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 from New York! piney, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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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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      Latest: (B) Student practice for the Twig Fire Jason10mm, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:57 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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      Latest: Mississippi Bushcraft weekend? Doc., Jul 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Heavy Cover kit and 2 hawks warhawk Bobby Bushcraft, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Overnighter in the Wichita Mtns longhunter, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Old Town Appalachian and Charles River akbound, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: what do you do while winter camping? Richard Galvan, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? GeoKrpan, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:04 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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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Primative Gourd Container. juliuslim, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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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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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: A challenge NWPrimate, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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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! Woods Walker, Jul 27, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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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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      Latest: Pretty but unloved!! saxonaxe, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Tarp size for four full grown men? Red Wing, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Let's See Your Compelte Sleep System Moondog55, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: My Hammock Setup Alyeska Bushcraft, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:31 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Ever Wax Your Underwear? MrFixIt, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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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: Cast iron safety question TWill, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:43 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: Centerline EDO Buck, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:16 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: Review of USB Solar Power Bank Charger Isnalawica, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Favourite Type of Soup? DavidJAFO, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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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: Daily shot interest? Mitch Ray, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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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: Knives and Coffee Berilac, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:30 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: Utility Gun Squirrelhunter, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:35 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: Bark Mills, Root Cellars, and Observatories TWill, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Atlas file made in Finland Tye, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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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: 950 lbs. Ridgeline Kit Brad Arnett, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn growing collection....,. roadwarrior, Jul 22, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Axe Mob Patch Order Link And Information vyking, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: Around the shop Pt.2 Rook, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:44 PM
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: New WSK review House of Horst, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Mtnfolk Mike, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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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: Bladesports event this past weekend. S.Gossman, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Member with hatchet on order Lisa West, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:51 AM
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    9. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! PauliWalli, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:01 PM
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    10. 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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    11. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous WoodSquatch, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    12. 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, Jul 24, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    13. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Canteen size pouch cpshelb17, Apr 16, 2017
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    14. Michael Presnell Knives

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    15. 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 M18s available at USA Made Blade Whitty, Jul 25, 2017 at 4:01 PM
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    16. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Completed work TStilwell, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:12 PM
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    17. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    18. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Puukko WIP EddieMullins, Jul 4, 2017
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    19. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Swiss XL Ruck project Skeptiksks, Jul 6, 2017
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    20. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    21. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Diomedes wait time? tristndad, Jun 13, 2017
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    22. Loco Libre Gear

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    23. Meeting Creek Knives

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    24. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    25. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    26. Shira Forge

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      Latest: Some knives, axes, and frying pans Park Swan, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Canadian Group? Canajun, Jul 3, 2017
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: How many axes do you have? CampCowan, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    4. Brothers o the Beard and Sons o the Stache

      Fellows and fans of facial hair, be it beards or moustaches, feel free to come on in and sit a spell, relax and converse
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    5. Bushcraft Cyclist

      Bushcraft Cyclist - Two Wheels Only (Bicycle or Motorcycles) Discussion group for subjects related to skills needed when you travel on two wheels in the field and more.
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      Latest: All Two Wheelers Welcome! Spinymouse, Jun 2, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Italion alpini pack and wool. chekmate, Jul 20, 2017
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    8. BUSHCRAFT VETS

      Bushcraft VETS - a place for BCUSA members who have or are still serving our nation to continue as brothers and sisters in arms.
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      Latest: Almost "Official" Ridgewalker, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Sustainable weight training Mitch Ray, Jul 16, 2017
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    10. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Any thoughts about chip carving cherry? Carabnr, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Clan Member Numbers MrFixIt, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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    12. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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    13. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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      Latest: Live from Kenya Sticks N' Stones, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    14. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Georgia Here Jim L., Jul 24, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    15. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: hello Horseman, Jul 23, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    16. Jarhead Bushcrafters

      Well boys... this is group for the Jarheads. Pop in say hey and let us know your times of service, MOS, units, or bases stationed at. Semper Fi
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      Latest: Tell us about yourself freebirdfb, Jul 15, 2017
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    17. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Obligatory pictures MrFixIt, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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    18. Men Of Action

      Our knives become dull. Our clothes get torn. Our fingers bleed. Our gear gets dirty. We do not mind.
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      Latest: FE's old stuff field-expedient, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    19. Mora Tribe

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    20. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Kuksa jswi2374, Jul 21, 2017
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    21. Noble Order Of The Cup

      A group project to share ideas, recipes videos etc on the art of cooking your meal in one small cup.
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      Latest: Jolmo Lander Stove for a canteen cup review Spork, Jul 23, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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    22. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes MrFixIt, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    23. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Updated anchoring cheat sheet crewhead05, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    24. Sober Bushcrafters

      A group for our members dealing with mental health issues.
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    25. Tea-Aholics United.

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread NWPrimate, Jul 23, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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    26. The 2nd Amendment

      Pro Gun 2nd Amendment Group
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    27. The Brotherhood of Bacon

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Welcome to the Brotherhood of Bacon Kimber22, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:00 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: Not Well blind & lost, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:58 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: Bob Harte Has Passed longhunter, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:28 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: Minimum Posts to Start Usingmyrights, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    4. Books and Education

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