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War Wagon 2.0

One thing no one can deny about the Jeep community is that they are more than just a community, they are family.  Since my involvement with XtremeTerrain I have had the pleasure to see and connect with fellow jeepers who never stop to amaze me with their connectedness, no matter the miles that separate, it still feels like family.  I have seen relationships develop into marriages due to the couples love for off roading, I have seen bonds become so strong, and I have seen the kindness and generosity amongst the fellow jeepers that goes beyond any other community so large.  With that being said, I want to share with everyone the story of Peter Bushacker that truly represents the depth of kinship that flows among Jeepers.

One day, a couple weeks back, I came across a post of a Jeep picture while strolling like I do to find interesting posts or pictures to share with everyone.  This picture was either posted on Camp Crocker’s page or Peter’s.  I do not recall, but the story not only caught my eye, but my heart as well.  It is a very inspiring story and one that represents just how wonderful the Jeep community is.  Allow me to share this story with you now, through Peter’s words.

Peter shared with us this story about how Camp Crocker, another very avid Jeep off roader and owner of COP4x4 came into his life

Peter Bushacker

Peter Bushacker

Peter is a 31 year old veteran of active duty army.  He served for over 7 years on active duty total time. Peter’s military career started out as a military police officer stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. His stay was suppose to be for two years, but he extended it for another year so he could go in military support operations in Kosovo to aid in helping keep the peace in the war torn country. When he came off rotation from his deployment he requested to go to military police investigator school.  Peter attended MPI school at Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri for 4 months to be trained. He then returned to his desired base in Fort Hood Texas where he carried out the duties as a plain clothes active duty investigator.

Peter did a total of 5 years doing all of this in his first enlistment. After Peter’s term was up, he re-enlisted to go to school to be a supply sergeant.  He was quickly accepted went to Fort Lee, Virginia.  After a very short training period, he was assigned to the 101st airborne division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  After a few month of being there, he was deployed to Iraq. Peter had been married prior to all this and a father of two, so this deployment was tougher on him emotionally than ones in the past.  With a sad heart, he proudly went off to serve his country in Iraq.  While deployed in Iraq, Peter started to notice extremely painful pangs in his chest, neck, arm, and left shoulder blade area. Peter sought aid several times on base and was told by the doctors that they felt that my coating on my long thoracic nerve was eaten away, by what know one knew, not even to this day.  However, it was something that could not be reversed and was going to be an ongoing depilating issue.  The military medevac’d Peter out of Iraq and took him back to Fort Campbell where they attempted to fix the issue without any luck.  It was at this time Peter received a medical discharge with an Honorable discharge with combat related injuries.

Life for Peter after returning to the civilian life was tough.  Peter was unable to hold down any type of employment for any length of time and begun to notice psychological problems sneaking up on him.  Peter sought help for the psychological issues he was having with the Department of Veteran Affairs where he took a battery of tests to find out what he was experiencing was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) along with several other issues.  With the thoracic issue and PTSD, Peter is currently listed as a disabled veteran.

Camp Crocker

Camp Crocker

Peter, residing in San Antonio Texas did not know the man that would make such a huge impact in his life, however as fate would have it, the meeting of Camp Crocker would have its way.  Peter shared with us how this fateful meeting occurred and the process of the events that impacted his life so positively.

“How it all started with Camp was like this, there was a man named Nate Young.  He and my wife actually use to go to school together up in Wisconsin. After school they went their different ways and it wasn’t until like about a year ago they found each other again on Facebook.  My wife introduced me to Nate on Facebook and I asked to be his friend and talk jeep stuff together.

Kraken Vs. Big Red

Kraken Vs. Big Red

Well one day he posted a picture of Camp Crocker’s big red rig on Facebook and he shared it with me and said when you are ready for some serious upgrades this is the guy to see. So I was like awesome. And when I saw the picture I just sat and stared it was so cool. So I just commented on Camps’ picture not even knowing the guy and said that is a very awesome rig one day I will get mine looking like that. Next thing I knew, Camp sent me a private message and ask me to please tell me a little more about yourself. So I did, and then next thing I knew, Camp had arranged for a semi truck to come to Texas to pick up my stock jeep and had it brought to his shop in Sedona Arizona.  Camp, along with most of the big time sponsors gave him parts to create what is now known as War Wagon 2.0.

War Wagon 2.0

War Wagon 2.0

After Camp built it he flew me, my wife, and our two girls to Phoenix to unveil it. He had white sheets cover my rig when I arrived to the shop. We then took it trail riding in Sedona.  It was then that Camp presented me with a big metal can full of money that was donated to make our trip back to Texas the next day. Since then I, I consider Camp to be a very dear friend, not for what he did for me and our family as much as the for the generosity and kindness he showed us – total strangers to start with and now a person I consider to not only be a great inspirational person, a great man, and a great friend with some incredible talent.

What all Camp Crocker did to my Jeep:

  • 37″ Falkner tires on 18″ Black Rhino custom wheels
  • 52″ LED light bar by Rigid Industries and 2, 3″ LED lights on the bumper by Rigid.
  • 10,000 lbs. Winch from Bulldog
  • Custom billet style door handles made by COP 4×4 all the way around the Jeep.
  • Custom rock sliders by COP 4×4
  • Side Armor Plating
  • 4″ Lift Kit and all suspension work by TeraFlex.
  • Custom Black Diamond Fabrication Grill Inserts first pair to ever go on a Jeep Wrangler I might add.
  • Custom grab handles by surprise straps all interior of the rig.
  • Airaid high performance cold air intake and throttle body spacer
  • Drake hood latches
  • Hemi hood painted to match
  • LOD front stinger style stubby bumper with winch plate
  • Asfir 4×4 rear bumper and tire carrier.
  • It had a high performance transmission cooler and engine oil cooler as well.
  • Custom vinyl decals work all around tailored just for me.

And he did all of this free of charge and called the project “Let’s Build a Soldier a Jeep”.  Camp Crocker is an amazing guy with a heart of gold for veterans that have served. I wouldn’t have believed in a million years that I would ever have a Jeep to this magnitude. I feel I have a very blessed life, regardless of my medical difficulties.  I have my family, great friends, an amazing friend in Camp Crocker, and my Jeep.  Who could ask for more?

The reason I wanted to share my story was to share with not just the Jeep community, but everyone, what a wonderful generous and kind hearted thing Camp Crocker did for me and my family.  I will be forever grateful”.

Videos of War Wagon 2.0:

Before Camp Crocker

Stock 2011 JK, Trees Ranch, Texas

After Camp Crocker

The Grand Unveiling of War Wagon 2.0

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Florida is full of ways to be entertained, from water parks, beaches and theme parks there is something that will appeal to everyone.  It is also a great place for off-roading with many different parks to choose from, to make your decision easier we’re listing a few parks that may appeal to many Jeep drivers.

  • Tri-State Off Road Park – This off-road park is located off Highway 20 in Clarksville, Fl.    It offers Deep Mud Bog Holes and a Consistency Park.  Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.  The park opens at 10 a.m. and closes at dusk.
  • Triple Canopy Ranch – Triple Canopy Ranch is located at 16950 County Road 630 Lake Wales, Fl.  The park has over 425 acres of trails, pits, circle track, obstacle course and a side by side track.  You can also camp at the park and get the most out of your visit, and if your Jeep should experience any trouble there is also an on-site vendor available for all of your repair needs.
  • Hard Rock Off Road Park – This park is located in Ocala, Fl. and boasts a section devoted to Jeeps and other off road vehicles.  The park is open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.  Cost is $25 per day per vehicle.  Camping is also available for $20 per day with water and electrical hook-ups.  There are also hotels located nearby for those who would prefer not to camp onsite.
  • Revolution The Off Road Experience – Is located at 4000 State Road 33 Clermont, FL 34714.  It features 220 acres of great trails and attractions and even includes a private 65 acre Trophy Bass fishing lake.  Guided tours will take everyone from beginners to experienced drivers through trails.  This park has a lot to offer and even if you’re not into off-roading you can always enjoy the great fishing available.  Reservations are required to ensure that everyone has a great experience.

These are only a few of the many off-roading parks Florida has to offer, from what I’ve seen all of these parks look great and anyone who visits should find plenty of trails to explore and enjoy.  All of these parks offer great trails and other challenging courses for all Jeep drivers at any skill level.  If you would like more information on any of the parks listed above, please visit their websites.

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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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If you’re new to the world of off roading, you may be hearing some terms that you’re not familiar with. These terms tend to be used by off roaders who have years of experience or have been involved in the sport longer than you have. Below we are going to be giving you some of the most common terms along with their meanings so that you can understand what everyone is talking about and you won’t feel embarrassed if you aren’t sure what a term means.

  • Aftermarket – Is a term that is generally used to describe parts that were installed on a Jeep after it was purchased. Most aftermarket parts are used to modify the Jeep’s appearance and performance.
  • Built Rig – This term refers to a modified vehicle that offers better performance than when it was in stock form.
  • Locking Differentials – Also called lockers, refers to differentials that improve a Jeep’s ability to maneuver in low traction environments. Locking differentials or lockers essentially lock both the right and left wheels of an axle together providing the Jeep with better traction.
  • Solid or Straight Axle – A solid axle suspension system works as a single unit, including the drive shafts. Benefits of a solid axle or live axle as it is sometimes called, is that ground clearance below the axle stays the same when going over rocks or logs. Solid axles also allow for better traction because the wheels stay on the ground.
  • Traction – This term refers to the amount of traction between two surfaces. The better your traction, the better your vehicle will perform.
  • Tire Bead – Tire bead refers to the edge of the tire that sits into the wheel rim creating an air tight seal. Once the tire is inflated and a seal is created the term sealing the bead can be used.
  • Beadlock – When off roading the bead of a tire may become damaged. When climbing rocks or other obstacles the best results are often obtained when the tires are at a lower tire pressure. The drawback to lowering the pressure in your tires is that it compromises the bead. A device known as bead lock can be used to hold the tire to wheel, which enables the tire to hold load and maintain pressure.
  • Ground Clearance – This term refers to the amount of space between the ground and the lowest point of your vehicle.

These are only a few terms to help you better understand what everyone is talking about out on the trails.

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A dead man anchor is a technique to use if your Jeep ever becomes stuck and cannot push or pull your way out. You may have a winch installed on your Jeep, but if there is nothing to attach it to, you may think that you’re out of luck and will have to hope that another vehicle follows the same the path you did. If you don’t feel like waiting, you may have to prepare yourself for some digging.

To dig a dead man anchor, you will need to use a shovel that you have packed as part of your emergency supply kit. The size of the hole you will need to dig depends on the size and weight of your Jeep and how severely you are stuck. Remember the deeper the hole, the stronger your anchor will be. The minimum depth of your hole should be deep enough to hold your spare tire and rim.

You will want to dig the hole directly in line with your Jeep and far enough away from your stuck vehicle that you can spool out a decent length of cable. To make sure that your hole is far enough away, you may want to measure out some cable before you start digging. Measuring first will make sure that you have the right spot for your dead man anchor.

Next you will want to look around for a heavy object which will serve as your anchor. This could be a large log, rock or if you have nothing around you can use your spare tire. Once you have located an object to serve as your anchor you will want to attach a chain to the anchor and bury it deep inside the hole and angled away from your Jeep for the greatest amount of resistance. When burying your anchor, make sure that you have filled all of the open areas with dirt and then pack it down as solidly as you can get it.

Now you will want to attach your winch to the chain that you have placed around your anchor. Once you have connected your winch to the anchor, you can now start to pull your Jeep. The anchor should give you enough resistance to free your vehicle. Once you have gotten your Jeep free, you will want to dig up your anchor and remove the chain. If you used your spare tire you will want to clean it off before placing it back in your Jeep.

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