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: Greetings from the Sandhills of NC PrincessoftheWoods, May 26, 2017 at 11:21 PM
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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: (E) Student Practice for Shelter Ridge Line MommaJ, May 26, 2017 at 6:09 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: Blade Show 2017 nograveconcern, May 26, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: /WTS BCNW-01 & Maxpedition outsyder, May 26, 2017 at 11:11 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: Anna Maria Island Sunset CivilizationDropout, May 26, 2017 at 11:27 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Role of a Ridgerunner The Woodsrunner, May 26, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Kayak Mounted Tow System werewolf won, May 26, 2017 at 8:42 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: Cold Tolerance Challenge - Get In On This! Joseph Shaw, May 24, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Anybody on SxS's? Angelgutter, May 26, 2017 at 11:29 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: Looking for canvas ideas.... G.W. Michaud, May 27, 2017 at 12:06 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Monthly Project – January 2013 CharClothed, May 26, 2017 at 5:18 AM
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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: functional EDC knife aaronu, May 26, 2017 at 11:56 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: Friction Fire Tuesday Stone, May 26, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Spring Foraging... Post it up!!!! Wilderness Spirit, May 26, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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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: Manuka Honey Study HeadyBrew, May 26, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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    8. Other Skills

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

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Found some black locust trees GreenFrog, May 26, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Pillow question - Sea to Summit? Vydor, May 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups Dandaman, May 26, 2017 at 2:11 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: Heavy Cover Titanium Kit in Acton!!! rocketbomb, May 26, 2017 at 9:27 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: Latest and greatest surplus packs? redcanoe, May 26, 2017 at 10:51 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: Cameras??? So Confused.... Angelgutter, May 24, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Experiences eating pine cambium? Guillaume Longval, May 26, 2017 at 11:26 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: Bahco Laplander versus Silky Super Accel 21 MarkusFlash, May 26, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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    10. Gear Deals

      Know of a link to a really good deal other members might be interested in? Post it here so we can all benefit. Please read the sticky for the rules of this sub-forum.
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      Latest: Free Hennessy Hex Fly w/ Order Youcantreadinthedark, May 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: BOW PICS Mitch Ray, May 26, 2017 at 9:43 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: Mora Garberg Upgrade gwynn1975, May 27, 2017 at 12:07 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: The One that Got Away hunter63, May 27, 2017 at 12:07 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: PRIMITIVE Tools cockeyedhunter, May 25, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Electric Knife Sharpeners? CharClothed, May 26, 2017 at 4:53 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: Enhanced MEST Poncho trailhermit, May 25, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Custom bag for AS Bucksaw finally arrived Keyser Söze, May 26, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: RBB: M1 scandi grind "Sold" Sargent, May 5, 2017
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP knives Pictures Tennessee, May 24, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill WildMedGuru, May 26, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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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: Gossman Knives picture thread Wilt, May 26, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Flint Steel Strikers Pictures and prices.. Lisa West, May 24, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    9. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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    10. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! SBDuller, May 27, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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    11. 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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    12. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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    13. JB Knife & Tool

      Custom Knives, Tools and Gadgets
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    14. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: What Surplus Bag(s) Do you Love? Woody361, May 27, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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    15. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Canteen size pouch cpshelb17, Apr 16, 2017
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    16. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Bark River Grind-In??? Gixxerflier, May 6, 2017
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    17. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: Full Tang Bowie Kona9, May 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    18. 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: Allen Morrison Interview Dysphoric Joy, May 26, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    19. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Stilwell knives in Use. TStilwell, May 26, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    20. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: A Nessmuk off to Sweden. Nolan Wilder, Apr 16, 2017
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    21. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    22. Griffith Knives

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      Latest: Opening The Waitlist denboat, Nov 7, 2016
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    23. AA Forge Custom Knives

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    24. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Dangler Concepts IzaWildman, May 23, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    25. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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    26. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, May 25, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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    27. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Final Projects ArmyMacE, May 17, 2017
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    28. Rooster Mod Axes

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    29. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Build Along And Auction BayRat91, May 17, 2017
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    30. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    31. Sandcut Outdoors

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    32. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Fiddleback fotos FreudianSlip, May 6, 2017
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    33. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Fallen Leaves 5 x 7 Emergency Tarp Gramp Camp, May 21, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    34. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    35. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Eat pudding. happyjackotter, May 16, 2017
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    36. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Meeting Creek Knives in use Thread Keyser Söze, May 24, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    37. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Feedback - The good, the bad and the ugly. Roughneck75, May 25, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    38. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    39. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Work Hawks (PIC HEAVY!) Camber, May 19, 2017
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Need advice: weld or don't weld Ptpalpha, May 25, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    4. 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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    5. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    6. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Joined DixiePreparedness, Apr 29, 2017
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    7. 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 billdawg, May 24, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    8. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: FatPack..... Edgeman, May 19, 2017
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    9. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Apologies for my absence. Scotchmon, May 24, 2017 at 9:22 PM
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    10. Friction Fire Fellowship

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

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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    12. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Welcome Back! Kenneth K, Apr 20, 2017
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    13. 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 Viking Calibur, May 14, 2017
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    14. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora knives IN USE! Dandaman, May 26, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    15. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Hobo Candle Lantern jswi2374, May 19, 2017
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    16. 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. jackpine, May 24, 2017 at 9:06 PM
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    17. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: New Moderator redneckron, May 26, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    18. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread pab1, May 25, 2017 at 2:51 AM
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    20. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Whats for Lunch Patriot Bushcraft, May 24, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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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: Request for prayers and smoke Kacie, May 26, 2017 at 10:10 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: Ray Mears BBC Series: Tracks DavidJAFO, May 26, 2017 at 3:24 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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    4. Books and Education

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