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DMOS regularly features our pro customers whose work and adventures are exemplary of our “get out and get after it” ethos. This edition is a bit different. It’s the not yet been told real life adventure story of our founder, Susan Pieper, and how DMOS came to make shovels and gear that is always at hand and never in the way.   Back in 2015 when we started DMOS, DMOS made the Stealth shovel as a purpose-built tool for moving volumes of snow quickly in the backcountry.  We wanted the shovel to have a larger and thicker blade and a...

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All photos by Larry Chen.   We linked up with Scott Birdsall at Chuckles Garage to learn more about his legendary Nuke Van and why he chose DMOS as his go-to-tool for his overlanding adventures and builds. Read his story below.   Story behind the Nuke Van build This van is a 1953 Ford Van that was built by the California Department of Defense in the 50's during the Cold War for fast response in the event of nuclear war. There were only three made and this is the only one left in existence. Scott discovered it through a client a few years ago and helped...

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  We linked up with Tim McGrath at Sackwear to learn more about the overlanding company, his build and why he chose DMOS as his go-to-tool for his family off-roading adventures. Read his story below.   So Tim, tell us about your Maltec build? The truck is a 1993 80 series Toyota Land Cruiser chassis with a 70 series cab and carbon fiber camper (in a nutshell). The truck is built by a German company called Maltec. They are known for their expedition builds. I knew I wanted to build a vehicle that I could take my family camping in. It...

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Here are our best tips to use our Alpha Driveway Shovel that will get you outside and exercising for optimal fun this winter.   1. IT'S ALL IN THE LEGS Lift by bending and straightening your legs rather than bending at your back. A strong core and straight back is crucial too. Trust us, you'll save yourself plenty of pain.  2. NO TWISTING Minimize twisting when you lift or throw snow. You'll want to keep your hips square and throw the snow straight, always! 3. ICE, ICE, BABY If you have kept the Alpha Driveway inside your garage, spray the...

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DMOS’s home of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is also home to some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the world. Its iconic peaks and massive cliff bands are the stuff of legend, as are the achievements of some of the skiers and snowboarders who set upon it every season.  Within Jackson Hole’s resort boundaries lies one of—if not the most—well-known steep skiing lines in North America, Corbet’s Couloir, named after pioneering ski mountaineer, Barry Corbet, who noticed the small, snow-filled opening near the top of Jackson’s Rendezvous Mountain in the 1960s. Unbeknownst to Corbet, today’s skiers and riders wouldn’t just...

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