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John Stewart

Submit a Web Link

All Registered Users can submit web links, and there is no limit on the number that a User can submit. Doing so is very simple, and we encourage you to submit your favorite links so others can benefit from them.

To submit a web link:

  1. Click the Submit a Web Link link in the left navigation, under Articles and Pictures.
  2. This will bring up a simple form which requires some basic information:
    1. The Name you would like the web link to have.
    2. The url of the link.
    3. A short description of the web link. We suggest one or two sentences for the description.

We've broken our web links down into four sections. If you don't assign yours to the proper section, don't worry - an Editor or Administrator will move it.

The sections include:

  1. 4WD, 4x4, Off-road Clubs: regardless of vehicle make, location, or Club activities, all Club information belongs here.
  2. Shops and Vendors: from the one-man fabricator to global distributors of 4x4, 4WD, and off-road products, all Shops and Vendor links should be in this section.
  3. Personal 4WD Sites: If you have your own website dedicated to your rig or your trailrides; or if you know of a cool personal site, post it up in this section.
  4. Other 4WD and Offroad Sites: there are numerous 4x4, 4WD, and offroad sites on the internet, so feel free to post up links to those sites as well.
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A Pace Edwards Bedlocker or JackRabbit retractable truck bed cover is an efficient and attractive way to protect your valuables—and now Pace Edwards offers its Explorer Series rails to further enhance functionality. Easily installed using Pace Edwards’ SpeedClamp system, Explorer Series rails allow the mounting of a Utility Rig Rack, Contractor Rig Rack or MultiSport rack system to make it easy to carry toys or other gear above the cover. Made from black powder coated extruded aluminum, the Explorer Series rails feature keyhole-shaped channels to instantly secure the rack mounts in any position. Pace Edwards, (888) 640 5902;


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Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, Motorized Travel Management Plan

DATES: Comments about the proposal should be submitted within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Forest expects to publish the draft environmental impact statement in June 2009 and the final environmental impact statement in September 2009. For public meeting dates, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Julie Bain, Project Leader, Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Planning, 1474 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Fax comments to (505) 438-7834. Send electronic comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ``Travel Management'' in the subject line. Electronic attachments must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf.

    Process Information: Julie Bain, Project Leader, Santa Fe National Forest, at (505) 438-7829 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Technical Information: Diane Taliaferro, Recreation Program Manager, Santa Fe National Forest, at (505) 438-7823 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    The proposed action, maps, and other pertinent information about this project can be found on the Forest's Web site:


Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice

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Cleveland NF Travel Management EA Released for Comment

San Diego , CA - July 14, 2008. The Cleveland National Forest will be releasing an environmental assessment (EA) on motorized travel management for public comment on July 15, 2008. Public comments on the proposal will be accepted until August 13, 2008. Comments may be submitted by mail or by hand delivery. Activities proposed and analyzed in the EA include changes to the Cleveland NF transportation system by adding roads for highway-legal vehicles, motorized trails for a variety of vehicle classes and revising the size of OHV open areas. The EA discloses environmental impacts associated with a no action alternative, the proposed action that was released for scoping in January 2008, and an alternative that was developed using comments submitted by the public during scoping.

Comments may be submitted by mail or by hand delivery during normal business hours to Anne Carey, Recreation Officer, 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127. Comments may be faxed to (858) 673-6192, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information, please contact Anne Carey at (858) 674-2901 or by visiting the Cleveland NF website at Cleveland National Forest Open House Schedule Ramona: July 17, 4:00-7:00 pm, Palomar District Office, 1634 Black Canyon Road, Ramona, CA Alpine: July 24, 5:30-7:30pm, Descanso District Office, 3348 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA Corona: July 28, 4:00-6:00 pm, Trabuco District Office, 1147 E 6th Street, Corona, CA

After an extensive screening process, the Cleveland NF is proposing to add between 7- 12 miles of roads and trails and between 2-15 acres of small open areas to the Cleveland NF Transportation System. To comply with the 2005 travel management rule, the Cleveland NF will produce a motor vehicle use map after the final decision is made. This map will identify which roads, trails, and areas are open for motorized use on the Cleveland NF. Additional changes to motorized use on the Cleveland NF would require further environmental analysis and would occur gradually over time as staffing and budget allow. The map will be updated annually to reflect any such changes.

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Pack A Fire Extinguisher So You Don’t Get Burned


Extinguishers come in many sizes. I’ve found the 3 lb. size adequate for vehicles. Buy two high-quality refillable models. You’ll spend a few extra dollars, but it’ll be worth it. Think of a fire extinguisher as an insurance policy. You don’t want to cut corners there.

Mount one on the passenger side of the transmission tunnel. The other should be mounted in a visible spot on or near the back gate. The key here is that it is accessible. Too many people mount or place their extinguishers under boxes or other stuff in the back. It won’t do you any good if you can’t grab it quickly.

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