Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Backcountry Skiing with Inspired Summit of Park City

Backcountry Skiing with Inspired Summit Throughout our travels, we are constantly looking to push the envelope of our adventures. Taking our first ski trip in the backcountry was awe-inspiring, educational, and humbling all in one. Preparing for Backcountry Skiing As we packed up our gear, getting ready to head out for our first backcountry ski tour, Nate and I meticulously inventoried our packs as Shaun and Weston watched over. Water, check; food, check; ski goggles, check; extra layers, check. Avalanche beacon, check. Avalanche Danger and Preparations Avalanche danger had been high in the Wasatch Range this season. Low snow...

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Preparing for Van Life in the Winter

Preparing for Van Life in the Winter While most van lifers and RVers are heading south for the winter, we are chasing snow and preparing for van life in the winter. We had to make a few modifications to our van from the very get-go. Installing a Heater The very first and most important change we made in preparing for van life in the winter was installing our Espar D2 Diesel heater. The heater is installed under the passenger seat and uses the onboard diesel from the van’s fuel tank, so we don’t have to carry extra fuel just...

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How to Make the Most of Your Park City Ski Trip

Making the Most of Your Park City Ski Trip Your Park City ski trip might just be the most epic family vacation ever, if you plan it right. Here are some tips to make the most of your trip to Park City Utah. Why Should You Visit Park City Before we jump into the tips for your Park City ski trip, let’s start with why you should plan a trip here: and, believe me, you should. The resort is just about a half-hour drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, making it easy to get to and from the resort....

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Espar D2 Diesel Heater Installation

Espar D2 Diesel Heater Installation As we head into the winter months, the most important new modification to our van is the Espar D2 Diesel Heater installation to ensure we stay nice and toasty on our snowsports adventures. Parts List Heater Package: https://goo.gl/6JB35wMuffler: http://amzn.to/2qCK9y5Heat Resistent Loom: http://amzn.to/2CP6vly Note: The heater package above includes the 801 controller, which is NOT the same one that we show in the video.  The 801 Controller combines the function of the easystart select controller like what we have but INCLUDES the external temperature sensor.  The wiring diagram for both the easystart select and the 801 controller...

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Best Things About Living in a Van Full Time

Best Things About Living in a Van Full Time We’ve been living in our van full time for about 5 months now. There have been ups and downs throughout this time, but we want to focus on the best things that have happened. Here are our Top 10 Best Things About Living in a Van Full Time. You Become More Flexible When you live in 80 square feet, you become more flexible… oh wait, I didn’t mean physically! Living in a van full time allows us to be flexible with our plans; we can go anywhere at any time...

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