Category Archives: Outdoor Living

DIY Hanging Mason Jar Lights

While entertaining alfresco this season, these simple floating jar votives suspended from garden hooks make for that perfect final patio touch, offering an inviting, soft glow that keeps the gathering going long into the evening.
For this project we picked from a handful of mismatched empty mason jars that have stacked up around the house. The varied sizes lend to that overall rustic appeal. We love how they can easily be transferred indoors or out, depending on where you’re entertaining. Use them for a summer party, upcoming wedding or a respite with the family over a glass of wine.

1. Separate the bands from the lids and drill equidistant holes near the base of each band (we used a 7/64-inch bit).


2. Using wire cutters, snip 8-inch long strips from clock chain and attach through the holes in the jar bands using pliers, to create hanging handles. We used #5 sized clock chain, because it’s sturdy for holding the weight of the jars while still giving off a delicate feel. We found it at our local hardware store in the same aisle as regular chain and jack chain, which could just as easily be used for this project.

3. Twist bands around the jar mouths to secure, creating a hanging mason jar.


4. Fill jars about halfway with water, drop tea lights inside to float and light to create an instantly glowing group of mason jar votives. Cluster and use them just like this for an inviting indoor or outdoor centerpiece.


5. Suspend jars from garden hooks secured along a fence as hanging lanterns.

What you will Need

http://www.ruralking.com/ball-1-2-pint-8-oz-regular-mouth-mason-canning-jars-12-pack-60000.html

Ball, 1/2 Pint (8 oz), Regular Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 60000

SKU: 001280052

http://www.ruralking.com/dare-wire-cutters-2290.html

Dare Wire Cutters 2290

SKU: 070040168

http://www.ruralking.com/candle-lite-tealight-50-ct-white-1261595.html

Candle-Lite Tealight 50 ct. White 1261595

SKU: 014047001

http://www.ruralking.com/18v-vsr-drill-kit.html

Genesis 18V Cordless Drill/Driver Kit GCD18BK

SKU: 093140502

Modernized Pumpkin Carving!

Spice up your pumpkin carving skills with a drill.  You don’t have to worry about handling carving knives. You can just use different sizes of drill bits for all sorts of designs.  You won’t have to be limited to the standard jack-o-lantern face. Make your magical fall nights twinkle.  It is a very simple process.

First you need your pumpkins. You can buy these at your local Rural King.

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Secondly, you would need to carve a large circular opening into the bottom of your pumpkin. Clean out the inside thoroughly, scooping away the pulp and seeds with a spoon.

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Next, make a rough design on paper first, then mark the dots on the pumpkin with a permanent marker (which can be found at your local Rural King or RuralKing.com) Try a swirling or geometric design, or randomly space dots on the pumpkin shell.

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You would then need to drill holes using a drill. You can use difference size drill bits for different sizes of holes. Rural King sells several different types of drills.  This would be a great excuses for revamping your tool collection. Check out all the drills Rural King has to offer by clicking here. :)

The last step required is just to fill the pumpkin with some type of lights. You can use candles or even get an extra use out of your old Christmas string lights.

Once you have your pumpkin all set up, just put it out for the world to see just how creative you are.

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Cozy on up to Fall

..School is starting..
..Football Season is approaching..
..Bonfires and cool nights..

All of these things mean that colder weather is creeping up on us. My favorite things about colder weather are bonfires and hoodies.  Rural King sells different kinds of fire pits and items to keep cozy.  Stop by your local Rural King or RuralKing.com to stock up on these absolutely necessary fall items.

Culvert 36″ Fire Ring 55160

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Coghlan’s Magnesium Fire Starter 7870

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Well Traveled Living 28” Bon Fire Patio Fireplace 01471

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5.11 Tactical Lock Up Fleece 42182AG

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Rigid Industries Women’s Hoodie 020W

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Oh and to be on the safe side… It is always handy to have a fire extinguisher. Rural King sells different brands with different sizes. Take a look for yourself! (Rural King Fire Extinguishers)

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So come on down to Rural King to cozy on up to Fall! :)

 

 

Drones are taking over Rural King!

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Don’t worry they are harmless!

For more information and a video please click here

The 350 QX AP Combo captures incredible aerial footage without any of the hassle of buying several components and is backed by the best support in the industry should you ever need it. Feel free to stop looking, you’ve found the perfect AP solution for your fleet!

The 350 QX is very stable and is able to hold position even in wind conditions of 10-15 mph (and small gusts slightly higher) shouldn’t be a big issue.  Anything higher than that may make it difficult to fly.

The transmitter used in the 350 QX2 AP Combo is a full-range, hobby-grade radio control transmitter and is capable of controlling the 350 QX2 beyond the range at which the quad will no longer be visible to the pilot.  Basically, if you can see it, you can control it. In the unlikely event of losing radio contact the model will enter fail safe and return to a range where the radio can communicate again, and at that point the model can be put into return home.

Regarding altitude, when flown in Smart mode (which is for beginners) the quad will only go as high as about 160 feet.  In other modes, it will go higher, but again should not be flown out of the pilot’s line of sight.  Customers should also check for any local laws or regulations that further impact the altitude that this type of product should be operated.

 

Key Features:

  • Included 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal
  • Included C-Go 1 Camera 1080P/30
  • 5.8Ghz Wi-Fi Video Downlink to Supported Devices
  • Large 3S 3000mAh Flight Battery
  • Improved Receiver with External Antenna
  • Improved GPS
  • Visual Compass Error Detection
  • Compatible with All Spektrum Radios

This model includes a plethora of new features including:

  • 2-axis brushless gimbal with optional pitch control
  • 1080/30 camera with 720/30 video downlink to mobile devices
  • 3S 3000 mAh flight battery for extended shoots
  • New DX4 Transmitter

FAQs for BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900

  • What is the range of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • You should always keep recreational aircraft in your line of sight (it is a FAA requirement).  The range is how far you can see the craft to fly it depending on your location and the terrain (trees, hills, etc. that might impede your ability to see it). 
  • How far is the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 safe to fly from the pilot?
    • You want to be at least 20 feet (closest) and be able to see the craft to fly it (farthest).  
  • Does the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 have a removable/replaceable battery?
    • It comes with a rechargeable LiPo (lithium polymer) battery that will provide 10-15 minutes of flight time depending on the flying conditions. 
  • What is the range of the flight from transmitter?
    • The transmitter used in the 350 QX2 AP Combo is a full-range, hobby-grade radio control transmitter and is capable of controlling the350 QX2 beyond the range at which the quad will no longer be visible to the pilot.  Basically, if you can see it, you can control it. In the unlikely event of losing radio contact the model will enter fail safe and return to a range where the radio can communicate again, and at that point the model can be put into return home. 
  • What is the sound level of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • If flown lower the sound may be heard by animals, there is definitely a sound associated with it, although if flow above tree lines it should be minimal to something on the ground.  
  • How long does it take to recharge the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 battery?
    • It will take about an hour to fully recharge the battery with the included charger. 
  • Can the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 take a picture and video?
    • It can take both picture and video.
  • Can pictures or video be viewed remotely while the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 is flying?
    • With a supported Android or iOS device and the CGO1 app, the pilot can control the camera and see the footage being captured while flying using the included radio mount. 
  •  Are the batteries in the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 easy to replace?
    • The batteries slide in very quickly and easily. It is common for individuals to take multiple charged batteries out with them and replace when needed.
  • What is the altitude/height that the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 can fly?
    • When flown in Smart mode (which is for beginners) the quad will only go as high as about 160 feet.  In other modes, it will go higher, but again should not be flown out of the pilot’s line of sight.  Customers should also check for any local laws or regulations that further impact the altitude that this type of product should be operated.  
  • What is the resolution of the camera?
    • 1080p/30 recording or 720p/30 when streaming;  PIC Resolution 1920×1080;  Downlink Resolution D1 720X480/30p
  • Can the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 tell the difference in height of a hay crop?
    • Unfortunately not, because it is basically a digital action camera.
  • What are the dimensions of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • 18.3 in (465mm) – Length x 18.3 (465mm) – Width x 7.48 in (190 mm)
  • Is the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 fully assembled and can it be disassembled for transport?
    • The BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 is fully assembled, and the landing gear can be removed for flatter transport if needed.  This would make it about 3 inches in height without the landing gear attached. The main body does not fold up at all.  

Go out on the water with style!!

I’m not sure about you, but I love to spend my Summer Days in the water!  Sometimes it is relaxing to just sit in the pool but most days, I want to be on the lake rafting!  Rural King has started carrying the right items to ensure summertime fun!  Kwik Tek is a necessity this Summer.

Kwik Tek Airhead towable tubes are the highest quality inflatable tow tubes in the world. Constructed with tough 840 denier nylon covers and heavy gauge PVC bladders, they can’t be beat.  Airhead tubes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy all ages. 

Kwik Tek Airhead Storm III 3 Person Towable AHST-3

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AIRHEAD STORM III is truly a state of the art towable. No other 3 rider towable provide this unparalleled combination of excitement, stability and comfort. STORM’s wide wingspan and thick front profile allow it to glide effortlessly across big wakes. A neoprene seat pad is provided for each rider. Nylon wrapped handles with neoprene knuckle guards ensure a great grip. The durable RF welded 30 gauge PVC bladder is fully covered by rugged double-stitched 840 denier nylon. When it’s time to relax, STORM III doubles as the world’s most comfortable floating lake couch!

  • Wide-Winged Towable with thick front profile
  • Neoprene seat pads
  • Large comfortable backrest
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Kwik-Connect tow point for fast hook-ups
  • Boston Valve for convenient inflating and deflating
  • Doubles as the world’s most comfortable floating lake couch!
  • 3 Rider capacity
  • 116″ x 75″ (deflated size)

Kwik Tek Airhead Mach 2 Double Rider Tube AHM2-2

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MACH 2 is our budget minded double rider cockpit towable tube. Cockpit tubes provide a safe and comfortable seat, which is recommended for timid and young riders, but still supplies an exciting ride. Four deluxe handles with neoprene knuckle guards provide a secure and comfortable grip. The heavy gauge PVC bladder and durable double-stitched nylon cover ensure years of service. MACH 2 is equipped with a patented Speed Safety Valve for easy inflating and deflating.

  • Cock-pit towable
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Partial Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Inflated floors
  • Speed Safety Valve
  • Kwik-Connect for fast hook-ups
  • 2 Rider capacity
  • 69″ x 69″ (deflated size)

Kwik Tek SportsStuff Sumo & Splash Guard Combo 53-1807

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This single chamber tube is made of 100% heavy-duty PVC and is put over the rider like a shirt, instead of being directly attached to the boat. Take it to the beach for the ultimate body surfing experience, or grab two SUMOS and have a SUMO wrestling match with a friend! The SUMO SPLASH GUARD (included) is an inflatable armrest/handle with a sleek splash-deflecting design that will keep the spray out of your face. Featuring 6 double webbing foam handles and EVA foam knuckle guards on a heavy-duty full nylon cover. Simply connect a standard tow rope to the SUMO SPLASH GUARD and you can steer the SUMO TUBE back and forth, jump the wake, and roll 360s!

Sumo Tube Features:

  • Unique One-Of-A-Kind Design
  • Multi-functional: Towable Action or Sumo Body Surfing
  • Speed Safety Valve
  • Simple One Chamber Design
  • Wide-Open Neck and Arm Hole

Sumo Splash Guard Features:

  • Sleek inflatable armrest / handle with Splash-Deflecting Design
  • Heavy-Duty Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover with Zipper
  • Double Webbing Foam Handles with Knuckle Guards
  • Simple One Chamber Design

Kwik Tek Jumbo Dog 5 Person Towable HD-5

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You’ll have the time of your life on this “water weenie” designed for 1 to 3 riders. HOT DOG has deluxe nylon-wrapped handles with neoprene knuckle guards. There are three neoprene seat pads for comfort and to help you stay on top. It’s a whopping 8-1/2 ft. long x 49″ inches wide. Rope hook-ups are super easy with the heavy-duty Kwik-Connect. Three 30-gauge vinyl air chambers are fully encased by a double stitched 840-denier nylon cover. It’s equipped with an Boston valve for the ultimate in inflating and deflating convenience.

  • Classic hot-dog style towable
  • Neoprene seat pads for comfort
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Boston Valve for convenient inflating and deflating
  • Kwik-Connect tow point for fast hook-ups
  • 3-air chambers
  • 3 rider capacity
  • 103″ long x 44″ wide (deflated)

Kwik Tek Spillway Inflatable Pontoon Boat Slide 58-1350

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SPORTSSTUFF SPILLWAY will provide years of fun for the kiddos! Inflate and attach to your pontoon in 5 minutes or less, then watch the fun start on the 8 foot long sliding surface! The raised inflatable safety chambers on both sides safely keep sliders centered. Four inset molded steps and two molded handles make it easy to climb onto. Constructed of heavy duty UV treated 1,000 denier polyester reinforced PVC to ensure long service. Seams are hot air overlap welded to increase durability. Capacity: 1 user, 200 lbs., 10.5’ x 33in x 54in (inflated)

  • Fits most pontoon boats
  • Heavy duty UV treated 1,000 denier polyester reinforced PVC
  • Inflate & Attach to your Pontoon Boat in 5 minutes or less
  • 8 foot long sliding surface
  • Raised inflatable safety chambers on both sides
  • Four inset molded steps and two molded handles make it easy to board
  • Seams are hot air overlap welded to increase durability
  • Capacity: 1 user, 200 lbs., 10.5’ x 33″ x 54″ (inflated)

There are so many other awesome items that Kwik Tek offers!  Visit www.ruralking.com to view these adventurous inflatables.

If you have any questions on any item, please feel free to call our Customer Service line at 1-800-561-1752.