Stay-cation with Rural King

Running out of time to take the family down south for that beach vacation?  Well, it’s not to late to recreate.  With Rural King’s help you can have the perfect stay-cation!

Supplement that crowded beach with your own private Intex pool.  They come in a variety of sizes and prices that fit all budgets!


Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set Pool 54919EG


Intex Ultra Frame Pool 18′x9′x52″ 28351EG


Intex Easy Set Pool with Filter 12′ x 36″ 56931EG

Enjoy that southern cuisine with your own version of a seafood boil using one or both of these great products!


Cookout Supply Company by Cajun Injector, 30 Quart Aluminum Turkey Boiling Pot, 09083


Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning (8 Oz), 00001

Relax at the end of the day under your favorite shade tree in one of these.  They come in many colors!



Semco Plastics 600 LB Capacity White Resin Outdoor Patio Rocking Chair SEMW


Stay-cation complete!


Wash, Dry, Fold, Repeat (Homemade Powder Detergent)

Laundry is a never ending thing, well at-least in my house. Typically, there is a load ready to go into the laundry, one in the washer, a load in the dryer, and a load to be folded. Then the cycle is repeated all over again. The issue with laundry is that laundry soap is so expensive, no matter if you purchase the liquid or powder. There is a cheap laundry powder detergent in the world, but you have to make it by hand. Making it by hand though is super easy.

I absolutely love this homemade powder laundry detergent! I feel like it makes my clothes smell extremely clean and feel extremely soft. I don’t think I will ever be switching back to name brand powder laundry detergent, this stuff works and its cheap!

****The homemade powder laundry detergent is compatible with HE Machines.

Ingredients Needed:

Homemade Powder Laundry Detergetn

  • 1 Box of Super Arm & Hammuper Washing Soda (3 lbs. 7 oz.) – $3.29
  • 1 Box of Borax (4 lbs. 12 oz.) – $4.29
  • 1 Box of Pure Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (4 lb.) – $2.99
  • 1 Container of Oxi Clean (5 lb. from Rural King – Recommend Use 1/3 of Container) – $9.99
  • 3 Bars of Fels Naptha (5.5 oz.) – $1.49 Each
  • Optional: For scent and softer clothes you can add in Purex Crystals or Downy Unstoppables

*** All Ingredients Above can be purchased at Rural King, except Purex Crystals or Downy Unstoppables.


Step 1: Grate your 3 Fels-Naptha Bar (You can Grate the Fels-Naptha by using Cheese Grater or Food Processor)

Step 2: After Grating the Fels-Naptha Bars, pace all the Ingredients from above into a container (Ex. 5 Gallon Bucket).

Step 3: Now mix all Ingredients together with a utensil (Ex. Wooden Spoon).

Step 4: If you do not like the bucket that the Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent is in, you may place in a new container or place a lid over the 5 gallon bucket.

Now its time to enjoy your New Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent! It is recommended to use 1-2 Tablespoons per load of laundry.

Finished Product:

 Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

Customer Feedback:

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How about going into this winter prepared?                                 Regular Price: $199.50
wood pellets and bio wood blocks


Wow! How could you pass up on such a great deal like this?


You might be wondering what exactly are wood pellets and bio wood blocks?  confused

Wood pellets are the most common form of wood fuel. Wood pellets are generally made from compacted sawdust or other wastes from sawmilling and other wood products manufacture. Bio wood blocks are compacted together under high pressure to create a solid item that is a coal replacement. No binders or additives are added, so this will ensure that they are environmentally friendly, safe for your house, and even safe for you to cook in your firepit with.

Your next question is probably, “How can I take advantage of this amazing offer?”

You can reserve yours today at a local Rural King retail location. To find the location nearest you please click the link below. Can’t wait? Feel free to order online and we can have them shipped to you. Find Your Rural King Store

Why haul this?                                     When you could make it this easy!


Check out our items at We have both; the wood pellets (in 40 pound intervals) and the bio wood blocks (in packs of 20)!

  • Pay 10% up front by September 13, 2014.
  • Pay remaining balance and pick up order by October 18, 2014.
  • Brands may vary by location.
  • No additional discounts apply.
  • Must use Rural King Layaway.
  • Offer valid in stores only.

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


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


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


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


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


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 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.

Build Your Own Martin House

Purple martins are swallows that migrate from South America to North America each year to breed. Many people enjoy listening to their songs, watching their aerial acrobatics and seeing fledglings emerge from their nests. Although purple martins don’t eat mosquitoes, they eat large numbers of many other kinds of insects. For these reasons, many people build martin houses in the hope that the birds will build nests in them.

1 Site your martin house properly. Purple martins won’t nest in houses too near the ground or too near homes or tall trees. Martin houses should be a minimum of 40 feet (12 meters) from homes and trees and 20 feet (6 meters) high.

2 Design your martin house for several nesting pairs. It should have nesting compartments that are completely separated from one another, access holes for the birds, porches to perch on and a gabled roof. Some houses have multiple levels to accommodate more birds.

3 Cut the wood for the floor so it will extend past the exterior walls 3 inches (7.5 cm) on all sides. This creates the porches. You can also attach porches using 3-inch strips of wood.

4 Create several nesting compartments inside using partitions. Each space should be 6 inches (15 cm) tall, 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep.

5 Cut semicircular entrance holes. These should be 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and 1-3/16 inches (3 cm) tall for each compartment. Set the bottom of the hole flush with the porch to discourage starlings and owls from using the martin house.

6 Drill small holes in the “attic” portion of the house to encourage air flow. Cut a thick piece of polystyrene or corrugated cardboard to fit inside the attic so the house won’t get too hot.

7 Build the roof. Make sure it extends past the exterior walls enough to help shield the access holes from rain and give the birds some shade.

8 Assemble the martin house. Keep in mind that you will want to occasionally disassemble it to clean out the nesting compartments. If you use a router to create slots in the partitions, the floors and in the exterior walls, you will be able to slide them together for a tight fit without permanently attaching them with screws or brads.

9 Paint the house white. Never paint or stain it dark colors, although you can paint the trim another light color if desired.

10 Mount the house on a metal pole that has been set in concrete. You may want to add a winch and pulley system that will allow you to raise and lower the house easily so you can check on nestlings or clean the compartments.

S & K Purple Martin House – 10 Family FH10

SKU: 033570112

Heath Purple Martin House Telescoping Pole MP 15

SKU: 050510058