Category Archives: Shoelaces

Cool welding projects we love!

Looking for some inspiration for your next welding project? Here are some fun ideas you can try: Here are some fun metals to use in your next project: Horseshoes: Horseshoes are great for welding. Try making a Christmas tree, turkey, coat rack, or mug hanger with recycled horseshoes. Metal Cutlery: these can easily bend into any […]

10 unique places in North America to hike in 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, check out these picturesque North American parks with amazing hiking trails: The Grand Canyon, Arizona: Climb 4,500 feet in 9.5 miles (but be sure to rest for 15 mins every hour) Arches National Park, Utah: Hike to see the stunning naturally formed rock arch in […]

11 Safety tips for Welders

Did you know that by adhering to a few simple safety guidelines you can minimize injuries in your welding shop and potentially increase efficiency and production? Here are 11 safety tips for welders: Read the manual: Always read the manual for any welding tools and machinery you are using to be sure you are aware […]

Lacing Your Shoes (or Boots)

Did you know there are actually two trillion different ways to lace up shoes with only six pairs of eyelets? The one style of lacing up shoes that is most commonly known around the world, is the “criss-cross” lacing. This is also the strongest way to lace your shoes, however it doesn’t work with all […]

Exercises to Improve Your Hike

  While we all think of hiking as being exercise, doing a few different exercises before the hike to prepare your body will make hiking a more enjoyable way to get fit. It’s preconditioning your body to prepare it for the bigger activity you’re looking forward to. You’ll find the hike easier and will be […]

Firefighters Recycling to Other Countries

  Everyone has garbage. Even firefighters end up with equipment that has outlasted what is seen as its useful life in North America. But that same equipment can get another life – often longer than the first – when it goes to countries without the budget for proper (or any) firefighting equipment like Nicaragua. Through […]

Less Noise Makes for a Better Hunting Experience

Anyone who hunts has told the story about the animal in their sights that bolted from the slightest movement or the whisper of a sleeve rubbing against their jacket. It’s frustrating, but there are ways to reduce the amount of noise and make for a more positive hunt. 1. Start early. Really early. Get to […]

Reducing Leg Fatigue

A lot of our customers stand ALL. DAY. LONG. While their laces are sure to stand up to the pressure, it can be hard on legs, knees, spines, feet and pretty much the entire body. We looked into the best ways to reduce that leg and skeletal system fatigue to make sure you have the […]

The Importance of Fire Safety

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At this time of year, it’s only natural to want to hit the trails for some camping and hiking. The outdoors provide a great escape from urban life, give opportunities for exercise and allow time and space to share and reflect with those we care about in a relaxed setting. Let’s keep it relaxed and […]

A Salute to the Quad Riders Association of BC

In a random web search to find some fun, I came upon the Quad Riders Association of BC website. Wow, what a great organization! They feature a wide range of events of their own and of ATV clubs throughout the province that are affordable, family-friendly and fun. There are four events featured in June and […]