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: New to the forum from Cedartown Ga. blind & lost, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:38 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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      Latest: (I) Student Practice for 5 Natural Tinders lone_woodsman, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:22 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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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS - BUSHMAN's DICE KIT w/ Waxed Canvas Bag clanmaki, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:20 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Jrs clip point busterbones, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:38 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: Bushcraft day out in the snow aktatts, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:37 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: I can't filet to save my life! Riverpirate, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:35 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: Heading out tomorrow for a overnighter. riverjoe, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:11 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? Cascadian, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:52 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: Flint and steel pouch weltondl, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:35 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: lost a chicken Cascadian, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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    4. Preparedness

      A place to discuss homesteading, preparing for natural disasters, alternative energy, gardening, raising livestock or something of that nature.
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      Latest: Truck Camping atlastrekker, Jan 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: What ever happened to primeval fire? NWPrimate, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:26 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Hunting With Blowguns.....Fact Or Fiction Birdman, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:14 AM
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    7. Bush Medicine

      You need to know self-aid for the woods, lakes, rivers, swamps, etc. Share your first aid kits and tips here.
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      Latest: EDC aspirin (for a heart attack) seasonofthewoods, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:12 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: My current WIP project GGTBod, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:28 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Vine maple maps for PNW mtnoutdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Lux Hiking Gear camp43, Jan 18, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Question about Swiss Army Blanket Bonekrakker, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:56 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Eyebolts in house studs gohammergo, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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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: Looking for my first multifuel stove Spork, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:05 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: Maxpedition falcon 3 loadout Chasengunz Outdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:48 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: Amazing new flashlights. .. Beach Hiker, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Beef stew recipe wanted AdirondackBadger, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:33 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: AA Forge Custom Knives buyer beware Usingmyrights, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:22 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: Ruger American 22 Wasp, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:02 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Making a Sinew-Backed Bow OrienM, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:29 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: Experience with CRKT m-16 01? Muleman77, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:35 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: pls school me on 45acp semiauto pistols Midwest.Bushlore, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:21 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: What kind of point is this Riverpirate, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:46 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Shovel ? 1066vik, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:56 PM
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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: New Bushcraft USA Knife!!!! longhunter, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn Fillet Knife HoneyAintSweet, Jan 14, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Not all that who Wander patch marbleman, Jan 18, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Another New Knife for 2018 mtnoutdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill Skab, Jan 6, 2018
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    7. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Thin knives silenthunterstudios, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! VanGo, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    9. 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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    10. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: 2018 Hill Country Bushcraft Renedvous redneckron, Jan 15, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    11. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Brass Spark-Lite fire starter andy.t, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    12. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Dec 18, 2017
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    13. 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: LT Wright Genesis knife Chasengunz Outdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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    14. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Changing time. TStilwell, Dec 10, 2017
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    15. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Past work knife thread Nolan Wilder, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    16. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    17. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: The Perfect pack : poll Gruntinhusaybah, Jan 15, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    18. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    19. Sandcut Outdoors

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    20. Fiddleback Outpost

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

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

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      Latest: Great store happyjackotter, Dec 26, 2017
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    23. Meeting Creek Knives

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    24. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    25. Shira Forge

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    26. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: FANCEE FEEST STOVES Original or Otherwise zelph, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    27. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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    28. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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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: In the Wrong Place with the Wrong Disease t.darrah, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:55 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: Alone Season 4? RickWA, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:58 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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    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: Beekeepers Group BushcrafterAU, Jan 6, 2018
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Axe modification Chasengunz Outdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    4. 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: Let's See Your Library LongAgoLEO, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    5. 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 oil or balm what do you use ? CharClothed, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:54 AM
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    6. Brothers Of The Buck

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    7. 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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    8. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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    10. 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: Malaria drug linked to PTSD symptoms Old B, Jan 18, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Favorite Exercises? FreudianSlip, Jan 18, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    12. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Carving Tool Info! Runesland, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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    13. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor blade shots... The Warrior, Jan 4, 2018
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    14. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Laser Strike Kaw-Liga, Jan 17, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    15. Foraging Fanatics

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

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

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: new member MrFixIt, Jan 1, 2018
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    18. 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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    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: Our channels! DaleN, Jan 17, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    20. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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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: Fallout to the Parade deck Timex, Jan 4, 2018
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    22. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    23. Machete Mafia

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    24. 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, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    25. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Just twine handle wrap Broke, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM
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    26. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Introductions Primeval, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    27. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Improvised Wool Gloves jswi2374, Jan 9, 2018
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    28. 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. BalsamFur, Jan 13, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    29. 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 No. 6 EvanStinson, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    30. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Leo Strauss' assessment bosque bob, Jan 12, 2018
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    31. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: We need a banner AirPirate, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    32. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    33. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Slingshot Ammo : What do you use and why? SAK_Survival, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    34. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Tea- Aholics Registry. Gunner, Jan 13, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    36. The 2nd Amendment

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

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

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: It's Time For A Meteor To Strike NC Vanitas, Jan 18, 2018 at 9:56 PM
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    39. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Welcome bwallenjr, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    40. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: what a SUL kit looks like Seeker, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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