https://twitter.com/dchymko/status/1365030672348311553 Both of these are important. Sometimes it's easy to cast the academic approach as a waste of time. Wasting time looking at something that is already a fact. But in analyzing the decision process of an existing fact, we get better at future decisions when we don't yet have all the answers.
This first option, naturally was to consider getting another Sprinter. Having built two of them, it was the obvious choice to get back on the rod quickly. But there were two mental serious blockers I came up against: First was price. Both of my Sprinters had been second hand, high mileage units. But even then, … Continue reading Why I probably won’t own another Sprinter
There are some of us that are conformists, trying as best as we can to fit in and jumping on every trend. Then there are who are the rebels, who want nothing to do with whats considered "mainstream" I'm one of the non-conformists. To an extreme. The last thing I wanted to be was one … Continue reading Different to a fault
An update on what the van interior currently looks like. Cabinets were done by OverlandInteriors. More details to come..
Branvan was designed to be a stealthy camper. And one of the main giveaways of a campervan conversion is a giant solar array up top. So, much like what I did for my Sprinter, I used Renogy 160W flexible panels attached directly to the roof. Flexible panels are much lighter than rigid ones, and only … Continue reading Solar Setup on BranVan
What's with the name? The name was the brainchild of two others who know my fondness of good raisin bran muffin. They were discussing the new and yet-to-be-named van and said something along the lines of "does he just drive around in it eating bran muffins? Bran muffins in his van, the BranVan?" The van … Continue reading Introducing BranVan2020
A lot of people think a brand as your logo, your Instagram handle, or the tone you use posting on social media. Your brand is not your business cards, your swag, or even the things that you sell. These tangible pieces are only a small part of it. Flashy public things, the trim and the … Continue reading Brand
London Marathon, Malcom Murdoch It's getting to that time of year where we start thinking about them. And like everything else in the world, marketers have pretty much ruined them (kidding.. sort of) To marketers, and companies, this is the perfect time to capitalize on making you feel inadequate and offering the PERFECT thing to … Continue reading Who ruined New Years Resolutions?
Going offroad in a Sprinter van is possible, but is different than offroading in a truck or Jeep. Many of those vehicles are designed for offroading and the Sprinter is meant for.. well.. delivering things. However, the they are surprisingly capable for a giant, tall awkwardly-shaped delivery van! (The photo in the snow above is … Continue reading Offroading in a Sprinter Van
Morning People: you know that feeling you get after completing a task before everyone else has woken up? Night people get that too after everyone has gone to bed. Night people: That aversion you have to setting your alarm to 6am? Morning people get that when invited to a dinner party starting at 8pm Different … Continue reading Morning People vs Night People