The hassle of soggy and illegible paperwork has plagued outdoor professionals for decades. Jerry Darling developed "Rite in the Rain" paper to address that problem for the Pacific Northwest logging industry in the 1920's and our product has been evolving ever since.Jerry has since passed away but his vision has expanded worldwide. Still made in Tacoma, Washington, "Rite in the Rain" is used around the globe in situations ranging from desert warfare to rainforest insect research.The motto "Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people" says it all.Our R&D department is continuously developing products for new applications and we welcome your input.
The idea of NEMO was born one turbulent night in 2002 on the side of Mount Washington, while Cam Brensinger spent a sleepless five hours in a poorly designed bivy. That night he realized how much opportunity there was for thoughtful design as part of the equation of enjoying adventure. And, coming down off the mountain the next day, he resolved to tackle that challenge. Cam founded the company in the spring of his senior year at the Rhode Island School of Design and, three days after graduation, opened its first office in Nashua, New Hampshire.