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Orange Rock

Orange Rock And Steep Terrain In The Canyon Near East Coulee AB Near Drumheller

If you are an off-road enthusiast every steep hill you see presents a challenge that you are happy to accept. But sometimes those hills and rock faces seem steeper than they had when you started the climb. If you find yourself in this type of situation the following tips may help you safely make it back down.

  1. Good Traction – Maintaining proper traction while climbing or coming down is very important in completing your journey safely. Many beginners think that speed translates into good traction, but it can actually hinder you progress. If you feel that your traction is less than what is needed it is recommended that you go back down and try a different line of attack.
  2. Do Not Ride Your Brakes – It is a natural response to hit to the brakes when coming down a steep hill, but doing so may cause you to lose traction and your vehicle may begin to slide. A better way to slow down your vehicle is by using compression braking to slow your vehicle, this method allows you to hold back and maintain a slow and steady pace down the hill.
  3. Properly Store Your Gear – Insuring that any extras you have brought along on your trip are properly secured in your vehicle will keep them falling out of your vehicle and possibly injuring someone who is down below.
  4. Install A Roll Cage – If you are an avid four wheeler, you may want to permanently install a roll cage on your vehicle. These cages are designed to protect you in the case that your vehicle should happen lose traction and roll.
  5. Maintain Visibility – If you cannot see what is on the other side of the hill you are climbing, it is highly suggested that you stop your vehicle and safely find a point that offers you a view of any obstacles that may be dangerous to you or any other vehicle that happens to be on the same path as you.

These are only a few of the many safety precautions that every four wheeler should practice. The safer you are, the safer everyone around you will be. Always be on the lookout for any obstacles on the trail that may cause an accident, avoiding these will keep you safe and allow you to explore for years to come.

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Pentland Hills - south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland

All off-roaders know the importance of proper driving techniques when climbing hills. When you decide to climb a hill there are some things that you should do first. You will want to look at the hill and get a feel for the terrain. Looking at the slope and the terrain will give you an idea of how to approach the hill and where to start your climb. It is important to remember that every hill you climb you may have to come back down, if you feel that you can safely reach the summit and if you have to come back down make sure that you can do so in a safe way.

When you begin your climb you should use a gear that will help pull you up the hill. Choosing the right gear is important when climbing hills, if you choose a gear that is too low, you will spend a lot of time just spinning your wheels. Using a gear that helps your climb instead of fights it will make your ascent that much easier.

Keeping your vehicle parallel with the slope of the hill will help equally distribute the weight of your vehicle. This will also provide you with better traction on all four wheels.

You should also apply most of your power when you begin your climb and back off the gas as you reach the top. This will help keep you in control of your vehicle as it reaches the peak of the hill. Using too much gas towards the top may lead to you losing control and plummeting down the other side.

If you reach a point in your climb where you must stop, remember to turn off the engine while leaving it in gear. If you are stopped on a steep hill you may want to place rocks or blocks behind the tires to avoid it from rolling down the hill. Stopping on a hill can be dangerous; all safety precautions should be followed when stopping.

Stopping on a hill may be necessary when you feel that you are unable to keep climbing the hill, if this is the case you should carefully plan a descent route that will take you back to the bottom safely.

Now who would like to take a trip to Scotland to run those hills?

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Hi-Lift Jack (Red) 60" 7000lb. All Cast


If you are new to Jeeps and offroading I want to introduce you to the Hi-Lift Jack ~ a Jeepers best friend. With over a 100 years behind it, the Hi-Lift Jack is a rugged tool in any experienced Jeepers rig for a reason. This jack can take care of situations requiring lifting, pulling, pushing, winching, and clamping. It has been responsible for helping many Jeepers get home.

Once the lift and larger tires are installed in our Jeeps a stock jack will not lift the Jeep high enough to change the tire or work on it. The Hi-Lift jack is specifically designed in 42” 48” & 60” heights to suit your needs. It helps make changing a tire on the trail a lot easier. Before using the jack be sure to familiarize yourself with its operating parts and handling capabilities. Always make sure the handle is locked in the upright position before doing anything remotely close to it.

I strongly suggest you add this valuable tool to your rig before any off-road excursion. This jack can do about whatever task you throw at it. Include the winching kit and you can easily hand winch yourself out of a stuck situation more easily. The kit includes a winch attachment, winch tensioned, tree strap, D ring, shackle, and gloves. Winch time is reduced significantly using the winch attachment and tensioned together. These jacks have a 7000 pound capacity and will lift, push, pull, hoist and clamp equally!

Many Jeepers store their Hi-Lift jacks in different places. I have mine mounted on the hood, its secure and out of the way. Another place to store the jack is either on the front or rear bumper. I also have seen it mounted on the roll bar. Where ever you store your Hi-Lift jack make sure its is in a secure place that will not come loose while offloading, climbing hills or in the event of a roll over.

Wash mud and grit off the Hi-Lift after a trail ride and lubricate its working parts with a little WD40 will keep the jack working for many years

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Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

There is no better place to get the best Jeep advice or tips from then the Jeep community itself and that is exactly what we did. We sought the knowledge of seasoned Jeepers to create this awesome list of the first 50 Jeepin 101 Tips. If you like their tips, make sure you let them know.. stop by their facebook page and give them a big ol’ healthy Jeepin thanks! Throughout you will see pictures of some previously featured Jeepers! Enjoy!

#1. Don’t get 2 different size tire on 4wd. It will mess up the drive train. ~ Jeffrey Swafford

#2. Always remember safety is first… Secure yourself and all passengers and any lose objects. ~ Mark Kestner

#3. Always make sure you have front and rear recovery points and a good long strap free of metal, which could break and cause injury. ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#4. Keep a light n steady throttle foot in low range, slow and steady will usually get ya thru or up it!! ~ Paul Zupancic Jr

#5. When on a multi section obstacle, remember when you pick a line up the first part, check how that line will affect you on the next section. ~ Lee Boening

Kenneth Putnam at Tejon Ranch

#6. Keep a good reliable spare tire of the same size of you are currently wheeling! ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

 

#7. Don’t go off-roading alone! ~ Lucas Buchanan

#8. Watch big rocks they hurt! ~ Charles Claiborne

#9. Keep all body parts in jeep when tiping or rollin! You won’t stop 3500 lbs with a foot or hand! ~ Chad Johnson

#10. After Jeeping in Mud or Water check fluids in tranny, transfer case, and front & rear diff’s and change accordingly. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#11. When crossing water, remember that the spray outside your rig that looks cool is also just as impressive under your rig, you just cant see it slamming into your intake, a/e, hydrolock! Got one in the shop right now! ~ Camp Crocker

#12. When someone says “Hang on, I wanna try something” – HANG ON! ~ Becky Stokes

#13. If one of your friends says, “Hey fellers, watch this!” Watch……………….:-) ~ Camp Crocker

#14. Take pictures OR it NEVER happened! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#15. ALWAYS keep a first aid kit handy! Be prepared for the unexpected! ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

DawnMarie Loomis

#16. If your plan to get over or through an obstacle is to “stomp the skinny pedal” make sure you and your passengers have your seat belts on!! This cannot be said enough! ~ Ken West

 

#17. Always carry a patch kit and an air compressor with you or in the group you’re with. ~ David Hatfield

#18. Always carry spare U-joints. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#19. Always have spare axle shafts! ~ David Hatfield

#20. Always keep the ice chest inside of the vehicle, not hanging off of the back.. haha good experience. We took out half our backseat to fit ours :p ~ David Hatfield

#21. Carry spare fluids, brake, gear, tranny, & oil. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#22. Stay on the marked trail, don’t blaze your own way without permission. Tread Lightly! ~ Eric Deverick

#23. WD-40 – Must have onboard! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#24. Keep jumper cables or battery booster with you. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#25. Duct tape and bailing wire Got to love them on the trails!!!!! ~ David Hatfield

Zach Harkness

#26. A piece of old dog chain…quick fix for muffler hanger. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#27. 40 channel CB ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#28. Empty water bottle w/squeezable top…many uses…we used it once to clean the mud from my clutch. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#29. Wire brush ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#30. Always tighten up anything that could possibly be loose before the trip. ~ David Hatfield

Kevin L. Marchant

#31. A good tool box w/ a variety of wrenches ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#32. Always carry a strong rope or a tow strap. ~ David Hatfield

#33. I carry 3 blocks, they are small and a good way to winch at weird angles. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

# 34. Tree strap to make tree huggers happy 🙂 ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#35. Bring great trail tunes! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Andrew Bennett

#36. High Lift Jack essential! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#37. My Smittybilt XRC8 Winch! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#38. Take along spare lug nuts, or beadlock bolts etc. things that are easy to knock loose and out. ~ David Hatfield

#39. Take extra Hose clamps out on the trails. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#40. Bring a Come a long……holds axle in place…when springs are broke…hehehe!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Alan and Tammy Czech

#41. Snatch block!!!! ~ David Hatfield

 

#42. Air down and disconnect…greatly improves off-road ability. ~ Eric Deverick

#43. Long Pry Bar!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#44. Toilet Paper!!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#45. Starting fluid and a lighter!!!! to pop those beads back on! ~ David Hatfield

Jennifer Russell

#46. Spare Tire of proper size! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#47. When travelling through deep water or mud, pick a gear and try to stay with it…As soon as you engage your clutch it opens up and allows mud and water in, significantly wearing your clutch out pre-maturely… ~ Jeff Hiltz

#48. Pack out what You pack in! ~ Eric Deverick

#49. Never attach two snatch straps together with a clevis or d-ring! ~ Jeff Hiltz ‎ http://www.facebook.com/Piratejeep

#50. I have these plastic tops which cover a soda can so no mud enters! Wish i can find the website. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Cindy Homans Creighton

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XRC 8 Comp Series Winch


Most people never invest in a winch, and if they do, it’s not a good quality one. It’s not because they are foolish or cheap. It’s because they don’t see the need to have a winch on their Jeep. After all, if you get stuck in a ditch you can just call a tow truck to get you back out, right?

Not always. If you are traveling in a very rural area and accidentally end up in a ditch or stuck in the mud, it could easily be hours before help can come. It’s also possible that you could be in an area where cell phone coverage is spotty at best. In this case, you may not be able to call a tow truck and would have to walk to the nearest town or house to find a phone to use, a feat that could prove to be dangerous. A winch would allow you to tie the rope around a tree or sturdy telephone pole and simply pull the Jeep out yourself.

Same thing if you are off road a lot. You can easily find yourself in trouble and needing to have your Jeep pulled out of a tight spot. A winch would allow you to do just that without having to rely on someone else. If you’re out with friends, you can even pull your friends back onto the road if they end up being the ones in trouble.

Every XRC 8 winch has a Planetary Gear System with 172.8:1 gear ration and a 5.5 HP Series Wound Motor. The line has a rating of 8,000 pounds and you won’t get any kinks, curls, or wire splinters from this rope. It’s designed to prevent slipping and overheating and installs without a hassle. It even comes with a replaceable hook and offers features and toughness that you need in a winch at a price that is affordable and is a great value for anyone who wants a winch.

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Your kid is getting to that driving age… that time you begin to cringe when thinking about your daily driver taking on some unknown but visualized in your wildest fears – abuse! When thinking about a vehicle for a first time driver that would be able to take what an inexperienced driver could do to it, you may want to consider a Jeep. They are fun, not too expensive and can handle just about anything that you can think of as far as entertainment, hauling, and sports and an inexperienced driver. Just think, rather then putting the rest of the world in danger on the road, you could take your teen to the trails and teach him/her defensive skills they would never get in any driving school setting! And have fun while doing it!

Of course it gives you a great excuse to add a few Jeep modifications in to the mix and you could even justify them! You could justify adding a lift kit to manage the varying terrain of many trails. Some great mudders claiming it is a way to teach your kid skills for when they get stuck in sticky situations. Of course a winch for numerous justified reason with foremost of course being safety! Safety is one of the biggest lessons in driving after all – right?

XtremeTerrain.com is here by your side to help you support your efforts in teaching a youngster responsible driving. If something does break, we got you covered. And just think, the lessons in driving you give your inexperienced driver will create long lasting memories, and definitely a Jeep off roading partner for life! 

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