Rugged Rants

Garbage!

Hol-yyyy shit!  I’m not sure if there is anything that pisses me off more than seeing a pile of garbage strewn about at a local fishing hole, boat launch or parking spot close to a local trout stream.  What the hell is the matter with people? Each spring, the fishing season gets rolling.  If I was to hop in my truck and go for a quick ride to the local boat launch a few weeks before then, I’d probably see a [Read More]

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How ‘Bout Them There Rugged Dudettes!?!?!!!

“Rugged Dudettes are just as rugged and in many cases, even MORE than the Rugged Dudes!” One thing that never surprises me is just how many rugged women there are out there! Okay, women, ladies, girls… chicks… whatever. There once was a time when very few women went hunting or fishing. These days, there are tons of women out there, hammerin’ Canada geese, slayin’ ring-necked pheasants, drillin’ whitetail deer, moose and elk with their bows and catching anything catchable with [Read More]

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Rugged Off-Grid/Homesteading

What Are You, Chicken?

“Rhode Island Reds make good laying hens” Before I get started on why it’s so rugged (and just plain cool!) raising your own food, like chickens, ducks, rabbits and pheasants, I must come clean on something that has to do with chickens. Really clean… I mean, embarrassingly clean. Are you ready? (Oh, shit, I’m not so sure if I should do this.) Reader to The Rugged Dude >>> “Okay, RD… take a deep breath… be brave and just friggin’ say [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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Rugged Fishing

Planning Your Menu

“Loading up the Otter” (This article was written when I was living in Northwestern Ontario) If you are planning a fishing trip to Canada with a tourist operator, without getting into too much detail, you have mainly two choices.  One option is to go to an “American Plan” lodge or resort where they have a cook or chef and all of your meals will be taken care of.   Or, you could go to an “outpost camp” where you’ll be on [Read More]

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Rugged Hunting

Quality Hearing Products Provide Hearing Safety When You Go Hunting!

Hi, my name is John O’Connor.  I am a father, outdoorsman and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss.  My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss.  I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness where we can.  Check out my new blog at bloggingwjohno.blogspot.com! People who love [Read More]

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Rugged Recipes

Awesome French Fries

Who in their right mind doesn’t just love good French fries?  I do… but, I know they’re not the healthiest thing in the world for a 51 year old dude to eat, so I indulge only on occasion.   And, I normally don’t brag about my own cooking… but, right now, I’ll gladly bend that rule.  My French fries are the best on the planet!  Well, maybe not the best on the planet, but they’re damn good!  However, my fries weren’t always [Read More]

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