Categories for Offroad Safety

Overland Expo East 2016

By | October 15, 2016 11:25 pm

I had an awesome experience at Overland Expo East last weekend at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the first year the event was held in this location and also a first for me both visiting the Biltmore grounds and the Expo itself. For those that do not know about Overland Expo, it is a great event for learning about Overlanding, Offroad Equipment and Safety,and meeting vendors. The event focuses on providing education for weekend attendees through various classes that range from trip planning, international travel to hands-on winching and safety courses. Day Passes are also available for those not attending classes and there are plenty of vendors showcasing excellent products for your next adventure. You can also leave with plenty of goodies and discounts on gear to make your next Overland or Offroad experience that much more equipped and comfortable. Overlanding is more about the destination, traveling both ... Read More

CB Radio Selection and Buying Guide

By | August 25, 2016 5:15 pm

First off, I’ll preface this just like my other articles. I encourage you to get your Amateur Radio license. CB Radio is a great tool for truck to truck communications, or possibly enjoying making long distance contacts from the top of a mountain in the middle of a clear dark night. I don’t see CB going away any time soon and the debate continues on that subject daily. My disclaimer and suggestion. Even if you get a CB radio, go get your ham radio license. It costs less than $10, and studying to take the test is very simple. With your technician license you can operate both 2 Meter, and 70 Centimeter. ( I know that is a lot of technical mumbo right now) With a radio less than $100 on Amazon you can talk around the world via various radio repeater networks, and the communications quality far exceeds old ... Read More

Product Review: Traction Jack

By | April 29, 2016 3:00 pm

As a part of the team at Offroad Trail Guide, I have been committed to helping offroad enthusiasts find adventure. What happens when that adventure gets into a sticky situation?  Self-recovery is an invaluable skill-set and you’re going to need the right gear to help get you out.  Recently I had the opportunity to test a newer product to the self-recovery market, Traction Jack.   Traction Jack are recovery traction boards similar to other products on the market, except they have one major difference.  They fold in the middle.  That allows them to be more compact than the competitors (25.5 inches) when not in use and longer (51 inches) when opened up.   The compact design means you don’t have to mount them outside the vehicle, making them perfect for more than just offroad.  You can toss them in the trunk of your car on snowy days or a day ... Read More

Off-Road Driving and Safety Tips

By | December 9, 2013 2:37 am

By Mac Demere/autoMedia.com Going off roading? Here are your choices:  Carry your stuff on your back; walk beside a mule with your stuff on its back; ride in comfort with your stuff in the back of a four-wheel-drive. The speed will be about the same. If you drive much faster than a walking pace there’s a chance you’ll be forced into the first option. As a teenager, I wanted to cross a muddy section of field in a two-wheel-drive pickup on near-bald tires. I assessed that my only hope was speed. (If you ever say, “My only hope is … ” know that the rest of the sentence is ”a miracle.”) When the old Ford hit the swampy strip, it sunk floorboard-deep into the mud and came to a near-instant stop. The rear tires must have come off the ground because I feared it was about to flip forward.Here are ... Read More