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Why is Proper Outdoor Gear Important?

Posted by Rick Roby on

Why is Proper Outdoor Gear Important?

If you’ve decided to spend more time outdoors this summer, you’ll quickly realize that not wearing the right clothing can cost you in the long run. We sell a bunch of items that can make your outdoor adventures fun and comfortable, and here at Dry Canyon FR, we offer some of the very best. Today, we discuss the importance of wearing the right outdoor gear in your activities. Protection with our Power Dry® FR T-shirt Unlike at home, with the roof and the walls to protect you from the extreme effects of the weather, your key source of protection outdoors...

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Our Generation 3 Dragon Shield FR Jacket

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Our Generation 3 Dragon Shield FR Jacket

Hunting, hiking, and other rough outdoor activities require a high level of protection from the elements. Our Dragon Shield FR soft shell jacket can deliver just that. Usually, soft shell jackets are made from woven material that can provide excellent water resistance and wind protection. It’s important to note, however, that not all soft shells were created equally and here’s why our jackets are ideal: Superior Materials Soft shell jackets are the middle ground between a fleece jacket, for comfort, and a waterproof jacket, for protection. Our Dragon Shield soft shells are made with our exclusive Power Grid 4-way stretch...

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Summertime Blues

Posted by Sammy Freitag on

Summertime Blues

Why does it seem like we always end up landing jobs building a line at 9000-12000 feet elevation in a 15-20 mph sustained wind through two feet of snow in December? If it’s not that, it’s stringing fiber across the desert in 120 degree heat climbing steel that’s so hot it hurts to touch it, up there just praying for a slight breeze to take the edge off that piercing sun. It sure seems like it gets done backwards a lot. I know that it has to do with budgets and permits, and existing timelines, but we definitely end up...

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2017 Lineman Rodeo season

Posted by Sammy Freitag on

2017 Lineman Rodeo season

It’s the beginning of the 2017 Lineman Rodeo season. If you are an apprentice this may be a requirement, if you are a journeyman this may be something you compete in for fun, or just something you look forward to attending as a yearly reunion with old friends. Either way, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the trade we are all so proud of. It is a great way to catch up with old friends, as well as network with others within our industry. Typically there are also booths from vendors displaying some of the latest technologies in our...

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How to get rid of management you can't stand.

Posted by Sammy Freitag on

How to get rid of management you can't stand.

Many, many moons ago something happened that changed my perspective as a Union Journeyman lineman forever. To keep this short, I won’t go into all of the details of the political environment that led up to the event, but will focus on what I determined to be the solution. Sadly, the event cost a young apprentice his life, and took an arm from the journeyman, not to mention the emotional suffering that it caused and still causes them and the families of all involved. God bless them all.  A good friend of mine was dispatched to the scene and performed...

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