We talk to Ian Smith, Grumpy on 4x4earth, and discuss the amazing work that he has led with members of Earth to put in bollards, fire pits and to build a Gazebo at O'Tooles Campground, a favorite camping spot for 4 wheel drivers in the region. In danger of being closed because of hoons wrecking the grounds, Grumpy and team have made a huge contribution for all 4x4 drivers and campers using the area.
Grumpy organised for the materials to be donated, worked with DEPI, and run the working bees to get the work done that has made O'Tooles a much better place and ensured that these campgrounds will be kept open.
This is a fantastic model for 4 wheel drivers looking to keep infrastructure available for all of us to enjoy. Have a listen, have a think and hopefully do the same thing in your back yard to keep open the tracks and campgrounds that we all love.
In this episode we interview Jason Lock from TJM to learn how to properly and safely use a Snatch Strap. Used poorly, Snatch Straps can kill, so it is really important that you know exactly what you are doing to avoid killing or injuring yourself or someone else, as well as avoiding damage to your vehicle.
We also look at what to look at in a snatch strap and what brands to avoid.
Our first Track covers the story of my first trip out in my Jeep Patriot and we are going to cover off on all of the mistakes that I made on my first trip out. There was a lot of them, including the vehicle ending up on the back of a truck, going back to Jeep for repairs! More importantly we will go over some great tips to help you be much better preparing to go offroad in your 4x4!
In this track we learn about the story of 4x4earth, how it all started and how we want to spread our love of 4 wheel driving and enjoying the great outdoors. We go over the early days of the forum, talk about a couple of the early mods. We also discuss our tracks map, with over 1,000 4WD tracks to explore.
I'll also discuss my 4WD. What mods I've done and want I wan to do to my BT-50.
We also look at why 4 wheel driving is so important for many country towns. Enjoy!