Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Now when a woman goes they think of essentials needed throughout the day to make it a little more enjoyable and comfortable.
First, lets look at safety and nuisance items.
First aid kit is a must! What if your guy smacked his knuckle and busted it open while changing that tire that blew?
How about the stinging Nettle plants? The Band aid itch gel is great, or as our daughter calls it "the magic gel". Takes the sting & redness out immediately.
The gel works great for stings but what about the ticks. Learned a trick from an Army Ranger that sounds really weird but so far works every time. You know the paper matches? Take the sulphur head off of one and swallow it. The sulphur comes out your pores and the ticks will not latch on. They may crawl on you but won't dig in.
Gnat's an annoyance? Mix about half of a bottle of vanilla with water in a spray bottle and spray yourself. Really works and smells good too. You may have to re-apply every few hours but who cares.
Pack a small cooler. Be sure to fill it with water and sport drinks to keep hydrated on the those hot days. You'll want a minimum of 3 drinks per person for a full day of wheeling. Bring things to make sandwiches for the lunch break; bread, lunch meat, condiments. Bring some fresh fruit for energy. Pack some chips for the junk food if you need it or do trail mixes for a healthier side. I've even brought yogart on the trails!
Well, what else do I carry in my pack on the trails? Toilet paper, a few empty baggies for used TP (don't leave anything on the trails or in the woods), wet wipes for quick clean up, healthy snacks, a camera, extra batteries for the camera, a trash bag .
Now if you have kids with you. You will want to bring something to keep them busy in case there is down time. There are break downs on the trail and the last thing the guys working on a rig wants is a kid in the way. Bring baggies and maybe a camera for the kids to use. Leave the video games, ipods and phones at home! Enjoy nature!
There are always things to find on the trails if you look hard enough. We've found clay, different weeds make beautiful bouquets, deciduous tree beads, rocks, geodes, fossils, nuts, pine cones and all kinds of things. Kids love finding new things on the trails. And don't tell them, but they're learning things! We have a wonderful friend that knows all kinds of nature stuff and shows our daughter. We have quite the unusual collection of things and pictures that our daughter has brought home along with some great memories.
It truly is a family sport and quality time together as a family! Enjoy it!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The whole town gets behind this club and this club helps the community with these runs. They raise money for childrens sports and help the people that need help in the area.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Lets see.... Runs that we attended last year.
TRJC 4x4 Sarafi - always a great run!
TRJC 4x4 Blast!
NIJA's 1st Annual Newbie run (Lilly stuck the OverKill Jeep pretty good with water bubble out the louvers)
NIJA's 6th Annual Girls Like to get Dirty Run This was just plain fun!
Oct. Badlands with Buds We did quite a few of these at various places but didn't take pix.
Those pictures should keep you busy for a bit! Be back soon!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
First, we opened a second site for off roading parts and fabrications! www.OverKillOffRoad.com It will be expanding as the year progresses! www.OverKillOffRoad.net is still up and running and will be used for custom builds and information!
Second, NIJA (the local Jeep club) had a ladies run which was a lot of fun and laughs. I'll post more on that later, but you can see some of the pix, just click here!
Third, we've been busy but Mark just had to take time out to build an amphibian 6x6!
Will try keeping this updated a bit better in the future!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
We did "test" our tube fenders again and they held up great but we did get another rather large dent in the hood, On the driver's side this time! The video of that is coming. Lets just say; big ravine, clay mud and rock walls and BIG 2 step incline to exit. The pictures really don't do this "obstacle" justice, lol!
We will be going back!!
Sunday, August 06, 2006
I was telling everyone that there is no way we would go South in August! Too damn hot here, much less heading South! Well, we had such a great time and it was so well organized that we will be going. According to Mark, we will not miss their runs in the future!
If anyone is going from here, look for the flamed CJ and come say hi!