Saturday Snippets: 15.October.2016

We’re halfway through October and the first real storm has hit the West Coast. We’re expected to be hit hard with lots and lots of rain, and high winds. Here’s hoping the power stays on, because I’ve got cinnamon buns to make!

Here’s a few snippets that caught our eye online during the week of 15.October.2016.

On Climbing:

  • Oh, to have enough space for an epic home climbing wall! The best we can manage in our apartment is this and this and this.
  • 3 good exercises for improving shoulder strength (the first one looks great for those little posterior muscles).

On Eating:

On Cycling:

  • Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, we did a cycling tour around all of the Vancouver Murals (about 35 of them). It was a great day out, and there were some really fantastic murals painted on the buildings! I took pictures of all of them, so if you think it would be worthy of a post sometime, you would be correct 😉 If you live in Vancouver, or plan on visiting, it’s well worth a little tour around.

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On Repeating:

  • Levenbutt – A favourite Instagram account that always makes me chuckle. He’s a cheeky fellow! 😉
  • This couple’s trek from Canada to Argentina in their sprinter van. It’s getting me excited to finish ours (spoiler alert, we’re still a loooong way off!). When we rented our sprinter last year for a 3-month journey, I feel like we went through similar emotions and experiences as this couple – the highs and lows and all the in-betweens.

On Moby News (aka Sprinter Conversion):

  • The weather was supposed to take a turn for the worst as the week went on (which it did), so the plan was to cut a hole through the floor to run all the electrical wiring from the Espar heater to the battery bank. It’s always nicer to work under the van when the ground is dry. We used the Milwalkee Hole Dozer tool to cut a 2-inch-diameter hole and decided to cut directly through all the floor layers at the same time (metal, styrofoam and wood). It worked really well!
Milkwalkee Hole Dozer hole saw we used to cut through all the layers of the van floor.

Milkwalkee Hole Dozer hole saw we used to cut through all the layers of the van floor.

  • We’re slowly starting to get the inside framed out. We hauled the fridge into the van and fully unwrapped it for the first time. It fits! We opted for the Nova Kool RFS6100 (5.6 cu.ft.) under-cabinet side-by-side fridge-freezer unit. I think it’s going to be perfect for us. We spent a bit of time deciding on how we are going to mount it. We’ve got a few ideas, so hopefully one of them will work 😉
Inside the Nova Kool side-by-side fridge-freezer.

Inside the Nova Kool side-by-side fridge-freezer.

Handy door locking mechanism should prevent the doors from opening while driving.

Handy door locking mechanism should prevent the doors from opening while driving.

Happy Weekend!

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