"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Carry Out Backpackers' Trash

The project:
Carry out a rusty, worn out BBQ grill left behind in the wilderness.

2 hours, but we were going that way anyhow.

Why bother?
Trash sucks...no matter where folks leave it. Sometimes back country travelers will stash supplies like a grill or perhaps a fire sheltering tool, but this was trash left out in the elements, covered in pine needles and grown over with plants. It was rusty, and basically falling apart.

Worth it?
Yes - plus, we made use of it as a cooking tool for our last night in camp before folding, twisting and otherwise tweaking it small enough to fit a pack.

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