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 New Mexico...... Cberg1975, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM
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  2. General Bushcraft Discussion

    General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    Latest: Wooden spoon with pot hook GAW hdlv, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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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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    Latest: (B) 5 Outings for Bushclassusa Bushcraft Grizz, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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  4. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

    This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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    Latest: Beautiful Highly Decorated Eating Spoon Roughneck75, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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  5. Trade Blanket

    Supporter trade blanket.
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    Latest: HMG 6'x8' Cuban fiber tarp (white) Pharmer, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    1. Backpacking

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      Latest: Lightweight shovel??? tabasco_joe, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    2. Paddling

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      Latest: What are you paddling? mjh, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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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: Ammo Can Stoves for Hot Tents Trackerfiend, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:29 PM
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    5. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Night trail walk. bacpacjac, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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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? TraditionalbyChoice, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:16 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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      Latest: Alaska meetup someday? WoodyGraham, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:35 AM
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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: Spoon making and a big thanks chris67, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: First Wooden Duck Decoy tomme boy, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Trees and shrubs spamaloap, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    4. 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 arleigh, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Testing A Titanium Flint Striker From Vladimir Sloany, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: My Promontory Peg Trap Longbeard, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    7. 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: Diabetes - staring me in the eyes! Stone, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Birch bark container and some coffee twotreesjoe, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Some pictures from a subtropical backyard Swarvegorilla, Jan 21, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Tipi manufacturers j_d, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:14 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: "Solar Shield" as a ground pad? PMSteve, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: DIY down hammock top quilt? gargoyle, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Sealskinz hat? Trackerfiend, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:14 AM
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    5. 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: Cooking With Passion 66drifter, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    6. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: Very Small Day Pack? hdlv, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:58 AM
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    7. 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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      Latest: Night run with new flashlight! Pharmer, Jan 21, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: why is it called bannock? Moondog55, Jan 21, 2017 at 2:12 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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    10. 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: Silky GOMBOY professional dropped 34% hawk321, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Whats your setup? hunterjrg, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:59 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: Old bed frame steel? x39, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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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: Collectible Firearms - Use or Save? Verkstad, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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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: SHOW US YOUR KNAPPIN MATERIAL 80mtn, Jan 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Camera for the outdoors? Watcher of the Woods, Jan 21, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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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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      Latest: 600 lbs Test Technora Lanyards SSG Nasty, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Favorite Knife Handle Material hunterjrg, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: Around the shop Pt.2 Rook, Nov 2, 2016
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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    7. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Competition knife turtlepwr281, Jan 21, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Knife Order List...Open MChief, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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    9. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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    10. 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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    11. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Badger Claw fieldbag Nakadnu, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    12. 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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    13. Grey Wolf Handcraft

      Creating custom leather pieces by hand, one at a time, in the Old World tradition.
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    14. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Anyone interested in gill nets? J. Pierce, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    15. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: Sycamore Pukko Review. Keif, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    16. 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: Some new Anodized Knives from today! woodsmanjohn, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:28 PM
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    17. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Custom flint strikers. Nolan Wilder, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    18. Griffith Knives

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      Latest: Opening The Waitlist denboat, Nov 7, 2016
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    19. AA Forge Custom Knives

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    20. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    21. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Surprise gift from Hicountry hicountry, Jan 10, 2017
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    22. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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      Latest: Deering Knives In Use Pharmer, Nov 19, 2016
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    23. Siembida and Dutch Outfitters

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: On the bench Blackhawk45hunter, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    24. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Jan 15, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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    25. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: I want to borrow your pack. superpaco, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    26. Rooster Mod Axes

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      Latest: Axe Junkies Artic fox axe Pucks .... foxfire, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:44 PM
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    27. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Camp Knife Pass Around Biggin, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    28. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    29. Sandcut Outdoors

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    30. Fiddleback Outpost

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    31. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: HELLO BCUSA!!! george carr, Jan 7, 2017
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    32. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics WillyBob, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    33. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Introducing - Happy Jack Otter :) NJHeart2Heart, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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    1. Social Groups

      Social Group main category.
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      Latest: Mods - Discussion, WIP's and Pictures MrFixIt, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM
    2. Prayers & Smoke

      This forum is to ask or send, prayers, smoke and condolences. This is NOT a religious forum.
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      Latest: Dental Anxiety xwmstormx, Jan 20, 2017 at 4:10 AM
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    3. Media Forum

      This is a forum for bushcraft media discussions related to movies, series, specials and documentaries.
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      Latest: Alone, Season 3 Backyard, Jan 21, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    4. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: Amazon Parser Lars, Jan 13, 2017
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    5. Books and Education

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