Friday, September 28, 2012

Bear Can Packing

Always a challenge to get 10 days of food into these things. Here's one attempt at close-packing food:

FYI, not a good idea to keep all the breakfast oatmeals on the bottom of the can. It makes every morning a food inventory morning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Burning Man Hybrid Shelters

Amazing what you can do with lots of time and motivation. Check out the engineering and detail on these hybrid vehicle/shelters at Burning Man this year.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Getting Lost in a Beautiful Country

Aaron C. from the Brazil 9000 dynamic duo recently stopped by the NEMO booth at Outdoor Retailer to pick out the perfect gear for their 9000 km journey through Brazil.

Brazil 9000: Leaving Los Angeles from The Skeeto Lounge on Vimeo.

These guys are already part of the NEMO family so we look forward to hearing updates about their amazing journey.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Getting Dirty

On Tuesday, five of us from the office joined crews from EMS, Vibram, ECCO, and Polartec to do some trail maintenance at a few locations around Peterborough, NH. Part of the Conservation Alliance’s Backyard Collective, member company employees and local grantees get together for a day of environmental action. These events allow us to get out of the office and get our hands dirty; doing good work to preserve and protect the open spaces in our own backyards.

This year, we were in McCabe State Forest, Miller State Park, Greenfield State Park, Harris Center for Conservation Education's property on Spoonwood Lake, MacDowell Dam, Wilder Rotary Park, Cranberry Pond Meadow Trail and on trails and waterways throughout the Monadnock Region. Projects included trail maintenance, trailhead construction, invasive species removal, picnic table restoration, campground maintenance, etc.

While the day wasn’t bluebird, we didn’t let a little rain get in the way – we made some good improvements at each of the sites and had a tasty lunch at EMS’s headquarters afterwards.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meta 1P Pitch Hints

NEMO customer Randy M. wanted to share a tip for pitching Meta 1P. When car camping, he ties off the back vent to his car door handle (similar to tying off to a trekking pole). We all agree; that is one of the best pitches of that tent we've seen. He says:
That upward angle was perfect for achieving a very tight pitch all along that back flap and vastly improving breathability. So in summary, the keys to a very tight pitch are:

1] Main center trekking pole needs to be raised as high as the tent will allow.
2] Tie out the ends
3] Tie out the back flap at an upperward angle to your second trekking pole (or car in my case :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Jeramy P. sent us some photos and a great trip report of his recent summit of Mt. Shuksan via the Fisher Cimneys route.

At camp just before sunset with Mt. Baker in the background.

A crevasse on the Upper Curtis Glacier.

Top of Hell's Highway with Summit Pyramid in the background.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Room With a View

From Mark Smiley, on the way to summitting Rainer.