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Cindy Homans Creighton

(Repost but too good not to share once again!)

Good day all you Jeep enthusiasts.. Today I want to share a poem I cam across by a very talented writer I might add, while reading the news feed on Facebook today. Cindy Homans Creighton posted this ode that is fitting for all Jeep owners who know how to have fun in their Jeeps. Thank you Cindyfor allowing me to share your great poem and picture with all of our readers!

Ode to My Jeep
At Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas,
And everyone was asleep;
It was a perfect night,
For a rip in the Jeep.

I quietly slipped out,
Snow was gently falling;
When I got to the trailhead,
A Barred Owl was calling.

The trailhead was blocked,
By a big mound of snow;
Time to air down,
And put ‘er in 4-Low.

I tried to crawl it first,
But this mound was no mini;
I backed ‘er back up,
And gave ‘er the skinny.

She blasted up and over,
This snow mound with ease;
With lockers turning all wheels,
She was aiming to please.

It was a beautiful night,
A shame to waste on sleep;
This is what I call quality time,
For me and my Jeep.

The trail was pristine,
The off-camber sections were nice;
But then she plunged into a hole,
And crashed through the ice.

The tires spewed slush,
And the engine did roar;
But it was time to unspool,
My trusty 8274.

The winch it pulled,
As the tires they spun;
A big smile on my face,
This was all part of the fun.

We’re rolling again,
But it’s time to head back;
Santa will soon be here,
And I must hit the sack.

I put another log on the fire,
And headed up to sleep.
I drift off dreaming,
Of fun times in my Jeep!

Author:
Cindy Homans Creighton

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Hey everyone, Christmas is right around the corner and did you all get your stocking stuffers yet? Not just the oranges, apples, candies, etc., but the Jeep treats that you know your Jeep enthusiast in your family would love… As you may have all noticed, when there is one Jeep enthusiast in the home, there are generally more to follow… so what better way to stuff a stocking then with goodies all in the family would appreciate.

XtremeTerrain has many items that would fit in the stockings of your loved one or if you rather let them choose, how about a gift certificate from XtremeTerrain. You can get one as low as $25.00 or as high as you want… so even if that special gift you would love to stuff in their stocking won’t fit – the XtremeTerrain gift certificate will fit nicely every time! –

Don’t forget about those stockings hung by the chimney with care… click on over to Xtremeterrain.com and get them stuffed today!  You will have receive the online gift certificate immediately so you won’t be late for Christmas morning!

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Christmas is just around the corner but it isn’t too late to pick out the perfect gift for your off roader! Granted, I generally speak of mostly Jeep off roading items but we all know there are many types of off roading vehicles out there so I wanted to make sure I included everyone and every type of off roading vehicle driver in my list of gifts you can get for your special off roading enthusiasts.

This list will include gifts and ideas that are under $25.00 for any off road enthusiasts. If you don’t see something on this list, stay tuned because the next several blogs will be gift ideas for any off-roader!

Digital Tire Gauge $12.99:
As every off roader knows, a tire gauge is essential in deflating your tires to the right pressure for the terrain, and then airing back up before hitting the roads home. If your off roader is tired of trying to read the lines that are in 2 pound increments on those pencil tire gauges then this easy to read and accurate digital tire gauges in half-pound increments is for them! Lower the tire pressure for those off-road trips and then accurately re-inflate them to the safe recommended tire pressure for on-road use. These gauges save fuel and extend tire life. Made of high impact plastic.

Jeep Willys Shot Glasses

Crown Automotive Officially Licensed Jeep Willy’s Shot Glasses – Set of four, $14.95

Air Deflator

Air Deflators $15.95
These air deflators are a must have for any trail vehicle. Airing down your tires increases traction and handling when off-road, but can take forever when you are in a hurry. These air deflators make the job easier so you can get out onto the trail. A key chain ring keeps them close at hand. Constructed of zinc plated steel for durability

If you haven’t found just the right gift off this list, more great ideas in upcoming blogs!!!

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Off roading is one of the most exciting and enjoyable ways to spend a weekend. While off-roading you will encounter beautiful scenery and meet new friends along the trails. It can also be a very demanding sport, which challenges drivers. The trails contain terrain that many drivers have never driven on before, this is why all drivers should follow these guidelines in order to safely return home.

Share Your Plans – It is important that you share your off-roading plans with relatives or friends. This will insure that someone other than you knows your location and the day and time that you plan on returning. If you do not arrive within an acceptable time of when you planned, your friends will be able to provide the location where you planned to off-road.

Have A Backup Vehicle – In the case of your off-roading vehicle becoming damaged beyond repair on the trails, you should always have another vehicle available to use as a backup. Having an extra vehicle will allow you to return home and tow your off-roading vehicle back. You will also be able to pull your vehicle if it should become stuck. A backup vehicle is always a good idea.

Have An Emergency Kit – As prepared as all drivers like to think they are, you never know for sure what may happen on the trail. If a situation arises where you become stuck or injured you will want to have access to an emergency kit. Your emergency kit should be stocked with first aid supplies as well as food and water.

Always Wear A Seatbelt – This is especially important to do while off-roading. The trails that you will be driving on are not as well kept as the roads at home. You and your passengers will be jostled and thrown around on the trail. Wearing a seatbelt will help keep you from becoming injured while driving or in the case of an accident.

These are only a few safety tips to remember, it is our goal to help keep you safe so that you can enjoy your time out on the trails.

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Baltic Adventure Tours


With winter on the horizon, it is time to remind drivers of the dangers of driving in the snow. You never know when a storm can suddenly develop and leave roads a mess, this is why all drivers who live in an area that experiences winter driving conditions should be aware of safety precautions that are necessary if you happen to become trapped in your vehicle. Every weather situation is different but the following safety guidelines apply to all situations and can save your life.

Winter driving conditions offer their own unique type of hazards, which is why drivers should always have a winter survival kit in their vehicles. The survival kit should be loaded with food, clothing, water, an extra cell phone battery and blankets.

The food that you add to your survival kit should be dry packaged foods that will last for a long time. Foods of this nature include granola bars, trail mix, nuts, crackers and some types of candy. If you decide to add canned foods to your emergency kit, make sure that they have a lid that can be easily removed, such as a pull tab. This will allow you to access the food inside without going nuts trying to find a way to open the can. If you are willing to spend a few more dollars, you may want to add MRE meals that are available at military surplus stores as well as outdoor oriented stores.

Your kit should also contain extra clothing that can be used to provide warmth while you are stuck. The extra clothing should consist of boots, gloves, socks a blanket or sleeping bag. If you happen to get wet while venturing outside of your vehicle you will be grateful for the dry change of clothes.

Becoming stranded in the winter can also cause drivers to become dehydrated. It is important to have some extra bottles of water or Gatorade. This will help prevent dehydration. If you do not have access to fresh water, you can always eat snow or allow it to melt in order to drink.

These are just a few tips to help you stay safe in the winter months. Always be prepared and you will survive anything.

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Off road driving is an adrenaline pumping, thrilling way to spend a day. For beginners though, the idea of using your brand new Jeep to climb a large pile of boulders may seem a bit daunting; but if the driver has taken the proper steps in becoming familiar with the capabilities and limitations of their Jeep, they will more than likely attempt a climb on a smaller scale and eventually work their way up to larger and more demanding trails.

All drivers, whether they are experienced or just starting out should always inspect their vehicles before setting off on a new adventure. Drivers should inspect their batter to insure that it is properly fastened and insure that all hoses are in proper working condition. Drivers should also check their oil and other fluids to make sure that they are all at the appropriate level. The next thing that drivers will want to look at is the condition of their tires. The tires on your vehicle should be at the proper pressure and should be in good condition.

Once you’re on the trails, you will want to put your vehicle in 4WD whenever you anticipate a situation arising that will require the use of 4WD. It’s important to use 4WD prior to finding yourself in a situation where you may become stuck, it’s much easier to place your vehicle in 4WD prior to becoming stuck, if you become stuck and need to use your 4WD it may be more difficult to engage and provide you with the needed traction.

Drivers should also know that the answer to overcoming obstacles on the course if not always more power and speed. Most of the time drivers will be able to pull themselves out of sticky situations simply by using the lowest gear available. If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, simply letting the clutch out slowly and letting the vehicle crawl will be enough to help you overcome most obstacles on the trail.

Once drivers are finished enjoying the trails they should take a little time and inspect the trail to notice if they have disturbed or caused any damage to the surrounding area. All drivers are responsible for keeping the trails safe and enjoyable for years to come. If we do not take proper care of the trails we use, we may lose them down the road.

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Rausch Creek Off Road Park provides off-roaders with a fun and legal area to go off-roading. It is open for individuals to use as well as off-road clubs and organizations. The park is located at 453 Molleystown Rd., Tremont, PA 17981. The park offers close to 3,000 acres of trails which range from easy, intermediate and hard trails, bowls and hills. The park also offers free on site camping areas for those who wish to camp and enjoy the scenery. The park is open April – November, there is no need to make a reservation on weekends, there is plenty of room for everyone. Monday – Thursday the park is open by reservation only and all camping requires a reservation to guarantee that you have a spot once you arrive.

If you happen to be in the area on October 8th, you may want to stop in and take part in the Trail Fest. This is event promises to be fun for all levels of off-roaders and spectators. Drivers will have the chance to test their abilities on the park’s trails as well as meet others who share the same passion as they do. If you’re in or near the area, you should definitely stop and check out the event, you will not be sorry.

Rausch Creek Off Road Park is also home to a large glacial deposit known as Rock Creek. This trail begins a few feet from a main access road and extends to over 1,800 feet. At its widest point the deposit is over 150 feet wide. The area is loaded with boulders that are large in size and packed close enough together that hardly any trees have been able to grow in the area. The deposit tests the driving ability of even the most experienced driver, it is challenging and will provide drivers with one of the best climbing tests they will experience.

Rausch Creek Off Road Park has plenty to offer off-roaders of all skill levels. The trails are well designed and provide hours of fun and adventure. Rausch Creek Off Road Park is a site that should be on ever off-roaders list of favorites.

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BFGoodrich, maker of some of the best off-roading tires available on the market today has recently announced that it will partner with Tread Lightly and United Four Wheel Drive Associations to launch the Outstanding Trails program. The Outstanding Trails program will highlight some of the best off-road trails in the country and will be dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of the off-road trails that we all like to enjoy.

With the popularity of off-roading exploding, BFGoodrich thought that it was important to bring some of the best trails to the attention of many off-roaders who may not be familiar with some of them. The program will choose five of the best trails in North America which can range from mountainous terrain to desert trails. All of the trails that are chosen are deemed to be unique and offer the drivers a challenging and enjoyable off-road adventure.

The trails that were chosen this year are five of the best off-roading trails out there. First is Black Bear Pass which is located near Ouray, Colorado. This trail offers beautiful scenery located in the San Juan Mountains. Next is Pyeatt Draw which is a scenic and thrilling trail located in Payson, Arizona. The third trail is Hell’s Revenge which features slick sandstone slopes located in Moab, Utah. Next on the list is Naches Pass which is also known as the Longmire Wagon Train trail lets off-roaders drive over some of the most beautiful mountains in Naches, Washington.

The final trail on the list is Upper Tellico OHV Area, Trail #4 which is located in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina where Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia meet.

The program runs from May through October, BFGoodrich will host several events designed to highlight the different aspects of each trail as well as educate off-roaders on how to responsibly use the off-road trails. BFGoodrich will also give a grant to a selected off-road clubs to help with the costs of associated with conservation of many off-road trails. This is a program that will help keep off-road trails open for years.

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Old and New Ladder Bar


A ladder bar is a type of suspension unit that is installed on 4X4’s to prevent wheel hop on vehicles that have a coil spring. When installed the ladder bar is attached to the rear of the vehicle at the spring perch and is then attached to the chassis in front of the rear tires. When the driver steps on the gas and the vehicle the accelerator is pushed and the tires begin to gain traction. If you have a ladder installed it will prevent the rear tires from hopping up off the pavement. Wheel hopping has been shown to cause damage to the rear end, axles, body and chassis if a ladder bar is not installed.

When installed in an off-road vehicle, a ladder bar is used to provide better traction. By preventing the rear end of the vehicle and the front axle from rotating the 4X4 becomes more stable in situations where poor traction is experienced. The installation of a ladder bar also upgrades the braking system of the vehicle by limiting the amount of slop that a wrapped up axle produces.

The length and placement of the ladder bar controls the vehicles center point. The center point is an imaginary line which runs from the rear axle to the center of the chassis where the top and bottom control arms intersect. By moving the center point closer to the actual center of the vehicle, traction is improved because more downward pressure is placed on the tires. If the ladder bar is placed in a shortened area, the moving of the center will reduce the amount of traction on the vehicle. Placement of the ladder bar is crucial when used in an off-road vehicle, proper placement insures that the suspension will provide better traction and reduce the amount of slipping.

The ladder bar got its name from the design that was chosen. It is constructed of two long bars with several small bars placed in between. The end result is a design that resembles a ladder. A ladder bar tends to be wider at the rear and continues to get smaller as it goes up. A ladder bar is attached to the existing suspension system using helm joints and grade eight bolts. The decision to install a ladder bar is one that only the owner of the vehicle can make; it is up to you to decide if a ladder bar should be installed.

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It may seem a bit soon to begin making plans for events happening next year, but in the case of the Jeepers Jamboree, it’s never too early to start planning. The Jeepers Jamboree is considered by many to be the oldest, largest and toughest Jeep event in the world. It has been broadcast worldwide and has been featured in many magazines and newspapers. Next year’s event promises to be one of the most exciting, the Jeepers Jamboree will be celebrating their 60th anniversary.

The Jeepers Jamboree starts its route in Georgetown, CA. Vehicles will then travel east for over 45 miles over paved and dirt roads. These roads take participants over the dam at Stumpy Meadows and passes through the old cattleman’s stop of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Once the participants have reached Loon Lake, the off-roading adventures begin. Many previous participants can attest to how much fun they have had on the off-roading adventure.

Off-roading on the Rubicon Trail is considered by many off-road enthusiasts to be one of the best off-roading trails. Due to the winter storms that take place yearly, the trail is always changing because of the different ways in which the snow has affected the terrain. There are new and different trails to take advantage of over the rocky sluices and granite slabs that will offer drivers plenty of challenges. The highest speeds that are commonly reached on these trails range from 3 – 5 mph. The route carries drivers across Devil’s Post Pile which is made up of thousands of tons of large boulders and takes drivers past Spider and Buck Island Lakes.

Once driver’s reach Rubicon Springs, they are rewarded with mineral springs and a hotel which provides the sleeping accommodations. At the camping area, drivers will be allowed to mingle and relax while enjoying all of the beautiful scenery the location has to offer. Anyone who decides to participate in next year’s Jeepers Jamboree will not regret their decision. It is a weekend full of off-roading adventures and fun. Start clearing your calendars now; you will not want to miss the chance to participate in the Jeepers Jamboree of 2012.

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