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 Ontario Canada bacpacjac, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: large water storage at campsite? Chadarius, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:38 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: (B) Student practice for the Pot Hook chansta, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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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: Are there any Southern California bushcrafters? arleigh, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS - Half Sun Woodsprite w/ burl DrHuman, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Chris Reeves Umnumzaan Ance, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:35 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: Traveling Trail Log Skruffy, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Nalgene Bottle in a sleeping bag Malpaso, Nov 13, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Old beat up aluminum set up for trapping 45jack, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:54 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: Ford Ranger fans - Unite! Roamer, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:41 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: Good Diamond Leather Awl? wiwoodsman, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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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: My conclusion re: bug out bags Ptpalpha, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:42 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: Fatwood Pics Thread snwcmpr, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: It is completely possible... Swampdog, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:41 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: Wilderness first aid classes Sandcut, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Primitive Pottery lowtidejoe, Nov 11, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Aggressive mule deer? JoeJ, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: What Size BCO Tarp NJStricker, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: 0 degree bag GreatLakesWoodsman, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups muraaby, Nov 12, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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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: Alcohol stove thread (mods and in use) NevadaBlue, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:26 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: In search of a good Bush craft backpack. chansta, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:32 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: Let's turn an old phone into a survival phone dirt7, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Mountain House manitoulinbound, Nov 13, 2018 at 4:12 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: Keith Titanium Canteen blind & lost, Nov 9, 2018 at 5:33 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: Varusteleka 10% off for USA Veteran's Day EternalLove, Nov 13, 2018 at 1:14 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: The Build Along longcruise, Nov 13, 2018 at 4:25 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: Looking for a stainless... TreekillerX, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:41 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: New pistol for me! xrayit, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:41 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: PRIMITIVE Tools Calafia666, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: How can anyone afford a car or truck? Roamer, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:25 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 Signal Sack Cro, Nov 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn Knives Comparison Thread Kyle363, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Santoku and Forest Green G10 TomC, Nov 12, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill Skab, Nov 6, 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 Murman, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! mauiarcher, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:54 AM
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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. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: USAF Pilot Survival Kit Video andy.t, Oct 14, 2018
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    9. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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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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    11. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Wilder Forge Otzi knife. Sandcut, Sep 24, 2018
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    12. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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    13. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Wilderness Spirit Knives In Action FreudianSlip, Nov 12, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    14. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Knife making journey Phantom X, Nov 10, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    15. Meeting Creek Knives

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

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    17. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: Beaver knife living up to its name. WanderingFool, Nov 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    18. Cypress Creek Knives

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    19. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Nov 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    20. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    21. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: New grunt call prototype Crusher0032, Sep 28, 2018
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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: answered cardio-vascular prayers: Bonekrakker, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:40 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: Book suggestions for hunting Ruffed Grouse Black Feather, Nov 11, 2018 at 12:24 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: breakroom section? Usingmyrights, Aug 26, 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: Mommaj 365 log DavidJAFO, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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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: To use or not to use - that's tha' question garry3, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:51 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: EXCELSIOR!!! injun51, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:33 AM
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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. BUSHCRAFT CODGERS

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

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

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Favorite piping scenario. 1776 Crafter, Nov 13, 2018 at 1:46 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: Anyone else feel the same? XD_Dawg, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Minimalist hiking shoe Otterdad, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:03 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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      Latest: What do you carry your carving gear in? Sawdustdave, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Mods S.Decker, Oct 28, 2018
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: New ESEE 6 - Initial Observations Dysphoric Joy, Nov 11, 2018 at 6:09 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: Found Food- Plants fishiker, Oct 25, 2018
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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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      Latest: My Tenkara adventure Sandcut, Nov 1, 2018
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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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      Latest: Any new videos planned? Chase-sherrell, Nov 12, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters the mick, Sep 23, 2018
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    21. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Deer Hunting Horseman, Oct 4, 2018
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    22. 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: Happy 242 brothers! wisconsinwalter, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    23. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    24. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Nov 9, 2018 at 6:34 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: Remedial Action. Primordial, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:22 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: Metalworking PICTURES BushcrafterAU, Aug 27, 2018
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora knives IN USE! Fixedblade, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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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: Bamboo- What to do? jswi2374, Aug 7, 2018
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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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    31. 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: Blade replacement and other "major surgery" Naphtali, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    32. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... NevadaBlue, Nov 11, 2018 at 11:30 PM
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    33. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: What society honors . . . Paul Caruso, Nov 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    34. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Victorinox Hunter Sosteve, Nov 10, 2018 at 3:04 AM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Visual Signal Kits The Woodsrunner, Oct 14, 2018
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    36. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Messages:
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      Latest: Building Slingshots arleigh, Sep 23, 2018
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    37. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: What's in your Closet? werewolf won, Oct 29, 2018
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    39. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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    42. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Welcome Colter Whiting, Sep 7, 2018
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    43. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Heads Up, Neoair XLite on sale Odinborn, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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