Posts Tagged ‘ice’




The cold months are upon us and so is the season of giving. No matter who you are buying for, a nice winter jacket, pair of socks or beanie is the perfect option. We have a few items below that make wonderful gifts for the outdoors person in your life.


Carhartt Men’s Traditional Arctic Quilt Lined Coat (C26)


This extremely warm and comfortable coat is great for anyone spending a lot of time outside. It is one of Carhartt’s best selling coats. Lined with quilted nylon, it holds in heat while the cotton sandstone duck outside can endure the nastiest kinds of weather. There are plenty of pockets for storage and to keep hands warm. The contrasting colored collar adds a touch of something unique. It is available in Black, Carhartt Brown, Dark Brown and Moss.


Dickies Heavyweight Quilted Fleece Hoodie (TW394)

If you’re looking for a gift not quite as expensive or heavy as a coat, this Dickies Hoodie could be the best option for you. Available in black or grey, this fleece lined hoodie is great for wearing alone or under a coat. The hand warmer pockets are perfect for enduring the cold wind while the ribbed knit cuffs & waistband keep the wind out.


Wigman Heavyweight Fully Cushioned Boot Socks


Wigwam knows socks. These super warm, thick socks are made of wool, acrylic, nylon & olefin. Did you know that wool is the best sock material for those that wear boots often? It keeps your feet dry & comfortable all day long. These grey socks with a black accent are available in M, L & XL. They offer all over cushioning and a fortified sole. Who wouldn’t want a pair of made in America socks for Christmas?!


Occunomix Two Tone Reflective Beanie

This hat is perfect for cold weather due to the extended fabric around the ears.You can purchase the hat in high-visibility colors or in grey. The rib knit material is comfy and warm and the stripe of reflective material adds safety while you’re outside.



Heads Up** Make sure to sign up for our emails on ConstructionGear.com. We may be sending out a coupon code for cold weather gear in the very near future! 🙂





Read Full Post »

That Darn Bank!

It was full dark with no moon that evening. I had piled a pretty impressive stack of branches and sticks beside our driveway. All of a sudden inside the house my cell phone rang.  This strange sounding male voice that also sounded very like my husband said, Help! Help me! I can’t get up!  In trying to pitch the yard trash over the guard rail along our drive, he also pitched himself (all 6’2”) over the guard rail and then rolled all the way down to land in a patch of bushes almost at the bottom.

bankWe live 70 feet above US 19 with access and egress directly onto 19 from our driveway.  Fifteen years ago we moved into a house with very good bones and lots of elbow grease needed. There was no landscaping except for a couple of trees on the edges.  That bank was truly ugly! Over those years intervening a LOT of work has gone into the interior and exterior of our first home we ever owned.

I have had my own encounters with that bank as well.  It is a very steep incline so weeding and planting is often very dicey to say the least! Thistles seem to prosper prolifically on that darn bank and they have to be sprayed and pulled.  It’s difficult to pull or spray with one hand holding on to a root.

cleatRecently I found a fabulous product that makes a huge difference: STABILicer Lite Ice Cleats from Discount Safety Gear. I can actually keep from sliding with these wonderful cleats.  They are meant for winter safety but work great for dust or mud safety on that darn bank!


Read Full Post »