Gun racks for ATVs – Is this safe for my family?


Gun storage is essential, especially when you’re traveling or when you’re on a hunting trip. So, from this particular point of view, it is vital that you invest in a gun rack. However, you need to keep in mind some specific key points in order to make your buy worthwhile.

Moreover, the transportation of firearms is considered unethical without you putting them in a gun rack or another secure place. This has been sort of a challenge to ATV users, but fortunately, manufacturers invest heavily in developing products for them that protect both the riders and the ones around them.

There are lots of high-rated options available, and you will be faced with a hard choice to make as there are many quality gun racks from trusted and diverse brands. A trick I’ve learned the hard way is to never buy something before reading a guide on the best features a product should have. And this is what I’m trying to do for you with this article. So let’s get started.

The first thing you need to do is to choose a model that matches your preferred gun. You don’t want it to slip and fall from the rack, as that is a deadly accident waiting to happen. Nowadays, you can find a specially designed piece even for rare types of firearms.

If you own more than one gun, it would be a great idea – and much cheaper as well, to invest in a universal item which could be adjusted according to your type of gun. This is vital if you own a rifle, which requires a bit more space than your standard hunting gun.

While at it, ensure that your preferred item has some type of lock system, that does the same thing as a good fit, which is preventing the gun from falling and discharging. Many fatal accidents have happened because the owner didn’t take all the safety measures, and if you want to avoid that, make sure it has this nifty feature that seems to be ignored by so many gun owners.

When it comes to the materials it is made of, this is a matter of personal choice. I would personally go for rubber and metal, but the truth is products in this market are all well-made from strong materials that can survive even weeks of intensive use, which is excellent news for your buck since you won’t have to replace the rack you buy anytime soon.

And lastly, go for the one that sparks your interest. There is nothing sweeter than using a product that you find appealing. Even if you don’t put it to good use that often, in case the model looks cool, you will feel much safer and satisfied than if you didn’t buy it at all.

How your ATV can help you when you’re snowed in


Like it or not, winter weather will get to us in a few months, just like every year. It’s the way of nature. If you’ve been riding an ATV for some time, you know that there are two camps when it comes to using ATVs in the winter: some park them until the snow melts away and others just use the power they have under the hood to fight winter like a pro.

This article, I hope, will help latter category and inspire the first one. It features some tricks to make your life easier, some ways you could use your ATV safely to clean your driveway, and of course, we will talk about the accessories one might need for all wintertime adventures.

Simply explained, my first tip on how an ATV can be the greatest helper in cold weather is to get premium snow tires.  If you’re going to remove snow with the wheeler, some good and inexpensive ATV snow tires can make a huge difference. They are also going to add a new layer of safety, as the vehicle won’t slip on ice that easily.

The unique lugs on the tires are situated at a more considerable distance than the standard one, to allow the snow to be cleared from the tires with ease, so you could keep digging forward. Change to a taller type of tire, if you can, to get more clearance and to help you avoid hanging up on the snowpack.

Furthermore, if you really want to do a good job, you have to add a plow to the mix. It is the element that is going to help you the most, so even if it snows heavily, you don’t have to rely on the proper authorities to be saved, as they sometimes can take a long time before they reach your neighborhood.

Just mount the plow to the ATV, and clean that road. You will be glad you invested in one of these products, especially if you have a big family. You never know or can predict when an emergency situation arises, and you have to rush to the hospital. If you have a snow plow in your garage, winter will never be a problem again. Not from this point of view, anyway.

So, another smart way to winterize your ATV is to add some accessories to make the cold ride and snow removal more enjoyable. Go for some quality windshields, which can make lovely additions all year round and for a cool pair of riding gloves, so that you can handle the vehicle even at low temperatures.

Other accessories you can invest in are riding boots with wool lining, an insulated helmet and you can even change the oil of the machine for one that can resist temperatures that are below the freezing point.