In 1981 John Nemjo purchased his first canoe from a friend in northeast Florida. His love of paddling grew from there as he spent the next 12 years exploring the many yet unspoiled streams, rivers and springs throughout the state. He brought that love of paddling and of the outdoors with him to the Adirondacks in 1993 when he opened his first Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company (MOSC) store in an abandoned pizza shop in the small village of Inlet, New York. Today, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is comprised of three individual specialty shops in Old Forge, just 10 miles south of the original store. Each store is a destination all its own and can help you with all your Adirondack wilderness and vacation needs.
Since the beginning Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company has committed itself to educating and outfitting customers to fully enjoy the natural wonders of the Adirondacks and other special places throughout the country. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you find the clothing, gear or boat that you will suit your needs and budget. Our goal is to make everyone’s travels in the wilderness a safe and rewarding experience. In addition, MOSC is active in the protection of the environment both within and beyond the Adirondack Park to preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.