Adventure for Anyone™

Whether you're getting outside for the first time, learning a new activity, or exploring different terrain, we hope these resources empower you to join our community!

NEMO Ambassadors

Each of these folks embody the spirit of NEMO and are an endless source of inspiration for anyone interested in the outdoors.

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NEMO Ambassador

Tristan Hogue

Kinesiologist, endurance athlete, and private coach.

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NEMO Ambassador

Steven Reinhold

Professional mountain guide, photographer, and adventure philanthropist.

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NEMO Ambassador

The Fontes Family

Adventure-loving dads (Tyler, left; Andy, right) raising a new generation of outdoor explorers.

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Places to Go

Where to next? Try these NEMO-approved spots. 

PLACES TO GO

Sandy Mush Bald

Nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina, this hike-in property features cabins for large and small groups.

Recommended Gear

Stargaze Reclining Camp Chair

Moonlander™ Dual-Height Camp Table

Disco™ Endless Promise® Down Sleeping Bag

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PLACES TO GO

Mangalitsa River Ranch

Located near Asheville, NC, this property houses acres of private farmland with panoramic mountain views and over a half mile of trout river for fishing.

Recommended Gear

Mayfly OSMO™ Lightweight Backpacking Tent

Aurora™ Backpacking Tent & Footprint

Victory Patio Blanket

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PLACES TO GO

San Mateo Campground

A dream spot for surfers, this campground is connected to nearby Trestles Beach in San Clemente, CA, via a 1.5-mile nature trail. Just grab your board and go!

Recommended Gear

Aurora Highrise Camping Tent

Helio Pressure Shower

Victory Patio Blanket

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PLACES TO GO

San Juan National Forest

With lush coniferous forest and dramatic mountain peaks, this stretch of land in Colorado is ideal for peak-baggers and those in search of solitude.

Recommended Gear

Hornet OSMO™ Ultralight Backpacking Tent
Flyer™ bluesign® Sleeping Pad
Riff™ Endless Promise® Down Sleeping Bag

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PLACES TO GO

Cache National Forest

Caves, canyons, and even lakes are sprinkled throughout this swathe of mountainous forest in Utah, offering fun for the whole family.

Recommended Gear

Aurora Highrise™ Camping Tent
Roamer™ Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
Jazz™ Synthetic Sleeping Bag

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PLACES TO GO

Pawtuckaway State Park

Our favorite park in New Hampshire, Pawtuckaway boasts a ton of trails, a fire tower peak for great views, and cool, clear lakes for that post-hike dip.

Recommended Gear

Aurora Highrise™ Camping Tent 

Roamer™ Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad 

Jazz™ Synthetic Sleeping Bag 

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PLACES TO GO

Ethan Pond Campsite

Operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, this campsite is situated at the edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness in New Hampshire and features an Adirondack-style shelter and five tent platforms.

Recommended Gear

Dagger OSMO™ Ultralight Backpacking Tent

Tensor™ Ultralight Sleeping Pad

Forte™ Synthetic Sleeping Bag

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PLACES TO GO

Inclusive Guide

For adventures elsewhere in the United States, entrepreneurs Crystal Egli and Parker McMullen Bushman have created a digital guide to help users find safe, inclusive spaces. Research businesses beforehand or leave reviews for future travelers!

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PLACES TO GO

Bewilder

A gold mine of itineraries for day and weekend trips around California, Bewilder has options for all ages, interests, and skill levels.

Popular Itineraries

Sunrises & shooting stars at Joshua Tree National Park

Sea cave kayaking at Santa Cruz Island

Hot springs in Los Padres National Forest

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People to Go With

In need of an adventure crew? We know just the folks.

PEOPLE TO GO WITH

The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees exist to protect scenic, historic, and ecological spaces in Massachusetts. Their properties include beaches, farms, woodlands, and campgrounds.

Sample Programs

Guided Hikes

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes

Winter Light Displays

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PEOPLE TO GO WITH

Food for Adventures

Mixing education and great eats with the outdoors, FFA hosts plant walks, coffee tasting hikes, and backcountry cooking classes for folks in the Southeast.

Small-Group Events

Edible/Medicinal Plant Tours

Backcountry Cooking Classes

Waterfall & Coffee Tasting Guided Hikes

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Camp yoshi.

PEOPLE TO GO WITH

Camp Yoshi

Camp Yoshi creates a space for Black folks and allies to unplug with their custom, guided outdoor adventures. Each curated experience includes route planning, gourmet menus, supplies, and documentation.

Popular Trips

Canyon Country 

Oregon Outback 

San Juan Mountains 

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PEOPLE TO GO WITH

Bewilder

For West coast adventurers and outdoorsy families, Bewilder regularly hosts pop-up experiences to teach skills, and offers group hikes and overnights throughout California.

Past Events

Eaton Canyon Waterfall Group Hike

Winter Camping Workshop

Culver Steps Family "Campout"

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PEOPLE TO GO WITH

The Appalachian Adventure Company

Experience the wilds of North Carolina with guided, outfitted private hikes and overnights. (Contact the AAC to put together your own custom adventure!)

Experiences

Winter Day Hiking

Appalachian Forest Bathing

Gram-worthy Photo Experience

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PEOPLE TO GO WITH

Black.Surfers

Black.Surfers is an online community that supports and connects Black people who surf (or want to learn!). Users regularly share meetups and the group itself hosts trips in California and Florida.

Dive In

Join the Discord

Follow the BIPOC surf calendar

Buy the founder a coffee 😉

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Helpful Tips & Tricks

Info to help you better understand your gear and prep for adventures.

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GEAR DEEP DIVE

OSMO™ Performance & Sustainability

The goal for OSMO, our new family of fabrics, was to develop a tent fabric that reduces environmental impact and maximizes performance simultaneously, without compromise.

ADVENTURE ADVICE

Basics for Adventuring by Bike

Whether you're bikepacking or bike touring, a bicycle is an excellent tool for exploration and adventure. Here are some tips for getting out there on two wheels.

GEAR DEEP DIVE

Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

Waking up well-rested can make all the difference in maximizing the next day’s adventures. Here’s a simplified guide to picking the right sleeping bag temperature rating for you and your plans.

ADVENTURE ADVICE

First-Time National Park Camping Tips

“When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.” That motto feels especially appropriate when attempting a visit to one of America's more popular national parks.

Make Your Gear Last Longer

Simple repairs and proper care can help your items last through endless adventures.

Camp Recipes

These are the meals we’re daydreaming about during a long day on the trail. (Equally good at home, too!)

CAMP RECIPES

Smoked Salmon & Egg Scramble Breakfast Sandwich

Feeling like a bougie camp breakfast? Look no further than Camp Yoshi's ultimate breakfast sandwich.

CAMP RECIPES

Customizable, Crowd-Friendly Basil Fried Rice

The beauty of fried rice is that offers endless options for customization — and the opportunity to use what's already available!

Training Resources

Before you hit the trail, make sure your body is as prepared as your kit is.

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TRAINING RESOURCES

Foundational Outdoor Nutrition

Proper nutrition is just as important as physical training. A mountaineering expedition, a thru-hike, and a day hike all demand very different fueling strategies.

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TRAINING RESOURCES

Endurance Training for Mountain Adventures

Why heart rate, aerobic threshold, and anaerobic threshold are all key to building a strong cardiovascular foundation. Plus: Approachable workout ideas.

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TRAINING RESOURCES

Gear Selection tips for Efficiency and Security on the Trail

Gear selection tips for efficiency & security on the trail and in the mountains. Everything you need to know for a seemless journey into your local wilderness.