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The Rugged Drummer

Rugged Drummer

What the hell? Drums in FULL CAMO? Okay, it’s the Rugged Dude’s drums, so what would you expect, eh? Normal drums are not rugged. But, if you add a layer of full camo, set up some decoys all around them and have a shotgun standing by – they become RUGGED! Why else are these drums rugged? Because the Rugged Dude’s playing them, that’s why! Here’s a short solo.  Nothing too spectacular… I always have my shotgun and some decoys close by, just in [Read More]

The Rugged Dude Dinner Jacket

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]

When the Rugged Dude is Away, the Animals Will Play!

Rugged Dude Animals

Back in 2010, I built a new house way back in bush and way off the grid. The property was 35 miles outside Thunder Bay, in an area known as “Kam,” short for Kaministiquia. Somewhere near the halfway point in the building process, I had to leave town for a few weeks to teach a guide training course in Manitoba. Not that I was paranoid, but more curious to see who, if anybody, was snooping around while I was gone. [Read More]

The Rugged Dude on Swearnet!

rugged dude on swearnet

The Rugged Dude teams up with Mr. Lahey and Randy Bobandy from the Trailer Park Boys.  Mr. Lahey gives a “good finger.”   And, Randy is not the only dude who “looks awesome with no goddam shirt on! Mr. Lahey was “totally fucked” as usual and Randy made a cheeseburger for the Rugged Dude which ended up being thrown back at him… RD nails him right in the gut with that goddamn cheeseburger!  Then – LOOK OUT! Check out the episode [Read More]

Frontier Food With The Rugged Dude

Frontier Food With The Rugged Dude

Frontier Food with the Rugged Dude… Yes, I know it rhymes, it’s supposed to. Andy, one our ultra-rugged camera dudes first suggested “Wild Food with the Rugged Dude,” but we quickly found out there is already one or maybe even two shows with the words, “Wild Food” in the title. So, what with the frontier part? Well, a friend of mine once told me that my “frontier kitchen” looks pretty rugged. I thought that could be part of a cool, [Read More]

Officially Rugged with RD

Officially Rugged with RD

For eight seasons I hosted, wrote and directed “Officially Rugged with RD.”  Approximately 150 episodes were produced and the series was available in 55 million households across North America.  The final show was produced in 2009. Here’s a little sample of why I used to tell people that “My show is dumb as hell, actually.”  

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

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]

Contact Rugged Dude

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I normally answer all emails (accept the ones from peckerheads and assholes,) but depending on the time of year and what’s happening (like deer season) I sometimes can’t get to them right away.  If you do get a reply it will be from me.  Ghost writers are uncool, stupid and waaaaaay unrugged!  Besides, aren’t they only for big shots?   Send me a message!

Where it started

Where it started

People often ask me where this “whole rugged schtick” came from.  Believe me, I didn’t sit down one day and try to think of some crazy-ass thing that might catch on to the average Joe and Joanne, sitting on their couch watching a TV show.  And, no, an over-priced marketing agency didn’t come up with it either.  The funny thing to me is that people from all over the world, not just my home country of Canada, really latched on to “rugged.”  I once got an email [Read More]

Ask RD

Ask RD

Attention all rugged dudes and rugged dudettes… if you have a question for The Rugged Dude, here’s your chance! You may have a question about cooking, fishing, hunting, or just a question about bein’ rugged. RD will answer your question and we’ll post it up here on the site. Anything goes… even if you think he’s just a damn idiot and you want to tell him. He’s rugged, so he can take it! Let ‘er rip! Recent Questions: Q – [Read More]