Category Archives: Outdoor Living

grilling adventures header

25 Tips for Tailgating Success

With football season approaching, you’re dreaming of making your tailgate parties the star of the parking lot. Follow these 25 professional tips to take your tailgating to the next level!

1. Make a tailgating list.

You don’t want to get to the parking lot, set up, and then discover that you forgot paper towels or charcoal. Make a list of everything you’ll need, from prep to cleanup. If you tailgate a lot, laminate your list once it’s finalized. Don’t forget to include your parking pass and your event ticket!

Continue reading

grilling adventures header

Brining: Make the Juiciest, Most Tender Meat With Only Two Ingredients

There’s no better way to spend late summer than with a backyard cookout. It’s not so hot, you can invite all of your friends, plus, it’s a good excuse to show off your grilling skills. When grilling, you usually lose a lot of juiciness from the meat, but there is a way to get the juiciest, most tender meat that you’ve ever tasted with as little as two ingredients; its name is brining.

grilling pork chops after brining   chicken after brining

What is Brining?

We talked about brining briefly in our marinating post earlier this month, but it’s such a game-changer in the grilling world that we wanted to bring it back for a deeper look.

Continue reading

Win a Free Trail Cam During Our #TrailCamTuesday Event

Whether you’re a hunting expert or a tree stand trainee, you or someone you know could use some free hunting gear. A new trail cam is a great addition to your hunting equipment, and Rural King is prepared to give away 8 Wildgame Innovations trail cameras during the all new #TrailCamTuesday event.

Trail cam picture - day  Trail cam picture - night

Continue reading

grilling adventures header

Easy Marinades for Everything You Grill

When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find time to make dinner. These marinades can make your busy weeknights easier or even take center stage for your weekend entertaining. Read on for some great recipes that can help you with convenient meal prep.

The Basics of Marinades

To begin, effective marinades should always consist of these 3 elements: an acid, such as vinegar, wine, citrus juice, or yogurt; a fat, such as olive oil, coconut milk, or other vegetable oil; and seasonings, such as aromatics, salt, citrus zest, chile peppers, or even sugars.

Acids help break down the proteins, which allows the flavor to penetrate. Fats help keep the proteins moist. Seasonings add flavor. A good rule of thumb for proportions is to combine 3 parts fat with 1 part acid and then season to taste.

Continue reading