Dan’s on his way!

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The time has come! After adding some last-minute illumination upgrades from Rigid Industries and Truck-Lite, Dan's loaded his Jeep into a container for shipping to Europe! He's catching a flight tonight to head east to be there when the JKU lands and then he's making best possible speed to Africa to start the 80,000-mile, two-year trek! It's … [Read more...]

Jeep Blitz 2016

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By: Mark Rauschert, Steinjäger During the weekend of April 15-17, 2016, 170 Jeeps from 9 states came to the first annual Jeep Blitz in Bushnell, Illinois. The event was organized by Illini Offroad Productions and was unwritten by Steinjäger, Inc. Attendees had a number of fun activities to choose from including a suspension factory tour, riding on … [Read more...]

DIY 4×4 Drinking Water Tank, Pump, Filtration and Treatment

Straps made and fitted to tank, lined with foam weather sealing

Overland vehicles require a way to carry drinking water, preferably a minimum of 10 gallons, or more. Ideally, for International Overland Travel, they will also have a reliable way to filter and treat water to ensure purity and removal of bacteria when only water of questionable quality is available for refilling. I designed and built a custom … [Read more...]

DIY Tailgate Table Utensil/Tool Organizer

The completed project, mounted to the Trailgator Tailgate Table

The Trailgater Tailgate Table is one of my favorite additions to my Jeep for camping. I use it for three meals a day, and sometimes even as a workbench. My cutlery and small tools have been floating around in Tupperware containers taking up the limited storage space I have in the Jeep. I wanted them to be very handy to the table, and I wanted to … [Read more...]

Tire Selection – BFG KO2 All-Terrain

Africa bound JK with BFgoodrich KO2 All-Terrain 34x10.5r17 tires

Wheel and tire choice to drive 80,000 miles around remote Africa is an extremely important decision. I expect to drive tens of thousands of miles on extremely rough terrain, and I expect to encounter basically every surface possible - from good highways to sand, mud, rocks, snow, rain and severely broken up paved roads with potholes, nails and … [Read more...]

The Return of Gitchee Gumee – Field Reporter

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Luke won our JPFreek Field Reporter Program for March with his submission on a Canadian wheeling trip and receives a $50 Extreme Terrain gift card. Submit your story today for your chance to win! By: Luke Davis In the last weekend of September 2015, a small group of rigs headed up to Blueberry hills campground near Goulais River in Northern … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Hood Lock Install

Rivet the hood lock in place

All Jeep Wranglers need a lock for the hood to stop prying fingers getting at the goodies in your engine bay. Bolt Locks make a lock specifically designed for the JK, and it uses your factory Jeep ignition key. It’s less than half the price of the official lock, so it’s an easy choice. The Bolt Lock is extremely sturdy and works really well, I … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Isolated Dual Batteries

Dual Optima D31 batteries, Painless Performance Solenoid and Nemesis Industries Dual Battery Tray

Isolated dual batteries are a must in any Overland vehicle. The setup looks complicated and difficult in photos, though it’s actually very simple. Having two batteries means one can be used only to start the vehicle (let’s call this battery the “Engine Battery”) and the other can be used for all your electrical needs like a fridge, camp lights, … [Read more...]

Team JPFreek Takes on the Rebelle Rally

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On to the Rebelle Rally! We just added a new section to JPFreek.com for Team JPFreek's effort to tackle the Rebelle Rally in October! Check out the details about the rally, the teammates and the '82 Jeep Scrambler they'll be driving over this brand new women-only, seven-day off-road race using just a compass and paper maps! Our team needs … [Read more...]