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: Hi, from the cool and wet coast of Oregon. kensfj40, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Snow Blizzard pics Tor Helge, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:54 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) 2 Strand Twist Student Practice Broke, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:51 AM
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    4. 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. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Knecker Knife of Great Character rwfred, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Bad trades mainewoods, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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    1. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: I found some old canoes for a project..... OutnBacker, Feb 20, 2017 at 2:32 AM
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    4. Geocaching

      A place for the general discussion of geocaching.
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      Latest: Own or Seek ERR, Feb 7, 2017
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    5. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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    6. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: TOYOTA Only: Let's See Em dms1, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:27 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: Post Your Leather Work OutnBacker, Feb 20, 2017 at 2:39 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: February Cooking Challenge Hunt4lyf, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:17 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: Chicken Whisperer Keyser Söze, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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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: Power Outage Yesterday Bent Chile, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:14 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: Flint and Steel Tin (Help) DavidJAFO, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:09 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Hot tent got me thinking ScoutSmith1911, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Best sleeping bag liner to add insulation Moondog55, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:03 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups Foilist, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Carhartt Cotton Duck fans? RebelYell, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:11 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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    6. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: Hpg umlindi or Hidden Woodsmen day ruck! holygoat, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:43 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: Elecraft KX2 portable radio DKR, Feb 19, 2017 at 2:38 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans NCLivingBrit, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Foursevens flashlight company thieves. injun51, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:39 AM
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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: Hunting without a bo quiver Hook, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:48 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: Blade geometry question? Maurice 7, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:43 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: .44 mag kensfj40, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:29 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: Primitive basket made with primitive tools Paul Foreman, Feb 18, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Thommen Altimeter Rockgod1619, Feb 18, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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  1. 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: Any interest in EDC items. teb_atoz, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Just saw the new Classics on the website . . .. straitR, Feb 19, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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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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    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: Available knives Rockgod1619, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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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. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Sheath for SET Nakai plus gourd bowl NWPrimate, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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    11. 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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    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. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: New Products at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, Feb 19, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    14. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Brown Dog Products in Use tulsa, Feb 19, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    15. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Bearded Bladeworks PASS AROUND MT_Fin, Feb 13, 2017
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    16. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: A Birthday Present plantedtao, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    17. 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: TM Hunt Knives available at USA Made Blade Whitty, Feb 17, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    18. Wilder Forge

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    19. Project MUD

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

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

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      Latest: 2 more up on the store for sale! 2/17/17 AA Forge, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:19 PM
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    22. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    23. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Swiss Pack total remake mab0852, Jan 28, 2017
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    24. Deering Knives

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

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: Siembida Knives in use! Blackhawk45hunter, Feb 18, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    26. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Blackhawk60, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    27. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Sheath surgery... Crosslandkelly, Feb 13, 2017
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    28. Rooster Mod Axes

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    29. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: What's going on around the shop today Biggin, Feb 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    30. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    31. Sandcut Outdoors

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    32. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Fiddleback fotos Kona9, Feb 10, 2017
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    33. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Top Quilt Considerations Red Wing, Feb 5, 2017
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    34. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    35. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: New Blog is Up! GreySwampFox, Feb 8, 2017
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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: My Health took a turn Hoof, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:32 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 doulos, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:36 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: Suggestion Crooked Penguin, Feb 9, 2017
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    4. Books and Education

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