Satmap's Active 10 Trek GPS

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Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to buying a GPS device these days. Only a few years ago, it was fairly easy to walk into your favorite gear shop and select a handheld device from either Garmin or Magellan. Now though, there are plenty of other options to choose from, as well, all with a host of features to help you navigate your way … [Read more...]

24 Hours of Exhaustion

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For twenty years the Camel Trophy was the ultimate display of what 4-wheel drive vehicles could accomplish. From 1980 to 2000, Land Rovers and Range Rovers, in every conceivable spec, traversed some of the most daunting and challenging areas on earth for weeks at a time. Another hallmark of the events was the emphasis on teamwork and mental … [Read more...]

Ready Your Wrangler for Multi-Day Adventure

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So, you wanna hit the trails for more than a day, huh? Call it an expedition, even? Good for you. I’ve being doing so for several years now, despite all the mistakes I’ve made along the way. And maybe you have a nice long list of things to take: a big heap of recovery gear, all sorts of spare hoses, belts, tie rod ends, and other parts along … [Read more...]

Spot II GPS Satellite Messenger

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One thing I have learned over my many years of Jeeping is that you can’t do enough to be prepared for anything. We’ve all seen or heard about incidents that have gone bad on the trail. Many of these stories played a significant roll for me three years ago when I made my decision to buy a SPOT Personal Tracker and carry it anytime I go off-highway. … [Read more...]

Destination North: A Sub-Zero Adventure

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Spur of the moment! Back in October, a trip to Morocco we had been planning for a few months turned out to be difficult and impossible to accomplish. We needed a new destination to test out our 2007 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, and It didn’t take long to decide that turning the map upside down would offer a nice alternative: going north, up to the … [Read more...]

Man Down – Are You Prepared?

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Hopefully you have not experienced a major incident on a trail but you’ve probably heard horror stories that make you think “I’m sure glad that wasn’t me!” … [Read more...]