DIY 4×4 Drinking Water Tank, Pump, Filtration and Treatment

Straps made and fitted to tank, lined with foam weather sealing

Overland vehicles require a way to carry drinking water, preferably a minimum of 10 gallons, or more. Ideally, for International Overland Travel, they will also have a reliable way to filter and treat water to ensure purity and removal of bacteria when only water of questionable quality is available for refilling. I designed and built a custom … [Read more...]

JK Transfer Case Cable Dropout Prevention

JK Transfer Case Cable Fix

A helpful tip from editor Diane Zalman on how to ensure your Jeep JK transfer case cable doesn't drop out of its bracket on the trail, leaving you lying on your back in the mud, rock and/or dirt to shift your transfer case. In JK Wranglers (and '03-'06 Rubicon TJ/LJs), the NV241 or NV241OR transfer-case shift cable is held into place with a cheap … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Rugged Ridge – New Console Covers for 2002-2016 Wranglers

Rugged Ridge Center Console Cover

Rugged Ridge announced new All-Terrain Center Console Covers for 2002-2006 Jeep TJ/LJ and 2007-2016 JK Wranglers. Is your armrest torn up from years of brutal use or do you want to add a cover to your newer Jeep to prevent damage? This may be just the ticket. Cover up that console The All-Terrain Covers are designed to prevent the accelerated … [Read more...]

ICON Vehicle Dynamics Jeep Wrangler JK 4.5-6″ Coilover Conversion System

ICON Vehicle Dynamics 4.5-6" Coilover Conversion Kit

We saw the new ICON 4.5" - 6" Coilover Conversion kit and Jeep in person at SEMA and it made our list of the best new parts from the show. It looks incredibly well sorted and provides a great stance. ----- The ICON 4.5-6” Coilover Conversion System includes fabricated front coilover towers with lower shock mounts, a one-piece fabricated rear … [Read more...]

New Daystar JK A-Pillar Switch Panel

Daystar's new A-Pillar Switch Panel

Interesting new option from Daystar for Freeks looking to add easy-to-reach switches to their JK. Get just the panel if you already have switches or get one loaded with Daystar's quality illuminated rocker switches. From Daystar on their new A-pillar switch panel: Mount your auxiliary switches up and out of the way with the Daystar A-Pillar … [Read more...]