Now that I have a new career going pretty well, one that comes with a company supplied vehicle, my beloved old '94 Jeep Cherokee isn't the daily driver anymore. I still drive it as much as I can because to be honest, I just love the damn thing that I love to drive it. But, since it isn't the car I drive to work anymore, I have had time to do a few things to it that I always wanted to but wasn't able because I needed it drivable and not in the garage with various parts removed. So I have improved its off road capabilities and added a few little things here and there.
This last week we had a good bit of rain here in West Tennessee. Me and 2 other friends who also have Cherokees and one friend who has a Wrangler (poor guy) went wheeling Sunday afternoon. We found plenty of mud and a good bit of standing water to have fun in. It's going to be a few days before Pathkiller (my Cherokee's name, named after a Cherokee Chief) is dry inside.
The buddy with the Wrangler got stuck, of course, and we pulled him out. I waded into the muck to hook a tow cable to his Wrangler so we could pull him out with Matt's wench. At the time, I was carrying the Glock 23 in an OWB Kydex holster as I usually am when I'm wheeling. When I say I got muddy, I am not saying I just got a little mud on me. I was covered friends. Didn't even worry about the Glock. When Matt pointed out that the G23 was pretty well caked with mud, I did find an area of "clear" water and dunked it and washed as much mud off/out of it as possible. Function checked it and all was well.
Got home and took off everything in the garage, threw some coveralls on and took the muddy clothes and the Glock out to the back yard and hosed everything off. Clothes went into the washer and the Glock got detail stripped and cleaned real well. Good as new.