Africa Jeep JK Wrangler Build – Phase 1

Building lightweight cabinets with square aluminum tubing and corner connectors

After dreaming and planning for literally years, I have started the build on my Africa Jeep 2007 JK Unlimited Rubicon to travel around Africa for two years, focusing on the interior “camper.” I removed the back seat and all rear carpet and trim, then installed sound and heat insulation on the entire tub. To finish the floor I glued in a sheet of … [Read more...]

MORE TJ Oil Pan Skid Plate – New Product Alert

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New from M.O.R.E.! Protect your '96-'06 Jeep Wrangler TJ's oil pan and transmission with this combination skid plate. This skid plate is 3/16" thick with 1/4" plate on the mounting arms, powder coated black, and protects the vulnerable cross over tube of your exhaust system that is susceptible to crushing if you don't use this skid plate. … [Read more...]

Around Africa in a Diesel JKUR

Planning the route, the Jeep and logistics

Later this year I’m setting out in my ’07 Unlimited Rubicon to circumnavigate the entire African continent. I will explore roughly 30 African countries and cover 80,000 miles over the course of 2 years, plus or minus. Driving a Jeep Wrangler TJ 40,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina on the Pan-American Highway in 2007-09 taught me more than I … [Read more...]

Field Reporter: Which One is Your Jeep?

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Submitted by JPFreek Field Reporter Kevin Stevens Lying awake at 3:45 A.M. trying to solve the many mysteries of the universe — I had a revelation. Why have I spent thousands of dollars on my Jeep and why have I been left wondering how I can get thousands more for other mods?  My neighbors have cars, vans, trucks and SUV’s and they are not … [Read more...]

Gear You Want for Your Next Jeep Camping Trip

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Guest Post By Matt Sather A Jeep is the ideal vehicle for the weekend camping trip, but with just a few simple additions, you can take your next adventure to another level. No matter if you’re hitting the trail for the weekend or taking the family to the lake for a quick night away, there are a number of accessories on the market that can make … [Read more...]

Concept Jeeps at EJS First-Hand

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Beneath a rocky spire in the desert north of Moab, Jeep willingly handed over the keys of all of their concept Jeeps for 2015 to JPFreek. This job is so tough sometimes... Full coverage to come as we get through 1000+ photos and videos and in our Easter Jeep Safari Special Issue, but here’s some photos and initial driving impressions to whet your … [Read more...]

Just Follow the Power – Field Reporter

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JPFreek Field Reporter submitted story, by James “Bearded" Alumbaugh I can’t drive to Moab, don’t hit the Rubicon trail and I'm not going to make the King of Hammers. As much as I would love to visit these Jeep “dream destinations”, it's just not in the cards for me right now. However, I do manage to see some interesting locations that many do not … [Read more...]