Bushcraft USA Forums

  1. Introductions

    Tell us a little about yourself and why you are interested in bushcraft. Say as much or as little as you are comfortable with.
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    Latest: Howdy From The Ozarks SgtB802, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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  2. General Bushcraft Discussion

    General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    Latest: UCO lanterns Trackerfiend, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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  3. BushClass USA

    This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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  4. Vendor Classifieds

    This forum is for the use of full Vendors only.
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  5. Trade Blanket

    Supporter and Hobbyist trade blanket.
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    Latest: KFU fixed blade. venmm73, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    1. Backpacking

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      Latest: Mount Marcy Dam,Adirondacks Hike happyjackotter, Aug 27, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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    2. Paddling

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      Latest: Yakin' Flint_2016, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:49 AM
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    3. Geocaching

      A place for the general discussion of geocaching.
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Sleeping in insulated coveralls pab1, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    5. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Day trip with Bahco and Tops BOB woodsmanjohn, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    6. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? brionic, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    7. Events

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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    1. Self-made Gear

      Anything that can be made with your skills, that will assist or support you in your bushcraft adventures.
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      Latest: What small lathe to purchase? Grizzled Grizzly, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    2. Preparedness

      A place to discuss homesteading, preparing for natural disasters, alternative energy, gardening, raising livestock or something of that nature.
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      Latest: If you went homeless Bookshelf, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    3. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Alternatives to fatwood in SE Missouri? pab1, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    4. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Iguana Anyone? mvskokejoe, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    5. Bush Medicine

      You need to know self-aid for the woods, lakes, rivers, swamps, etc. Share your first aid kits and tips here.
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      Latest: First Aid Kit....1950's DKR, Aug 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    6. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Pack Basket WoodGnome, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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    7. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: need help ID this Ferrocerium, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:58 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: BCO 10x10 Tarp Coyote Trackerfiend, Aug 27, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    2. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups Mister Dark, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:35 AM
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    3. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Bigfeet? Johnny5, Aug 27, 2016 at 8:03 AM
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    4. Cooking & Water Purification

      Cook sets, billy cans, canteen cups, dutch ovens, or a tomato soup can...what gets your vittles going? Water gathering and purification.
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      Latest: Looking for a light weight pressed steel pan Brainburn, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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    5. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: what's growing on my pack?! WoodGnome, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    6. Electronics

      Electronics includes GPS, Commo, head lamps, and other items that you cannot build in the bush, or that makes the experience more comfortable for you.
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    7. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Corned Beef Hash cornbred, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    8. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Paracord Bead Iron Woodman, Aug 27, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    9. Gear Deals

      Know of a link to a really good deal other members might be interested in? Post it here so we can all benefit. Please read the sticky for the rules of this sub-forum.
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      Latest: 420 molecular stainless steel! GKiT, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: BassPro Sage cobbsteve14, Aug 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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    2. Edged Tools

      Knives, axes, tomahawks, & saws. Thought by some to be the most essential bushcraft tool... second only to knowledge.
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      Latest: Suggestions on a new bushcraft knife Blackhawk45hunter, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: If only ONE gun? CaliforniaCanuck, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    4. Primitive Tools

      Bows, atlatls, spears, scrapers, and any tool or weapon that can be made with a little bushcraft knowledge and skill.
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      Latest: Brittle material WoodGnome, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Apology to Arleigh Subdood, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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  6. Vendor Forums

    Vendor forums for makers, manufacturers, retailers, and business owners.
    1. Bushcraft Outfitters

      Forum for the Bushcraft USA store - Bushcraft Outfitters. Quality outdoor gear for the serious woodsman.
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    2. Turley Knives

      "Missouri pride in every knife"
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      Latest: Model 4 Green River thread ripcurlksm, Aug 26, 2016 at 1:52 AM
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    3. RJ Custom Knives & Custom Leather Sheaths

      Robert Jones custom knives & hand sewn leather knife sheaths
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      Latest: new utility knives for sale Beo-wulf, Aug 21, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    4. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Closing the Custom Knife Books! 20% off Pharmer, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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    5. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Color comparison Usingmyrights, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    6. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: RBB Order book/contact list Rook, Aug 20, 2016
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    7. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Contacting MP Knives Woods Walker, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:45 PM
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    8. Empire Wool and Canvas Company

      Wool. Leather. Cotton. Traditional Textiles. Timeless Performance. Birthplace of the Boreal Shirt. Made in Duluth, MN.
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      Latest: Dead HBC Moondog55, Aug 10, 2016
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    9. Hudson Valley Handcrafts

      Axe & Knife carved kuksas, spoons, bowls, and other greenwood goods and tools made from locally felled trees and raw materials of Upstate New York.
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    10. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Roughneck75, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    11. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: More S7 testing Rockgod1619, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    12. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Tomahawk/Axe order list..Open seasonofthewoods, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    13. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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      Latest: LeValley Outdoors is coming to Pennsylvania! kayak, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    14. SPL Knives

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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      Latest: Any Interest in Custom Leather Holsters? jimboinwv, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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    15. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Current WIP ! Pharmer, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    16. 88 Tactical

      Cutting edge leader in providing real-world firearms and combatives training. 88 Tactical provides a wide range of training to law enforcement, military and citizens.
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      Latest: 2016 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet Gsamp, Aug 26, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    17. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: NEW canvas bag...Badger Claw Dispatch Bag badger claw, Aug 26, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    18. JB Knife & Tool

      Custom Knives, Tools and Gadgets
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      Latest: Very excited and thankful Stubbs78, Jun 20, 2016
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    19. Grey Wolf Handcraft

      Creating custom leather pieces by hand, one at a time, in the Old World tradition.
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    20. Helko North America

      Premium German made axes, hatchets, and forestry tools
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    21. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Got Questions for Hill People Gear? scothill, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    22. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    23. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Knife pics (my work history) Nonc-Tobe, Jul 18, 2016
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    24. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: Puukko Order Thread plantedtao, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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    25. USA Made Blade

      We are a small shop selling primarily American Made Knives with a strong belief in top notch customer service and wickedly fast shipping! We wish all knives were made in the U.S.A and we are doing our small part to try and make that happen!
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      Latest: Knives in Nature Lets see them! IzaWildman, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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    26. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: W.I.P. (pics!) 55dougie, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    27. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Cool video of me making a knife. Badey, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    28. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    29. Griffith Knives

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      Latest: WIP & Around the Shop MichaelBear, May 1, 2016
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    30. AA Forge Custom Knives

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      Latest: New Huntsman Prototype For Sale!!! Mr. Tettnanger, Aug 26, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    31. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    32. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: In the field lowtidejoe, Aug 7, 2016
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    33. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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    34. Siembida and Dutch Outfitters

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: Pretty bird pretty bird! My finch review T MAC, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    35. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    36. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Available Phantom X Gear products Phantom X, Aug 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    37. Rooster Mod Axes

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      Latest: Benefit Auction for Axe Junkies Rooster1970, Aug 23, 2016 at 9:28 PM
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    38. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Auction for Tyn's Transplant 3 Knives CPRPE, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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    39. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    40. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: In the works Sandcut, Aug 20, 2016
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    1. Prayers & Smoke

      This forum is to ask or send, prayers, smoke and condolences. This is NOT a religious forum.
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    2. Media Forum

      This is a forum for bushcraft media discussions related to movies, series, specials and documentaries.
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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: Subscribed Threads GreenFrog, Jul 31, 2016
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    4. Books and Education

      Schools, classes & books related to bushcraft, preparedness or other topics.
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