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The Rugged Dude Dinner Jacket

“This is the only type of “jacket” I’ll ever need!” I do not own a suit and tie. Not even one. I don’t even own a “sports jacket.” Believe it, or not… I really don’t care. And, I will never own one either. I’ll never need one. If you ever saw me in one, you wouldn’t recognize me. I do have several Dinner Jackets, however… the Rugged Kind! And, I like them the most when they’re really broken in… “ruggedized,” [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

Big Lake – Big Lake Trout

Okay, this might be kind of a weird way to start off a story about a fishing trip, but, I’m doing it anyway. It’s about these, um, these… sausages.  That’s right, I said sausages!  The most amazing, mouth-watering, involuntary drool causing sausages known to man.  And, the only place I’ve ever seen them, is at Rusty’s Lodge in Northern Saskatchewan. Never in my life have I ever tasted sausages soooooooo good! I found out they were made locally by an [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

Rugged Dude Pizza

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t LOVE pizza… but, many people (me included) are tired of all the national pizza chains.  After a while, they all seem to be the same. I really love the homemade “ma & pa” places that make pizza the way it should be, the old way; rustic and delicious.  Sadly, the private, family run pizza shops are dying off for one reason or another.  This is such a shame. Where I live, there are no [Read More]

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