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Oh Canada!

Whenever I meet someone from a different country like the USA, or someone from a different part of the world altogether, they often tell me that I am lucky to live Canada. I agree. We have a very small population considering the size of the place… lots of room to live. One of the best things about Canada is the remoteness that we have; the wilderness, the lakes, the rivers, the mountains… and the wildlife. Bottom line – Canada is [Read More]

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Rugged Off-Grid/Homesteading

Portable Generator

You’re thinking of going “off-grid” and for your main power source, you’ve decided to go with either solar power or windmill generation. Good plan, I love it! If you’re like me, you’ll have plenty of power tools in your workshop. Things like a circular saw, bench grinder, mitre saw, radial arm saw, table saw, drill press… all of these will work well on a small portable generator. I recommend you get one rather than relying on your main power supply [Read More]

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The Trip of a Lifetime (Or, will it be a trip to hell and back?)

Written by the Rugged Dude

The Trip of a Lifetime (Or, will it be a trip to hell and back?)
If you are possibly, sort of, kind of, maybe even thinking about booking a fishing or hunting trip to a lodge or outpost camp… or even a simple day-trip with a guide, RD’s new book is for you! Written over five years by the Rugged Dude, this 217 page book tells it like it really is. After having been on more 200 fishing or hunting trips all across Canada, RD knows what can go right on a “Trip of a Lifetime,” and what can go horribly wrong on a “trip to hell and back.” Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned veteran of Canadian fishing or hunting trips, this book could save you incredible hassle, stress and even a financial nightmare.

Buy it now - $12.95

Rugged Guide Certification E-Book

Written by the Rugged Dude

Rugged Guide Certification E-Book
From 2000 through 2009, I hosted and produced more than 160 episodes of my television show, “Officially Rugged with RD,” along with more than 100 full length feature videos, thirty second television commercials and promotional videos for hunting and fishing lodges and resorts. In my travels, I have hunted and fished in many regions of Canada and the United States. I’ve been to more than 150 lodges, resorts and outpost camps. I have also attended many sport shows, which includes public speaking engagements and “meet and greet” appearances. I know this industry well and I am eager to pass my knowledge along to you.

Buy it now - $45.00

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Bow Hunting 7 FT 400 LB BLOND BLACK BEAR FROM 5 YARDS!

Check out Rugged Dude take down this 400 pound blond black bear with a bow from 5 yards! #RUGGED Want some RUGGED hunting stories? http://ruggeddude.com/category/hunting-stories/ Rugged Hunting Tips? I have you covered. http://ruggeddude.com/category/hunting-tips/ http://ruggeddude.com/

Rugged Fishing

How About Something New?

“RD with an average sized Arctic grayling from the Beaulieu River in the Northwest Territories” Okay, I guess that’s kind of a stupid title for a fishing piece. Confusing maybe too. When I say “new,” I don’t mean a new type of fish that was recently discovered by a group of scientists somewhere. But, the fish I’m referring to might be something new for you… in fact, it probably would be. The Arctic grayling is something that most people simply [Read More]

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Rugged Hunting

Pretty Good But Not Totally Trained…

“RD, you look like a goddam idiot! “ I suppose it was my own damn fault!  I mean, what did I expect would happen if I went duck hunting with a guy who doesn’t really hunt very much.  After all, he did tell me straight up that he normally only hunts ducks one or two days each season. Warning flag… There are several things you can expect when you agree to hunt with some random guy that you met through a [Read More]

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Rugged Recipes

Banana Bread

Banana bread is fairly easy to make and even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly, it’ll still be damn good!  My mom used to make banana bread often and I remember using it for trade in the lunch room when I was a kid.  It would always yield excellent returns! And, as a bonus, banana bread is totally rugged if you eat it in a duck blind!  Do it… Ingredients:  1 cup butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 [Read More]

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