize pickup might not be the ideal towing rig for every application, a factory-backed brake controller provides peace of mind to those who use their trucks… as trucks with any sort of regularity. And for just $299, it’s relatively inexpensive peace of mind. The new trailer brake controller is easily integrated into the Jeep Gladiator’s instrument panel. Installed in a blank panel in the dash, in front of the transmission shift lever, the round controller knob provides a consistent look and feel with the vehicle’s interior. In other words, it looks more like it belongs and less like it was an afterthought. And in the event you are lucky enough to own a Gladiator already, YES…this new controller CAN also be retrofitted into Jeep Gladiators that are already on the road. To get yours contact your local dealer today.

Newbie Nuggets:

Obstacle got you thinking?

Have you ever approached an obstacle and found yourself trying to make the decision to go around or OVER? (if around was even an option). If you are new to Jeeping, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself these questions? Is my Jeep set up enough? Will there be body damage and how much? Do I need skid plates? Will I tip over?! Along with these questions, there may be others like: If they did it, can I do it? Or  Do I have the skills yet? All good questions and as a newer driver, wise questions. But honestly what is the deciding factor of when to tackle an obstacle? When you are new to driving and you are out wheeling (hopefully with others) and you come across an obstacle that looks like a challenge? What do YOU do? I think the best answer is to get out and take a look at the obstacle. Look at where you want your tires to go. Look where you DON’T want your tires to go. Then look at your line and see what and how you need to get over it. I would also look at the line from the jeeps perspective and also from farther down the trail looking back at the jeep’s line. This gives you two perspectives. Maybe watch someone else go over it and hopefully they have a similar jeep in body style, length and set-up. Watch what they did or didn’t do right and determine how you would approach it and why. As long as you have some modifications to protect your jeep, there really isn’t much that can go wrong – well sort of. If you keep your skinny pedal lightly covered and your left foot on the brake, and you watch your spotter then mostly it will be a piece of cake. Remember, sometimes a little bit of tire spin is ok and sometimes necessary. But, a lot of wheel spin is a good way to break axles or drive shafts when that spinning tire finally hooks up. SNAP! Keep in mind that even stock jeeps are set up to go boldly through the trails, however, it’s our skinny pedal, ego and pocketbooks that may not be set up. I always say that no matter the obstacle if you don’t feel confident yet to tackle it, DON’T. There is no shame in a bypass or turning around. The accomplishment of getting over an obstacle can be very rewarding and increase your confidence on tackling other more difficult trails. We are fortunate here in So. Cal has so many types of trails that we can start out on very easy trails and move up to medium and eventually black diamond all relatively close to each other.  Here’s a quick list of things to consider before tackling that obstacle: What type of Jeep do you have and how is it set up? How long or short is it?Have others with the same size Jeep been over it? Do you have lockers – do you need them? Do you know how to use them? Do you have body armor (underneath and rock sliders)? Is this the first time you have driven OVER an obstacle? What type of obstacle is it? Water, vs rocks, vs ruts, vs mud? Have you aired down enough to get your sidewalls flexing? Do you know how far your Jeep can lean to the side before it tips over? Can you operate the gas and the brake at the same time? When the day comes to try something bigger, or different, don’t be afraid. You just never know the possibilities and things you can do unless you take that first step (I mean obstacle).

Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: 

Anytime you add some wiring to a vehicle, it’s a good idea to protect said wiring from, well, pretty much everything. The protection helps keep the new wiring clean and safe, but ultimately, it makes things just look cleaner, and helps make that new wire run look more like a factory loom, then a hack job. Wire loom, or corrugated split loom comes in fractional sizes in ¼” increments. Starting at ¼” diameter, perfect for a single 10 gauge wire run or a bundle of about 6 primary or 16 gauge wires. From there we go up and I’ve seen split loom as large as 3.5” in diameter …but that stuff looks weird in a vehicle, and chance are, you’re not doing a wiring job that big on any vehicle, and even if you were… it would be better to break up that loom into smaller ones to help better identify circuits. There are all kinds of wire loom out there. Some look like the end of a spiral notebook, and then there’s the stuff that resembles an old phone cord. There’s even a mesh in tube form that they sell as wire loom. ALL of those are hard to work with, and don’t offer the protection, aesthetics or ease of use that corrugated split loom does. Split loom is very easy to work with, even when it’s cold, and it’s cheap too! Usually costing less than 50 cents a foot, whole rolls can be purchased on amazon for next to nothing, so it’s affordable and easy to keep a couple sizes around for various projects. Add a little heat shrink to the ends for a real OEM/factory look, and you’ll be dressing things up in no time. So remember, the next time you add in something like an amp, an alarm, some auxiliary lighting or anything where you are running an exposed wire, consider wrapping it up with some split loom for a more professional finished look.

Jeep Life:

Hey everyone! So Answering Wendy’s question from last week… Sadly, I have not been ducked. However, years ago probably 10 years ago, we had a duck addiction at my house. There was “good behavior” program at my son’s elementary school. Good students would get ducks. My kids were so obsessed with them, they wanted to collect them. They found out you could buy these ducks on Oriental Trading. We probably had over 200 ducks. I don’t think we have that many anymore. They just saved their special ones. I ended up selling them on Ebay.  Josh You were so correct about learning so much from Junkyard lifts. This past year that’s what I have been doing… learning so much about Junkyard builds and lifts. Tony mentioned bastard packs. I can tell you I know what those are and have seen them in action. We did that to our YJ. We took the top 2 leaf springs from an S-10 Blazer cut the eyes off and installed them in the YJ. They added 1 and a half inches of lift and stiffened the springs to work with the SOA Spring Over Axle. Junkyard builds have helped me understand more of how the Jeeps work. I am really enjoying it. We are working on another YJ now.  Now a big shout out to Chris one of the Zoomers in the Zoom Room. He shared with me how he liked my Top 5.  That has rejuvenated my YouTube Video Ideas. You would be surprised how many people like those videos as well as my How To’s. There are a lot of folks out there thanking me for my How To use those Ten Thousand dollar buttons in my Rubicon – you know the ones – the sway lock and axle lock. A lot of folks had no idea how to use them.  It’s a good reminder that a lot of people buying Jeeps are like I once was. I knew absolutely nothing about Jeeps, or off roading, or anything mechanical in a vehicle when I first bought my Jeep. Go check out my YouTube video for more Top 5’s and How To’s. You can also download previous episodes of the Jeep Talk Show for them as well. On You Tube just search Jeep Momma. Okay Back to this week’s Top 5. My Top 5 Recovery Items I have actually used the most on the trail. These will be in order. The use of these items is not just getting my vehicle out of a situation but me helping other vehicles or even to loan out the items to others getting their vehicles out of sticky situations. It’s what you do out on the trails. It’s like everything in your Jeep or off-road vehicle is considered community property. For the most part I have found Jeepers and off roaders are very generous people.  Let’s start with Number 5. My Tree Saver  The first time I used it, I was so excited because I was able to loan it out to other Jeepers in need of the tree saver. We used it several times on the Rubicon Trail. Another time it was used by our Jeep group on a Virginia trail. We came across a lone Jeeper stuck in a big mud puddle… I mean HUGE mud pit. We had to use the tree saver, winch and snatch block. Number 4 Rachet straps These have come in so handy when parts start coming off your Jeep while your wheeling hard in the rocks. Number 3 My Winch Yes Tony a winch is necessary. I have used my winch several times to help others out of sticky situations or through and obstacle. I have used my winch once to get myself up an obstacle. Number 2 Recovery Strap Before my winch I used my recovery strap so many times for myself and other Jeeps. And the Number 1 item is my soft shackle. I love my soft shackle. Instead of trying to loosen up those super tight d-rings because you have tightened them so much because you don’t want to lose them from rattling off. I have loaned mine out to other Jeepers several times and every time I do a recovery, I have used mine.  So here are a couple of Recovery Items that I carry I haven’t used… YET…. My gloves and a shovel Next week on Jeep Life The Top 5 Mods I would do before I lifted my Jeep.

Interview with:

Brian Goldwitz with EZTrunk

Brian at EZTRUNK® loved the lifestyle and freedom of his Jeep®, but is there freedom? When he went to Home Depot, the grocery store, a hike, kayaking, or stopping for a quick bite to eat, he found that he was tied to his backpack filled with documents, computers, cash, and credit cards. Where could he put his stuff when he wanted freedom from his property? That’s when he had his aha moment. Build a trunk, not a box that takes up all the space in your rear cargo area – a folding trunk. For almost two years after that aha moment, he worked on building and perfecting a folding Jeep trunk. 2020 proved to be the beginning of a new adventure. With the EZTRUNK developed and a newly approved patent in hand, they are ready to unveil a product that truly gives you freedom, convenience, and security – EZTRUNK. January 2019 Wrangler Sales Set a Third Straight Monthly Record Another month, another record for Jeep Wrangler Sales! The 13,024 Wranglers sold last month represents the most Wranglers ever sold in the month of January, and it also marks the third straight month in which a monthly Wrangler sales record was set. FCA US Reports 2019 January Sales WITH 2019 RECORD JEEP SALES what better time to bring this patented folding trunk to a market that needs a product that is a convenient and secure way to protect belongings while enjoying the Jeep experience of going topless. EZTRUNK is a safe, secure place to lock up valuables with your top up or down.

Campfire Side Chat:

Wheeling in unfamiliar terrain offers unique challenges that can’t be found elsewhere. With that said, “Do you have any interest in night wheeling? – if no -WHY?”  People around the virtual campfire, Larry H., Neil, Tammy, Travis E., Bob, Chris, Shawn S.  You can watch us on Facebook LIVE every Thursday at 10pm CT.  You can join in our virtual campfire side chat by joining our Zoom meeting.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get notifications and links to join the show.  Follow us on Facebook (Jeep Talk Show) so you’ll receive notifications when we go LIVE.

Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

https://eztrunk.net/
https://www.facebook.com/keepyourjunkinthetrunk/
http://www.newcomerracing.com/

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Ep 146: Snail Trail 4×4

Jimmy and Tyler from @snailtrail4x4 join us to talk about how they have built a following on YouTube and with their podcast by just being two genuine and funny guys trying to figure out to wrench on their rigs and get out on the trail. If you are not following them already, go to snailtrail4x4.com and check them out.

Episode 458 – A Weak Point CAN Be a Good Thing!

This Week In Jeep: 

What do you do if you want to be a Jeeper but your town is overrun with rioters?

Well let me introduce you to Jeeps very own bullet proof production vehicle. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Mexico. Well, I guess it’s time to cash in those sky miles! The bulletproof grand Cherokee just hit a milestone too, as of October 2nd, 2020, the automaker has built and sold 1,000 of them. The body armor for these Grand Cherokees includes elements like ballistic steel perimeter caps that protect the upper part of the vehicle. The vehicle’s glass is gone, instead, there are multiple layers of polyvinyl with a total thickness of 0.75 inches (19-millimeters). There are lots of other tank-like tweaks, like an anti-grenade bottom panel, fully armored engine compartment, window and frame reinforcements, a strengthened suspension, and run-flat tires. Jeep’s armored Grand Cherokee adheres to the US Department of Justice’s NIJ-IIIA level of protection.  What that means is that in order to achieve this rating, the ballistic protection of the vehicle needs to be able to withstand five consecutive rounds of .44 Magnum from at least a 5.5-inch barrel …AND five bullets from a 9-millimeter submachine gun with a barrel at least 9.5 inches long. In other words, this thing can basically withstand an armed attack from BOTH Dirty Harry AND John Wick simultaneously. The DOJ describes NIJ-IIIA as being enough to guard against most handgun threats. Jeep actually manufactures these Grand Cherokees here in the U.S. at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. They then go to Mexico where the SUV undergoes the armoring process. The Jeep uses a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission available for these is the eight-speed automatic and uses the Quadra-Trac II active, full-time 4WD system. I guess that means with the beefed up suspension this thing should still be pretty capable off-road. Inside, there are amenities like rich leather all around, an 8.4-inch infotainment display and two-zone automatic climate control among other creature comforts you would expect to come with the Grand Cherokee. So, if you’re like me and question the protective capabilities of your own vehicle as you drive through a city of “peaceful protestors” at night, then consider a bulletproof grand Cherokee. Prices for the armored Jeep Grand Cherokee (in Mexico) start at a little over 1,850,000 pesos (or about $86,500 at current exchange rates.) And with as much as this thing has to weigh, I can’t imagine it would be cheap to ship one back to the US either. (that’s providing customs doesn’t want to have a look at your new daily driver)

We have our first glimpse of the production version of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep has been hard at work for some time now on these things too. Lots of work has gone into not only designing, building and now testing the new full size Jeep SUV’s, but I would say just as much work has gone into keeping things as much of a secret as possible. That is until last week when head of Jeep Jim Morrison announced that the concept photos released by Jeep in early September were not concept photos but actual representations of what we can expect to see on showroom floors next year. Since that announcement, TONS of Grand Wagoneer news has been flooding the web. Once again, I have to give credit to the spy photogs at Car and Driver. These guys always seem to get the first shots of the new Jeeps. And they’ve done it again, in spying a Grand Wagoneer in paisley paint getting a run through on city streets. So is what Jim Morrison said true? Well, when compared with the concept version of the full-size SUV that Jeep showed in September, the production Jeep looks nearly identical save for its smaller wheels and tires. You can’t really tell the exact size in these spy photos, it’s clear the wheels and tires on the production test vehicle are nowhere near the massive  24-inchers seen on the Grand Wagoneer concept. It’s possible Jeep will still offer some sort of huge wheel option for production, of course, but more likely that most Wagoneers will have more reasonable 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheel options. The smaller rolling stock serves to accentuate the Wagoneer’s boxy, tall body, especially from the rear.  Some of the details are different, too, such as the grille shape and the headlights. But we were warned about the lighting elements getting a change from what we saw in the concept pics, and we can see that here with a much more realistic headlight arrangement inside what is a slightly less dramatic-looking grille. We don’t see the fanciful teak accents seen inside the concept car’s LED headlight fixtures, and the taillights are a bit more subdued as well. Jeep will offer both Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer variants of its new full-size SUV, with the latter expected to be more luxurious in terms of trim and features. So who knows, maybe we will see those styling elements from the concept integrated in higher trim levels. Either way, both the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer will ride on the Ram 1500 pickup’s body-on-frame architecture, with modifications including an independent rear suspension. The loss of the solid rear axle gives these larger SUV’s the ability to offer three rows of seats, which will be standard across the board. The concept version allegedly had a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but we expect Jeep to offer conventional V-6 and V-8 gas engines as well, likely the 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 units that are already found in the Ram. Jeep has also finally announced pricing structures for the new lines after a very long wait and much debate. We already knew that the top of the line trim is going to run over the six figure mark, but entry level trim will have buyers seeing a starting price at around $60,000. “I CALLED IT!” We should find out more about the production SUVs early next year, as they’re scheduled to start production in mid-2021 before going on sale shortly thereafter.

Newbie Nuggets:

To duck or not to duck?

I’m sure you have all seen it one time or another on FB or Instagram, pictures of people and their little tiny rubber ducks. If you were curious, like I was, I did some checking and it’s quite a popular trend among jeep owners to cheer people up. There are Facebook groups, websites  and Instagram pages filled with people that have been ducked.  Have you been ducked? The idea is that you place a rubber duck on someone’s jeep with a kind message. It’s supposed to be a gesture in kindness and happy thoughts that you can also pass along. Once you get one, you pass along the kindness to someone else and keep it going. There are websites, facebook pages and Instagram that encourage you to share a picture of your duck and thus it begins.  The ducking was created by Allison Parliament. She works in Alabama and Canada and was splitting her time between the two countries due to Covid when she was approached by a man who basically told her to get the F*** out of Canada and that she wasn’t welcome in Canada. Even though she was born and raised there. Well after that terrifying ordeal she turned to something humorous and her and her friends bought some rubber ducks and began placing them on jeeps with messages to pass along the kindness and to take pictures with their rubber ducks. Several months later there are thousands of followers and people participating in this happy trend. There is a website where you can send a duckygram (to brighten someone’s day), or purchase duck-kits (have plenty on hand to pass out to all the jeeps you see) or even a program for clubs to get involved in fundraising. OR you can just go online, buy a bunch of rubber ducks at Walmart, or Amazon, make up the kind gesture cards and start ducking jeeps. You can find ducks to match anything you want, like the color of your jeep (or the jeep you are placing the duck on), or your destination; for instance I saw a pic of a jeep that got ducked on the Beach in California and the rubber ducky was holding a surfboard. I’ve seen pictures of ducks dressed as a fireman, policeman, in motorcycle leathers and even shorts and Hawaiian shirts. I’ve seen some holding things, like a cell phone, or selfie stick, candy, baseball, basketball and even some with sunglasses. It seems you can find all kinds of ducks doing all kinds of things to fit your lifestyle. And it’s not limited to yellow rubber ducks either; they come in all colors of the rainbow. I would give a word of warning; some areas of this country may not appreciate someone ducking their jeep, so giver beware…. So whether you have been ducked or you want to start ducking jeeps, I have some links in the show notes to get you started. Or you can simply search “ducking jeeps” and see what pops up. And call into the show to let us know if you have been ducked and what type of duck you got? Links: FB: Duckduckjeep,  #duckduckjeep,  http://jeepduck.com/ 

Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: 

More Tips From The Junk Yard

Ok last week in Tech Talk we covered an inexpensive way to breathe new life into a saggy leaf sprung Jeep by using parts out of a Junkyard. Well I wanted to continue with this junkyard theme and give some love to the TJ crowd this week. TJ owners deserve a cheap solution to spring problems just as much as anyone else. And of course one of the things that eats any TJ budget to shreds is the cost of a lift kit. Well I’m going to give you a couple of suggestions for some junk yard parts that will help you lift a stock TJ to fit much bigger tires and give you more articulation. What I’m about to share with you will net you anywhere between 2 and 3 inches of lift when you’re done. To accomplish this, you will be pulling the front springs from a V8 Grand Cherokee ZJ. That’s the Jeep SUV built between 1993 and 1998. It must be a V8 Grand Cherokee too, or you won’t get the lift out of the springs. You will also need the thicker isolators found with those same springs. Remember, the Grand was a luxury Jeep, and to dampen some of the road noise they used much thicker isolators that act more like a spacer on the TJ than a sound dampener. The V8 engine in the grands was a much heavier engine and required a slightly taller spring that the V8 grands did, and these springs and isolators together are about 2 to 3 inches or so taller than the front stock TJ springs. Now to bring the rear up to height, we’re going to be looking for a Crown Victoria. That’s right, just like the old cop cars. The Crown Vic springs are also a taller spring, made to handle the weight of such a large car. Here too you’ll want to grab the isolators, and I hear some guys are running both sets of isolators to gain just that extra little bit of height. There are other considerations you will have to take care of after putting these springs into a TJ as well. First and foremost is going to be the shocks. The stock shocks won’t have the travel necessary for the new ride height and suspension travel, so new shocks will be needed. This is another area where the junkyard or even Craigslist, comes to the rescue. Look for take-off shocks from a stock Rubicon JKU. When someone upgrades their Jeep with aftermarket parts, they “take-off” the stock stuff and sell it for super cheap. The stock Rubicon JKU shocks (these are the red ones) will be the perfect upgrade, they are just barely within the specs needed to accommodate the new suspension of the TJ, and will be a suitable, easy to find and inexpensive option. You may need or want to look into track bar relocation brackets as well. These will be needed to re-center the axles under the Jeep after the junkyard lift. You will also want to look into getting an alignment done as soon as possible since you just changed a lot of geometry under the Jeep in some critical areas. There are also a lot of “while you’re in there’s” that can go along with this too. Things like brake line length, visual inspections of steering and brake components. Maybe it’s time for some new wheel bearings or a brake job, or maybe you’ll discover a worn tie rod end, who knows, just be prepared for the unexpected and a last minute run to the parts store. Regardless, be sure to use Black Magic Brake Pads when you DO get to the brake job, as it will help in stopping things on and off the trail. In the end, you’ll have enough lift for some larger tires, you will have increased your suspension travel, and changed the looks of your Jeep for the better.  I will warn you though, that you will get what you pay for. Things may not fit perfectly, things may squeak, and you will definitely notice a change in the ride quality. This is not going to be as soft of a ride as you had before and for a daily driver, I would almost advise against this procedure just because of that. But don’t let that stop you, once lifted, it’s a lot easier to change things later down the road, and you’ll still be doing alot better than you were previously when you’re offroad. EP 371 – BlackMagic Brakes

Jeep Life:

Top 5 Camping Gear Items I Use The Most

Jeep Momma shares her Top 5 Camping Gear Items she uses camping all the time. First Shelter which could be a tent, hammock or the back of your vehicle. Second Cooking Grate for the Fire. Third Cast Iron Pan. Fourth LT Wright knife and kitchen knife Set and Machete. Fifth Camp Chair. Items I don’t use at all. A headlamp because our phones have a flashlight. Axe because we use the machete. Firestarters because there are natural starters in nature. Toaster tool to make toast Next Week on Jeep Life I share my Top 5 items I use for Recovery in order of most used.

Interview with:

Paul Bruno author of “The Original Jeeps”

Paul Bruno has spent twenty years researching, writing and studying early Jeep history. He has spent countless hours and treasure to tell this story to the world, first for the big screen and now twice in book form. After visiting key sites in the story, and years of research, including at the United States National Archives, he combined his knowledge of project management and history into the 2014 book, Project Management in History: The First Jeep. After additional research he completed The Original Jeeps in 2020 which further tells the story of early Jeep history and continues his journey into the depths of this important inspirational work of human ingenuity. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of project management and information technology. He holds bachelor’s degrees in management and computer software, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and history. You can find The Original Jeeps at Amazon.com and more about early Jeep history at www.originaljeeps.com.

Must Have Stuff:

Carbon Fiber (DON’T call it a “JEEP”) Ring 175.00 It’s a Carbon Fiber “Off Road Inspired Tread & Grill” Ring

The entirely carbon fiber ring features an amazing carved off road style tread pattern very reminiscent of the original BFG KM1 design, but we can’t call it that…. It also comes with a very recognizable iconic grille outline that is seamlessly integrated into the ring’s design. But don’t call it a Jeep grille! … to be honest you won’t even notice or care that it’s a FIVE slot grille and not seven, so call it a Jeep grille if you want. The black carbon fiber ring is lightweight and durable and comes in a wide selection of sizes just for you. Wear it as a wedding band or a simple everyday ring to show your love for going off road. Made in the USA-Made to Order

Campfire Side Chat:

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Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

https://www.titanium-buzz.com/off-road-inspired-tread-grill-carbon-fiber-ring/
https://www.youtube.com/user/backcountrydriver (Jeep 4-1-1)
“The Original Jeeps” By Paul Bruno https://amzn.to/2SAqLNh
The Original Jeeps website https://www.originaljeeps.com

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