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The Mud Life Issue 27 June 2021

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Last month I mentioned that freedom was on the horizon, and I can happily report that I’ve had a taste of it, and it was wonderful!

The Mud Life Issue 27 June 2021

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Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 108 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life Issue 27 June 2021

Turner’s Torque

Last month I mentioned that freedom was on the horizon, and I can happily report that I’ve had a taste of it, and it was wonderful!

I was able to visit Wales for the first time in over a year. I took the amazing Cupra Formentor along some of my favourite Welsh roads, and doing my bit to help the local economy I bought and cooked a burger (or two) on the shoreline of Llyn Brenig reservoir – it felt good to have a proper day out. The weather was good, too.

If you follow us on social media (you’ve no excuse not to), you may have also noticed that last week I returned to Wales again, this time with Lauren, the Media Officer for GLASS and Roy from 4×4 Obsession. We explored a lane or two, but the jaunt was mainly so Roy could take a few photos of the new Defender 90 I had on loan.

There have also been tentative steps towards normality with a few shows popping up, on the horizon. Last week Muddy Madam and I had a trip to Stoneleigh for the National Camping Show to check out new kit, and coming up we are planning on visiting the Adventure Overland Show down at Stratford-Upon-Avon on the 5th – 6th June. If you are going, look out for Muddy Madam and myself (I’m not sure which day we’ll be attending yet), and if you spot us, don’t be shy, say hello!

Lastly I want to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all our Ko-Fi supporters who buy us a hot chocolate or two every month. Every penny helps to keep us going, and keep The Mud Life free to read. The same goes for our brilliant advertisers, so please click the links to take a look at their websites (hint everything that flashes blue when you turn the pages is a clicky link). Doing this helps us and helps them, and if you do buy something don’t forget to tell them where you saw their advert.

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

The Mud Life is all about 4x4s, and enjoying the great British outdoors.

Damian and Karen Lee Turner A.K.A. Muddy Madam, The Mud Life Magazine
What’s in this Issue

TURNER’S TORQUE 4-5

NEWS 6-12

LANING LIFE 13-20

DIRECTORIES 22-25

KIA SORENTO ‘4’ 26-35

LEXUS UX 36-45

LAND ROVER COMMERCIAL DEFENDER 46-54

GOODS & GEAR 57-69

BUILT FOR A PURPOSE 70-78

MOOCH – DAKAR DAY OUT..80-87

SIMON SAYS 88-89

FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE MONTH 90-91

DAN’S DAD’S DAKAR 92-97

COMPANY PROFILE – ATLAS 98-99

READER’S RIDES 100-103

RETRO SNAPS 104-105

BACK ISSUES 112-113

Muddy Madam’s Moment

One of the things that is a real bonus about writing and creating a digital magazine is that you can do it anywhere you have an internet connection, or at least that was the idea when we started The Mud Life.

The goal was to be able to head off, travel around, drive a shed load of cars, do some fun bits and still earn a living, but that isn’t the current reality…..yet.

No, the reality involves a lot of sitting at the kitchen table tapping away at computer keyboard, writing articles, editing photos, creating videos, designing t-shirts/art, sourcing products to feature, doing mailouts, fighting IT fires, oh and an the never-ending agony of trying to figure out what’s for dinner.

We freely admit that we started the mag with no clue what we were doing. Damian had to figure out how to write 95% of the mag himself, whilst still having another job. I had to teach myself the entire Adobe software platform to be able to put the mag together, and between us we also had to figure out all the other back end stuff that goes along with it.

To say that we’ve both been on a steep learning curve ever since would be an understatement, but we think we are getting the hang of it nowadays. We hope you think so too.

So this is where you come in to it…

Now that most shops and leisure businesses are reopening, and we are (fingers crossed) heading towards a more normal outlook, we’d love to get back to working towards our original goal, but to get anywhere close to achieving this we need to get the mag seen by even more people, and as there is only the two of us, this is where I’d like you, dear reader, to help us out….

  • If you see our social media posts promoting the mag, please like and repost them.
  • Please share the magazine with your friends and followers (it’s really easy, just click on the SHARE in the top corner of the reader).
  • And finally, please tell anyone who you think may like the mag about us, we’d be so grateful for your support.

Toodle for now,

Karen Lee A.K.A. Muddy Madam

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the contents of The Mud Life magazine are accurate, we accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, nor the consequence of actions made as a result of these. When responding to any advertisements in The Mud Life magazine, you should make appropriate enquiries before sending money or entering into a contract. The publishers and owners take reasonable care to ensure advertiser’s probity, but will not be liable for any losses incurred as a result of responding to adverts.

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