Testing the IcyBreeze® Air Conditioner and Cooler

The IcyBreeze® is a portable air conditioner and cooler.  We tested the IcyBreeze® at Moab and Reno as spring temperatures reached as high as 90 degrees F.  Rusty, our Border Collie, helped test* the IcyBreeze®’s cooling effectiveness! Note:  The Rusty cooling tests were under constant supervision.  Rusty’s health is always foremost.  He likes his travel crate for naps […]

2017 Superwinch Strike Ravine Run During Moab EJS

Superwinch® and Barlow Adventures led an enthusiastic group of four-wheelers up the middle Strike Ravine Trail to Area BFE.  Nena Barlow’s expertise and guiding experience made for a fun, safe and informative run!   Superwinch® rolled out the new EXP series winch at the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.  Scott Salmon, VP of Marketing (at […]

Nena Barlow Demonstrates the Pull Pal Anchor

Nena Barlow operates Barlow Adventures at Moab and Sedona. Her 4×4 guiding and recovery tools include the Pull Pal land anchor.  At the Dunes south of Moab, Nena uses a Pull Pal and Superwinch® EXP winch to quickly free a Jeep® JK Wrangler from a barren, sandy slope.  See why Pull Pal is a “must” companion […]

Nena Barlow Demonstrates the Bug Out Rack

During the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari week, Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures shares details about the Original Bug Out Rack. The rack attaches to a remotely mounted spare tire and offers extra storage space for back country 4×4 travel. Barlow Adventures at Moab and Sedona has a rental fleet of 30 Jeep 4x4s.  Nena […]

Bill Burke of 4-Wheeling America Discusses BFG KM2 Tires

4-Wheeling America is known worldwide for Bill Burke’s four-wheel driver training and vehicle recovery courses. Bill participated in the famous Camel Trophy and has been a trainer for 30 years. For the last 27 years, Bill Burke has depended upon B.F. Goodrich® Tires for his four-wheeling, and he knows each tread design well. In this […]

Bill Burke of 4-Wheeling America Demonstrates Proper Winch Use

Bill Burke earned his chance to compete at the legendary Camel Trophy and went on to create 4-Wheeling America. A world renown 4-wheel-drive instructor, guide and vehicle recovery expert, Bill trains corporate, military and recreational users at off-road driving, safety and vehicle recovery. In this demonstration of winching, Bill Burke begins with the judgment call that […]

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari at Anza-Borrego and Truckhaven! The annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari is a legendary four-wheel drive and OHV event. In this HD video series, 4WD Mechanix Magazine caught the late winter action at the 2014 gathering, activities for the whole family in the Anza-Borrego Desert at Ocotillo Wells!  See the TDS […]

Visiting Twin Lakes and Bridgeport Valley

Twin Lakes has been a favorite place for our family since the late 1950s. The Lower and Upper Lakes have a distinct view of ‘The Crags’, and the paved road from Bridgeport, California and U.S. Highway 395 is just a 13 mile drive. Early fall is the perfect time to experience the Eastern Sierra High Country, and […]

Halfway Club for Great Italian Food at Reno, Nevada

Like other travelers, we enjoy a meal out. Casale’s Halfway Club has been a Reno and old U.S. Highway 40 landmark for 80 years. Family owned since 1937, the Halfway Club provides a friendly, welcoming stop for locals and travelers.  The traditional Italian restaurant and its classic bar take guests back to a time that puts […]

4WD Mechanix Magazine Travel: Exploring Bodega Bay

As our dry, hot summer at Nevada’s high desert eked on, we were overdue for a trip to the coast and some fresh salt air. Our 30′ Alumascape trailer in tow behind the Ram 3500 truck, we traversed the Sierra Range, crossed the Sacramento Valley, drove through the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country and wound our way to the Sonoma Coast […]

Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center

West of Elko, Nevada, the California Trail Interpretive Center offers historical and cultural insight into the westward migration of the American Pioneers. Equally interesting is the history and cultural look into the lives of Native American peoples that inhabited the Great Plains and the Great Basin. Artifacts, lifelike displays and glimpses into the terrain and […]

2016 Moab EJS: Charlene Bower Announces Ladies Co-Driver Challenge

BFG® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs provided an evening event for four-wheeler guests at Grandpa’s Garage during the 2016 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Week. During the night’s announcements, Charlene Bower of Bower Media invited women four-wheelers to join her as a co-driver in three pending competitive events. The competitive events include the Reno […]

2016 Moab EJS: BFG Presents the Outstanding Trails Awards Winners

Each year, BFGoodrich® Tires presents the Outstanding Trails Awards to clubs that contribute the greatest energy toward a trail maintenance and improvement project. Their proactive efforts help keep our off-pavement access available. The optimal place for giving out awards is Moab EJS, and this year was the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari. On […]

2016 Moab EJS Area BFE/BFG Fun Run

2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari. BFG Tires partnered with Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs to help 4×4 guests celebrate at Area BFE. Easter came early this year, and the event day included freezing cold, blowing snow and overcast. The four-wheelers were not deterred, and everyone had a good time! […]

Bill Burke’s 4-Wheeling America Leads the Superwinch and Bestop Run at 2016 Moab Easter Jeep Safari

In this HD video coverage, Superwinch and 4-Wheeling America head up a group run at the 2016 Moab Easter Jeep Safari. 4-Wheeling America is known worldwide for Bill Burke’s four-wheel driver training and vehicle recovery courses. Bill has been a trainer for 30 years, using Superwinch equipment since his participation in the famous Camel Trophy. […]

N4WDA and Local 4×4 Clubs Clean Up El Dorado Canyon

N4WDA Calls on Local 4×4 Clubs for an El Dorado Canyon Clean Up!   On May 18, 2014, the Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association joined ranks with the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association for a major Pine Nut Range clean up. N4WDA enlisted the help of 4×4 volunteers from the Sierra Stompers and Komstock Krawlerz […]

USFS and Off-Road Community Volunteers Protect Dog Valley

U.S. Forest Service and Off-Road Volunteers Protect Dog Valley On June 14, 2014, U.S. Forest Service staff and local volunteers collaborated on a project at Dog Valley near Verdi, Nevada/California. Within the Toiyabe National Forest, the pristine meadow land had been threatened by careless users. Volunteer workers from the Nevada 4WD Association, Hills Angels 4×4 […]

HD Video: 2012 Camp Wamp

Six HD Videos: Camp Wamp—CCYC Camp Nejedly for Disabilities Youth! Here, Camp Wamp Kids, with the close assistance of dedicated staff, take on a water challenge at Hawley Lake. Activities aim at bolstering confidence and meeting challenges. Campers learn new skills and better ways to face challenges! (Videos can be viewed at full-screen and set […]

BFG KO2 All-Terrain Tires for a Lifted Jeep XJ Cherokee 4×4

The magazine’s 1999 Jeep® XJ Cherokee is representative of a well equipped, dual-purpose, rough trail, daily driven 4×4! We have run BFG® KO All-Terrain T/A® tires on this SUV for years. The newer KO2 design that we tested at Baja, Mexico in 2013 has now become our top tire pick. See the new LT285R75x16 LRE […]

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

HD Videos: 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

HD Videos: The 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! The four HD videos below include 2012 event trail action plus interviews with the Vets and WFTW organizers…There is additional coverage available at the magazine’s HD Video Network for the 2010 and 2011 WFTW Rubicon Super Events. For details, see the playlists at the ‘4WD News & Event Channel’ and the ‘4WD […]

Variety of Information Available at 4WD Mechanix Magazine!

Find hundreds of tech articles and High Definition videos right here!…Discover the 4WD Mechanix ‘Tech and Travel’ Forums—No login for forum guests! Performing work on a 4×4 truck, Jeep®, SUV, ATV or dirt/dual sport motorcycle? Need reliable answers to your technical questions or advice on upgrade equipment that works? Mark Greene interviews Moses Ludel as […]

Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

The Honda XR650R is best known for its dominance of open desert racing and successive wins in the Baja 1000, beginning with its launch in 2000 through the 2009 period. (Some still race this bike, though Honda abandoned production after model year 2007.) Iconic, the XR650R starred in the cult classic documentary “Dust to Glory!”…Having […]

Why I Keep This 30-year-old Honda XR350R Motorcycle

     Moses Ludel has owned and ridden this four-stroke 1984 Honda XR350R since the mid-‘nineties.  The magazine also features a Honda XR650R motorcycle that serves as a dual-sport video filming platform.      Both of these four-valve, single cylinder four-stroke “thumper” motorcycles deliver the performance and reliability that is characteristic of a four-stroke dirt […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

“A Jeep® Life”byMoses Ludel Nevada’s Washoe County Road 34 near the Black Rock Desert playa leads from Gerlach to the Sheldon Antelope Range. By late May, the snow-capped Granite Mountains become Jeep four-wheel drive country!     Piercing white headlamp beams shot through the Ponderosa boughs, starkly silhouetting the quaking aspen grove. Droning steadily, the feisty ‘Hurricane’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Travel & Adventure Channel

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Travel & Adventure Channel

4WD Travel & Adventure Channel Playlist! View the 4WD Travel & Adventure Channel for tips on travel, safety, destination four-wheeling and exciting places to take your family four-wheeling—in a sensibly equipped, trail ready Jeep 4WD vehicle!      Jeep 4WD Travel & Overland Adventure! This introduction page opens the outdoor, overland trails and travel section. For […]

Outdoor Lifestyle Articles and Columns

Outdoor Lifestyle Articles and Columns

Owning a 4×4 or Dirt Bike Means Living an Outdoor Lifestyle!      Moses guides this Jeep 4×4 across a fast-moving stream crossing. Cody Lundin occupies the passenger seat during this segment of the survival workshop. Participant Dan Patterson steers his Wrangler Rubicon TJ into the swift, springtime run-off at Desert Creek, Nevada.    Learn more about Cody […]