* What is 4wd? * How a 4wd works; * Basic driving techniques; * Dirt road driving; * Mud driving * Rock driving * Sand driving * Water crossing * Hill driving * Recovery planning * Snatch recovery * Jacking * Winching * Traction ramps and bridging ladders * Trip preparation * Managing the trip * People, fatigue and the environment * Navigation * Tyre repair * In an emergency * About the author * Appendices * Index
Robert Pepper is a freelance motoring journalist, author, photographer and driver trainer based in Melbourne, specialising in offroad vehicles and navigation. His first book, GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia, was first published in 2002 and ran for a second edition.The 4WD Handbook is his second book, first published in 2010, revised in 2012 and now into its second edition in 2014, and the companion 4WD Glovebox Guide has been adopoted as a student handout by several offroad driver training organisations. Robert has had over 500 articles published in 20 magazines and newspapers in Australia and around the world, has twice judged Overlander 4WD magazine's 4WDOTY annual awards, is the Australian correspondent for 4X4 Magazine and has edited the 4X4 Gear Guide.