In the market for a hunting buggy, a project vehicle, or (perish the thought) a character-building experience for your teenage daughter? Then the Enid, Okla., Craigslist has got a deal for you: A 1997 Jeep Cherokee that comes with crank mirrors, a pinhole radiator leak and the best used-car ad ever written.
I learned last week at the press premiere for Goodyear's newest product, the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure, that the company has exclusive rights to put Kevlar, a synthetic fiber used to make body armor, in its tires. Kevlar, according to Goodyear, makes tires lighter, tougher, and more puncture-resistant, which lets the company offer a 60,000-mile tread life warranty that is 20 percent longer than the warranty they offer on their other Wrangler tires. Goodyear bills the Adventure as its "most versatile tire," a true 4-season model designed to spend 80 percent of its time on pavement and 20 percent on dirt.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to blend your old hunting truck with a tank, the Batmobile, and possibly a Transformer Autobot? Well, Parker Brothers Concepts, a fabrication specialty company in Florida, didn’t just ponder the thought—they actually created their vision.
Enter The Boss—a reworked Hummer H1 created for an outdoorsman from the future.
This is all started during turkey season. I was driving down a secondary road well before dawn and was having a hard time locating the turnoff to the field where I was going to meet my hunting partner. I thought: “Are my headlamps even on?”
They were, but they really looked like dim bulbs to me.
My truck is a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac, with the OE headlamps. They’ve seen a lot of miles. Later, in the full light of day, when I took a closer look, I could also see the lenses had “fogged over,” the haze a product of exposure to years of ultraviolet rays. No wonder I had trouble finding my turn.
Owners of older trucks face a similar problem, but here’s a quick and easy fix, courtesy of Sylvania Automotive Lighting.
From the Anchorage Daily News: The city of Anchorage and the Alaska Moose Federation have teamed up speed removal of road-kill moose from area roads. Using a state grant, four trucks have been outfitted with winches that can quickly get a carcass off the road and deliver it to wherever a charity wants it, reports KTUU.
It's late February and I hear the click of my seasonal odometer rolling over once again. It's time to back the truck into the driveway, grab the shop-vac and start clearing away the accumulated detritus of the past hunting season. No more birds, no more deer and no more ducks until I start hearing the whispered promise of fall on the late August wind. Time to sweep out the dog box and replace shotgun shells and game bags with bumpers and launchers. Hunting season's over, but training season isn't and there's much to do before next year's first bird is brought to hand.