A friend of mine gave me some good off-roading advice, and I feel abliged to pass it on here.
He told me that when you are out there mudding it up, to make sure that your thumbs are not on the INNER
side of the steering wheel.
He said that if you hit a hole, bounce hard off of a rock, etc. and your steering wheel makes a hard turn, it'll take your thumbs with it.
Just want to pass it on.
Maybe we should have a "tricks of the trade"
section to pass on tips, etc.