Four Wheel Drive Concepts
Offroad Driving Techniques
Vehicle Recovery Techniques
The intent here is to demystify some of the concepts of four wheel driving and to provide practical driving and vehicle recovery tips where possible.
Most resources I've encountered either sorely lack quality material or only part with knowledge for money. This encourages drivers to damage the environment and their vehicles through a lack of knowledge. Here then, is what I've learnt over time. The Off-roading area on this site is divided into the three main sections below; a reference and some calculators, accesible through the menu at the left.
Four Wheel Drive Concepts   Off-road Driving Techniques   Vehicle Recovery Techniques
Provides an overview of vehicles, technology and capabilities. Explains basic and advanced off-road driving techniques and skills. Discusses vehicle recovery techniques and safety issues.
Four wheel drive types, suspension systems, high and low-range, More... Basic off-road driving, climbing slopes, descending slopes, mud, sand, More... Snatch ropes, chains and cables, rope, winches, pulley blocks, More...
I hope the site is useful. With off-roading being a contentious issue at the best of times, if you spot any inaccuracies, omissions or have any other feedback, please let me know by filling out the contact form. Oh, and read the Safety page.
It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand. Martin Wittenburg
Munich, July 1998
It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand. Michael Wittenburg
Johannesburg, July 1998