These are the explanations of the various memberships. The first two are the free levels, while the rest require subscriptions: Registered Member *Has full free membership benefits, including starting new threads. *Can view and participate in Bushclass *Can use the Downloads area Supporter Membership *Supporter membership can be purchased in 3-month, 6-month, 1 year, 2 years, and Lifetime increments. *Supporting membership can be purchased two different ways: by clicking on the Become A Supporter link on the navbar of any page, or by going to the Bushcraft Outfitters store and puchasing there. If purchasing through Bushcraft Outfitters, please notify me via PM so that I can manually setup your membership. If purchased via the link in the navbar, you membership status will be automatically upgraded. *You can find out the additional benefits of becoming a Supporter via the link in the navbar. *Supporter memberships are non-recurring. Hobbyist & Vendor Memberships *Hobbyist membership is for members who occassionally make things and wish to sell them in the Classifieds forum, only. *Vendor membership is for members have a business and wish to fully utilize the resources of BCUSA, primarily the membership numbers. You will receive your own vendor forum, which is open to even non-members for viewing. You will also be able to utilize the Classfieds, if you do not want to use your own forum for that purpose. *You can find more information on these types of membership by clicking on the Become A Supporter link, in the navbar. *Vendor and Hobbyist memberships are recurring.