A Message From The Editor
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel there’s some sort of instinctual and primordial drive at work in my bloodstream that forces me to use my truck for off-road adventure, mudding, and exploring the unknown. I think it might be similar to what early man felt when driven to explore past the horizon! Every time I open the door and step foot in my fullsize Ram 4x4 I say to myself, “Man, I love this thing. Where can it take me now?”
Any chance I get I’m looking for something to drive up, over, around, and through as long as it’s not asphalt. Then again, long road trips are cool too. Why does it seem so natural to drive right through anything muddy, wet, rocky, and gooey?
I remember the first day I owned my first new 4x4. I was standing with a buddy looking at it when we noticed the muddy field across the street. Without saying a word, I locked the hubs (yup hubs) and we jumped in the cab, drove over the curb, and hammered it. To this day we can’t count the number of late Friday nights we spent in those fields blasting through the mud and dirt, gettin’ air, and chasing rabbits!
In addition to driving our trucks just to drive them, we quickly found that using the truck for a purpose in other outdoor activities was the thing to do. It was really a no-brainer. It also meant that not only were we off to do something really cool, but hopefully we would be able to drive through something fun and perhaps dangerous! Since you are holding this magazine in your hand or reading it online, we really don’t have to guess that you have the same drive running through your veins—we’ll just call it our sixth sense.
My staff and I have definitely noticed that not only are you folks mud fanatics, but you’re into other parts of the mud life too. Mud girls, music, hunting, fishing, food, partying, and entertainment are a big part of all our lives, and our trucks bring it all together. I can’t even count the number of times we’ve thrown our guns and fishing gear in the truck and driven off the beaten path around the country looking for adventure, or hung out in a field with music blaring from the open doors while throwing back whiskey and beer.
This issue we start including a few of the redneck activities popular in the mud life, like more girls and hunting. Who doesn’t like a belly full of beer and fresh game? Check out the hog hunt on page 50. Stay tuned for more music entertainment, girls, and the other lifestyle stuff that makes our world go ’round. And don’t worry. In no way are we going to stray from anything we’ve been covering in Mud Life, we are just giving you more while showing you how to do it. Or maybe you can show us how!
We’ll see you out there.