Of Ducks And Men (And Ice Safety Too!)

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 Image credit: AdventureSmart (with an added duck!) Do you know how thick the ice should be before walking on it? If the ice is 3 inches or less in thickness, then you should STAY OFF. Instead, look for ice that is 4 inches or greater before venturing out onto it to ski, walk, snowshoe or fish. For trucks, the ice should be at least a foot thick or more. But wee little ducks can get away with a mere 3/16th of an inch before falling through to the icy water below. However, ducks don't have to worry as much about the...

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Only The Best For Man's Best Friend: K9 Floater PFD

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Ever wonder what the story is behind the development of some of our products like the North Water K9 Floater PFD? Last winter we worked with the Police Department K9 Units to design, test, and build a PFD for police dogs. Designed to be used with or without ballistic protection, the North Water K9 Floater PFD also works with conventional harness systems to eliminate off leash time. The closed cell foam provides neutral buoyancy and protects against abrasion and blunt trauma. The shell is built using Military Spec. fabric. This keeps it light weight and eliminates stretch, shrinkage, mildew, UV,...

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