DIY Tailgate Table Utensil/Tool Organizer

The completed project, mounted to the Trailgator Tailgate Table

The Trailgater Tailgate Table is one of my favorite additions to my Jeep for camping. I use it for three meals a day, and sometimes even as a workbench. My cutlery and small tools have been floating around in Tupperware containers taking up the limited storage space I have in the Jeep. I wanted them to be very handy to the table, and I wanted to … [Read more...]

Tire Selection – BFG KO2 All-Terrain

Africa bound JK with BFgoodrich KO2 All-Terrain 34x10.5r17 tires

Wheel and tire choice to drive 80,000 miles around remote Africa is an extremely important decision. I expect to drive tens of thousands of miles on extremely rough terrain, and I expect to encounter basically every surface possible - from good highways to sand, mud, rocks, snow, rain and severely broken up paved roads with potholes, nails and … [Read more...]

The Return of Gitchee Gumee – Field Reporter

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Luke won our JPFreek Field Reporter Program for March with his submission on a Canadian wheeling trip and receives a $50 Extreme Terrain gift card. Submit your story today for your chance to win! By: Luke Davis In the last weekend of September 2015, a small group of rigs headed up to Blueberry hills campground near Goulais River in Northern … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Hood Lock Install

Rivet the hood lock in place

All Jeep Wranglers need a lock for the hood to stop prying fingers getting at the goodies in your engine bay. Bolt Locks make a lock specifically designed for the JK, and it uses your factory Jeep ignition key. It’s less than half the price of the official lock, so it’s an easy choice. The Bolt Lock is extremely sturdy and works really well, I … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Isolated Dual Batteries

Dual Optima D31 batteries, Painless Performance Solenoid and Nemesis Industries Dual Battery Tray

Isolated dual batteries are a must in any Overland vehicle. The setup looks complicated and difficult in photos, though it’s actually very simple. Having two batteries means one can be used only to start the vehicle (let’s call this battery the “Engine Battery”) and the other can be used for all your electrical needs like a fridge, camp lights, … [Read more...]

Team JPFreek Takes on the Rebelle Rally

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On to the Rebelle Rally! We just added a new section to JPFreek.com for Team JPFreek's effort to tackle the Rebelle Rally in October! Check out the details about the rally, the teammates and the '82 Jeep Scrambler they'll be driving over this brand new women-only, seven-day off-road race using just a compass and paper maps! Our team needs … [Read more...]

Broken Axle Housing Lessons

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Clara was my 2009 Rubicon Unlimited, with C-gussets and lower control arm skids on her factory Dana 44 axle housing. She was wearing a 2.5” Teraflex suspension and factory BFG KM1’s at the time of the incident described here.   “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his … [Read more...]

Parade of Jeeps – Field Reporter

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By: Stephanie Ambabo If you're looking for something fun to do with your Jeep or Jeep club, find a local parade!  Many parades love to have Jeeps on board for their events and Jeepers usually love to participate.  This is the Milan (Michigan) Christmas parade, which brings thousands of families out to watch the lights, floats and … [Read more...]

Rebelle Rally: First Ever U.S. Off-road Navigation Rally Raid

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JPFreek is thrilled to share the announcement of the Rebelle Rally, the first-ever women's off-road, multi-day, navigation rally raid using paper maps and compasses (no GPS or cellphones). Based on the idea behind the incredible Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in Morocco, this rally will be held in the southwest U.S. in October 2016 and is open to the … [Read more...]