Recreation Advocate

The OutdoorWire family websites feature news and information affecting outdoor recreation opportunities and access to public lands. 

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to four wheel drive recreation...

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to four wheel drive recreation featuring technical articles and information to promote, protect, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities.  4x4Voice.com focuses on California issues. MUIRNet.net is focused on environmental, administrative and legislative news and information. OutdoorWire.com is Access and Landuse Central with an overall index to the contents of the family of websites. 

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RAXIOM $5,000 Giveaway

Win $5k in Parts from AmericanTrucks | Enter Daily

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 30, 2019) – Attention all 1997+ F150, 1999+ Silverado, 2007+ Sierra and 2002 Ram owners: AmericanTrucks’ (AT) latest giveaway could earn you a $5,000 site-wide shopping spree. Each vehicle model has its own respective entry form where participants can enter daily for their best chance to win their choice of products on AmericanTrucks.com.

AT’s $5k giveaway is sponsored by RAXIOM, an industry leader in automotive lighting. RAXIOM is responsible for the creation of high-quality off-road and auxiliary lighting for your pickup truck. Even though RAXIOM is strictly an automotive lighting company, the grand finalist is welcome to select their winning products and mods from any of the categories on AT’s site including:  Accessories, Bumpers, Exhaust, Lift Kits, Tuners + more!

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Positive Payload 2019 Winter Winners Announced

$4,000 in Grants Awarded to Hardworking Non-Profits

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 31, 2019) – AmericanTrucks.com (AT) setup the Positive Payload program to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that leverages the building trades.

This January, the aftermarket auto parts retailer has selected two more charities to receive a $2,000 award through their grant program. Established in 2017, the list of organizations benefiting from the program has grown to include Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia chapter, and Water Mission International.

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Tips for Accelerating and Braking While Towing

Accelerating and braking aren’t the same when you are towing a trailer behind your vehicle. With the additional weight of your trailer and any cargo you are hauling, as well as the length of your trailer, acceleration is slower and your stopping distance is increased. In order to tow as safely as possible, it’s important to know the best practices for accelerating and braking while towing.

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It will take longer to get up to speed when you are towing a trailer, so it is recommended that you take some time to adjust to these new variables so you are used to how long it will take you to accelerate when you hit the road. First, make sure your trailer and tow vehicle are properly connected and that your cargo is loaded properly. Then, find an open area with little or no traffic for a practice run.

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RAXIOM $5,000 Giveaway on ExtremeTerrain.com

$5k for your Tacoma or Wrangler | Enter Daily

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 24, 2019) – Attention all 1987-2019 Wrangler and 2005-2019 Tacoma owners: ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) latest giveaway could earn you a $5,000 site-wide shopping spree. Each vehicle model has its own respective entry form where participants can enter daily for their best chance to win their choice of products on ExtremeTerrain.com.

XT’s $5k giveaway is sponsored by RAXIOM, an industry leader in automotive lighting. RAXIOM is responsible for the creation of high-qualify off-road and auxiliary lighting for your Wrangler and/or Tacoma.

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Throttle Out | JL Hill Descent Control Tested

How Good is the JL Wrangler’s Hill Descent Control?

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 15, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series, Ryan Huck takes a 2018 JLU to Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA to test the Hill Descent control (HDC). This new feature, available in the JL Wrangler, is only intended for low speed off-road driving. When HDC is activated in 4-low, it automatically applies the brakes while descending hills at speeds below 30 MPH.

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