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: Hello the camp DarrylM, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:58 AM
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  2. General Bushcraft Discussion

    General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    Latest: you know you're a bushcrafter when..... jackjack, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:04 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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  4. Vendor Classifieds

    This forum is for the use of full Vendors only.
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    Latest: Forged Utility/Hunter ChrisOCLM, Oct 1, 2016 at 12:12 AM
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  5. Trade Blanket

    Supporter and Hobbyist trade blanket.
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    Latest: Koster, Fred, Stilwell, Gransfors Bruks galantyr, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:54 AM
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    1. Backpacking

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      Latest: How far have you hiked in a day? TarHeelBrit, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:14 AM
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    2. Paddling

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      Latest: And So It Begins Again Greebe, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:02 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: Cot underquilt? CharClothed, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:35 AM
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    5. Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Overnight scouting and gear test Mr. Tettnanger, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:35 AM
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    6. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: DIY snow chains Bitterroot Native, Sep 30, 2016 at 5:24 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: Shillelaghs anyone? SEB1981, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:21 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: What do we prepare for? pab1, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:26 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: 2 Minute Bow Drill Fire MD Outdoor Reviews, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:25 AM
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    4. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Autumn Foraging... Post it up!!! riverjoe, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:59 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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    6. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Obscure bushcraft skills abreed05, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:46 PM
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    7. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Caught in the act Tasutherland, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:02 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Old school camping Ol Grizz, Sep 30, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    2. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Best kind.... Jean, Sep 29, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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    3. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Military Womens ECWCS's Moondog55, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:20 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: Who hates Sporks? TarHeelBrit, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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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: Work/edc bag what do you use? jmcmatt, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:59 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: Ham Radio Interest ? Johnny Mustache, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:48 AM
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    7. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Eating roadkill MD Outdoor Reviews, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:51 AM
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    8. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Thorfire Handcrank Lantern Review Wasp, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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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: Tarp deal NordicNorm, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:44 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Anyone chasing whitetails yet? ozarkhunter, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:18 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: Sharpening your knives E the B, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:39 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: Help Choosing a Budget-Minded Hunting Rifle? exohead, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:13 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: Is this an artifact? Pic heavy Bitterroot Native, Sep 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: One piece Multi-tool for Bushcrafting will62, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:07 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: Bushcraft Outfitters Products Snipen, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:34 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn is pure quality!! Backyard, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:11 PM
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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 at 7:55 AM
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: S.u.k.r Rook, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some of what I'm working on at the moment... Pharmer, Sep 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    6. 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 winterlover, Aug 31, 2016
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    7. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, Sep 18, 2016
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    8. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Gosstoberfest 2016 Lerxst2112, Oct 1, 2016 at 2:05 AM
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    9. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Run of PSK knives that are also strikers mcdudr, Sep 26, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    10. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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      Latest: Totally arbitrary goodbye giveaway! kayak, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    11. SPL Knives

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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      Latest: On The Bench at SPL Knives Steven Long, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:58 AM
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    12. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Current WIP ! t.darrah, Sep 30, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    13. 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 brionic, Sep 28, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    14. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: custom canteen carrier for The Stumpy One BushDad77, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    15. 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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    16. Grey Wolf Handcraft

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

      Premium German made axes, hatchets, and forestry tools
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    18. 5col Survival Supply

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

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      Latest: Ready to Ship The Stumpy One, Sep 14, 2016
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    20. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Knife pics (my work history) SeanC, Sep 24, 2016
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    21. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: American Woodsman Michael Presnell Knives, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    22. 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: A few new TM Hunt Knives just arrived! Whitty, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    23. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: W.I.P. (pics!) TStilwell, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    24. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Seax Nolan Wilder, Sep 30, 2016 at 9:13 PM
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    25. Project MUD

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

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

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      Latest: Two Availables just finished!!! 9/30/16 AA Forge, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 PM
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    28. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: In the field MichaelBear, Sep 14, 2016
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    29. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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    30. 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, Sep 23, 2016
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    31. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    32. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Available Phantom X Gear products seasonofthewoods, Sep 30, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    33. Rooster Mod Axes

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    34. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: What's going on around the shop today Biggin, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    35. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    36. Sandcut Outdoors

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    37. Fiddleback Outpost

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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: Need an army MD Outdoor Reviews, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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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: TEST VtBlackDog, Sep 28, 2016 at 5:14 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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    4. Books and Education

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