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: Saying Hello from Virginia 3Rotts, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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  2. General Bushcraft Discussion

    General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    Latest: Dog Walkers , Take Note kid_couteau, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:52 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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    Latest: Karimor SF 35 Pastor Chris, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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  5. Trade Blanket

    Supporter and Hobbyist trade blanket.
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    Latest: Closet clean out sale WyomingDrifter, Dec 3, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    1. Backpacking

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      Latest: Tahoe Rim Trail Trip Planning Gsamp, Dec 3, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    2. Paddling

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      Latest: North Georgia Canoe Paddlers choosingtangent, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:01 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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    5. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Day at the James river 138zacvining, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:43 PM
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    6. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Coleman mini trail bike mica, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:13 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: Oklahoma Dec. Meet everyone's invited! Smokey Radley, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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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: Axe head cover Keyser Söze, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:51 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: Survival Expo IamLegend, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:51 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: Flint quality Chevrolet4x4s, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    4. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Scent killer Muleman77, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:06 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: Out of the box first aid kit containers Max Capacity, Dec 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    6. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Birch Oil Distillation and Application halo2, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    7. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Visitor in the night dads2vette, Dec 3, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Cold Weather Sleeping Bag Flint_2016, Dec 3, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: How are YOU staying warm in your hammock? ra2bach, Dec 3, 2016 at 10:41 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: On Woobies SlayerOfBunnies, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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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: Coffee cups NTA_Shawn, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:21 PM
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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: Looking for a portfolio dassa, Dec 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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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: Looking for a GPS Medic17, Dec 3, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Vacuum food sealer JosephDurham, Dec 3, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Outdoor Products Quest Day pack abreed05, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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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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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: PineHollow Longbows Eric Westbrook, Dec 3, 2016 at 6:04 PM
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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: 4th ONE-KNIFE CHALLENGE BalsamFur, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:50 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: SxS Shotgun buying help! MT_Fin, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:57 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: 1000 year old Viking Tool Box OrienM, Dec 3, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Shoot arrows with a slingshot bodhran4me, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:55 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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      Latest: New stuff on the horizon!! BC_Slider, Nov 29, 2016 at 2:59 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn: Mountaineer JayT., Nov 30, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Olivewood Cross Firesteels TarHeelBrit, Sep 30, 2016
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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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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks 66drifter, Dec 3, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    7. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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    9. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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    10. SPL Knives

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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    11. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Quick over nighter with some SET love. xRangerx, Dec 3, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    12. 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: What I have been doing at 88 Tactical Fink, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    13. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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    14. 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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    15. Grey Wolf Handcraft

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

      Premium German made axes, hatchets, and forestry tools
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    17. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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    18. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship twotrees, Nov 27, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    19. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Bearded Bladeworks PASS AROUND Winterhorse, Dec 2, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    20. Michael Presnell Knives

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    21. 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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    22. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Custom flint strikers. Keyser Söze, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    23. Project MUD

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

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

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      Latest: Trappers! Travis Metcalf, Dec 3, 2016 at 3:54 PM
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    26. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: George Washington's Folding Camp Grill EddieMullins, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:00 PM
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    27. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Surprise gift from Hicountry 3Rotts, Dec 3, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    28. 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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    29. Siembida and Dutch Outfitters

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: On the bench oathkeeper762, Nov 30, 2016 at 3:07 PM
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    30. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    31. Phantom X Gear

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    32. Rooster Mod Axes

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    33. Ben Akin Knives

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    34. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    35. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: A great class for Cub Scouts snapper, Nov 17, 2016
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    36. Fiddleback Outpost

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    37. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: HELLO BCUSA!!! xRangerx, Dec 3, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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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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      Latest: Prayers for a good friend wingnuts, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:43 PM
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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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      Latest: Alone, Season 3 RobbieinME, Dec 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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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: Activities - Outdoor Photography sub? Sloany, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    4. Books and Education

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