Off Road Podcast Episode 178 - The Do’s & Don’ts


Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-hosts Steve and Aaron. How’s it going?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - Went to Montana and did some exploring. Mostly ran across closed gates. The only open gate had 3 trees down on the opposite side. Did get some minor forest roads but nothing crazy. Snowed a lot. Ran across some wolf tracks. Overheated and discovered whoever last replaced rad fluid left air bubbles. Went back to grandmas and fixed that. Planning a trip with Mac to go over the Iron Horse trail to another spot off of I-90. Possibly scored a huge interview for the podcast stay tuned for that! And got a gopro for my birthday

  • Steve - Decided to go with a chev 5.3 and a 4L60E in the ranger. Going to start it all by taking a frame from work home. And the front half of a cab to start mocking up and building with. I was also in the rainy state for a work conference, guess what, really does rain all the time in Washington.

  • Aaron - Won another Olympus Off Road auction.  2 synthetic rope shackles rated to 40,000lbs each.  These are or the LMTV. Gearing up for a 4 day Nevada camping trip.



Coachgeo wrote, “would like to know more about how you prepped her for offroading? Mines a diesel and I love it.... but the diesel oil pan is so freaking low to the ground.”

CJ wrote, “You should have painted #thestinkbug like a Geek Squad car.”

Mercedes wrote, “Hi guys, My 81 year-old Mom who lives in WI listened to the Space Tractor podcast and loved it. She would like to donate $10 for your efforts. Is this the correct address to paypal money too? I just dig the fact your podcast was the first ever in her life she listened too! Let me know and I'll send it over. Thanks!” She went on to say, “My Mama and Papa emigrated from Germany to the States in the 60s to pursue their own business of welding, fabricating, blacksmithing, design. Back then, after your apprenticeship in Germany, you had to work under another company for a few years before you could start your own biz. Papa didn't want that so they moved overseas not knowing anyone or a lick of English. They lived in Chicago until they had their first daughter and then me. They moved to Central WI to build a house and live, and with that move came their truck, an old GMC with a Warn winch on it! Yes, as a kid, I witnessed that "red W" winch help build the house (built European style with all concrete, bricks, and steel trusses). That winch also pulled out dozens of cars from ditches and moved/pulled more trees down than I could ever recall. Little did I know that a few dozen years later Andy would work at Warn. I was able to find an old photo of that dilapidated truck with the winch on it - Andy wrote a blog post about it on Warn's page a few years back.”


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Main Topic  -

Do have a plan

Do not not tell anyone

Do have recovery gear & tow points

Do not drink and drive

Do tread lightly

Do not avoid maintenance

Do ask questions

Do not go alone

Do carry a spare

Do not forget to stop and smell the roses

Do let others by if you are going slower

Do not forget to help others out

Do not be a dick

Do have fun

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Closing Statements

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