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No Jeep Left Behind: Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Jeepers

Posted by Sara Ramani on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:55 AM


To some, Valentine’s Day is all hearts and flowers and candy. To others, Valentine’s Day includes stressful last minute planning, dinner reservations, and sweating over whether or not their date will have a good time. For Jeepers, Valentine’s Day might mean giving your undivided attention to someone other than their Jeep. Yawn. Let’s be honest, that doesn’t sound too appealing to a Jeeper. Luckily, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day dates you can enjoy, Jeep included. To simplify the stress of planning, we’ve compiled a list of Jeep date ideas you can enjoy this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re in a new relationship or you’ve been married many wonderful years. Another added benefit, these dates don’t cost an arm and a leg, in fact they are completely free!

Warm Weather Jeep Dates:

Drive-in Movie: Turn your Jeep into a time machine and bring your date to a drive in movie. Drive-in theaters are few and far between nowadays, but we all have the technology to create our own private little drive-ins. Pick a movie, any movie, maybe even some Romantic Comedy your date has been pestering you to watch. Grab your laptop, tablet, even your cell phone will do, drive your date out to a quiet scenic location to minimize distractions. Simply place your movie-watching device on the dashboard, snuggle up, and enjoy the show!

Star Gazing: Load up the Jeep with some sleeping bags and blankets and drive out to a little clearing in the woods, a hill that overlooks your town, or any place that you can get a good view of the sky. Maybe grab some take-out on the way, or other things that may help set the mood. Once you’re there, park, get cozy and watch the sun set and the stars appear one by one. You might lose track of time out in the wilderness, but you’ll surely have a Valentine’s Day to remember.

February may not be the ideal time of year for these types of dates in some climates, but hold on to these ideas for when it warms up, you won’t regret it!

Cold Weather Jeep Dates:

A Little Adventure: Looking for an unconventional date idea? If the two of you love to tear up trails, take a drive to the mountains and have some snow wheeling fun. Remember to bring your recovery gear, so you don’t blow the whole evening. A quiet dinner for two doesn’t even compare to the thrill you’ll both experience out on the trail. And if you do get stuck, some of best bonding happens while trying to work out a problem. Use your teamwork skills and you will definitely have a night of fond memories to look back on.

Give Her/Him the Wheel: If you’re in a new and budding relationship, what’s more romantic than handing over the wheel of your precious Jeep? Nothing says trust quite like that. Take a deep breath, your Jeep is in good hands. The best way to get your significant other to understand your Jeeper ways is to give them the true experience. Drive out to an off-road spot (beginner friendly of course) and hand over the wheel. They’ll quickly see why Jeeping is such a big part of your life, or you’ll be able to more easily gauge whether or not they’re worth your time.

Get creative this Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason why you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Remember this simple equation; Date +Jeep =Best Valentine’s Day Ever.

Tags: Valentine's Day, Jeep Date Ideas

A Little Snow Never Stopped A Jeeper

Posted by Sara Ramani on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

Banish winter blues the Jeeper way and hit your favorite trail during the next snow storm. Whether you’re a seasoned snow wheeler, a mudbogger yearning for a wintry hobby, or it’s the first winter you’re sharing with your Jeep, we have great tips and gear for a seamless off-road journey. As Jeepers have proven time and again there are no limits to exploring the great outdoors, and snow is certainly no exception. 

Get Started: Before your snowy excursion, prepare for the worst. Stock up on snacks, water, warm clothing, and a blanket, just in case you’re stranded and can't make it back home until daylight. Most important, bring a buddy! Not only will the extra wheels and set of hands be necessary if you get stuck, but it's also fun to enjoy the ride with a friend or family memeber.

Store your supplies in a way that works best for you. Check out our selection of Storage Solutions for your Jeep!

under-seat-organizer-jk-bestop.jpgBestop Underseat Organizer


Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Trail Bag with 5 Compartments

Basic Safety Tips: In addition to supplies, make sure you pack your Recovery Gear, in case you need to be pulled out of an icy situation. If you’re from New England or a mountainous region, snow driving safety is probably a part of your nature. For those of you native to warm weather, one of the most important tips, is to get your foot off the gas pedal if you’re stuck. All you're doing is digging your Jeep in deeper. Backing up and trying to go forward again is a good method, and if that won’t work, get out and dig or get your buddy to help pull your Jeep out.

If you find the snow quickly turning to ice on your windshield, make sure you’re equipped with an Ice Scraper. Visibility is one of the most important safety factors in a snowstorm!


Jeep Ice Scraper

A great tool for getting out of the snow and ice is to add traction to where it’s lacking. Use these GripTrack Molded Plastic Vehicle Traction Plates to give your tires something to grab onto.


GripTrack Molded Plastic Vehicle Traction Plates

Have Fun: Blazing through snowy trails you’ll see some incredible sights. When you’re off the grid and away from the salt trucks and plows, you’ll experience the winter storm in all its glory. So long as you are safe, keep away from ice, and stay dry, the experience will be unlike any other. Don’t forget to bring your camera to document the sights!

In addition to your winter jacket, be sure to layer up in your favorite Jeep Apparel, and bring a hot beverage along for the ride.


Stainless Steel Mug


Convertible Zip Jacket

We'd love to hear about your crazy winter Jeep adventures, share your snow wheeling stories with us in the comments below!

Tags: Snow Wheeling