But there are people who take their wheeled, engined, gasoline-burning vehicles into the wilderness (I know, they get crazy ideas from all those ads on TV). Yes, I’m appalled that anybody who spends $35,000 for such a vehicle would want to take it places where the slightest mishap could cost $3,000 to repair (it’s not like State Farm covers replacing the drive train because of getting stuck in quicksand). In memory of the wonderful Toyota T100 4×4 I sold when I moved to California, I offer these tips for off-roading from hikingwithmike.com. Foremost among them is: don’t go out there alone — you’ll need somebody to take you back to town after you’ve rolled your beloved hunk of iron end-over-end down 200 feet of hillside.