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Rugged Roy

“Rugged Roy all geared up for the hunt!” Standing in my kitchen, I was just getting ready to go out and light an ultra-rugged campfire when my phone rang. “Well, it’s got a lot miles on ‘er… it was my mom’s vehicle and she didn’t want to mess with it so she asked me to sell it for her. But, it’s in pretty decent shape.” Enter classic Jamaican accent, “Okay, mon, no big deal, everyt’ing alright, mon. I’ll come by [Read More]

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Rugged Off-Grid/Homesteading

Kick Those Goddam Ticks in the Ass!

I had never even heard of ticks until about 20 years ago. The first time I actually saw one, was back in about 1999, when I pulled a few off one of my dogs. But, the first time I had one of those little bastards stuck in me, would have been around 2005 or so. I was taking a shower one day and I thought, “What the hell? I had three stuck in me, so I grabbed a pair of [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.

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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.

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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/

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The Freighter Canoes of Webequie First Nation

“Isaiah Jacob has lived his entire life on the Winisk River and in a freighter canoe!” Since moving to Nova Scotia in 2014, I now know the thing I miss most about living in northwestern Ontario. The fishing trips… I had many great fishing trips with the “boys from up north,” as I call them, the Ojibwe. I’ve been to many of the fly-in reserves or “communities,” as we call them north of Thunder Bay and whenever I go, I [Read More]

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Rugged Hunting

Black Bears and Black Pepper… and Cayenne Pepper Too!

“This misty spray just could save your life” I’ve eaten quite a lot of black bear meat in my life. And, just like most meats, I normally season it with salt and black pepper when I’m preparing to cook it. But, when I’m in the bush and I see a bear within my immediate area, I’ll “season it” with cayenne pepper over black pepper, any day. Cayenne-based pepper spray is, in my opinion, the best line of self defense against [Read More]

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Rugged Recipes

Breaded Pheasant with Avocado Butter

This one is always a winner when I serve it to friends.  I actually had one of my dude buddies (who has a wife) actually ask me if I’d marry him.  Awkward…  I look at him a little differently now.  So does his wife. I think one of the reasons this one is so good is due to the crunch of the breaded fowl, and the contrast of the cold avocado butter.  You could serve it warm too, if you’d rather.   I [Read More]

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