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This site and all original materials contained herein are Copyright 1999 - 2016 by OutdoorWire, Inc. -- All Rights Reserved.
The use of this website, OutdoorWire, or any of its publications or services is subject to the terms of use agreement.
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
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OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc.

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Everything published within the OutdoorWire portal is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike 3.0 license, as represented by this logo and text:


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This site, and all original materials contained herein, are Copyright 1999 - 2016 by OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting -- All Rights Reserved.  OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, TrailTalk, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting.  Any reference to OutdoorWire is deemed inclusive of the afore mentioned trademarks and publications.


Everything published within the OutdoorWire portal is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike 3.0 license, as represented by this logo and text:

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For Prospective Advertisers

4x4Wire offers paid placements of banners and button ads, as well as free self-services for Vendors. We understand there are numerous sites on which you can advertise, but we are confident 4x4Wire offers the best value along with the most open, realistic expectations.

Advertising Packages:

4x4Wire offers placement of button ads and banner ads, and we have flexibility on placement. Generally banners will be served from a rotating pool, while the button ads are static (always displayed). In addition to these placements, we use text links and other tools to help maximize the search engine rankings for our paid advertisers.

Our basic package includes the rotating banner, button ad, text link, and other tools. We are happy to customize a package to your needs. For more details, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Services:

By creating a profile on 4x4Wire, any Vendor, distributor, or shop can submit web links, New Product Announcements, notices of Special Offers, and generate PR Announcements. Since this is free to all, it is self-service. We are happy to make this available and hope that you'll find it of value.

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Photograph Submission to 4x4Wire

The OutdoorWire, Inc (4x4Wire) welcomes the submission of your material for display in our family of publications. There are some submission guidelines which apply to all of the OutdoorWire publications and, in addition, each gallery section may have its own submission guidelines and requirements specific to the needs of that gallery. Please read all of the guidelines and requirements carefully (especially the legal stuff) before making a submission.

Trail Shots & Tough Spots Galleries:

* Be sure that you read and understand the general submission guidelines below.
* All photographs should be action oriented trail photographs of high quality and suitable for publication.
* In general we will decline to publish photographs which knowingly depict illegal actions, or actions promoting inherently environmentally damaging activities.
* Material is published solely at the discreption of the editors of OutdoorWire as information and news, and as information and news, we do not necessarily endorse or encourage any of the activities that may be depicted in the images (in other words - "kids, don't try this at home").
* Submit material via e-mail to: [email protected] .

Scenic Photography
We welcome your submission of scenic outdoor photography in our Destinations Section.
.Specific Guidelines for the Destinations Gallery:

* Be sure that you read and understand the general submission guidelines below.
* In general, as a scenic photography gallery, the Destinations section of OutdoorWire requires higher quality photographs than other gallery sections.
* All photographs should be 800x600 pixels or larger and uncompressed.
* All photographs must include the name of the photographer and contact information for the submittor
* Professional photographers may submit material and have a link to their website or contact information listed.
* Submit material via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Submission Guidelines for OutdoorWire:

* All photographs or pictures should be submitted in electronic format. The preferred format for photographs is .JPG (or .JPEG), saved at high quality with no compression - the use of any other format will cause delays in the processing of your submission and may be cause for us not to publish your submission. Other much less desirable but acceptable formats are .GIF, .BMP & .TIF (.TIFF). If you do not have access to a personal scanner, many places that make copies or process photographs can scan your photographs for you.
* In general all photographs should be at least 640x480 (or 480x640) pixels or larger in size (if possible), however the file size for each photograph submitted should not exceed 1 MB (1000kb).
* Submissions should be made via E-mail to the indicated e-mail address for the gallery (some galleries may also provide forms for this).
* The files should be included in the E-mail as attachments.
* Do NOT "zip" or otherwise compress, package, or encode your submissions. If you are submitting from an AOL account, please submit one file at a time to avoid the automatic "zip" by AOL's mailer.
* All photographs should include the date the photograph was taken, the location the photograph was taken, details on the subject of the photograph and the phone number and address of the submittor (for our internal use only).
* All photographs must include the photographer's name and a valid e-mail address.
* OutdoorWire will display a photographers credit either in the caption of the photograph or in the HTML "alt tag" of the photograph unless you request that OutdoorWire not do this. This credit typically only includes the photographer's, or in the case of commercial submissions, the company name.

Legal Requirements & Disclaimers
* By submitting your material to the OutdoorWire, Inc and/or any of its family of publications including, but not limited to, OutdoorWire.com, 4x4Wire.com, JeepWire.com, you grant OutdoorWire a non-exclusive license to display that material in any of our publications and in any collateral or promotional publications for a period of not less than 5 years without specific financial compensation.
* By submitting any material to OutdoorWire you guarantee and warrant to OutdoorWire that you are the original author of the material, own the material and/or the copyrights in the material and/or possess sufficient rights in the material to grant OutdoorWire the above license.
* By submitting your material to OutdoorWire you guarantee and warrant to OutdoorWire that the material does not contain false and/or defamatory content.
* By submitting any material you agree to defend and hold harmless OutdoorWire in any action arising from our display of any such material that you submit.
* You grant to OutdoorWire the right to edit and/or modify your material in any manner necessary in order to have the material comply with our formatting or publication needs including the generation of cropped or thumbnail images.
* OutdoorWire does not guarantee, warrant, or imply in any manner that any material submitted will be displayed or published in any of our publications or the term or duration that any material may be displayed or published.
* In general submissions are not returned to the submitter.
* If you do not agree with all of these legal terms, please do not submit your material. You may also contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more specific information, or to negotiate special terms for specific submissions.

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4x4Wire Environmental Position

The OutdoorWire, Inc (4x4Wire.com) supports environmentally responsible off-highway and trail related recreational activities.

Collectively, we are a group of people who seek to experience the beauty and majesty of the backcountry and enjoy the clean air, clean water, and clean earth. Continuing to be able to do this requires preservation through stewardship, caregiving and a realistic understanding of the environment.

RESPONSIBLE BACKCOUNTRY RECREATION AND OFF-ROADING

4x4Wire fully supports responsible off-highway trail use with minimal impact and encourages all off-roaders and trail users to learn what responsible use is.

4x4Wire encourages all outdoor recreation enthusists to support responsible environmental and conservation efforts in their local area and while on the trail. We also encourage all off-roaders and trail users to report irresponsible or illegal activities to the authorities. Working together will protect our backcountry from those who choose to abuse it, and those who would use their own bias and misperceptions of our activities to prevent anybody from being able to reasonably enjoy these magnificent areas.

REASONABLE ACCESS


4x4Wire believes that responsible off-highway recreation and trail use does not cause significantly more irreparable harm to non-sensitive areas than any other human activity does. As such, we believe that there should be provisions allowing for both continued and expanded reasonable access to non-sensitive areas by people enjoying both non-motorized and motorized off-road activities.

We believe that select sensitive wilderness areas should be preserved in their natural and pristine state and those areas should be allowed to exist without any human interference (motorized or otherwise). We also believe that by keeping as many well-defined trail areas open as possible and providing for the needs of off-highway and outdoor recreation that illegal and possibly destructive access will be reduced.

The 4x4Wire deplores the "us vs. them" mentality that may cause groups who prefer different modes of outdoor recreation to discriminate or campaign against the rights of others to also access and enjoy the back country.

PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS

For most people with physical limitations, the disabled and the elderly and for many families with young children, assisted trail use or motorized off-highway recreation provides the only way that they can access and enjoy the more remote areas in the backcountry. The 4x4Wire believes that all people have the right to enjoy access to public lands, and to enjoy that access without regard for their ability to hike up mountains or traverse deserts and other rugged terrain by foot.

EDUCATION


4x4Wire fully supports and encourages responsible environmental and conservation education. The 4x4Wire believes that all backcountry recreationalists, whether accessing the trail through mechanized vehicles, using animal power or on foot, need to be educated on the proper care of the environment and on all important environmental issues in the areas that they are using. The 4x4Wire advocates the development of education and training programs for all trail users for these issues.

POLLUTION, RESEARCH AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The 4x4Wire supports the development of cleaner burning engines and alternative technologies for power sources that will minimize air quality impacts.

We support the development of all technologies that provide for operation of mechanized vehicles with less environmental impact.

4x4Wire supports the use actual of tail-pipe emission based vehicle emission regulation as opposed to bureaucratic based red tape regulations that make little sense.

We advocate that the government's environmental policies & regulations be based on sound scientific research and not on poor research, unsubstantiated claims, personal opinion, bias, or personal belief.

OTHER LAND USE ISSUES


Many land use, public access, or off highway recreation organizations have aligned themselves with industrial land use advocates, such as resource extraction or livestock grazing, to fight land closures because of monetary issues. The 4x4Wire does not take a position, for or against, support of these other land use issues. We encourage that these activities be done in an environmentally safe and responsible manner and we deplore any unnecessary damage to the environment. We are an outdoor recreation organization and these are not outdoor recreation issues.

VANDALISM and ECO-TERRORISM


4x4Wire deplores the actions any person or organization which espouses eco-terrorism, vandalism and/or any activity which could cause people who are engaged in legal and responsible activities serious injury or even death. We encourage any person with knowledge of such terroristic activities to report them to the authorities.

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS


We encourage anybody who wishes to support any sort of environmental organization to do very careful research and make sure that the activities that the organization in question supports are both legal and are compatible with your personal views. Look deeply into the dogma and leadership of any organization, examine their goals and aims carefully. Don't be guilty of sending in a check that ultimately could contribute to someone's death or injury just because the person that asks for it tells you they want to save the environment. Make sure that the organization in question does not advocate unreasonable restrictions on your ability to enjoy the outdoors.

The final word is that we need to take care of the great outdoors so we can all enjoy it. Use it; but, do not abuse it.

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OutdoorWire - Introduction

The OutdoorWire, Inc (MUIRNet Consulting) is a collection of multimedia Internet publications covering all responsible trail and family oriented off-highway and outdoor recreational activities, both motorized and non-motorized, from an enthusiasts point of view.

The OutdoorWire, Inc family of publications include:

4x4Wire Portal - http://www.4x4wire.com
MUIRNet-News - Environmental News - http://www.muirnet.net
4x4Voice - http://www.4x4voice.com
TrailTalk Forums - http://www.4x4wire.com/forums
Access and Landuse Central: http://www/outdoorwire.com

Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family of internet publications is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; also a Natural Resources Consultant for the California 4 Wheel Drive Association and Board of Directors of the BlueRibbon Coalition.

All OutdoorWire sites receive frequent news updates of interest to the recreation community covering a variety of environmental, conservation, legislative, political, and automotive topics.

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