Celebrate Nemo’s 15th Anniversary with this Amazing Wood Carving Kit

If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? It’s no secret that Nemo Equipment is one of favorite outdoors brands. From comfy sleeping bags to some of the best tents on the market, Nemo’s meticulous design is evident in every product. Since they are celebrating their 15th anniversary this month, Nemo’s founder, Cam Brensinger, wanted to release a limited edition product that reflected his love of design and craftsmanship. The Spoon Shaper Kit ($130) reflects Brensinger’s love of wood working, and Nemo’s dedication to personalized, and carefully curated products.Nemo’s dedication to building unique products began with Brensinger’s careful eye for detail and design while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. Following graduation, he brought careful design and focus to the outdoors market with Nemo’s first AirSupported tents. That heritage has guided every product since, from award winning sleeping bags to ultralight backpacking tents.The Spoon Shaper Kit reflects both Nemo’s commitment to innovation, and Brensinger’s love of working with his hands on distinctive, personalized products. The kit is purpose built to help you carve and shape a camp spoon (hence the name). Each tool included serves a purpose, with no superfluous inclusions. It’s important to note, no instructions or wood ships with the kit, so you’re on your own to head out on the trail and find some local deadwood to start carving your own spoon.First up is a folding Opinel No.12 Saw. It made short work of some scrap wood as we explored options with pine and apple branches for our own spoons. The Morakniv 106 Woodcarving Knife makes an excellent option to start roughing out your design. The polished wood handle and short blade are as at home shaving small bits off your spoon as they will be on display in your office. Finally Nemo included a hook knife that works very well in hollowing out your spoon’s bowl – beware though, this little tool is incredibly sharp. How to Wear a Suit: Unspoken Rules and 3 Styles You Need to Know 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations Nemo’s 15th anniversary, and beyond, will bring us more of our favorite sleeping bags, tents, and pads. Until then, you couldn’t make a better choice for a personal project or Father’s Day gift than the Spoon Shaper. Grab one fast though, as only a small batch will be available before they are sold out forever. read more

Shenhuas coal output up 20

first_imgChina Daily reports that Shenhua Group Corp, China’s biggest coal company, saw increased sales of 20% last year. Its sales were valued at more than 100 billion yuan ($14 billion) in 2007, compared with 83 billion yuan a year earlier, the Beijing-based company said in a statement on its Web site. Shenhua Group is the parent of the Shanghai and Hong Kong-listed China Shenhua Energy Co (CSEC)Chinese coal companies are increasing output to meet rising demand from domestic power producers, which burn the fuel to generate about 78% of the counntry’s total electricity. China became a net coal importer for the first time in January last year. Also, CSEC is building the country’s first coal-to-liquid plant, which comes on stream this year.Shenhua Group increased production 16% to 235 Mt in 2007, compared with the 203 Mt it produced in 2006.last_img read more