Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bad for Running, Worse for Fighting

NEMO friend and photographer Jed Conklin, is a man of many talents: he is a true outdoorsman in every sense with an unbelievable eye for visual storytelling.

Every time we link up with Jed, he's deeper and deeper into Ironman training/racing. He's also a sponsored athlete for Combat Flipflops, a company making custom flip flops that are being produced out of a factory in Afghanistan. The goal is to keep sustaining the local economy after U.S. troops pull out in 2014. Check out some of the really funky designs and totally unique manufacturing concept. Cheers to Jed on the Ironman and for representing such a cool company.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

NEMO Office Dog Profile Part 7: Maisey Day


Age: 1 Year
Breed: Salem Sheepdog
Favorite Snacks: String Cheese, Peanut Butter
Pet Peeves: Puggles, dogs that wear clothes
Favorite part of being at NEMO: Playing with Tsuba and Uncle Billy, frisbee lunch breaks
First thing people notice: Her brown ears
Best known for: Her weak bladder
Greatest Fear: Waves
Favorite command to disobey: Stay
Wishes NEMO would make: Airbeam frisbees
Aspirations: To learn how to ride a skateboard
Naughtiest Moment: Running circles around an equine member of the Dover Police force

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LongTreks Morocco - Episode 8: Blowing Winds

We're back with the next installment of LongTreks Morocco. An amazing tailwind gets the sporting sails out. But with great speed comes great road rash (Warning: avert your eyes if fresh road rash is not your cup of tea here).

A stiff headwind, a steady does of car road rage, and noisy winds at night all conspire together to slow the team down. Sleep deprived, they push on towards snow-capped peaks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Body Surfing the Desert

Monday, July 9, 2012

Q & A With NEMO Founder Cam Brensinger


Last week, Cam was interviewed by a local radio station, WTPL in Concord, NH. The Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), George Bald, and show host Jack Health, spoke with Cam about how the company got started, why New Hampshire is a perfect location for NEMO, and the need to get outside and unplug.


Radio Interview

The state's tourism department recently unveiled a new ad campaign building off the infamous 'Live Free or Die' motto, titled 'Live Free And...' left for the user to fill in the blank. Apparently, New Hampshire has an image problem - while the rest of the country thinks of lobsters from Maine and cows in Vermont, they were coming up short when identifying with New Hampshire. The new tagline is meant to inspire people to think about all of the different activities you can do here. What do you think of when you think of New Hampshire?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Raining Cats and Dogs

We took some video of testing in the rain chamber so you guys imagine how hard it rains in there. Turning on the sound is necessary!

video

Thursday, July 5, 2012

NEMO Favorite Rides and Trails, Part 1

Cyclists in the Southern Green Mountains of Vermont are very lucky. The ribbon of little-known forest roads that wind though the Green Mountain National Forest provide some of the most perfect road riding in the state—if you don’t mind a little dirt.


Three miles from our house in Peru, Vermont I can pick up the Danby/Mt. Tabor Road that climbs out of the quiet village of Landgrove to Danby. The dirt road out of the village narrows and the last farms give way to the open Forest Service gate.


In winter I’m here checking snow conditions for x-c skiing, today I’m happy to have a few hours to ride my favorite summer loop. Roundtrip it’s about 56 miles, much of it Colorado-style climbing, nearly half of it dirt. The gravel road quickly begins to climb along the Utley Brook, past the beaver meadows and maintained wildlife clearings. Bright blue Catamount Trail Signs mark familiar trail crossings and a few miles in I’m approaching the White Rocks National Recreation Area with the Big Branch and Peru Peaks Wilderness on either side of me. A big Western sky and huge billowy clouds provide a breathtaking backdrop. The roadside wildflowers are blooming white and yellow, purple and orange. My bike is perfect, my tires are fast. With Appalachian Trail and Long Trail trailheads along the way I wonder whom I might encounter, but it’s dead quiet this morning.


 Just a few strikingly orange Newt salamanders slowly making their way across the dappled grey road and some mischievous Crows up to no good. The dirt is fast and the perfect canopy of trees provide a tunnel of shade so the climbing and descending is cool. I almost forget that I haven’t seen a car in over an hour. I try to make it last, but before I know it I’ve descended the swooping turns into Danby, cross Route 7 and begin the long gradual climb up to Dorset Mtn. road – another stretch of Vermont cycling heaven.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Beach Cleanup Tally

We pulled in 40 lbs of trash off the northern end of Jenness Beach last Friday in our monthly cleanup. That's a pretty average amount, especially when the weather's been so ideal. 

Our best find?



And the decidedly worst find? (Dog poop isn't in the running for this category). 


Monday, July 2, 2012

Committed

Mark and Janelle Smiley just sent us some beautiful shots from a 26 day glacier expedition in Alaska. These guys are amazing (and great inspiration for designing tents like Moki and Transform Tarp).