Author: Ann Woodward Where do I start? With my dad’s 1965 Ford Pickup at the farm with my older Brothers? Or maybe rambling through the woods in his old 4-wheel…

IDPE = Identify, Decide, Predict and Execute While working towards my I4WDTA Certificate, Bill Burke used a few different acronyms.  One of them was IDPE when considering a offroad recovery.  The…

So, you need to work on some wiring and connect two wires together.  It’s not that complex of a job, but there is one tool that makes the whole process…

I was at the registration area for Tierra Del Sol (TDS) today and this sign caught my attention. It is a great and simple reminder of the core items that…

This may not seem much like a skill, but actually I am finding it is, especially with the reach of social media.  As an example:  I was recently at a…

The most handy tool to have close by on your vehicle while offroading is a pair of Locking Pliers, or more commonly known as Vise-Grips.  Click them onto your skid…

Have you ever listened to one of my Bower Power Hour shows?  If you have then you know the comedy behind the title!  At the end of each interview I…

Those big round black things that your vehicle drives on is actually filled with not only air, but also a lot of technology.  Tires have a big responsibility for our general…

One of Matt’s main complaints when coming home from the shop is “No one ever greases anything!” This is a broad stroke statement as he may have worked on trailer…

Preparation of everything is key, including charging your batteries.  Batteries for phones, cameras, flashlights and…. Charge Away Have you seen the cool docking stations for charging electronics on Pinterest?  You…

The battery light comes on, or maybe your blinkers all of a sudden stopped working, or your vehicle won’t start and it sounds like there is no power to the…

After coming back from the King of the Hammers, I have to say, the most commonly used tool in each pit was a mallet!!  From helping put body pieces back…