Destination North: A Sub-Zero Adventure


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...]

The "Built For Off-Road" Adventure – Part I


At the end of the summer, my family and I headed into the mountains for a long weekend of camping and trail running, along with my heavily modified 2006 LJ Rubicon. In preparation for this trip, I spent hours loading and unloading my Jeep with every camping item we might need along with tools and pertinent spare parts for taking the Rubi on the … [Read more...]

HAM'in About Radio Communication


I made a dumb assumption. A friend of a friend agreed to show me a new trail I’d never traveled before, and we kept the group small: Me in my Jeep, Russ in his Rubicon, and our fearless leader in his Sport. … [Read more...]

Amputee Adventures


Jerry Dickson grins as he shows me the historical marker with the story of a tall tale spinning amputee who always came out of the mountains with a bit of gold. “See, we aren’t the first Disabled Explorers to travel this desert” he says as we enjoy the moment. … [Read more...]

Slipping Away Into the San Juans


The mighty San Juan mountain range sits in the southwest corner of Colorado. If you’re looking for entertainment of the outdoor variety, this is the place to go. … [Read more...]

Freeky Utility Ideas – Tacos al Rubicon


If you’ve never cooked a meal on the engine of your Jeep®, then you have seriously under-estimated the utility potentials of your vehicle. Be prepared to WOW your friends when you pull up to camp, pop open the hood, and sit down to eat while everyone else is trying to light coals or prime the camp stove. … [Read more...]