Legislation

Which Jeep is best Jeep? A 2 door vs 4 door JK Off-Road Comparison from ExtremeTerrain

4x4 Wire - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:51

In this week’s episode of ExtremeTerrain's "Throttle Out", XT Host Ryan Huck visits Rausch Creek to answer the question that’s always on Jeep owner's minds: Which JK is better for off-roading, 2-Door or 4-Door? This age-old debate has been around ever since the JKU debuted in 2007.  Our boy Ryan hits on all the points (and rocks) imaginable. With the 2-door, one of the most notable differences is the shorter wheelbase in comparison to the 4-door, but what does that actually mean when it comes to off-roading capabilities?

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2018 JL Jeep Wrangler Changes – What's different from the 2017 JK

4x4 Wire - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:21

It’s here - Finally! ExtremeTerrain is proud to announce the arrival of our new 2018 JL Wrangler!  With this latest addition to our fleet, we wanted to celebrate by sending you our 1st video featuring our JLU and a super in-depth overview.  Who’s ready for a JL jubilee?

In true ExtremeTerrain style, our host Ryan Huck provides, not only a walk-around and overview but, his in-depth dissection for future modifications and JL aftermarket offerings.

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Wounded Veterans Find Healing at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

MuirNet - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:05
Six wounded veterans helped the National Park Service preserve the nation’s history and culture at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 7-9. At the same time, they found healing.

The vets are part of the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project, an organization that helps veterans overcome combat injuries through scuba diving. Just before Veterans Day, they teamed up with the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center to conduct their first dive within a national park.

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National Survey of Critical Minerals Ordered

MuirNet - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:20
Department of InteriorSecretary Zinke Signs Order to Begin Process of Creating First Ever National Survey of Critical Minerals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following President Donald J. Trump's executive order to break America's dependence on foreign minerals, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order directing the initial steps to producing the first nationwide geological and topographical survey of the United States in modern history. The order also directs Interior bureaus to begin work on identifying immediate domestic sources for critical minerals.

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How to Stay Wagging During Your Outdoor Exercise

4x4 Wire - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:31
2 Feet, 4 Paws: How to Stay Wagging During Your Outdoor Exercise

As you may have already noticed, man’s best friend is up for anything, whether that is a game of fetch, a jog in your local park, or a day of being lazy and watching movies on the couch. Exercise is imperative for your health, and having a workout companion who is consistently excited might just be the motivation you need to get your steps in everyday. Whether you are looking to start or have already begun, exercising with Fido requires a little prep.

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ExtremeTerrain Wrangler Give-away

4x4 Wire - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:48

The future owner of two 2018 Jeep Wranglers modified with Deegan 38 and Barricade parts is slated to be unveiled on Black Friday 2017.

The 6-month long contest is wrapping up on Black Friday and ExtremeTerrain is making a dramatic count-down style announcement on the ExtremeTerrain website and YouTube channel.  Check ExtremeTerrain.com to check in on the big announcement.

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ExtremeTerrain Wrangler Give-away

4x4 Wire - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:48

The future owner of two 2018 Jeep Wranglers modified with Deegan 38 and Barricade parts is slated to be unveiled on Black Friday 2017.

The 6-month long contest is wrapping up on Black Friday and ExtremeTerrain is making a dramatic count-down style announcement on the ExtremeTerrain website and YouTube channel.  Check ExtremeTerrain.com to check in on the big announcement.

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Temporary Shooting Closure in Lovell Canyon Extended for an Additional Year

4x4 Wire - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:04

LAS VEGAS – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) has extended the temporary emergency shooting closure in Lovell Canyon for an additional year. The extended closure will allow the U.S. Forest Service to go through a formal decision-making process to determine what dispersed recreation activities are appropriate in Lovell Canyon and how they can best be managed. The closure area includes approximately 32,000 acres on both sides of Forest Service Road 45537 (Lovell Canyon Road).

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Temporary Shooting Closure in Lovell Canyon Extended for an Additional Year

4x4 Wire - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:04

LAS VEGAS – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) has extended the temporary emergency shooting closure in Lovell Canyon for an additional year. The extended closure will allow the U.S. Forest Service to go through a formal decision-making process to determine what dispersed recreation activities are appropriate in Lovell Canyon and how they can best be managed. The closure area includes approximately 32,000 acres on both sides of Forest Service Road 45537 (Lovell Canyon Road).

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Surveys of endangered Mount Graham red squirrel show decline due to impacts from the Frye Fire

MuirNet - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:02
Mount Graham Red Squirrel

PHOENIX — An annual survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a significant decline due to the effects of the lightning caused Frye Fire in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona. 

The annual survey, conducted jointly by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), Coronado National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation – Phoenix Zoo, and the University of Arizona, resulted in an estimate of only 35 squirrels. This is a significant decrease from the 252 squirrels estimated in 2016. Evidence of the Frye Fire was observed in 95% of the surveyed locations, 80% showed at least some habitat loss, and 44% were completely burned. 

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Drones and Wildfires - Benefits and Risks

4x4 Wire - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:25

As the California wildfires grow with devastating impacts on human life, property, and business, the potential unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) benefits and risks for firefighting (re)emerge. UAS stakeholders, including firefighters, are realizing the potential life-saving and fire response applications of UAS. Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local emergency services remain on high alert for UAS that pose a risk to emergency responses.

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Drones and Wildfires - Benefits and Risks

4x4 Wire - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:25

As the California wildfires grow with devastating impacts on human life, property, and business, the potential unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) benefits and risks for firefighting (re)emerge. UAS stakeholders, including firefighters, are realizing the potential life-saving and fire response applications of UAS. Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local emergency services remain on high alert for UAS that pose a risk to emergency responses.

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2m Hamming Off-Road

4x4 Wire - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:27

You recently got your ham ticket and are eager to experience ham radio while four wheeling.

Installing a mobile 2 meter/440 radio

You’re ready to make the leap to a mobile radio. Great! Even though this is your first rig, installing isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Of course, if you’re not comfortable buying the parts or doing the work, find a handy helper. Ask your Elmer or contact a local ham radio club.

This is not a step-by-step review. I just want to provide you on overview of the process and encourage you to do it yourself. Radio use and access is very personal. I want you to be happy and comfortable with your radio installation.

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2m Hamming Off-Road

4x4 Wire - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:27

You recently got your ham ticket and are eager to experience ham radio while four wheeling.

Installing a mobile 2 meter/440 radio

You’re ready to make the leap to a mobile radio. Great! Even though this is your first rig, installing isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Of course, if you’re not comfortable buying the parts or doing the work, find a handy helper. Ask your Elmer or contact a local ham radio club.

This is not a step-by-step review. I just want to provide you on overview of the process and encourage you to do it yourself. Radio use and access is very personal. I want you to be happy and comfortable with your radio installation.

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Convenience of a 4-Door Model in a 2-Door Vehicle

4x4 Wire - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:50
Every once in a while a new product comes along that is a real game-changer for the 4WD community. It may not be flashy, but the product fills a void. Such is the case with the hinged side windows in the new hardtop for my Jeep Wrangler. What’s just as amazing is the story behind this tremendous find.

I was working on the Jeep one afternoon when this couple walks by. I know them vaguely, haven spoken a few times over the years. Jerry Mancini and his wife live about a block from me.  Jerry owns Rally Tops, www.rallytops.com, located in nearby Gardena, Calif. They make hardtops for a variety of off-road vehicles, as well as tonneaus and bed covers for pickups.

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Convenience of a 4-Door Model in a 2-Door Vehicle

4x4 Wire - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:50
Every once in a while a new product comes along that is a real game-changer for the 4WD community. It may not be flashy, but the product fills a void. Such is the case with the hinged side windows in the new hardtop for my Jeep Wrangler. What’s just as amazing is the story behind this tremendous find.

I was working on the Jeep one afternoon when this couple walks by. I know them vaguely, haven spoken a few times over the years. Jerry Mancini and his wife live about a block from me.  Jerry owns Rally Tops, www.rallytops.com, located in nearby Gardena, Calif. They make hardtops for a variety of off-road vehicles, as well as tonneaus and bed covers for pickups.

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Restore the Antiquities Act’s Noble Vision

MuirNet - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:16
House Committee on Natural Resources

By: Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources
October 11, 2017

In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances. As it turns out, there's a reason the Founders chose these principles as the basis of our government: arbitrary rule has no incentive to be accountable to the people that policies affect. Without that accountability, political and ideological manipulation corrodes the balance of power.  

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Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government

MuirNet - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:59
House Committee on Natural Resources

By: Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources

You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A government with unpredictable and arbitrary laws poisons the blessings of liberty itself." The first axiom is from John Adams, the second is from James Madison. Their sentiments were universal in the founding generation and ought to continue today. Checks and balances have no teeth when our leaders can disregard the laws and rule according to their whims.  

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