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Red River Gorge

I recently went on a trip to Kentucky for some unbelievable sport climbing at Red River Gorge where I found out why everyone in the climbing gym I train with has a Miguel’s Pizza T-shirt, enjoyed some beautiful 70 degree weather, and climbed a 5.11c sport route. But more importantly I had a great time and made memories that will last me a lifetime with my friends. The trip to Red River Gorge began Friday March 18th, 2011 with packing the SUV and heading to the gym where we met up with some friends that knew the way. So promptly Continue Reading → Red River Gorge

1-Ton Steering

Recently I bought JCROFFROAD 1 Ton Steering for my Jeep Grand Cherokee hoping to fix a bunch of problems that I have been having. Some of the problems that I have been getting is that when I hit a bump in the road at 55mph+ the Jeep wants to go in a different direction for a split second because of the Y steering linkage that comes with the jeep from the factory jeep changes the toe of the tires as the suspension cycles up and down. Also there is a lot of slop because of  the 6.5 inches of suspension Continue Reading → 1-Ton Steering

SOTO Pocket Torch

*Update – The pocket torch broke after a while in my backpack which was disappointing. It work great, just wasn’t design to take abuse. I wouldn’t recommend buying it until the make a stronger model.* A while back I went to REI and stumbled upon the SOTO Pocket Torch used for igniting and I have been meaning to a write post on it because this thing is so handy. Basically the whole point of a SOTO Hand Held Pocket Torch boils down to not  having to bother with butane for fuel and instead using cheap disposable lighters. Other befits include Continue Reading → SOTO Pocket Torch

Backing up DVD’s and Blu-Ray's

I have been on a quest for the perfect back-up of my movies for a while now and I keep finding what I think is the best, but I always find an even better way. Now it may be a big leap in confidence to say I have finally found the best way back-up movies, but when I have “The Bourne Ultimatum” stored on my hard drive at a total of 863mb, under 1 gigabyte, it is hard to argue. The quality is the same as the DVD and I have extensively gone back and forth between the two versions Continue Reading → Backing up DVD’s and Blu-Ray's

Super 8.8 Installed

It has been a couple of days since the Super 8.8 kit was installed on my Grand Cherokee and I got to say I’m loving it.  The vibrations have stopped, the axle width is the same as the stock now, the rear end seems more responsive at speed, and the quality/strength is over-the-top. The installation was smooth except for having a lug-nut that refused to come off resulting in me destroying one of my TJ Rubicon Moab Rims. I’m not about to do my own write of a “how-to” on this kit since the ones from the manufacturer is just Continue Reading → Super 8.8 Installed

Leaky Ford 8.8

In preparation for the coming winter, I have been fixing up my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have known about a leaky rear axle seal on my Ford 8.8 for a little while, which I figured was because someone overfilled it, and thought the problem would take care of its self. To my dismay, it didn’t and now I think I have a bent axle shaft in there, which lead me to purchase a “Super Ford 8.8 Axle System” from 4wheelerssupply. The kit claims to make the axle 35% stronger than previously in stock form, but the strength isn’t why I Continue Reading → Leaky Ford 8.8

Got a Sticker in the Mail

Got this sweet Mammut Sticker in the mail from Mammut’s Facebook page that they were giving away for free. The cool part is that this isn’t some run of the mill sticker, it is a very high quality sticker and the material seems to be made out of similar the nylon in the backpacks Mammut makes. And since I really enjoy Mammut gear and want to show my support of them, it took me a while to decide where to stick it. After thinking about it for a while I choose the back of my Jeep with hopes that people Continue Reading → Got a Sticker in the Mail

Dream Jeep: Part 3

Next up on my dream Jeep Wrangler 2006 LJ Rubicon list of parts are the Bumpers and Tire Carrier. The possibilities are endless in this class but I have been able to decide on one particular style. When I began comparing all the bumpers out there I kept seeing the design as this huge bumper that weight a lot and look they would be easy to get hanged up on. While it may be nice to have a massive bumper on the Jeep, it just isn’t my style. Things like gas mileage, vehicle weight, and approach angle mean a bigger Continue Reading → Dream Jeep: Part 3

Dream Jeep: Part 2

A while back I mentioned a part that would be on my dream Jeep Wrangler 2006 LJ Rubicon, which is the Advance Adapter Rubicrawler and you can read that post here. To get on track with the next item in a list of items for my dream Jeep that I plan to update more frequently is from GenRight Off-Road. GenRight is know for their amazing fabrication skills with metal, specifically tig welding. So what is this part I desire? The  Hi-Fender Tube Kit – LJ from GenRight. This fender kit is the most important part of my Dream Jeep because Continue Reading → Dream Jeep: Part 2

Camping Devil's Lake

On June 11, 2010, I drove north on I-90/94 to Devil’s Lake State Park to camp, hike, and rock climb in Baraboo, WI. The park is known for it Quartzite rock that rises out of the ground 500Ft. forming bluffs that surround Devil’s lake. The Winnebago Native Americans called the lake “Ta-wa-cun-chuck-dah” which translated correctly means Spirit Lake or Sacred Lake, but for the sake of attracting tourist, the translation chosen was Devil’s Lake. I recommend reserving a site months in advance of your planned date because the sites fill up quickly, by clicking here. Even though all the sites Continue Reading → Camping Devil's Lake

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