JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
I know what you're thinking! Why the heck didn't that guy clean his Jeep before he installed that beautiful, new Made in the USA Tuffy Cubby Cover?? Look people...it's not my fault! I was like a kid on Christmas morning when the thing showed up at my house...I HAD TO INSTALL IT!! I mean really...I'm just a man!
Tuffy Security Products have been the go to for lock boxes, and secure storage solutions for a long, long time. I have had several Tuffy products through the years and I can think of a single time that I thought...hmm, this one isn't that great. This Cubby Cover is no different! So, let's talk this one through for a moment.
First...Jeep has designed a greatly place cubby to store some gear behind the rear seat of your Jeep. Personally, I like to keep my airlines, breaker bar, some tools to change the tire if needed and there's even room for my daily carry bag when I need to leave it in the Jeep for a bit. With that well placed, cool little cubby is a problem...there's no way to secure any of that stuff, so you might as well of not even teased us with it to begin with!
Wait, wait, wait...you can't start with "first" if there's no "second" right? SECOND...Tuffy clearly saw the need and potential then came up with the perfect answer to fix the problem.
This heavy duty LOCKING cubby cover replaces the factory cover. Constructed from 16 gauge and 1/8” thick welded steel, secure storage in the hidden floor compartment is finally possible. The Pry-Guard locking system from Tuffy, along with 1/8” thick steel components and a welded continuous steel hinge provides a sturdier and more durable cubby compartment and deck surface for items placed on top.
• Pry-Guard locking system with 1/8" steel components and a 10-tumbler, double bitted security lock containing built in weather seals
• 1/8" thick welded steel mounting plate with all fastening hardware included
• Continuous welded steel hinge
• 1/8" steel mounting brackets with grade 8 fastening hardware
• Jack is also secured when cover is locked
• Durable powder coat finish
Honestly, the Tuffy JK Lockable Cubby Cover is such a useable, practical upgrade to add functionality and security to anything you can fit in that little cubby space. I have been looking for this solution for quite some time now and could not be happier with the result, AND...it's less than $170 bucks!!
Check out the Cubby Cover and the rest of the Tuffy Security Products line up at: https://www.tuffyproducts.com/
There are two things in this world that never stop amazing me. The first are the stupid things mankind does to screw our lives up. I mean seriously...life isn't that difficult. Things are better when we are kind. Things are better when we are selfless. Things are better when we love. Who doesn't know that, right?? None the less, we still do the exact opposite of those things, and we do them often.
Anyway, the second...a beautiful sunset. It doesn't matter where I am, what I'm doing or what kind of mood I'm in,. A beautiful sunset will always amaze me. I will always find a humbling perspective and I will always appreciate the significance of God....Every time!
Maybe we should make a rule...everybody stops and appreciates the sun setting at least 5 times a week! Sounds great right?? I bet if we all did that, that first thing that amazes me would work itself out waaaaayy more often than not.
If I had a nickel for every time I dropped food because I sat it on the bumper or balanced it on the lip of the Jeep I could of paid for this AWESOME NEW TAILGATE TABLE!! Ok, ok, maybe I'm late to the party on this one, but I've always wanted one and once I started leading trail runs with lunch included...it became a necessity fast!
This one is brought to you by two of my favorites in the industry. TearFlex and Vector OffRoad. It's all aluminum and comes with stainless steel hardware. The install is easy, and the table can handle anything from a lunch plate to a big fat watermelon easy! It's actually rated for an equally distributed 75 pounds, which is way to much weight in food. So if you're maxing this table out...maybe it's time to slow down a bit...just sayin.
Aside from noticing how beat up my tailgate is...check that table out! You can expect a polyethylene cutting board, a bottle opener and trash bag hooks (that means don't don't leave your trash behind folks) The slotted design allows you to attach all sorts of stuff to the underside of the table and it costs just under $250 bucks...money well spent might I add.
'Pick your MP Table by TeraFlex up at: https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528ffa7fead962f416e72f74 and there's even an install video to make it painless to install below.
Anyone that has ever had a conversation about tops with me could tell you that I am a huge Bestop TrekTop NX fan! It has been my go to top since it's release, so of course it's the only place I looked when it came time for a top on my 2 door JK.
The TrekTop NX offers all the protection from the elements I need and strips down to nothing more than a REALLY nice safari top...it's a perfect design, well I thought so until I saw this!
Get more information or to buy your next favorite top go to https://www.bestop.com/
This weekend was a lot of fun. I, like most of the world went to a friends house and watched an unbelievably entertaining boxing match between boxing and MMA’s biggest stars. It was crazy to see the amount of people that are so passionate about these two guys fighting each other. The weeks leading to the fight was nuts. The press conferences, the crazy things said, all coming down to this one fight. Everyone at my party was pumped. Everyone I knew was watching the fight and social media was flooded with craziness about this event.
When the dust settled there were two professional competitors standing there. Exchanging compliments, hugging with a grin from ear to ear as one just made over 100 million and the other over 300 million dollars doing what they love to do. That's when I thought…why is it that we put so much of our energy, passion, emotion, and money into chasing another persons dream? I'm not talking about a fan of the sport enjoying the fight, I'm talking about the fanatic. The person that will get angry at another person form routing for the other guy. The folks that live for a person, event or team more than they live for chasing their own dreams.
I guess because it's easier. It's easier to live through other people's moments rather than putting in the hard work to live a life of our own fulfillment. There's no discipline needed to live through someone else. There's no insecurity to deal with, no uphill climb. There's only an emotional high or low that will fulfill and fade moments after the event ends.
What if we put our own work in to find greatness? What if we sacrifice immediate gratification at times for a bigger vision? True fulfillment will only come when we battle through our insecurities to better ourselves. True, lasting happiness comes from a constant, proactive giving of ourselves for a bigger good, a bigger purpose. We need to change our perspective and learn that greatness is found in the training not the race, and certainly not the finish line. Commit to yourself a life of doing new things, seeing new things and giving more of yourself to your relationships. You will find that when the dust settles, we will often find that our dream is found in who we are not what we do.
Today let's be different. Let's be better. Let’s all roll up our sleeves and get to work on chasing our own dream.
Ok, now that you are looking sexy as sexy gets cruising down the trail with the wind beautifully knotting up you hair with wind and dirt and the sun is gently kissing your face creating the perfect redneck sunglass farmer tan let's get down to something a bit more than a lift, bumpers and some tires. Yup...axles. I find myself getting into more difficult stuff out there and realize that it's time to beef up my axles BEFORE I break one on the trail. Not to mention the benefit of lockers.
This is in NO WAY cheap, so it's important to do it right the first time...that's why I'll turn this over to someone way smarter than me at this stuff now...TeraFlex!
Well, I have never gone wrong with TeraFlex before so it looks like my decision is easy. Make sure you educate yourself and get what's right for you on this though, and don't just do what you're told. This is a big one for most of us, so try and avoid any regrets here. Before you buy anything however, make sure you check out the line up from TeraFlex and if you have any questions (like I do), just reach out. They are great over there and love their customers.
Call it old age or maybe life experience, but whatever it is…it's not always good.
In a past life so to speak, day in and day out I was actively participating in making the world a “better place”. With every passing day I was also killing off a little of my own humanity with it. It may seem a little backwards, but that's another story for another time.
Now I spend each day consciously making decisions that fill my mind and soul with things like peace, compassion, forgiveness, an attempt at understanding and of course love. I try and discover a bigger purpose and a better me. By doing so I am a way better of a man than I ever have been in the past. This climate we live in today is not a climate that stimulates positivity though. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I don't know if in my lifetime I've seen a more divided country and the world seems more evil than ever!
It’s in these times my heart will weigh heavy because of the state of humanity. It's also in these times I need nature most. Separated by the decisions of mankind I become free to allow creation to help me find my own grace. Grace for others, grace for myself, all very needed to navigate as a light in times of a very dark world.
It’s pretty easy to join the masses in finding a cause to hate for these days, but how about we choose to go against the grain and find one to love for instead? How about we wake up everyday and decide that we are going to make a positive difference in someone else's life. How about we deny the temptations of absorbing the hate and chaos that is so easily consumable through the news and social media channels we spend so much time screwing around on? It only thickens the calluses of our own hearts after all.
Trust me folks…a good dose of fresh air, clean skies and exploring nature will do wonders for finding perspective, refueling your mind and even in the most chaotic time society has seen in a long time, find peace.
This may sound odd, but the first thing I did when I bought my JKU was get rid of the factory top and picked up a TrekTop NX from Bestop. Ever since that day...I was all in with Bestop. I mean it's not exactly rocket science here...a top is one outhouse things where we all know what they look like, what they do and that Bestop is the industry leader for this kind of thing. So of course when we picked up this American Classic 1995 Jeep YJ it was a no brainer where I'm going to go for my replacement top.
The Bestop Supertop gives this very cool retro look off that tells the world that you really are that cool as you drive down the highway. It looks amazing, the quality is the best in the industry, it's easy to install and of course like everything else made by Bestop...will last for many years to come.
-For 1988-1995 Wrangler YJ with factory lower hard half doors (no upper doors included) -Compatible with Bestop #51782 Upper Fabric Half Doors, or #51785 Upper Door ----Sliders sold separately
Not compatible with factory full steel hard doors
-Does not have Sunrider flip-back panel
-Premium 28-oz multi-layer fabric has excellent durability and appearance
-30-mil, D.O.T. approved vinyl side and rear windows have 31% tint to help keep interior cooler in warm weather.
-Removable and replaceable windows feature top of the line YKK scoop count zippers for easy removal or installation
-135 gauge polyester industrial thread use throughout with finished seams for lifelong durability.
-Premium hardware is black powder-coated for corrosion and scratch resistance.
Two-year limited warranty.
Pick up up your Bestop Supertop at: http://www.jcwhitney.com/bestop-supertop-nx-soft-tops/p2032210.jcwx?filterid=d57147y1995g26j1