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 the PNW. Mountain Turtle, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: On this day in history (June 16, 1876) pab1, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:02 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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    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: Global Bushcraft Symposium, 2019... The Woodsrunner, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Forged Fire Pit Pot Hooks 6/18/19 Red Yeti, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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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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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Big Agnes Skyline UL MJGEGB, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Grumman Sport Boat swissarmy67, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Ebikes Desert Drifter, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:18 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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      Latest: Oilskin tarp Adirondack American, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:28 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: 2019 Gardens MommaJ, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:06 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: Let’s see your Preps- Picture Thread Woodsman Wannabe, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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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: Shavings Pictures! Sinjin, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Traveling Trout and Panfish Fly Box Flyfisher05221970, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:01 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: Sprained Ankle in the Woods central joe, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Marking declination lines on a map Glenn Rowe, Jun 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Sparkleberry, Farkleberry, Tree Huckleberry Duncsquatch, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Bug Out Plan + NevadaBlue, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Is it what I think it is? JosephDurham, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: in praise of the windshirt reppans, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:16 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: Stove question Eric Westbrook, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:00 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: Most comfortable butt pack...? werewolf won, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:38 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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      Latest: Video Camera Ithica, Jun 19, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Problems with BRS3000T Canister Stove Kona9, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:04 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: History channel's Alone backlasher, Jun 18, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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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: Aliexpress sale on titanium pans/pots allfatherodin, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Have you shot your bow today? field-expedient, Jun 17, 2019 at 12:42 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: Knife Gallery -- Pics Enzo, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:04 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: .22s Dubhelix, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:52 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: Stone age axe find Medicine maker, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Shop organization ideas Gruntinhusaybah, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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  1. Vendor Forums

    Vendor forums for makers, manufacturers, retailers, and business owners.
    1. Bushcraft Outfitters

      Bushcraft Outfitters. Quality outdoor gear for the serious woodsman.
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      Latest: KoreTemp Modular Shelter Half MrFixIt, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn Swag backpackfisher, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: New MP Model - A modern Bushcrafter M.Hatfield, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Forged Trekking Grill Punisher, Jun 3, 2019
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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: Available knives S.Gossman, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! ARPILOT, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:38 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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      Latest: 2018 Bushcraft Meet foxfire, Apr 11, 2019
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    8. 5col Survival Supply

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

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      Latest: Missed forum JosephDurham, Mar 4, 2019
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    10. 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: ZT0850CF Sprint Run is back at USA Made Blade Whitty, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    11. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Seax sheath. Nolan Wilder, Feb 25, 2019
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    12. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: “Pocket” Axe ... EddieMullins, Apr 3, 2019
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    13. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Good-bye vendor forum stillscout, Jun 2, 2019
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit roadwarrior, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    15. Sandcut Outdoors

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    16. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Jun 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    17. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Forged - Ball Bearing to Small Blade JeffG, Jun 13, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    18. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    19. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work Outdoornut18, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    20. FoxLite Gear

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    21. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. Kimber22, Jun 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    22. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Ferro rods - coming soon - Kenneth, Jun 1, 2019
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    23. Unique Titanium

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      Latest: FS KiKi titanium tool MichaelBear, Jan 30, 2019
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    24. Aion Innovation

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      Latest: Ti-Strike R&D Results C Bryant, Jun 15, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    25. Slater Basketry: Pack Baskets & more

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    26. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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    27. Nick's Custom Ferro Rods & Knives

      I make custom ferro rods , knives and leather items. Highest quality guaranteed.
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      Latest: Fully Custom Bushcraft Belt Kit Nick Dundua, Jun 17, 2019 at 11:19 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: Our four year-old Dashiell Midwest.Bushlore, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:16 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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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: Forum Seem Wonky Lately? kronin323, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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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. 365 Day Challenge

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      Latest: Ranger's Log 03/24/2019 RangerWeaver, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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      Latest: Craftsman Check in. roadwarrior, Jun 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Norlund hatchet BradGad, Jun 16, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    5. 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: tolkein collection expanded for father's day! Lead Dog, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    6. 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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    7. Bush Bikers

      A group dedicated to bush life on two wheels!
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    8. BUSHCRAFT CODGERS

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Please let me in! Bendback, Jun 16, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: For the need of a mentor Beach Hiker, Jun 17, 2019 at 12:39 AM
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    10. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Post your "Pipe Cam" shots Quinlan, Jun 17, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    11. 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: Horses for treating PTSD LogCabin, Jun 15, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: restarted a love of mine.... CowboyJesus, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    13. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Terrasaur buckfynn, May 31, 2019
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Junglas and Junglas II Black5, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    16. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Ramps! fishiker, Jun 5, 2019
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    17. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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    18. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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    19. 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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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters NordicWolf, May 6, 2019
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    21. 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: From Sgt Mac ezra45, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    22. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    23. Machete Mafia

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    24. Masonic Bushcrafters

      An area for the Masonic Family to come together and make yourself know, whatever state, country, or continent. We're all Bushcraft friends, some are tied more closely than that.
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      Latest: No photos, but... hawkeye1776, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    25. 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: M.O.A trade box pass around CivilizationDropout, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    26. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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      Latest: Axe head restoration: how to remove rust? NattyBo, Jun 15, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: I finally got it... EarthWood, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    28. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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    29. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Cardstock Needle case Wendy Owens, May 31, 2019
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    30. 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: Welcome to the Noble Order Of The Cup. Jonah L. Archer, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    31. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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    32. 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: How tough are they? House of Horst, May 20, 2019
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    33. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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    34. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Bonanza Philosophy Beach Hiker, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:19 AM
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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: Welcomes MrFixIt, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    36. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    37. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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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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      Latest: Lapsang Souchong Experience The Raven, Jun 16, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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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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    42. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Built Tough blind & lost, Jun 18, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    43. The Roughians

      Bushcrafting is many things to many people. We, The Roughians, are bushcrafters who choose to meet nature on its own terms and take pride in our ability to adapt, endure, and enjoy the outdoors in all its moods. What others call "roughing it," we know to be opportunities for "smoothing it," for finding peace in wild places.
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      Latest: How to Join This Group Primordial, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    44. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Cybertracker cert! NM_Coyote, May 20, 2019
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    45. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Recent History of Modern Ultralight BlueDogScout, Jun 18, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    46. Wild women

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