An Auto-Biography, or should it be Rover-Biography?

It is with great pleasure that I bring you this series of articles on all things to do with off-roading. I have always enjoyed giving…

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Are You Attached? – Recovery techniques

Welcome to my new pages on recovery techniques. There is a lot to write about as the subject is huge, whether your interest is Greenlaning,…

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Brano Hand Winches

I’ve been using Brano hand winches now for fifteen years, which was about the time we opened our Off-Road Centre. Before then I was using…

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Off-Roading Know-How – Preparation

Part one – Preparation In the last few years, there has been an enormous increase in the popularity of off-road vehicles. More than ever in…

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Off-Roading Know-how – Ready Steady Go

In the second part of our off-roading series, David Bowyer ventures into deepest Wales and explains how to prepare your route and store tools in…

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Off-roading Know-how – Tread Lightly

As responsible off-roaders we can, if we are conscientious, help minimise the loss of possible routes by driving only those lanes which do not damage…

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Off-Roading Know-how – In the Rough

In this part we get down to it by taking you safely over rough tracks and up and down hills. When driving rough tracks, as…

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Off-Roading Know-how – Steady As We Go

In this chapter David Bowyer covers driving techniques for slopes, ditches, gullies and soft ground. There is always a certain amount of risk when driving…

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Off-Roading Know-how – Waterworld

In this part everyone’s favourite subject – wading Everyone who owns a four-wheel drive vehicle enjoys splashing through water. But before taking to it, always…

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Ropes for Towing

In this chapter David Bowyer explains what ropes are available and how to use them. Every Land Rover, Discovery or Range Rover owner will at…

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Ropes for Towing – Heavy Pulling

Having bought or owned for some time,one of the world’s best 4×4’s why not start using it occasionally for some mild off-roading! Maybe you have…

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Using High Lift Jacks (Part 1)

The high lift jack is an extremely useful piece of equipment for the off-roader. In this first part David Bowyer explains how it works, what…

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Using High Lift Jacks (Part 2)

Please see PART ONE before you read this section. David Bowyer continues to explain the many uses of a high lift jack when out off…

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Winching Techniques (Part 1)

I could easily write several chapters on this subject covering both the safety aspect as well as reliable winching techniques that you would only get…

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Winching Techniques (Part 2)

Let’s say you have become stuck fast in a very boggy area. In this situation you are undoubtedly going to ask your winch to do…

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