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What the heck is FR? Flame Resistance Week

Great balls of fire! There are risks with any job, but if you have fire risks in yours, taking the proper precautions can save your arm, leg, and life! FRC is one of the most commonly used clothing products for jobs that encounter electrical, chemical, and combustible elements that can start a fire. Wearing something as simple as standard FRC gloves orFRC pants can prevent injury during a mistake which, lets face it, we are human and slips-ups do happen. So, the first step to protecting yourself is educating yourself, which also is one of your abilities as a complex human being!

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Common FR questions:

What does FR stand for?

FR is the common abbreviation for Flame Resistant in regards to the material of clothing that can self-extinguish during an accident that can cause a fire to start

What does FRC mean?

FRC stands for Flame Resistant Clothing. You can commonly see the abbreviation in bids or quotes for safety work clothing

Who wears Flame Resistant clothing?

Workers who are consistently in a hazardous environment should wear standard FR clothing. If you are around any kind of Electric Arc (electricians, electric linemen),Flash Fire (refinery, chemical, or pharmaceutical), and Combustible Dust Explosion(paper industry, paint industry, food processing). Anyone who comes in close contact with energized electrical equipment should wear FRC to protect themselves from a potential electrical accident.

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Where can I buy FR clothing?

Carhartt ® is one of the leading brands that provides a wide selection of FR garments. You can even create and entire outfit of FR clothing by layering to keep you safe in the toughest conditions. For a job where you need to free up your arms like electrical work, put on the Carhartt FRK294 Flame Resistant Long-Sleeve T-Shirt with the Radians AP1-60 Rad-Apocalypse Safety Glasses so you can get into a small space while protecting your arms and eyes. For colder conditions for example in a refinery, stay warm and keep yourself safe with Carhartt FRJ195 Men’s Flame-Resistant Duck Bomber Jacket and the Carhartt FRB002 Flame-Resistant Twill Work Pant. Now you can go to work and look forward to the weekend without worrying about catching on fire! Stay golden!

Carhartt FRK294 Flame Resistant Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Radians AP1-60 Rad-Apocalypse Safety Glasses

Carhartt FRJ195 Men's Flame-Resistant Duck Bomber Jacket

 Carhartt FRB002 Flame-Resistant Twill Work Pant

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Photo Credit: Digital TrendsEHow , County of NapaABCLocal

 

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound – by Capital Cities

 

I didn’t like this song when I first heard it because of the weird MIDI trumpet sounds, but I have to admit that now… I LOVE IT. Also, just sayin’, the Capital Cities station on Pandora is pretty great.

 

Maybe you can give it a listen (or two… or five hundred…) while getting yourself some hi vis (high visibility) work wear from some of your favorite brands, such as DickiesCarhartt, and Berne Apparel. We know how dangerous your jobs can be, so we want to help keep you Safe and Sound.

 

Dickies VV601 Men’s Long Sleeve Coverall Non Ansi

Dickies VV601 Men’s Long Sleeve Coverall Non Ansi

In my opinion, that Dickies coverall is not only highly functional… but also kind of fashionable. I don’t know what it is about navy blues and bright oranges, but hot damn, they make a good combination.

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Hiking Diaries: Blister Sisters Hiking Club

Sometimes, we forget that age does not rule who we are or what we do in this world. Its only a number! I had a pretty good grasp on the subject before my mom asked me to go on a hike with her and her friends this past weekend, but I have a new found understanding of it now. Recently becoming more and more active in the past year, my mom brought me along on a hike with a local group she had joined called “The Blister Sisters Hiking Club.” They are exactly as their name sounds, a group of Sacramento area women who take all-day hiking trips to keep moving and enjoy the outdoors. These women get together once a month for bigger hikes, like this one, then go out to lunch to celebrate afterwards. Not only is the experience about getting some exercise but also the bonds among the group. All ages and types of women are welcome to come and join in on the fun. Since my mother knew most of these women from her high school days, I felt an immense amount of excitement and happiness to be outside. I also felt like I had 20 more moms around me as well, but in a great way!

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Our destination for the day was to Ferry Falls right outside of Grass Valley, CA and one of the most unique hikes I had ever been on. When I think of a  hike, I always picture dense forests with tall pine trees shadowing a soft forest bed; Ferry Falls was the exact opposite. Located right outside of the Beale Air Force Base, the drive up to the trail was open range grassy meadows that had lush green rolling hills, black oak trees, and a heard of grazing cattle. Quite a lovely representation of the California landscape!

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The hike was about 5 miles, round-trip,  that consisted of a well kept dirt road followed by small dirt trails that led you straight to a 100 ft. waterfall. The best part of the falls was being able to stand right next to them and feel the spray after being in the sun. Once you traveled a little farther downstream, there where rocks and small rapids, prefect for resting, closing your eyes, and just listening to the sound of the water.

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The hike was a success and I felt so welcomed by the Blister Sisters Hiking Club. It made me hopeful that I too can keep hiking as long as I want and not let my age affect my mobility. Thanks to the Blister Sisters I met so many wonderful women, spent some time with my mom, and came back with so many sore muscles!

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When hiking for fun, exercise, or even a little adventure, you want to make sure you have the proper footwear. I wore tennis shoes which frankly made me nervous with every step.  Most of the Blister Sisters wore KEENs which gave them great ankle support and slip resistance. Try something like Keen Targee II Mid Hiking Boot in Shitake/Blue Spruce or the  Moxie Trades Maggie 6″ Safety Toe Hiking Boot for a more feminine hiker look. If you want a more “hardcore” hiking boot, try the  Danner Mt. Definance 5.5″ Boot in Brown/Salmon or the for their arch support and abrasion control.

 

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Whether you are 13, 23, or 53, getting active is a huge part of living a happy life. Don’t let your age get in the way of you staying mobile because once you stop its really hard to start again.

So take a hike… and enjoy it!

If you are in the Sacramento area and have a love of hiking, you can contact the Blister Sisters about their next hiking trip that will be taking place in May. Check out their Facebook for more information!

 

 

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Press Release: BareBones is on Pinterest!

I know, I know! Pretty amazing right? We have a BareBones Workwear Pinterest account! Since this is a monumental event in our history, you need to check it out and join the Pinterest movement!

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For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years, Pinterest is the new cool way to create multiple virtual cork boards that revolve around your interest, or as I have experienced, a wonderful way to procrastinate! BareBones Workwear is now on Pinterest to not only provide you with updates and new arrivals but share our love of hiking, camping, everything outdoors, family time, and any projects that we think would be fun! Get gardening tips, DIY projects, and a laugh here and there!

 

So what are you doing? Follow us on Pinterest and if you haven’t heard of Pinterest, go onto your computer, create a profile, and join the online sensation outside of that rock you’ve lived under!

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Kids can be superheroes just like dad (or mom, just sayin’)!

Let’s be honest here. Good parents are basically superheroes (hopefully without the whole tragic past thing going on). And logic follows that superheroes are awesome and everyone wants to be one in one way or another, right?

 

So let me start out by reminding anyone who (god forbid) has forgotten that raising kids is hard work! First you have to go through the whole process of pregnancy, then birth, then there’s the sleepless nights, the safety-proofing, the diaper changing… and then they grow up a little more and you’ve got all the drama that comes with going to school, making friends, learning lessons, developing an identity… AND THEN there’s getting a job and/or going to college, figuring out a career, maintaining extracurricular activities and a social life. FINALLY, you get that sigh of relief when they leave the nest.  BUT WAIT! There’s potential for more! As a parent, you’re always going to be a role model, a go-to resource, family support… whether you’re fully present or not!

 

Jor-El and Kal-El: The ultimate father-son duo.

 

So maybe you’re raising a youngster right now. While they’re still youthful, imaginative, and more or less free from peer pressure to “grow up” (whatever that means), give them some fun things to reminisce about later on in life, such as:

 

 

CAT Apparel 1510214 Toddlers Super Squad Tee w/ Cape

CAT Apparel 1510214 Toddlers Super Squad Tee w/ Cape

 

I really have no words except for things like, “b’awwww” and “AWWWWWWAOIWAFIJAFDFADORABLE” for CAT Apparel’s kids’ clothing line. Like, seriously, they are SUPER adorable. And what better way to simultaneously make your kid feel proud of themselves AND proud of you, their heroic parent(s), than to give them a shirt with a detachable cape. Just saying, I really think CAT should start making these kinds of clothes for adults… I’d work it!

Anyway, check out these other super cute shirts and sets (whoever thought of sets is pretty much the best person ever because it’s just a one-stop-shop now. You don’t gotta spend time shopping and trying to figure out what pants matches what shirt, etc. It’s all there for you!). 

CAT Apparel 1510214 Toddlers Super Squad Tee w/ Cape

CAT Apparel 1510214 Toddlers Super Squad Tee w/ Cape

CAT Apparel 1499024 Infants Pull Power Set

CAT Apparel 1499024 Infants Pull Power Set

CAT Apparel 1510208 Toddlers Spotlight Tee

CAT Apparel 1510208 Toddlers Spotlight Tee

Put these on your kids and they’ll be tough, just like you!

Photo credit: Superman (DC Comics)

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

The sun has officially set. You wipe off the sweat trickling down your forehead as you let out a big sigh. (Sigh) It’s the end of the day, and you are finally off the clock.

Driving home had never felt so good. You turn your blinker on right before you pull up your driveway, and as you park–you eye your rugged recliner out on the porch. Ahhhh–

IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE.

You give out a sly smile as you think of that ice cold six-pack of beer in your fridge waiting for you.

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You walk in the house, “Honey, I’m home.”

“How was your day?”

“Long. I’m tired.”

“You wanna get out of those clothes and relax?”

“Nah, I’m actually comfortable, but lemme crack open a beer.”

THUD THUD THUD.

You walk outside with your ice cold beverage and crack it open– you lift up your very muddy Timberland PRO PowerWelt Waterproof Steel Toe right on the porch rail. Ahh, crickets are singing. The breeze is blowing. “Seems like it’s gonna be a chilly evening,” you say to yourself.

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You roll down the sleeves of the new Carhartt Force Cotton Shirt your wife got you last week. As dirty as your day was, the softness of the cotton shirt is comforting. You down the whole can of beer. You loosen up the buttons of your Berne Duck Bib Overalls as you let out yet another sigh.

(Sigh)

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“WHAT A DAY, EH?”

“Daddy! Daddy!”

Your youngest one is asking you to come in for dinner. “Well… Here’s job number two,” you say to yourself as you get up, pick up your little girl, and carry her into the house.

No matter where you are, no matter what it’s for, don’t matter how big a crack is, Barebones Workwear has got you covered… even your job as a dad.

Photo Credit: The Drifting Dreamer

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Saiiiiling… takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be…

AHOY! Sailin’ the seas, lookin’ for long lost fishy enemies. You think of yourself as a casual sailor, but you put enough hard work into staying afloat and mastering the waters that no one dares to wash your reputation away (barnacles to anyone who tries!).

Set your sights on a pair of fanciful Timberland Tree Earthkeepers Casco Bay Boat Shoes. Featuring durable suede from an eco-conscious leather tannery, 100% organic cotton laces, compression-molded EVA, and a siped outsole, these shoes will aid you on your many journeys. For those of you who are testing the waters, EVA is a foam that provides shock absorption and comfort (think of it as a thick balloon that cushions your feet… without the threat of popping), and a siped outsole refers to the cuts on the bottom of a shoe that channel water away for slip-resistance.

Timberland Tree 3951R Women’s Earthkeepers Casco Bay Boat Shoe Green Suede

Timberland Tree 3951R Women’s Earthkeepers Casco Bay Boat Shoe Green Suede

Get ready to hit the deck with these boat shoes because an explosively awesome adventure is just a step away! Don’t forget to visit us again and tell us your stories of unwavering courage across the mighty blue waves!

 

 

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Take a Hike… in Our New Arrivals

If we tell you to take a hike, we actually want you to enjoy it! For the best hike of your life, check out some of our new arrivals in hiking shoes and boots for men, women, and kids! With the warm weather around the corner, find the right shoes for an all day hike with your family!

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Women’s:

For that trip up a trail that requires serious effort and focus, grab the Keen Detroit Mid Black/Olive Brown Steel Toe Boot so you won’t have to watch your step. The Keen’s got your back with a waterproof leather structure, steel toe, and slip resistant design that makes them great for work or play. For a hike that could have a stream or two, try the Danner 453 GTX in Grey/Blue for its 100% waterproof GORE-TEX lining that will provide comfort and protection from the elements that may face you!

 

Keen Detroit Mid Black/Olive Brown Steel Toe Boot

Keen Detroit Mid Black/Olive Brown Steel Toe Boot

Danner 453 GTX in Grey/Blue

Danner 453 GTX in Grey/Blue

Men’s:

If you’re looking for boots that are worthy of Bear Grylls, try the Timberland Tree  GT Scramble Mid Hiker Boot in Brown and Blue! Test your limits and overall manliness with this sturdy hiking boot that features speed lace hardware, weather-repellent leather, and shock absorption for faster paces. You can even feel good about this purchase because the out-sole is made with 42% recycled rubber. 1 for you, 1 for the Earth! For those hikes that cross streams, rivers, and ponds, get the Cadillac of waterproof protection with the  Timberland Pro Helix 6 inch Boot. Go for the extreme with this boot’s abrasion resistance, waterproof leather, and anti-fatigue technology. No need to stop, don’t need to with this boot! Hike for life!

 

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Timberland Tree GT Scramble Mid Hiker Boot

Timberland Pro Helix 6 inch Boot

Timberland Pro Helix 6 inch Boot

Kid’s:

Hikes are great for family trips and bonding. Letting your kids explore the great outdoors is perfect for opening their minds beyond Facebook and video games. Have your little tykes strapped into the Hi-Tec Omaha Jr. in Grey and Blue to protect their feet from bumps and bruises. Can’t say the same for their knees, but at least their feet will be protected! For a more rugged big kid look, put your kids into the Hi-Tec Oakhurst Trail Jr. for steeper hills and lots of dirt! Just as long as their feet are protected, you’ll only have to worry about them getting dirty!

Hi-Tec Omaha Jr. in Grey and Blue

Hi-Tec Omaha Jr. in Grey and Blue

 

Hi-Tec Oakhurst Trail Jr.

Hi-Tec Oakhurst Trail Jr.