Fall is coming and bringing with it cool, crisp nights and clear, cloudless skies. It’s a great time for stargazing and Rural King has many products to help make your night under the stars even more enjoyable.
Bring those stars a little closer with Nikon 8×42 binoculars. These get you 8x closer to the stars and the large 42mm front lenses let in lots of light for better nighttime viewing. They’re perfect for viewing Nova Delphini 2013, the brightest nova since 2007 and visible with the naked eye in rural areas with little light pollution. Learn more here and impress your kids!
Now that you know what to look for and have a great product with which to see it, you’re probably thinking of ways to extend your time spent stargazing. It may be tough to imagine right now but it’s going to be cooling off before you know it: a heated jacket from Milwaukee will keep you outside and stargazing though for up to 6 hours! It’s water and wind resistant, comes in four colors (red, black, Realtree, and high-vis), and can even charge your electronic devices via USB! It also uses the same batteries as other Milwaukee M12 tools so you can always have a spare.
If that’s not enough to get you excited, did you know that you can see the International Space Station (ISS), Hubble Space Telescope, and many satellites from the comfort of your backyard? Sign up to receive alerts for the ISS at the Spot the Station website and you will receive an email during the day with information on the time, duration, and location the ISS will be viewable from your area. The ISS is the largest manmade object in space being roughly the size of a football field and is traveling at a height of 230 miles above the Earth and 4.791 miles per second! Check out NASA’s website for more information on viewable objects in the night sky and check out Ruralking.com for the gear to make your autumn nights even more enjoyable.
I absolutely love to go camping. I love to be out in the woods and being able to relax and do whatever I want the entire time I’m out there. It’s so relaxing to be able to sit around a fire all day and night just enjoying the outdoors (minus the bugs, course).
One of the camping necessities is a comfortable lawn chair. That’s why here at Rural King we offer the Rural King Outdoor Red Folding Camp Chair.
It is a heavy duty chair that easily unfolds, and it has a heavier seat and back padding than most other chairs. It also has a 300 pound weight limit! This chair is so comfortable to sit in, and it’s easy to carry around with you.
Besides a tent, the most important thing to have while camping is Bug Spray. That’s why we offer many different bug sprays in our stores. My top pick would be the Repel Sportsman
It has 29% Deet, and protects against biting and stinging insects for outdoor activities. It also has a longer duration of exposure and is unscented. That is a big plus, since I despise smelling like nasty bug spray! Repel Sportsmen Insect Repellent provides effective, long lasting protection and it repels mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, biting flies, chiggers and fleas. The repellent is also non greasy and resists perspiration.
Remember to take all the essentials on your next camping trip, and visit us online at ruralking.com or stop on in and visit us at your local Rural King store!
It could just be me but I feel like this year is just flying by. And before you know it, it will be cooling down and fall will be here. One of my favorite things about fall is those bonfire nights with friend and family. Get ready for the bonfire season with Rural King’s plethora of fire right options.
The most popular ones are the Culvert 36” Fire Ring 55106 and the Tarter 36” Fire Ring FR3
If you’re looking for a more decorative option there is the S&D International Harvester Fire Ring 99954 as well as the Homestead Tumbled Fire Ring Kit
If you’re not looking for a bonfire just a nice looking fire to give off some heat we have plenty of fire pits. Some fore example are:
The Bond 66030 Humboldt Steel Fire Pit with Lava Rock
Bond 6078 Ravenswood Tabletop firebowl fire pit
The weather cooling down isn’t so bad. All you really need is a nice fire with some great people and some good food and you will be set for those cool evenings.
Antonio Pasin began making wooden toy wagons in Chicago in 1917. Today his company has grown to employ hundreds and has built and sold millions of little red wagons all over the world. Named for Antonio’s passion for the relatively new fields of radio and flight, Radio Flyer has become an American cultural icon “for every girl and every boy.” Who doesn’t have memories of hauling things all over the yard, taking a ride with mom and dad, or trying unsuccessfully to steer while rocketing down a hill?
Radio Flyer has made their classic metal body wagon since 1927 and still produces it today but their product line has also grown and evolved to improve the ride as well as remain relevant with the designs of the times.
High sides were added in the Radio Rancher of the 1950s to keep kids from falling out. The Fireball 2001 was introduced in the 1970s and had a muscle-car feel with slick tires and a bright paintjob. In 2002, the plastic wagon was introduced sparing children from the character-building misery of sitting in a wagon forgotten in the sun.
You can begin building these memories with your children now at another Illinois homegrown success story – Rural King. We carry several different products from Radio Flyer including the classic metal body (updated with modern safety and comfort features such as a seatback and belt), a plastic model with cup holders and folding seats, and a wooden model with removable sides. We even offer a clip-on umbrella to protect your kids (and their legs) from the sun! For older, more independent children we also carry several tricycles and a scooter!
Looking for an easy to use grill this camping season? The Camerons Campfire Pit Grill – The Pioneer is a portable grill which can easily be carried on hikes in the mountains or through the forest trails. It is lightweight and includes a handy carrying bag for the 17.5 inch grill.
When you are ready to eat and relax after a long day in the outdoors, this grill sets up quickly with a two-piece, 34” long ground stake. The grill can then be adjusted up and down on the stake to allow for just the right temperature for your favorite meats. When you are finished, give it a quick rinse, store it in its bag and continue on your journey; simple as that!