JEEPS GONE WILD!

JEEPS GONE WILD!


– Whoa! Here comes our
first big mud puddle. Woo hoo hoo hold on! – Better hold on. – [Coyote] Woo Woo
that flooded out quick. Watch out for that rock! – [Mark] Good news is
you didn’t do that. – [Coyote] South
Africa is one of the most bio diverse
regions on the continent. Boasting a collection of animals that are considered mega fauna including elephants,
hippopotamus, and rhinoceros. It’s rolling savannas are vast. And eventually they meet
up with rocky outcrops that erupt from the earth
into towering mountains. In short this wild place
is simply beautiful. Today we are exploring one
of the most remote locations the brave wilderness crew
and I have ever been. The Tuinskloof Game Reserve. This 13 hectare expanse
of pristine wilderness is nestled in the Eastern Cape and is managed by the
Reserve Protection Agency. RPA as it is more readily known was founded by LB Williams. A decorated US combat veteran
who served over 17 years in the US military. Today his life is dedicated
to defending animals an the wild places
they call home. Well it’s our day off and
of course we’re making another video. Let’s see what Mark’s up to. Hey, hey! What are you guys doing? – Hi guys. So I’m glad you
brought the camera. So you know it’s our day off. You know we have
these pretty awesome watch your fingers there buddy. – Oh, yeah. – Pretty awesome
tricked out Jeeps right. – Yeah. – You also happen to
know we have 25,000 acres of super muddy trail
riding right behind us. – Yes we do. – Are you thinking
what I’m thinking? – I sure am. I’m driving first! – Let’s do it. – And we are off. What’s interesting is
that I’m actually driving on the right side
of the vehicle. Not used to this in
the United States obviously we drive on the left. Here on these back roads you
can be all over the place but it definitely takes
some getting used to. Whoa! Here comes our
first big mud puddle. Woo hoo hoo! Hold on! Exploring Tuinskloff by
foot would take weeks so to get a good
look at the property, LB suggested that we take
his location outfitted Jeep Wranglers to grasp
the lay of the land. The property is laced
with an intricate series of rugged roadways. They cut through the lowlands and shallow flowing creek beds. Before elevating up the
sides of steep mountains and over the
towering ridge lines. This is true back country. Without a fully capable
four wheel drive vehicle like the Jeep Wrangler, traversing these
wilderness roads would be virtually impossible. Man South Africa is the best. Oh my goodness. Look at that flooded out area. Oh, that’s the largest pocket
of water we have seen yet. I wanna hit it full speed, but I think first we should probably drive
through it timidly. Nah, we’re just gonna hit it. Hold on let me back up. Running start for this one. Are you ready? – You guys wanna see some water? – Yeah. – All right get ready.
– Here we go. – Woo hoo hoo! Oh yeah. That flooded out quick. Holy cow. I was completely
blind during that one. Woo! Good thing we didn’t
hit any big boulders. Tuinskloof is truly an
adventure lovers playground. So we all took turns
getting in on the extreme off-roading opportunity. – Think I’m gonna use
the wipers. Straight? – Yeah go straight. – Ohhhh – [Mark] Now Mario
we’re not just driving. We’re looking for stuff. – Oh yeah, absolutely. We’re just trying to keep
an eye out for tortoises, reptiles coming out onto
the road , anything. – [Coyote] Since the mid 1940s Jeeps originally designed
as military vehicles and eventually transcending
into civilian vehicles have been able to handle
any and all obstacles. That is what is makes
them perfect for exploring this type of rugged terrain. But what happens
if you literally park one on top of a boulder? LB was curious. So with the cameras rolling
he did the unimaginable. You’re on top of a rock You made it. Now the question is
can you get back off? – [LB] Oh yeah, no problem. – Uh, oh. I think we got stuck. Good job LB. You have officially
parked a Jeep Wrangler on top of a boulder. But did you park
it or get it stuck? – [Mark] Good news is
you didn’t do that. – Yeah I didn’t do this. So this is why I was like
I should step out of the drivers seat for
this demonstration. Let LB do it. because if we did get stuck, I didn’t want it to be my fault. LB is well known for his
ability to break things yet he is considered
famous for his ability to in turn fix them. – [Mark] What’s
the theory here LB? – Well the hope is that
we just kind of drag that steering damper
back off the rock. And pull it right off. We’ll see. – [Coyote] I’m ready
when you are LB. – [LB] That didn’t work. – [Coyote] If anyone
can get a Jeep unstuck, trust me when I say LB
is the man for the job. And just like that we were back in action. Woo hoo hoo. All right we are off of the
rock ladies and gentlemen. Ha ha. LB you did it! Oh man, all right. That was awesome. – I got a little dent there. Steering damper’s
not even damaged. Testing this box steering damper one of the top of the
line no damage to it. We’re back up and running guys. Sorry for the delay. Let’s have some snacks
and get ready to go again. – Wooo! – [LB] Risky up ascent here. Those hands on the wheel. – How you guys feelin’? Better hold on! It’s about to get steep. – [Coyote] All right Mark
we’re on our way back. – [Mark] That’s right. – [Coyote] Eight hours
in the wilderness. Got some pretty epic shots today wouldn’t you say? – I would say so and dude you didn’t even roll
anything, how about that. – [Coyote] I would certainly
say that this is the only all terrain vehicle that you
can take out into the wilds of South Africa and put
through a test like this and still come
home in one piece. Can’t believe this
thing is still running. All right guys last
puddle of the day. Mark make it count. – Here we go guys. Hang on. Inhibits the speed. – [Coyote] Wooo! Watch out for that rock! Man that was epic. Exploring South
Africa in a Jeep. But LB you did get it
stuck at one point. – [LB] I did, but
I got it unstuck. – This is true. Mark pretty good driving. – That was amazing. Can we do it again tomorrow? – Maybe.
– All right. – LB?
– Yeah, sure. – Mario did you have fun? – [Mario] Yeah!
– Awesome. – I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild! We’ll see ya on
the next location. – [Mark] I’m taking
it for another spin. (engine starts) – [Coyote] Getting
to spend a day exploring the remote stretches of the Tuinskloff Game Reserve
by way of Jeep Wrangler was about as fun as it gets. But what about all the animals. We didn’t see any animals. Historically this range
was once home to all of Africa’s iconic mega fauna. Yet hunting and human
encroachment is responsible for the disappearance of
these beautiful creatures. However, LB and the
Reserve Protection Agency plan to soon reintroduce
many of these species back into this wild place. Including elephants,
giraffes, rhinos, hippos, and even lions. (roar) We were literally exploring a
blank canvas for conservation. And in less than a year
the goal is for Tuinskloof to become one of the
Eastern Cape’s most remote and well protected
wildlife sanctuaries. The Brave Wilderness crew
and I can not wait to return and share the next
stage of this incredible success story in the making. To learn more about or to get involved
in RPA’s initiative. Make sure to visit
their website. Hey Coyote pack, I have some exciting news. I am proud to announce
that the crew and I are headed back on tour
with Brave Wilderness Live. Our next shows take
place in the Midwest. Tickets can be purchased at
the Brave Wilderness website and these shows are
certain to sell out. So make sure that you
reserve your seats today. And don’t forget subscribe. So you can join me and the
crew on the next big adventure. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be Brave!

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