A Beginner's Guide to Solo Jeep Expedition
How to Become a Lone Jeeper in 12 steps
Whether you plan a solo expedition, want to get a job in the remote wilderness, or just wish to bug out from your current life like me, remember that driving a Jeep alone, unsupported, and unassisted in the backcountry is a risky and unpredictable adventure. Go ill-prepared, make a poor decision, or just be very unlucky, and you might never be able to hold a spoon again. Or worse. Even the most experienced and alert guys driving heavily modded Jeeps eventually get stranded, or face hazardous situations. Lone jeeping is the real deal.
The fact is that you will expose yourself to things the typical Jeep owner will never face : premature drivetrain failure, impassable obstacles, heavy rains, flooded or snow-jammed trails, inexplicably closed gates, wildfires, dangerous wildlife, and atavistic fears. There will be no spotter to scan for hazards, no professional mechanic to fix your vehicle, no more spare parts/tools/supplies than those you already carry, no vehicle available to tow your Jeep to the nearest repair shop, and no first aid support. For all those reasons, you should never hit the trail alone. But, if you still make the reckless and challenging decision to go alone, I will enjoy sharing my personal strategies with you.