Our mailbox is stuffed each month with JP Magazine, Petersons 4-Wheel & Off Road, 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine, etc. We've been getting them all for years. But over the past 2-3 years a few new rags have come out, and we love them!
So if you've never seen these ones, we recommend that you grab yourself a subscription. Each has their own slant and a subscription to any of them would make a great stocking stuffer. (You can subscribe at their websites.)
Low-Range Magazine - Dan and Bill Sheriden started this magazine a few years back. Based in New Hampshire, it began covering the New England off-road events, Jeeps and trails and has expanded coverage to include the whole Northeast (and beyond). There's very in-depth coverage of different off-road events, including coverage of the people involved in the events. Flip through the magazine and you may come upon in-depth coverage of a wheelin' friend's rig. The photography is great and they now print this bi-monthly on super high quality glossy paper. It's a keeper.
JRATIONS Magazine - This is a Jeep-only bi-monthly that combines a kick-a** print magazine with a feature-rich website too. I think this publication is perfect for a new Jeeper. The tone is "accessible" and friendly. It also covers topics applicable to off-roading in general. Again, GREAT photos.
CRAWL Magazine - If you are a hardcore wheeler, and you haven't seen this magazine, put the mouse down right now and head out to your local newstand to pick up a copy. This magazine features the hardcore carnage your momma worried about when you went out on your first off-road adventures. Only problem may be that you'll want to skip work tomorrow to try these tricks for yourself!
JP FREEK Magazine - Hey, this one is FREE and an online magazine. Visit the site and download & print the magazine. It's awesome. This one's for the off-road "adventurer" and features articles on all sorts of outdoorsy escapades you can have. Rumor has it that it may become a print publication next year. We hope so. But sure hope that they keep up the free download also.
If we've missed your favorite off-road magazine, we'd love to hear from you. There's a lot of good Association publications. Which ones do you read?