All You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets

By Sarah Carmichael

What You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets We could only see a few yards ahead of us. Dense fog obscured both the trail and the beautiful vistas the guidebook had promised. Wind whipped at the hood of my raincoat, somehow not clearing the fog at all, but managing to drive the rain sideways through…

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Keeping A Tourniquet On The Job Site

By Robert Robillard

Job Site Safety – Keeping a Tourniquet Handy As a contractor who works with tools are you prepared for a job site catastrophic injury? I know a lot of us have first aid kits but do you carry a tourniquet? Is it in the truck or in your tool belt?  Keeping a tourniquet on the job site…

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What’s in Your Tool Belt

By Mike Delisle

Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 – 10 Years Later During our recent survey a bunch of our readers asked to see more hand tools in our reviews, and a few of you wanted to see our tool belts.  I figured I would oblige by showing you my Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 rig.  Mikey D’s 10-Year Old…

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Zircon Leak Alert – Water Leak Detector

By Robert Robillard

Zircon Leak Alert WiFi – Hubless Water Leak Detector with Audio, Visual and Email Alerts A few years back my furnace pressure relief valve decided it was going to periodically leak water onto my basement floor. Luckily I always keep a 5-gallon bucket under the discharge pipe and I caught it when if overflowed and…

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Wearing Work Pants with Knee Pads

By Robert Robillard

Protecting Your Knees On the Job Site – work Pants With Built-In Knee Pads As a carpenter and contractor I can tell you that you get what you pay for. I can also tell you that sometimes it seems that protecting our bodies at work comes secondary to getting the job done. It took me…

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