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Useful knowledge for the Solo Jeeper in the Remote Wilderness

Expedition Tips and Tricks Wrangler JK/JKU Wrangler JL/JLU Rubicon and Gladiator


Optimize the safety, usability, comfort, and performance of your Wrangler JK/JKU or Rubicon before you start a long journey in the wilderness. The following are nine tips, tricks and cool things to know that could help you to reduce discomfort, feel safer, and make better purchase decisions.


When I started wandering alone in the remote wilderness, many things annoyed me to the point I considered to just stop and find something else to do with my life. My Jeep was my only traveling companion, and we had a love-hate relationship. That’s mainly because I made several mistakes with my first rig. For example, my front bumper had poor approach and departure angles. I also used to over-armor everything. I was actually driving a gas-guzzling massive tank that was always stuck (deep) in something. But! Year after year, I found new ways to customize a Jeep until it becomes an unstoppable off-road vehicle and a comfy mini RV on the trail.


Jeep Solo Expedition


Get some extra knowledge before you hit the trail for good. These tips and tricks could save you a lot of hassles and help improve your overall experience.



9 Out-of-the-Box Tips & Tricks for the Aspiring Lone Jeeper

Ingenious Tricks for Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018


This page is a collection of lessons I have picked up from all those years I have spent sleeping in a Wrangler JK, driving it on the worst trails, and facing stupid problems.

Jeep Driver Jobs

7 Cool Jobs for a Jeeper

Use your Wrangler JK/JKU/JL to find work

Jobs for Jeep Drivers

Looking for an income in remote areas? You might earn enough money by just driving your Jeep around to sustain a permanent stay in the wilderness.



Recessed Winch Mount Wrangler JK

Mounting Your Winch

Why you should avoid mounting a

Winch on the Factory Bumper

It costs only $200 more to get a cool, easy-to-install, and strong front bumper that already comes with a recessed winch mount.


Difference Stubby and Full Width Bumper

Front Bumper Types JK

Choose the right bumper for an expedition

Stubby vs. Full Bumpers

Stubby, modular, and full width bumpers are made to serve different purposes. It’s not about money but about the type of terrain you want to explore.


12V Rear Outlet Wrangler JK

12V Cargo Outlet

Power the 12V outlet without turning the key

Make the rear outlet always on

You don’t have to splice into your wiring to power the rear outlet. Additional tips to use the outlet without fear when the engine is not running.

Replacement Serpentine Belt Wrangler JK

Serpentine Belt

What is the god damn

Serpentine Belt Wrangler JK

Buying a serpentine belt online for your JK is among the most frustrating experiences I had in the past because most won't fit at all. But you need to carry a spare one at all times on the trail for sure.

Carjacking in the remote wilderness

Prevent a Jeep Jacking

How to avoid being robbed and carjacked

Carjacking in the wilderness

Bad guys are scarce in the remote wilderness compared to metro areas. But since I rely on my Jeep to make a living, I'm really cautious. Tips to avoid being Jeepjacked.

What weighs What

Detailed chart of OEM Parts

Weights of Factory Parts JK

Before replacing factory parts with upgrades you may want to know if you are actually increasing or decreasing the gross weight of your Wrangler JK.

Straighten Steering Wheel

It's easy to correct the steering of a Jeep

How to Center Steering Wheel Wrangler JK

Correct an off-center steering wheel after some severe off-roading on bumpy roads and potholed trails. You only need a 15mm socket, a ratchet and your two hands.

Best Windshield Washer Wrangler JK

Windshield Washer FLUID

Get rid of dust, mud, insects and tree sap

Windshield Washer for Off-Road Use

A windshield washer fluid for heavy off-road use. A clear and spotless windshield will help you see obstacles and hazards on dusty, muddy and insect infested trails.