I was reading another thread and someone was asked what they want to do with the vehicle they were wanting to purchase. This is where the term "Bush Bashing" came up. To me these two words conjure up images of 37" tyres and ploughing through mud holes with the surrounding terrain at window sill height or making tracks where no track does or should exist. You've seen them on youtube, breaking drive shafts and cv's, snatching vehicles out bog holes that you can see there is a track around. A large part of this community (4x4 Earth) are commited to the "Tread Lightly" principle and I believe this should be encouraged at every oppurtunity. And to this end I think the term "Bush Bashing" should be struck from our vocabulary, never to be used again. We are in a fight to maintain our pastime, to maintain tracks, parks, forests and access to them. There are greenies at ever turn who would gladly close ALL areas to deny us our passion for the outdoors, for nature, for time in solitude and for time with family and friends. Perhaps there should be a standard reply to all new member posts along the lines of what this community is about and what is expected of its members with regard to the preservation of our natural areas and expected conduct. Perhaps then, we may see more reporting of illegal behaviour like one of our members recently did. And again well done mate hope it leads to something. This behaviour is just more ammunition for the aforementioned greenies and, like politicians, we all get tarred with the one brush because of the vehicles we choose to drive. It is something that has bothered me for a bit and I'll end my rant here and get off my soapbox.