WiFi or Wildlife?

Technology or trees, that is the question. Did Shakespeare spend a lot of time in nature? According to AARP Magazine, trading WiFi for wildlife can fire your imagination: four days in nature without technology improved creativity 50 percent for hikers in a recent study. Which is great for business. But does that translate into spill clean up efficiency?

Think about it: do creative people have more or fewer spill containment mishaps, if they’re absentmindedly stacking bottles filled with hazardous liquid while dreaming of Yosemite? Hm.

And does time in nature make up for the blisters and all the dehydrated food one is forced to eat on the trail, as Cheryl Strayed vividly describes in her best-selling memoir, Wild? Truly an epic question, worthy of the bards among us.

On the other hand, consider that if there are any spills in the wild, Mother Nature will be in charge of spill clean up, and no XSORB Spill Station will be necessary. Sigh. Yes, inconvenient though it might be, it’s often handy to have a mother around.

So we propose a compromise: no texting while on the trail (unless you’re sending photos of those impossibly majestic redwoods to your less fortunate colleagues back East), and a handy container of Biofresh for the times dehydrated delicacies disagree with you. Take heart. You’ll be back in civilization soon enough. Bring pictures of moose.

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