Landtank Seat Modification for FZJ80 Land Cruiser

June 30, 2008

I used this last weekend to add the Landtank seat modification to our two FZJ80’s. It’s quite a job so if you need to do it I’d suggest doing them all at once. Both my wife and I are over six feet tall and the standard seat placement is needs just a couple moreinches. Here […]

4×4 Automotive Laptop Setup Version 2

June 25, 2008

I’ve been running this setup since 2006 with good reliability (photo above is inside a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80). I’m often asked which applications I’m running, so here they are: Here’s the list of software applications I run on the laptop: TOPO!: Provides detailed topographic maps. Great for planning trips. Plus most all of […]

Mojave Road Project April 25-27 Conservation Project

April 23, 2008

The South District of CA4WDC will host a conservation and rehabilitation project April 25 – 27 on the Mojave Road in conjunction with the National Park Service. The project will be on the portion of the Mojave Road that goes around Piute Hill to the south following the old AT&T Underground Telephone Cable Route.  The […]

SPOT Personal Satellite Messenger and Tracker

November 17, 2007

Imagine you are camping, hiking, mountain-biking, climbing or off-roading somewhere. Disaster strikes and you or someone with you is injured. Globalstar’s SPOT is designed to help you in this situation and give you peace of mind  when traveling in remote areas. I just activated my SPOT this evening. All that was required was to register […]

Mojave Interop Trip

September 23, 2007

I live in Pasadena and needed to go to a trade show in Las Vegas. I thought to myself, heck, one of my favorite places, the Mojave National Preserve is on the way. I’ll take the long way and drive though the Mojave National Preserve each way on my trip. Perhaps add a drive on […]

Mojave Interop Trip

July 28, 2007

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The Wilderness Train

July 23, 2007

The Wilderness TrainSize Does Matter & Beware of TurtlesBy Del & Stacie Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition Imagine a huge diesel powered locomotive lumbering steadily down the railroad tracks with that big headlight beam pointed right in your eyes as you watch it coming closer and closer. You can feel the ground shaking from the sheer weight […]

Mojave National Preserve Adventure With The Kids

May 29, 2007

We found a weekend this month (April 2007) with no other plans. My wife was going out of town for her niece’s graduation so I decided to take my kids camping in the Mojave National Preserve.  We were gone Friday night until Sunday. I decided we would go to Mid Hills Campground since it was […]

Go Green in Your Outdoor Recreation

May 3, 2007

From Del Albright, some good suggestions: "Ok, don’t shoot me, but I want to suggest a type of “Go Green” for four-wheeling and other types of motorized recreation.  If you’re a regular reader of Del Albright, you know I’m not anything related to a “greenie” or anti-access radical protectionist – in fact, I’m the opposite.  […]

Big Horn Sheep in the Anza Borrego Desert

April 7, 2007

We went camping this last weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert. For the past few years, we’ve been doing lots of camping in the desert. I’ve always wanted to see a Big Horn Sheep. When we arrived at the trail head to hike into Palm Canyon we were told that big Horn Sheep had been […]