Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NEMO Classroom Lesson #383: How to Secure your Jake's Foot

Jake's Feet are one of the most functional parts of many NEMO tents. They make that pleasant snap so you know your corner is locked, they provide a convenient hub for your fly/poles/inner tent/footprint, and even cantilever your inner tent corners down to the ground.

My favorite function is that they create a system to remove your inner tent, leaving you with fly/poles/footprint for a lightweight tarp shelter which is perfect for a sunny day on the beach (specifically to keep the wax from melting off my board.)In order to do this, you have to move the Jake's Feet, which are usually attached to the inner tent, to the footprint using tri-glides.

Don't worry if you don't know what that means exactly, here's Steve to the rescue with another NEMO short to help anyone looking to make their NEMO tent into a sun shade now that its November...


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