Saturday Snippets: 04.November.2017

Welcome to the first weekend in November! I’m shivering in Edmonton at a work course, but the bonus is I get to catch up with one of my besties afterwards, which makes the cold weather totally doable 🙂

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 04.November.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):


  • Last month, we ordered more Thinsulate insulation for the two back doors and the two front doors (drivers + passenger). With the weather starting to turn, we wanted to get the remaining areas insulated. The Thinsulate we use is for automotive use, and is really easy to work with. It’s flexible, easy to cut and glue into place, is fire-resistant and doesn’t off-gas, making it ideal for van conversions.
  • We could immediately notice a difference with the doors insulated. They close with a very satisfying “clunk”, and the night we spent in the van a few days ago was noticeably warmer. There was no draft, and Jonty didn’t even need to wear a hat, like he thought he might!
  • Jonty finished designing and CNC-ing the panels for the two back doors. Our initial plan is to hang our bouldering pads off the back doors, but if this ever changes, these blank-slate walls will be the perfect place to hang hooks or rails or storage bins. | Sprinter van conversion - door insulation

More sewing:

  • Last week I said I was done with the sewing, but I lied 🙂 We wanted a curtain hung at the back, to help minimize any drafts from the garage area below. I really love the pop of colour in this curtain! It’s actually two curtains pulled together, so we can slide them easily to the sides if we need to access the bed from the back of the van. | Sprinter van conversion - sewing curtains | Sprinter van conversion - sewing curtains

Potty situation:

  • We covered the loo seat / ottoman last week! It looks great at the moment, and we’re interested to see how it holds up over time. I chose not to glue the sides of the vinyl to the box, just staple. So if the vinyl starts to sag too much, we can always take out the staples and tighten it. | Sprinter van conversion - covered ottoman

Happy Weekend!


  1. I’m going to start smiling more when I’m running now haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Also, I’m currently loving our cold weather, though I doubt it’s as cold as yours!

  2. You’ll have to let me know if the smiling works! I’ve heard similar things about climbing (like, if you’re stressed or feeling negative before you even get on the wall, then you won’t climb your best). Yup, winter has definitely hit some parts of the country! Currently, I’m flying into a small town that’s sitting at -18C (big frowny face…)

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