63 episodes

Join James from 4x4earth.com as he learns about 4 wheel driving, trucks, tracks, places to go and things to do when exploring the 4x4 Earth.
He looks at driving and recovery techniques, trucks, mods, bush camping and cooking, fishing and generally enjoying the Great Outdoors.
Learn tips and tricks to have a great time in the places that other people can't get to. Do all of this while being safe and looking after the environment.

4x4 Earth - The 4WD, Camping, Fishing and Outdoors podcast‪.‬ James Eling | Amateur Off Roader, unorganised camper and very poor fisherma

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Join James from 4x4earth.com as he learns about 4 wheel driving, trucks, tracks, places to go and things to do when exploring the 4x4 Earth.
He looks at driving and recovery techniques, trucks, mods, bush camping and cooking, fishing and generally enjoying the Great Outdoors.
Learn tips and tricks to have a great time in the places that other people can't get to. Do all of this while being safe and looking after the environment.

    Tips for safe snatch strap recoveries

    Tips for safe snatch strap recoveries

    We continue our conversation with Matt from MadMatt 4WD after the tragic death of Ryan Woods.  This episode looks at correct techniques and alternatives to snatch strap recoveries.
    Here is the link to the original post on 4x4earth.  WARNING - graphic images.
    Check out MaddMatt's video.
    Robert Pepper's video looking at forces generated by these kinds of dynamic rescues.
    Check out the show notes on 4x4earth.com for more details and links to the sites we've mentioned in the podcast.

    • 30 min
    A 4WD death in Arizona - Lessons for all 4WD drivers

    A 4WD death in Arizona - Lessons for all 4WD drivers

    Ryan Woods died in tragic circumstances while 4 wheel driving in Arizona last week. 
    We talk to Matt from MadMatt 4WD about what happened and what lessons we can all learn.
    Here is the link to the original post on 4x4earth.  WARNING - graphic images.
    Check out MaddMatt's video.
    Robert Pepper's video looking at forces generated by these kinds of dynamic rescues.
    Check out the show notes on 4x4earth.com for more details and links to the sites we've mentioned in the podcast.

    • 30 min
    Track 60 - 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year and what we want to see next year

    Track 60 - 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year and what we want to see next year

    We talk to Jason Lock, one of the Judges for the 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year competition.
    Which vehicles won and why?
    What vehicles should be in the running next year.  There are some pretty exciting vehicles coming out that will make the competition very interesting.
    Check out the show notes on 4x4earth.com for more details and links to the sites we've mentioned in the podcast.
    Join the conversation about  the 4x4earth podcast on the 4x4earth forum.  www.4x4earth.com is Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel driving website with over 200,000 visits per month.
    If you are loving 4x4earth.com, check out the 4x4earth Merch.  The sales help to keep Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive website and the largest Australian 4x4 Podcast!  It helps us to keep on doing the work to keep tracks open.

    • 25 min
    Judging for the 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year with Jason Lock

    Judging for the 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year with Jason Lock

    We talk to Jason Lock, one of the Judges for the 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year competition.
    Jason scored a dream job, heading out with the 4x4 Australia team to judge the 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year.
    What vehicles where on the long list and how did they narrow the field done to the short list?  Jason talks about the entrants and the judging process.  All of the vehicles were stock, so there were no after market mods, including tyres! This obviously makes a big difference because some of the vehicles would really struggle with roadies on.
    Which 4x4s where on the long list?
    Which 4WDs made it to the short list?
    How did they run their tests?  A really interesting story about determining the best 4WDs in Australia.
    The 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the year is a major milestone for vehicle manufacturers, so it is great to get an insiders view of the judging process and what makes the grade and what doesn't.
    Join the conversation about the 4x4earth podcast on the 4x4earth forum.  www.4x4earth.com is Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel driving website with over 200,000 visits per month.
    If you are loving 4x4earth.com, check out the 4x4earth Merch.  The sales help to keep Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive website and the largest Australian 4x4 Podcast!  It helps us to keep on doing the work to keep tracks open.

    • 24 min
    4x4 EV myths and what the futre of Electric 4WDs will be like.

    4x4 EV myths and what the futre of Electric 4WDs will be like.

    What will EV 4WDs be like in 5 or 10 years time?
    Whether climate change is real or not (it is!), there is an undeniable trend away from fossil fuel vehicles, so what will EV 4WDs look like?  We talk to Robert Pepper about the EV 4WD myths and possibilities.
    Obviously range is going to be an issue.  How will long-range trips be managed where there is nowhere to recharge? Can a 4WD recharge with panels on the roof?  Will improvements in efficiency and battery power to create vehicles with 1000km range?
    What about hydrogen fuel cells for 4x4s?  Will the technology enable this cheap, but dangerous, fuel to provide the kind of range and power required to go offroad?  Hydrogen's energy density. Diesel has an energy density of 45.5 megajoules per kilogram (MJ/kg), slightly lower than gasoline, which has an energy density of 45.8 MJ/kg. Hydrogen has an energy density of approximately 120 MJ/kg, almost three times more than diesel or gasoline.  Will Hydrogen be the answer for everyone heading offroad?  This is a big opportunity as we look for a solution that provides the range we need before filling up / refuelling.
    I've still got an oiler, which every time I see what comes out the exhaust when I hit the accelerator, I think there has to be a better long term solution.
    Join the conversation about  the 4x4earth podcast on the 4x4earth forum.  www.4x4earth.com is Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel driving website with over 200,000 visits per month.
    If you are loving 4x4earth.com, check out the 4x4earth Merch.  The sales help to keep Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive website and the largest Australian 4x4 Podcast!  It helps us to keep on doing the work to keep tracks open.
    For more information on Robert Pepper, check out L2SFBC.
     

    • 37 min
    57 - New Landcruiser 300 test drive and Ineos Grenadier test ride - What are they like?

    57 - New Landcruiser 300 test drive and Ineos Grenadier test ride - What are they like?

    Robert Pepper gives a detailed report on his Toyota LandCruiser 300 Test Drive and a test ride with the Ineos Grenadier.
    What does he think of both of these vehicles?  These are 2 great examples of some of the new 4WDs that are coming out to cater for the needs of real 4 wheel drivers.  How are the manufacturers going in developing vehicles for the Australian bush and how do they point they way ahead as far as 4x4 vehicle trends?
    What will the Ineos Grenadier be like offroad, how much will it cost and is it something we should be thinking about?  Who is it aimed at?
    How does the new LandCruiser 300 improve on the previous LandCruiser?  How does the new engine and transmission perform?
    Join the conversation about  the 4x4earth podcast on the 4x4earth forum.  www.4x4earth.com is Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel driving website with over 200,000 visits per month.
    If you are loving 4x4earth.com, check out the 4x4earth Merch.  The sales help to keep Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive website and the largest Australian 4x4 Podcast!  It helps us to keep on doing the work to keep tracks open.
    If you want to learn more about Robert's great 4WD journalism, check out L2SFBC.
     
     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

sta_vince ,

Great !

Great podcast . Listening in from U.S.

YJ/91/75 ,

Great podcast

Lots of good information and a well produced show. It's refreshing to hear a podcast with a professional polished sound. Good job and keep up the great work.

D.L.Dunn ,

Love the podcast

love the podcast. Very informative. Keep up the good work guys.

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