Sunlight and fresh air are beautiful things that we often take for granted, but we're certainly not going to take them for granted today, because today it's all about the great outdoors. There are a lot of shops on Etsy that can supply you with almost everything you need for any outdoor adventure. I say almost everything because you still have to supply the time and, of course, yourselves.
Now to help us get in the mood for some good outdoor shop hopping let's do a little hike of, say, 2,181 miles in about five minutes. Affectionately known as the Green Tunnel, the Appalachian Trail begins in Georgia and ends in Maine, depending upon your particular choice of direction of course.
This video was created by Kevin Gallagher:
We've got a long weekend ahead of us here in the States with Labor Day, so let's do some shopping!
Outdoor Shop Number 1
Shop name: Blacksmith Creations
Here we have a handy dandy little camp cooking trivet made out of horseshoes and railroad spikes expertly welded together to create a support any camp cook would be proud to set a pan down onto.
Outdoor Shop Number 2
Shop name: Grah-Toe Studio
This little beauty is a wonderful introduction item for learning how to use a compass for the young outdoors person and can be upgraded with a finer compass for the serious adult outdoors person. Very handy with a rawhide loop for easy attachment to a belt or backpack strap.
Outdoor Shop Number 3
Shop name: Blackdog Paracord
I love these! So awesome to look at, easy to wear and completely and wonderfully there when you need extra cord when out on the trail. This is a great deal on this type of survival-style bracelet and you can even coordinate them with your favorite hiking outfits.
Outdoor Shop Number 4
Shop name: Quail Lane Press
You know me and my love for journaling. I mean, what would a nice, long hike be without a lovely companion like this journal to help you keep track of where you've been and where you're going and what you've seen and experienced along the way?
Outdoor Shop Number 5
Shop name: Annie Haul Vintage
Who says hiking gear has to be dull? For the serious backpacker or mountaineer, we have this Trango Rock backpack that is not only excellent for stowing all of your gear, but rather stylish in its purple and black color combination.
And that's all for the Friday Faves for this week. What's a favorite outdoor destination or activity that you enjoy? I'd love to read all about it in the comments.
Until next friday when our theme will be Dogs and Cats and Birds and Lizards -- All Things Pet-Related, have a great weekend and take care out there!