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: winkápew nitáp, hello my friend DNCHAWK, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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  2. General Bushcraft Discussion

    General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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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: Flint striker/Ferro rod scraper combo andy.t, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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  5. Trade Blanket

    Supporter and Hobbyist trade blanket.
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    Latest: Custom turned bearing blocks for bow drill bulldogdvm, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    1. Backpacking

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      Latest: stoves ~ what do you have? PMSteve, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    2. Paddling

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      Latest: Rowing a Canoe OutnBacker, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:12 PM
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    3. Geocaching

      A place for the general discussion of geocaching.
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      Latest: What GPS device(s) do you use? Edgeman, Jul 17, 2016
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Cot underquilt? TN_Woodman, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    5. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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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, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:30 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: Trip Report - July 2016 Colorado BCUSA Meetup Peachy, Jul 27, 2016 at 6:12 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: Made my own Pocket Bellows barethreaded, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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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: Alan Kay - Get Home Bag marbleman, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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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: Shavings Pictures! MrFixIt, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    4. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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: Keep an eye out for ticks lowtidejoe, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    6. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Storing paracord - Attempt at daisy chain Danno, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:48 AM
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    7. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Back swimmer another Bug that can bite you riverjoe, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:22 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Shelter Help PMSteve, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    2. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: ENO hammocks Johnny5, Jul 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    3. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: The Hooded Sweatshirt PMSteve, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:50 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: Cookset and meal plan for 2 nighter Seeker, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:19 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: Direct Action Ghost: One Year Review rjhisle1973, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:05 AM
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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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      Latest: iPhone 6S Case? Mr. Tettnanger, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    7. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: show us your spam AncientNCO, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:43 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: WWII Paratrooper Jacket hicountry, Jul 20, 2016
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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: Cairn Subscription Box Double Points Chili, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Free Bow Making E-course lowtidejoe, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:10 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: Perpetual ESEE Junglas Pass Around #2 xRangerx, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:49 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: Handsome Brace Of Pistols Scratchthejeepguy, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:38 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 Tools lowtidejoe, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: E tool or spetznatz shovel xrayit, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:11 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: Bushcraft Outfitters Ponchos WildMedGuru, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    2. Turley Knives

      "Missouri pride in every knife"
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      Latest: The contact list is now open Fat Bluegill, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:17 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: Do you want to re-sell my knives? Beo-wulf, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    4. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    5. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Current Knife Etch Offerings Leif, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:52 PM
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    6. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: The bench/precision rifle thread Howie, Jul 22, 2016
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    7. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: The MP Knives Build Thread 556mp, Jul 28, 2016 at 2:25 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: The next run? ineffableone, Jul 7, 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: Frontier Styled sheath Winterhorse, Jul 5, 2016
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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: For sale wharncliffe S.Gossman, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:16 AM
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    12. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Bag axe or pocket axe.... Crazysanman, Jun 24, 2016
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    13. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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      Latest: Growth ring orientation and handle strength kayak, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:34 AM
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    14. SPL Knives

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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      Latest: On The Bench at SPL Knives jstalljon, Jul 22, 2016
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    15. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Current WIP ! ArmyMacE, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:18 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 MK-9, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:58 PM
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    17. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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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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    22. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Jul 11, 2016
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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: Forged Utility Knife Paul Foreman, Jul 22, 2016
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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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    26. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: W.I.P. (pics!) TStilwell, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    27. Wilder Forge

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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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    31. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: George Washington's Folding Camp Grill Longhunter1761, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    32. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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    33. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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      Latest: The latest (w.i.p. & completed knives) TStilwell, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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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: Siembida Knives in use! Smokey Radley, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM
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    35. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    36. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Available Phantom X Gear products Phantom X, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:04 PM
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    37. Rooster Mod Axes

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    38. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Ben Akin Knives Picture Thread Smokey Radley, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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    39. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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      Latest: Western Puukko Screechowl, May 31, 2016
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    40. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: Moscow Country Street Fair 2016 Sandcut, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:43 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: Homeless in San Diego russw25, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:56 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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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: Off-Topic sub forum Faiaoga, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    4. Books and Education

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