innovation and hiking


How hiking can spark innovation

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Drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Traditional hemp clothing illustration

Rain Gear for Hiking

Hiking gear Research project and sketches about rain protection from traditional designs to future designs

Concept sketch of different ways of using wheels when walking. for suitcase, backpack etc.

Hiking with wheels project

Ways of using wheels when hiking research project

Conceptsketch of solar powered tent concepts Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

Solar power tents

Ideas, sketches and research into how solar power panels and batteries might be used in connection with tents

Sleeping pads with solar charger. concept sketch Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Solar power sleeping mat

Got an Idea for a sleeping mat with solar panel integrated – concept drawings and thoughts

Solar power umbrella types sketches. concept sketch Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

solar charging umbrella

Concept: could we design umbrella types that also work as solar chargers ?

Floating biodiversity wind turbiine. off shore. Atoll version. Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Atoll wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of an atoll sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Concept and sketch: Bow off shore wind turbine generating power for remote areas and supporting biodiversity Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Bow wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of an bow shaped sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Concept for a wind generating island by hikers shelter in remote area Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Seal island wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of a vertical, floating sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Walking can make people creative  in new ways. The experts are not really sure why, but it works and has been used by inventors, writers, artists, philosophers, musicians and many, many other creative souls to explore options beyond the edge of the known, to push borders of the established conventions and create new understandings, solutions, designs and art

To hike and to innovate is close related in strange ways, not only in our language, where the metaphors about innovation is filled with paths, dead ends, u-turns and depending on what the pathfinders bring in their “backpacks” and if they can think outside the box and move through unknown terrain, even against the wind… to light up the fire of the new.

Walking is a unique way of creating new understandings and exploring the creative potential of designs

One of the main things on Hiking.org is to connect hiking and innovation, to create thrive, save resources and explore new and more sustainable ways of living on this planet.