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: Howdy from Cascadia Fixedblade, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Giveaway - winner is Draugur Falcon45, Jan 16, 2019 at 5:45 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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      Latest: (E) Student Practice for PSK DixiePreparedness, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:31 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: WINTERGEDDON XIX PNW Campout 1/19-1/21 Hawkcreek, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:32 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Pecan and Maple Burl Beads (and a pipe) MonkeyKarl, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:24 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Rare AA Forge 5" Muk Nic7364, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:53 AM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Gila Forest short hike GoKartz, Jan 16, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Loud sleeping pad NevadaBlue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:40 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: What are you paddling? Robedsubset, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:00 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: Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept drobs, Jan 16, 2019 at 2:28 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: Micro forge / Mini Forge Jbradshaw, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Dry Cleaning Finnish Ryijy Rug in Snow whtshdwwz, Jan 15, 2019 at 8:56 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: Prep pers: who will survive? NJStricker, Jan 16, 2019 at 4:34 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: Need a hand.. drill info Coryphene, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: A sample of some of my hunting in NZ central joe, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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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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    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: Track pics thread rk_az, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Pole mod for tarp HELP! Youcantreadinthedark, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Wool blankets and snow Red Ochre, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Hammock Strap Lengths mangorockfish, Jan 14, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Down Jackets/Parkas glocke12, Jan 16, 2019 at 4:04 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: Czech mess kit hack... Gizamo, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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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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    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: HF set up input appreciated rurik, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Ramen Noodles. What am I missing? PAcanis, Jan 15, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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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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    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: Buck 110 users fishiker, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:19 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: Smith & Wesson Customer Service central joe, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:21 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: First rock breaking attempt. halo2, Jan 15, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Compass Challenge Torrin, Jan 15, 2019 at 8:34 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: 10% off! Top Gibson, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn: Tradesman Kyle363, Jan 15, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP knives Pictures plantedtao, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:48 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: How to order Bushman5, Dec 31, 2018
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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 ArmyMacE, Jan 15, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Gruntinhusaybah, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:04 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: Interest In Class with Tom Lutyens In May XMP, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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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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      Latest: New Products at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, Jan 10, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    9. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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    10. Hemlock's Hideaway

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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: Seax sheath. GoodPhotos, Dec 29, 2018
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    13. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Oilskin tarp shelter hicountry, Dec 29, 2018
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:18 AM
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    15. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Knife making journey Phantom X, Dec 29, 2018
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models operatord, Aug 12, 2018
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    18. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    19. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: --WORK HAWK V3-- PaPa K, Jan 10, 2019 at 12:09 AM
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    20. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: Kickstarter like... ;) BogdanS, Dec 13, 2018
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    21. Cypress Creek Knives

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    22. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    23. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, Jan 15, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    24. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: New grunt call prototype Crusher0032, Sep 28, 2018
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    25. Siembida Custom Knives

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: On the bench 08H3, Jan 5, 2019
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    26. Unique Titanium

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    27. Aion Innovation

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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: Good News/Bad News Harper, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:32 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: Persistence Hunters of the Kalahari operatord, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:16 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: Navigation Area J Stephens, Nov 21, 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. 365 Day Challenge

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      Latest: bacpacjac's 365 bacpacjac, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    2. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Member numbers NevadaBlue, Sep 13, 2018
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    3. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: House axe project John Mastracchio, Jan 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    5. Beekeepers Group

      Beekeepers Group
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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: a bushcraft book report basher1981, Dec 3, 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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      Latest: Beard Status Updates CowboyJesus, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    8. Bush Bikers

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

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: this here is the first thread ... ezra45, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:08 AM
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    10. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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    11. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Member Numbers NevadaBlue, Jan 15, 2019 at 4:07 PM
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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: Hey, friends, just wanted to share... Holtzcraft, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    13. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Ultra Marathon mtwarden, Jan 1, 2019
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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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    15. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome Muskeg_Stomper, Jan 12, 2019 at 1:32 AM
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    16. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: ESEE 5 Not Sure, Jan 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    17. Foraging Fanatics

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

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

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Rods Swampyankee101, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:58 PM
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    20. 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: Our channels! Luchtaine, Dec 26, 2018
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    21. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters IowaSteve, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    22. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Bushcraft commuting Horseman, Nov 26, 2018
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    23. 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 WildCelt, Jan 13, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    24. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    25. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Jan 14, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    26. 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: SURVIVAL KIT A GO GO! Seahunter, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    27. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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    28. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: My first puukko...not a mora?! Corso, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:48 AM
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    29. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Chaga ID? IW17, Jan 7, 2019
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    30. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Palmer Furnace jswi2374, Jan 13, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    31. 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. pipedreams, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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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: Opinel sheath? Mookietherooster, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    33. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... TAHAWK, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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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: Too Many People bosque bob, Dec 20, 2018
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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: SAK customer service EternalLove, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    36. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Old school cool wingnuts, Dec 13, 2018
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    37. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Building Slingshots arleigh, Sep 23, 2018
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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: Member numbers. Ohio_Steve, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:49 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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      Latest: Bacon Jam highlander, Dec 15, 2018
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    42. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Clubhouse jukebox recommendations? ExAF1N1, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:41 AM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: We need a banner picture for the group! ArmyMacE, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:50 AM
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: what are you wearing on your feet? mtwarden, Jan 10, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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