Welcome to the Jeep blog Jeepsies, the best personal Jeep blog on the Internet!
Ok, I’m a little biased, but a ton of hard work and research goes into making sure each article on this Jeep blog is worth your time to read.
About the Author of This Jeep Blog
My name is Eric, and I’m a retired US military veteran of 20 years.
For those curious, I served in the United States Coast Guard from 1990-2010 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. I’m also a disabled veteran, my body has paid the price for my years of service.
I still enjoy hiking and the great outdoors, but after retirement, my knees and joints just couldn’t take it anymore. So, I got into the Jeep life and all of a sudden life opened up again. GUARDIAN takes me places where my body can’t go anymore, and if I can do these amazing things, anybody can.
This lifestyle I felt was information worth sharing.
Beyond writing this Jeep blog, as of October 2017, I’m also the founder of the Coast Guard Jeep Club. We have over 1200 members nationwide and 23 state chapters that are actively running monthly events.
Why the Name Jeepsies? Isn’t That Too “Cutesy” for a Jeep Blog?
I get it. I wasn’t sure about using this name for a Jeep blog either, but it fits.
You see, the name Jeepsies is a play on the word “Gypsies.” On February 21, 2014 my wife and I did something a little unconventional… we started traveling fulltime and we’ve never looked back. We are straight up nomads and have been for years now.
Yes, that means we don’t own a house, at least not one without wheels.
In February 2014 we sold everything and bought an RV and we’ve been traveling ever since. If you are interested in that lifestyle, you can check out our RV Wanderlust blog.
In December of 2016 we had a baby boy and he’s been a fulltime traveler and Jeeper since birth!
In September of 2018 we announced that we would be overlanding with our Jeep in Mexico. We picked up a roof top tent and some gear to make this first international trip in our Jeep.
Suffice it to say that YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) are two things that we take seriously.
We are seizing this life and doing it up right. I mean, after all, you only get one shot around. Why not take it to the limit?
What is this Jeep Blog all about?
This Jeep blog is about everything Jeep and overlanding.
I want to be clear that it is important to me to write this Jeep blog from a personal perspective. As we all know there are plenty of corporate Jeep and overlanding blogs, but this is not one of them.
This blog is from one Jeeper / Overlander to another. So in short, this blog is written for you.
Since I travel fulltime, it is really helpful for me to get to know other Jeepers and overlanders all over the world. You know the rule about never wheeling alone right?
Well, since we’re constantly on the move it is not only for fun, but for safety that I make it a point to connect personally with folks all over the nation.
Like all Jeepers and overlanders, I’m still learning. If you see something you can chime in on, please do! I really don’t mind if you laugh at me, though I’d prefer it if you help by commenting and sharing your Jeep and overland knowledge. I do my best to respond to all comments.
I’ve found that generally speaking, the Jeep and overland communities are incredibly helpful. I’m glad to be part of both and honestly I’m thankful that you are here.
Why Should I Read This Jeep blog?
I’ll be covering everything I can from a non-technical, but informational perspective. I’ll never recommend things I don’t believe in, and all opinions will remain my own.
So on this blog you can expect transparency, honesty, and solid information.
To this day I spend 1-3 hours per day researching Jeep and overlanding stuff. Yes, I’m obsessed. Don’t judge me.
I love exploring and I have taken “GUARDIAN” on some incredible trails around the nation including 8 of the 49 Jeep Badge of Honor trails.
This is just the start of the journey. There is so much more to come.
As a closing note, I want you to know that I genuinely care about the Jeep and overlanding communities. This blog is for you.
If this article was helpful to you it would be awesome if you’d consider becoming a Jeepsies supporter.
If everyone just gave $1, I could do these articles full time and that is my dream. There are some fun options in the drop-down below. Your support allows me more free time to create high quality content regularly. You can say a quick thanks here:
Even if you aren’t ready to support Jeepsies financially, please do comment on the articles, ask questions and let me know that you are here and hopefully we can meet up sometime on the trail!
Until next time, keep it dirty and wheels side down.