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 Florida Usingmyrights, May 24, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: a good cardiology report ... CSM1970, May 24, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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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: (E) Flint & Steel with Char Cloth CCMDTrapper, May 24, 2018 at 11:10 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: South Texas Where Are You??? 67bluecamaro, May 23, 2018 at 11:54 PM
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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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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Wilderness Photography Thread. AK Trapper, May 24, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Bob Marshall Open 2018 backlasher, May 24, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Last one I promise... Bitterroot Native, May 24, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Help me figure this out. seasonofthewoods, May 23, 2018 at 11:11 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: JEEPS Only: Let's See Em Pinebaron, May 24, 2018 at 2:47 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: Small mod to my canteen cup Paulyseggs, May 24, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Soil Blocks bgf, May 24, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    3. 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: Wise company dried foods...? Brew-Jitsu, May 24, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: FIRE AND RAIN MrFixIt, May 24, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: School me on Tenkara Fishing Hunt4lyf, May 24, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    6. 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: Who uses a Cpap Skruffy, May 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    7. Other Skills

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

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: I may have goofed. Is this poison sumac? Paulyseggs, May 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Bed and tarp frame PAcanis, May 23, 2018 at 6:34 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Need Sleeping Bag RJM52, May 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Homemade Hammock Danno, May 24, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Insect Shield permethrin effectiveness test Chili, May 24, 2018 at 2:38 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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      Latest: Help. I need an intervention. Cookware/Stoves! PAcanis, May 23, 2018 at 9:23 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: lk35 on molle frame Ron, May 24, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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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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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: i think i found another backpack food item. PAcanis, May 24, 2018 at 2:06 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: REVIEW: Varta Indestructible 1W Flashlight JasonJ, May 24, 2018 at 9:39 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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      Latest: Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread PAcanis, May 24, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: oh boy. so i went lefty bow. Bitterroot Native, May 24, 2018 at 2:33 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: Similar to Gossman UNK 08H3, May 24, 2018 at 3:03 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: Bore Snake GAW Redbearcat7, May 24, 2018 at 1:47 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: Archaeo Broken Bowl Medicine maker, May 23, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Found some old oil lamps... injun51, May 23, 2018 at 11:46 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: BCUSA and BCO Caps Guy, May 24, 2018 at 12:23 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP Knives, Hunter-Gatherer Pre-Order Primordial, May 21, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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    5. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Gossman Knives picture thread Fixedblade, May 24, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Available SETs' Stringer, May 24, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    7. 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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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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    9. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Garage Sale at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, May 20, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship Moe M., May 23, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    11. 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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    12. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Wilder Forge Otzi knife. Woods Walker, Apr 18, 2018
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    13. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Leather pouch IFAK's & PSK's Ptpalpha, Apr 26, 2018
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    15. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Jeez, what do you want from me?! wvtracker14, May 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Merry Christmas! City Bushcrafter, Dec 25, 2017
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    18. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Sharp things. LoaferX, May 19, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    19. Meeting Creek Knives

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    20. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) J.D.Robinson, May 24, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    21. Shira Forge

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    22. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: Extreme Caucasian Walnut Burl BogdanS, May 18, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    23. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Cypress Creek Knives Users Photos M.Hatfield, May 24, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    24. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: New Product Ideas- Let's brainstorm together M.Hatfield, May 22, 2018 at 10:37 PM
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    25. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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      Latest: Stuff zelph, May 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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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: Patsy took me in nervous.Prayers for Patsy ! HP500, May 24, 2018 at 2:03 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 5 - Redemption YacoltWose, May 24, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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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: Inbox suggestions Guy, May 3, 2018
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    4. Books and Education

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

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: New group tiny80022, Apr 13, 2018
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    2. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: War is Peace CSM1970, May 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    3. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Unknown Axe clean up and customization Hawk136439, May 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    5. Beekeepers Group

      Beekeepers Group
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      Latest: Just came in from collecting a swarm. FreeMe, May 22, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    6. BookcraftUSA

      A friendly place to swap for or borrow a new book, pass on the book you finished, or discuss your latest read.
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      Latest: wondering, with a poll Skruffy, May 15, 2018
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    7. 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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    8. Brothers Of The Buck

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    9. 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! Riverpirate, Sep 24, 2017
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    10. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    11. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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    12. 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: Plaques aaronu, May 15, 2018
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    13. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Inexpensive Fitness thisjohn, May 24, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    14. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Woods suitable for tobacco pipes? T. Pollock, May 24, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    15. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Whats your next Condor purchase SuburbanBarbarian, May 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    16. Council of Hardwoodsmen

      Group discussions for those that have earned the Hardwoodsman Patch
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    17. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Izula vs Islzula II Swampdog, May 17, 2018
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    18. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Dandelions Anyone? theNATIVEONE8, May 22, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    19. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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    20. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: North Pinhoti Trail Bushcraft-kelso, Feb 17, 2018
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    21. Independent Non-Commercial Youtube Channels

      Independent Non-Commercial Youtube Channels for those of us out there who do not make any money from our Youtube channels, we do it just because we want to I guess.
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    22. Independent Non-Commercial Youtubers

      Independent Non-Commercial Youtube Channels for those of us out there who do not make any money from our Youtube channels, we do it just because we want to I guess.
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      Latest: Any new videos planned? DaleN, May 9, 2018
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    23. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Any chance of a local overnighter this year? Horseman, May 21, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    24. 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 Cryptos, Apr 10, 2018
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    25. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    26. Machete Mafia

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    27. 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: MOA Action Shots GreenFrog, May 24, 2018 at 12:24 AM
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    28. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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      Latest: Metalworking PICTURES DarrylM, May 4, 2018
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    29. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: If Ötzi had been Swedish Corso, May 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    30. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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    31. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Red Bull candle lantern jswi2374, Feb 17, 2018
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    32. 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: The Recipe Board. bacpacjac, May 8, 2018
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    33. Opinel Users Group

      For those who use an Opinel in the bush or wherever, and cherish the simplicity of the blade.
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      Latest: Opinel Saws KnOeFz, Apr 19, 2018
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    34. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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    35. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Tortoise Gear Firefly first report Mtnfolk Mike, May 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    36. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: 5:1 MA benefits Oni, Apr 16, 2018
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    37. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Shooter Photos T. Pollock, May 24, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    38. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    40. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. highlander, Mar 25, 2018
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    42. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Zunga's net is down for two weeks WY_Not, May 24, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Base weight MJGEGB, May 24, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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