Resources and hiking


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Hiking can teach us to take better care of the world’s resources and our personal resources

Text and drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Resources are the things we use like we drink water from a straw in a glass. Examples are time, money, food and water. When they run out, they often run out fast, and suddenly

Research on edible hiking trails

Food trails

Growing food along the hiking trails, research project about edible trails

Drawing of a hiker camping between to trees, watching the sunset

Hiking and the Common Good

Drawings and thoughts about how hiking and the Common Good might benefit us and each other in a digital future

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

We can create a more sustainable world if we start to walk more, create new trails and learn how to do much more, with less, by learning from hiking and hikers

Hiking can be for sustainability what the moon-landing was for technology, but only if we start to use the “less is more” strategies that hikers know so well. Because out on the trails you learn how to find, share, save and make the most out of limited resources and travel light.

We are seven billion+ people on this small planet and we all need water, food, fire and other resources to live from day to day. But most of us use much more than we need, replace our stuff much more often than necessary, and seldom maintain or repair things, either because they can’t be repaired or because it isn’t worth the effort…

On the hiking trails gear needs to last, and you must be able to repair your gear if it breaks down.  Also you have to carry all you need, so you need to be able to use your resources in the most efficient and careful way. Because of this hiking can be a great inspiration for life back home, because if you can do so much with so little on the trails… you can do the same at home