Each month the Etsy Bloggers Street Team gives special attention to one member. Take a look at my sidebar and you'll see the graphic for this there...the name will change each month and clicking on it will always take you to that members blog.
This month, if you click on that link you'll get a beautifully illustrated travelog of the Adirondack Mountains. What wonderful pictures and a first hand report of a hike up Blue Mountain, a place I'll probably never see for myself. But I'm very glad this blogger wanted to share it with us.
Tying into the topic of that blog entry is this item from A Keeper's Jackpot's Etsy Shop...a Custom Beaded Hiker's Safety Whistle. This is an item that springs from the maker's personal experience, according to the description. Sounds like it would be an excellent addition to any hiker's gear.
I also took notice of these items in the same shop...lanyards for ID badges. What a wonderful thing to do to make something ordinary a lot more fun. I recall when my daughter was young and we were frequently in and out of the doctor's office, I loved seeing the nurses who had somehow personalized their name badges and wore scrubs made of fun colors and patterns. If you wear name badges, consider jazzing your up with one of these.