Great To Hear From You !
I am always happy to receive comments about my website and the content that I choose to publish . For me , it is a means of steering my content in a user helpful direction . After all , I want to engage you , the reader , in the many discussions we have here about the use of outdoor tech in all of our wilderness activities . Recently , I received a comment from a reader expressing great concern about all the Garbage that he has been coming across in his many outdoor activities . Like many us here , who spend a lot of time in nature , we are perplexed and angered by these constant visual reminders of ” civilization ” .
What Were They Thinking !
What is happening internally , when these people throw away their garbage . This seems to be an , ” out of site – out of mind ” , philosophy that is in certain need of re-adjustment . In the lowlands , on my many hikes along the rivers and lakes I am constantly presented with these piles of garbage . Coffee cups , sandwich wrappers , drinking cups , flotation toys , plastic bottles , beer cans and more items than I care to mention – I’ve even found a metal spoon and a metal fork – no knife yet , but sooner or later I may find one . This does not include the many plastic utensils that I come across . Thoughtless , uncaring human beings , who seem to think that they have the right to litter their way through life tossing and chucking their crap this way and that way . This same thoughtless act is also displayed by the people who toss their cigarette butts out the windows of their cars and trucks , causing many grass fires and many major forest fires every summer .
If you are reading this , you most likely do not belong to this club but we probably share the same degree of frustration , in that we seem powerless to remedy this situation . Now , I am not Mother Theresa or any other godly form of humanity that has never sinned , however , I can say with great certainty that I did not leave any garbage in the wilderness on my last expedition , nor do I plan to leave any on my next trip into the wilderness . While we are on the subject of expeditions or adventures into the great outdoors , think of all the garbage that has been left on Mount Everest . There is more garbage on Mount Everest now than in the local refuse site of a small town or village . Sad .
We all get the picture , and ironically many of us who feel this frustration , do not spend much time with these types because of character and life style differences . So much has been written about this subject that it could fill many volumes , and in addition to this we can include the many children’s school campaigns .
I Need Your Help !
Therefore , I am asking you today , to dig DEEP into your creative self-consciousness to find simple , effective ways of solving this ugly scar on humanity . Please send your comments to this website so that we can address this issue collectively and hopefully find a quick solution . This can not be policed . We must find the internal link within us that will solve this problem .`