Saturday, 14 November 2015

15/11/2015 - Minor Mods: X-mas lights, prayer flags & Anti-mosquito wall

So on a bad weather Sunday, I deciced to take care of some well-need minor mods that cost close to nothing:

a) Anti-Mosquito Wall (between front cab & living in the back)

I used netting from an old anti-mossy net for the living area of the van.  I trimmed it off an old bed mosquito covering which was not being used.  So rather try than cut to fit, I did the following:

1) Glued the soft fuzzy of the velcro to the arch over the wheel hump.
2) Put matching prickly velcro on it with the sticky side out.
3) I spread the netting just over the fringe of the sticky side.  It instantly sticks to the net.
4) I cut matching cardboard strips to glued them onto the sticky netting.   Let it dry-- it does dry quickly!
5) I removed the prickly velcro/cardboard netting attachment.
6) Finally I trimmed off the excess from the just rearward of the cardboard strip.
7) It doesn't pack well in a sack for storage, but I will give this a go for a while.  :)

b) Xmas Lights

Everyone likes Xmas lights!  :)

This was quite easy.  Just plug the one-way strip of lights into the power strip (which is plugged into the 600W interverted which is plugged into the deep cel batter with goes to the solar panel).  The after use some special pins that allow to hang lines to hold them up on a interior van wall.  This strip is 4.95m and is perfect length for the rear of the the Delica Starwagon.

c) Nepalese Prayer Flags at sliding door entry

These were very easy to install as well.  Just cut off 6-7 flags off the master string of flags.  Tied one end to an eyelit already installed to the left of the front passenger seat.  I used the already installed curtain wire over the sliding door with white plastic curtain holders to hang the flags like curtains to flutter in the wind!

Having these installed is special because I actually bought these in Nepal back in 2010 on my Mt. Everest basecamp trek 30 day trip.

When these flutter in the wind, ancient Buddist writings said they spread love and good spirits to anyone nearby!  


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