Keeping Limber. Working outside in the winter usually means your extension cords will be about as supple as a frozen garden hose. With FrogHide Ultra Flex extension cords, you can get around that inconvenience. They're made from a rubber compound that maintains its flexibility even in freezing temperatures, says the maker. And their neon-green color should discourage co-workers and subs from trying that ever-popular "I thought it was mine" ploy. Prices start at about $30. General Cable, 800/243-8020.

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