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I have a lot of media content to sift through stemming from my recent zombie-patrol of the 2nd largest canyon in North America – PaloDuro, which is  just outside Amarillo, Texas.   OK so it was really a Jeep Jamboree, but believe me I wasn’t just there to test the off-road limits of the ZombieWRANGLER.  I was searching for signs that the zombie apocalypse might spontaneously pop-up in this hot, isolated, and desolate place.

Wow I got a lot of media, I’ll probably be working on these posts for a while.  But, for now, since WordPress won’t let you host video content I’m announcing my new, very own NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL where I just finished uploading the dashcam video of my brake-testing descent down the cliffside, a 9 minute journey where any wrong move could have ended in a free fall as much as 800 feet to the canyon floor –

TOONCES! Look Out ! (Text link for aforementioned video)


I’ll also get in a few of the better photos I’ve already downloaded, cropped and reduced to fit within my content limits.

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Panoramic of the canyon from the bottom.  Our group was about 20 Jeeps, all great people who tackled some rough terrain and obstacles that would have left most vehicle suited for the junk heap.


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Here is another view from the Canyon rim as we started the descent over 1/4 mile down into the Earth.

I’ll get more posted as time permits and a quick hello and thanks to all the great folk who I met at the JeepJamboree, great to meet you all and share stories, ideas, and opinions.  I’ll probably get them onto FaceBook faster than here, so check there for more updates –

I’ll also share the happy ending, and conclusion I reached after this extensive search of the Canyon, it’s a bit of a spoiler for the whole story, but I wanted be sure word got out to avoid panic – THERE ARE NO ZOMBIES IN PALO DURO CANYON.

This Public Service message brought to you by The ZombieWRANGLER.

Mobile Air

I haven’t Been diligent as I wanted to keep the blog rolling.  Kiddo starting 4th grade, and cub scouts (that I get to help lead).  Girlfriend keeping me busy, and work rolling into overdrive getting ready for a big remodel of our whole suite. Blah Blah Blah, not much free time…

But something I suddenly realized this week was that I never told y’all (all 4 people that follow me, thank you) about, was all about my Smittybilt “Compact air system” or CO2 bottle.  Got this little beauty for Christmas and it sat around in the box with all the other Jeep parts for months before I finally headed down to the Metroplex welding supply and got it filled – they charged me $18 for the 10-lb fill.  Then it rode the bench again for another couple months until I finally made a point to remember to take it out to the trail.

Brought it along on the Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree and used it both days to fill all 4 tires from 14-15 lbs back up to 30 PSI.  The springy hose came with Standard 1/4 NPT quick-connects on both ends and  had no problem reaching 10-15 feet to the tires, and did fine with the cold air that comes from expanding CO2.  Since then I’ve used it one other time, at a local OHV park, again half fill on tires, and for 2 week it rode around in my girlfriends car which had a slow-leak tire that we never had time to go get patched at Discount Tire.  the best part – It’s still over half full!!!

The handle does a good job guarding the end of the bottle, and the valve closes tight for a leak proof seal.  The Regulator and liquid-filled gauge disconnect via an easy threaded end located after the main bottle valve making it easy to remove without the bottle emptying in a big woosh.  Love the carry back, the plastic buckle makes it easy to attach to roll bar or other item so it doesnt’ fall over in flight, and the padding keeps the bottle shiny and dent free (so far). Only complaint is the brass nozzle got a little uncomfortable to hold from the cold while filling tires, recommendation, like many Jeep trail activities, wear gloves.

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Post Index

Reverse-date-order listing

of older posts w/ links and topics

(Sorry, getting a bit behind here in ZombieWranglerLand, been a busy summer)


Brief Description


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 Particularly Puzzling Problems Procuring Puppies Produce, Plus TORNADO!
  new  family  members arrive  amidst the wettest May ever in Texas
 ZombieElement is Rolling

Pics of the better half’s Blood-red vinyl Zombified Honda Element

 It’s Wheeling Day!!  Photos from getting dirty and rocking at Bridgeport NW OHV 9/6/14 2014/09/06


Samples and photos from my newest hobby and it’s equipment – CUSTOM VINYL DECALS.
I am getting better daily and can make just about anything your vinyl dreams can come up with.
 Disconnected part Deaux  Replacing hitch pin disconnects with JKS MANUFACTURING dis-connectable swaybar links 2014/02/08
 Rule No. 1 – Cardio  Just some snacks and energy drinks that I’m high on right now 2014/07/11
 Ft Worth Fav Foods SOME of my favorite eateries in and around my stomping grounds 2014/07/09
 Shocking Christmas in May  Installation of the Rubicon Express Steering Stabilizer 2014/05/11
 Daily Jeepin  Random updates and pics 2013/02/19
 Mobile Air  Working out my Smittybilt mobile ari system – CO2 tank 2013/10/28
 Downtown Ft.Worth New Eats  Brunch and the not-yet-open Del Friscos Grille in Sundance Square 2013/10/26
 Lightsabers bring out the kid in me  Playing with my new Ultrasabers 2013/10/21
 You Light up My Life  Installing new LED light pods on the windshield mounts 2013/08/16

Get me my Revolver

Trip out to the Revolver Brewing Saturday Tour and Tasting

Disconnected  Another cheap mod for you Jeep – $10 Hitch Pin Disconnects 2013/07/29
 Objects in Mirror are LOSING!  My $20 doorless mirror mod 2013/07/22
 Palo Duro 2  – Photos  100+ photos from the 25th annual Jeep Jamboree in PaloDuro canyon 2013/05/28
 Palo Duro Canyon 1 – Jeep Jamboree Videos  Video links to YouTube of Dash cam canyon crawling on the 2013 PaloDuro Jeep Jamboree just outside of Amarillo TX. 2013/05/23
Gas for the Owner Beer and a Visit to local Martin House Brewing Co, and Rahr 2013/05/12
Grill Bling Installing Jeep lettering on the hood. 2013/05/11
SpiderWeb Shade Review and Installation notes on Bikini-style sunshade 2013/05/10
Jeep-In Movies Taking the Zombie Wrangler to the new movies in Ft. Worth. 2013/05/09
Raising Cane Jeep club Cruise-in in Arlington 2013/04/29
The First Zombie Tactical Recon Vehicle Vinyl biohazard lettering and decals from 2013/04/23
Zombie Awareness Effort New T-shirts from 2013/04/22
Smittybilt Euro Tail Light Cages – Installed! what that says 2013/04/21
Spare Tire and Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Making and installing spacers for Backspaced rom on the stock TJ tire carrier. 2013/04/08
Happy reBirthday ZombieWrangler Website is 1 year old – Look how much the jeep changed. 2013/03/20
A winching we will go Installing my Smittybilt XRS 8500 winch 2013/02/23
A Christmas Jeep Story Some of the stuff I got for Christmas 2013/01/28
Zombie Jeep Mafia So many Pics of other Zombie-fied vehicles I needed to make it’s own page 2013/01/20
Tolar Turkey Run Wheelin’ trip to Rock Trails of Tolar 2012/12/02
Overhead GEAR rack with CB installation Review and Installation notes on overhead rack and modding it to hold a CB 2012/10/27
Recon Training – BPNWOHV 102112 Wheeling trip to Bridgeport 2012/10/21
<deleted> Probably some sordid pictures of my x- or something you really wanted to see – too bad 2012/10/04
Don’t shoot from the hip -shoot for the hip Zombie killing thought and ideas 2012/09/22
Good Old Planetside, how I missed thee  Video Game – Planetside2 Beta testing and release 2012/09/21
Zombie Mafia  Pics of other Zombie cars and trucks 2012/09/01
Twin Peaks Jeep Cruise in at Twin Peaks- Euless 2012/07/19
Behind the Wheelin’ wheel Other people’s pics and videos from Bridgeport wheelin’ trip. 2012/07/16
Wheeling in the Sun info and pics from Bridgeport wheelin’ trip. 2012/07/14
Cold in Here  Fixing A/C in the summer 2012/07/07
Post-Zpoc Tech I  Technology concerns for the end of the world 2012/07/01
Brain Food  My Favorite  Fort Worth Food Truck 2012/06/20
Stick it  Hood Lettering form 1060Graphics 2012/06/13
Helping out  Working on “the webb shack” and 42 Solutions paracord bracelets 2012/06/10
Adventures in cargo  Packin up a grill in the Jeep 2012/06/08
Home on the Range  Video links from the gun range 2012/05/29
A Li-Ki JEEP  Water Pump replacement 2012/05/20
Childhood Obsessions  Carmageddon video game 2012/05/11
Shocking II – the follow up  Zones Shocks and spacer lift Pt.II 2012/05/03
Earth Day Wheelin  Trip to Bridgeport for some more off-roading 2012/04/25
Doors –  Extra set of half doors – pained up to not match 2012/04/21
Shocking!  Review and Installation notes for Zones 2:spacer lift and shocks 2012/04/20
Another quick word from my sponsor  42 Solutions 4 Survival Paracord Bracelets 2012/04/18
Zombie Responce Team < ZRT  Another Zombie site I Joined 2012/04/13
Baby got a new set of shoes!  Review and Installation notes on BFG 31″ tires and wheels 2012/04/07
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers   Review and Installation notes on SMittybilt SRC Rear Recovery Bumper 2012/04/05
Still catching up on reporting  Filling some gaps between Jeep Purchase and the current state of the Zombie Wrangler. 2012/03/27

Shameless Plug – 42Solutions4Survival

 42 Solutions 4 Survival Paracord Bracelets 2012/03/26
Don’t laugh – Zombies are Real!!! Zombie Virus in Africa = Zombie Stuff 2012/03/21
What’s my name?  About the Author 2012/03/20
Keeping up @ Brdgeport OHV park 12/14/11  First trip to the Offroad park in the new Jeep – 2012/03/18
Start your engine!  Birth of a Legend 2012/03/09

Welcome ZombieWranglers

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I am a Geeky IT Guy and this is my Nerd-mobile.

Check out my Latest DIY – ZombieWrangler Vinyl 
Zombify your Jeep with some custom decals or Lettering

This site is mostly devoted to my 2002 Jeep Wrangler that I have been working on since the day it came home.  I decided to try and document it’s transformation and adventures and give it it’s own home on the internet so you can all share some of the enjoyment and challenges I’ve had.  Thanks to my 11-year old, it was dubbed the “Zombie Jeep” and that launched the legend.  Read a bit, maybe you’ll get a little laugh, or help me laugh it off.   It is the best medicine.   Enjoy the posts, – Starting with – ” START YOUR ENGINE”

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I Love cruising the highways and byways around Fort Worth area and looking for other zombie nuts – Whenever possible I grab some pics and here is my photo gallery of other Area Zombie-fied Rides.   Check them out, Send me your photos, comment, or just chime in and share your favorite Zombie story.

My PhotoGallery of Zombified Vehicles
and other like minded motorists
Look for your Zombie Ride


Jeeps and Websites are Expensive, If you like it
Support the 42Solutions  ZombieWrangler



And here are links to some of my favorite posts and photo galleries of the Zombie Wrangler and it’s adventures.

>>> Some Recent & Helpful Posts<<<

Vinyl Makes everything better
Wheeling Day!
Get me My Revolver

Disconnected & Disconnected Part Deaux
Objects in mirror are LOSING!

Jeep Jamboree – Palo Duro Canyon
Part 1 – Story, New YouTube Channel, and the Descent video link
Part 2 – Photo Gallery

Cruising with the Spider Web Shade

ZombieWrangler at the Coyote Drive-in
Zombie Wrangler’s 1st  birthday
A Winching We Will Go

LSJC Turkey Run – Wheeling at Rock Trails of Tolar
CB Radio mounted to Smittybilt Overhead GEAR rack
Bridgeport NW OHV Recon Training
Zombie Rambling – Shoot FOR the hip

I also want to put on here the link to my Sponsor and Hobby Business –
42Solutions 4Survival   –   also on ETSY

I do trade shows, craft fairs, and swap-meets, as well as online sales to support my Jeep habit – If you haven’t seen, or have seen and couldn’t afford a ParaCord Survival bracelet, Check these out.

Also to my friends and Jeep Clubs that I follow online and in Person

Lone Star Jeep Club –

DFW Chapter of TX4WD         and       Forbidden Jeeps

And Finally I have to give credit to the people and organizations
who go that extra mile to promote Zombie awareness – And other Geekey pursuits — Join Up

Zombie Squad –
(Member N.TX chapter ZSC-0019)

Zombie Research Society – – (Member)

UltraSabers Custom Zombie Combat-rated Lightsabers

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