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Made by Seniors, Retirees and Stay at Home Families

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What are Ice Cleats?

Ice cleats are traction aids that fit over your footwear to provide you additional traction when walking on slippery or icy conditions. Rip’s Cleats™ are easy to use, lightweight and can be put over many types of footwear.  Rips Cleats™ is manufactured in a 3 and 4 spike configuration, these spikes penetrate into the ice

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Where Do You Wear Your ice Cleats?

  Email us photos of the places your cleats have taken you to be featured on our page!
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Let’s Talk About Why We Are Not Raising Prices

  Our local news channel did a story on us.  Check out the link below to see what we are doing to help out our community, customers and dealers! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=625680114981004&extid=M0dkRm4coLy2KlfQ
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NEW!! ORDER AND PAY ONLINE

With fall approaching we wanted to make an exciting announcement. You can now order, pay and choose your shipping in one step! As always, we promote and support our dealers in your area https://ripscleats.com/location/ prior to ordering directly from us. To order online simply go to the product you wish to order, on the right

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You can bring Rip’s Med Straps everywhere you go, they are compact and easy to use. Add them to your first aid kits in your car, in your camping gear, out to the work site in your work truck. They are ideal to use as a splint or to control a bleed. Get yours today

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1999-2017

1999 – 2017 ? We aren’t lying when we tell you Rip’s Cleats last many years without losing it’s aggressiveness, If worn and used properly. The condition of these cleats after 18 years of wear definitely show the integrity of our cleat. On top of that, we have made many improvements to our cleats since

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Building of Rip’s Cleats

All of our ice cleats are built right here in Dawson Creek, BC and area. We employ local seniors, retirees and stay at home families. This allows them to work in the comfort of their own home and take the time they need to build our aggressive, durable ice cleats. They then return the finished

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Giving Back to Our Community

We are SO excited to begin delivering Safe Alert Fingerprint Kits to the Elementary schools here in Dawson Creek and surrounding areas.We have sponsored a Safe Alert Kit for each kinderg child to take home. We hope that each family takes time to complete them. We enjoy giving back to the community that supports us.
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PREVENT A FALL ON ICE WITH RIP’S CLEATS

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, www.cihi.ca, there were more than 8,800 falls requiring hospitalization in Canada from slipping on ice (2016-2017). For people ages 65-84, females fell on ice over 1,800 times and males fell over 1,600 times, all requiring visits to the hospital. Those are some scary statistics! The Canadian population

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Med Strap Improvements

A few years ago a local safety training facility contacted us to see if we could improve the elastic type hook and loop straps that their medics had been using.  This was the first rendition of Rip’s Med Strap.  A lot of thought and discussion went into what we feel is a superior product.  Triple

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Giddy up all you Cowgirls and Cowboys

Rip’s Cleats and Rip’s Med Straps would like to welcome everyone who traveled near and far to Dawson Creek to enjoy our annual Fall Fair. Just like the fall fair, Rip’s Cleats has proudly been a part of our community for many years. Rip’s Cleats, Ultimate Traction on Ice and Snow, has supplied quality ice

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New 2019 Rip’s Med Strap Pricing

Lots of exciting changes going on here at Rip’s Cleats, Ultimate Traction on Ice and Snow, and Rip’s Med Strap, Products that Save Lives.  We have been working hard to provide better prices on Med Straps and enrich our customer’s experience by offering FREE SHIPPING, some restrictions apply.  Rip’s med straps are up to 40%

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The True North, Friendly and Free

Here at Rip’s Cleats and Rip’s Med Strap we are proud to say our products are Canadian manufactured.  But it goes a little further than just Canadian manufactured…Rip’s Cleats are Northern Canadian manufactured by seniors, retirees and work from home families right here in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.  Who would have guessed just about 40

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I am ready….are you?

Let’s take a minute and talk about something most people don’t think about until it is needed…your first aid kit. It’s just one of those things that you know you have but does it really have what your need in it?  How many times has someone gone into it to get a band aid, tweezers

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How to become a Dealer

Easy as 1, 2, 3….to become a dealer of Rip’s Cleats, the ‘Go where you Go’ rotatable ice cleat, and Rip’s Med Strap, ‘Products that Save Lives’. 1. Go to our website at ripscleats.com. 2. Fill out the Dealer Credit Application Form. 3. Make your first order. It’s really that simple.  Orders can be made

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Mother’s Day Contest/Giveaway May 2-12, 2019

Rip’s Cleats will be hosting a Mother’s Day contest/giveaway this year on Facebook, so head on over and check it out!  We will be giving away a 4″ Med Strap kit which contains 4, 4″x23″ med  straps and 2, 4″x33″ med straps.  A prize worth over $130.00!  This 4″ Rips’s Med Strap kit is the

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Endorsment from a pretty high place…

January 19, 2018 DEAR MR RIPLEY: Today I bought a pair of your ‘SHARP’ Rip’s Cleats, as I’ve been in prayer for just this type of boot ice cleat….and GOD is so faithful as HE led me to a local HELMIG Fire Equipment Inc store where they sell your cleats THAT ARE 100% KICK BUTT!!!!!!!

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With ice and Snow your enemy, it’s time to BUY Rip’s Cleats

Easy To Apply! Never slip or fall again on the icy roads, slippery snowbanks and other winter hazards. Sold all over Canada at your favourite local retailers we know you will find these indispensable. READ MORE
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Rips Cleats™ (Beryllium Copper) work well in the Aviation Industry

Our Beryllium Copper Cleats are spark resistent and are designed or industries like Aircraft Refueling or any environment where there are explosive hazards. READ MORE
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We have a Rips Cleats™ Dealer Network in Canada

Support Business We currently have 135 locations across ten provinces and growing. This saves you shipping and supports local business in your community! READ MORE
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We all protect the rest of our body…why not our feet?

Safety Comes First Everyday we strap on our safety vests, hardhats, safety gloves and more. Rips Cleats™ protect your entire body and save you from falls and slips on ice! READ MORE
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Being in the hospital after a fall is not something to smile about!

Hundreds are injured daily The stats are alarming…hundreds of people are injured (many critically) when slipping on ice and snow. Injuries range from scrapes to broken hips and backs. READ MORE
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Seniors CANNOT afford to Fall on Ice!

Fall Injuries involving Seniors are brutal Seniors cannot afford to slip or fall on ice. Although many of our clients in industry use our products, seniors cannot be forgotten as falls / slips are devastating. READ MORE
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Great Safety Equipment saves Employers MONEY!

Injuries Cost Money…its that simple The cost of having an employee injured on the job slipping on ice is expensive. The reality is the cost of ice cleats are miniscule compared to a long term medical claim. READ MORE
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Ambulance Paramedics can benefit from wearing Rips Cleats™

Paramedics and First Aid Workers Carrying patients up and down ice covered stairs and driveways is a fact of life. Attending automobile crashes and trying to negotiate slippery roads is risky! READ MORE
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Safety In the Agricultural Industry!

Farm Safety Everyday, Farmers and Ranchers risk falls and slips in the yard, while heading to the barn or corral and simply walking out to the tractor. Farms need Rips Cleats™ this winter. READ MORE
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Rips Cleats™ are available in 4 different styles for all your needs

Customized for every industry For many clients, the Sharps and Blunts are perfect. If you walk on floors or in and out of buildings, the Blunts are perfect. Need some Cleats that are spark resistant? Check out our Cermac or Beryllium Copper. READ MORE
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Outdoor Walks Offer Many Benefits

A good hoof-it will give you the exercise you need! Finding the motivation to exercise can be challenging at any time of year. Add cold weather and shorter days to the mix, and working out – especially outdoors – can seem like a tremendous feat. However, according to many studies, outdoor recreation is good for

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Do Ice Cleats Really prevent Slip and Fall Accidents?

The answer to the above question is simple – YES. With winter weather fast approaching (or in some cases already here), you should seriously consider a purchase of Rip’s Cleats for yourself or employees. This form of personal protection equipment will lower the risk of slips and fall injuries. Slips and falls on ice and

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Winter Cleats for Ice Snow

Walking on ice or snow is never a safe move and you cannot make it a part of your fitness walks. But it is an unkind reality of life in several places where people have to walk on snow to meet their day to day requirements. They have to venture out when the snow falls.

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Cobbler named Dawson Creek Rotarian of the Year

Image Above: Frank Ripley the cobbler in his Dawson Creek shop. Photograph By Zoë Ducklow, Dawson Creek Mirror Frank Ripley has been fixing boots from the Peace and beyond for over 50 years. As far as he knows, he’s the only cobbler from here to Anchorage, AK. Customers come from as far north as Dawson

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We Welcome Alvin Stedel to our Sales Team

Alvin Stedel Alvin comes to Rip’s Cleats with extensive experience calling on and selling into the Transportation, Agricultural, Automotive and Industrial industries throughout central to Northern B.C, Alberta, Yukon and NWT. Alvin has operated as a factory representative for chemical companies plus lubricants and lubrication devices. Recently Alvin has joined the Rip’s salesforce team to

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