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 Pokekohe New Zealand stillscout, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:13 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: t.darrahs: 2018 Pass-around Challenge #1 t.darrah, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:07 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: (B) 2 Strand Twist Student Practice RavenBushcraft, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:53 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: Feb 9-11 Blue River Oklahoma Get Together Grunt06, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:53 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: Bark River Bushcrafter Maurice 7, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:56 AM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Snugpac rocket pack xrayit, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Pirouge Bobsdock, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:42 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: Backyard Winter Camping #1 Flint_2016, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Creak Sound In Front End Of My Jeep Monkeynono, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:56 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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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Caught Daniel Boone's hat. Red Ochre, Feb 18, 2018 at 3:01 AM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Got Lanterns? -let's see'um AngryDaddyBird, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:51 AM
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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: Blizzard of 1978 Sodak, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:44 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: Let’s see Those tinder pouches!! NevadaBlue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:18 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Can't Get Sharp Nelson Forge, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Mushroom/Fungus Pictures! Flint_2016, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:29 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: Backyard testing tonight blind & lost, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups LarryB, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Affordable wool pants Jayson, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:37 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: How to carry beer? injun51, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:50 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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      Latest: Hill People Gear PiterM, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:07 AM
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    7. Electronics

      Electronics includes GPS, Commo, head lamps, and other items that you cannot build in the bush, or that makes the experience more comfortable for you.
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      Latest: Help me pick a flashlight captjim_nm, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: What did you have for supper tonight? PAcanis, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:15 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: Helikon-Tex Black5, Feb 21, 2018 at 12:14 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: Mora Craftline and chistle ecks, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Making a Sinew-Backed Bow Peter M, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:33 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: Learning to love Scandi Maurice 7, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:53 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: How many rounds would a cowboy have carried? haunted, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:16 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: Anyone Into Primitive and/or Smokepoles Bryan King, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:51 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Dead Files Jim L., Feb 18, 2018 at 2:18 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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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Not all that who Wander patch Sinjin, Feb 3, 2018
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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: 1st of the new MP Chef's Knives.... nograveconcern, Feb 19, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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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: Tusker User Group and Tusker picture thread akhntr, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:32 AM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Available SETs' plantedtao, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:47 AM
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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: Sheath Request? warrenss2, Feb 16, 2018 at 1:19 AM
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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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    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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    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, Feb 7, 2018
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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: Hicountry Gear Picture Thread LJHfrstr, Feb 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    18. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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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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      Latest: Meeting Creek knives WIP hamanky, Feb 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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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. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    26. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Titanium Spatula KFF, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    27. Shira Forge

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    28. Zelph's Stoveworks

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    29. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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      Latest: Georgia Bushcraft 2018 Spring Gathering GABUSHCRAFT, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    30. 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: We lost your family dog Midwest.Bushlore, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:48 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: Youtube haunted, Feb 21, 2018 at 3:39 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: WTB threads Poeschel, Feb 13, 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. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Beekeepers Group BushcrafterAU, Jan 6, 2018
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    2. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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    3. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: My first double bit project Odinborn, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    5. BookcraftUSA

      A friendly place to swap for or borrow a new book, pass on the book you finished, or discuss your latest read.
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      Latest: Pauli’s Books PauliWalli, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    6. Brothers o the Beard and Sons o the Stache

      Fellows and fans of facial hair, be it beards or moustaches, feel free to come on in and sit a spell, relax and converse
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    7. Brothers Of The Buck

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    8. 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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    9. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    10. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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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: Hi all! ChuckTay, Feb 17, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Healthy Meals - Post Some Badey, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:28 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: Razor Knife for Chip Carving DirtyPhill, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome DangYankee, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Camp Lore RB3 LostViking, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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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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    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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      Latest: I've accepted a challenge! Carabnr, Feb 17, 2018 at 2:47 AM
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    18. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: North Pinhoti Trail Bushcraft-kelso, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    19. 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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    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: Any new videos planned? GGTBod, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    21. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Popup meetup Saturday 1/20 Horseman, Jan 21, 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: Fallout to the Parade deck Timex, Jan 4, 2018
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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! Young Blacksmith, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    25. Men Of Action

      Our knives become dull. Our clothes get torn. Our fingers bleed. Our gear gets dirty. We do not mind.
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      Latest: M.O.A trade box pass around CoolBreeze135, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    26. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mods - Discussion, WIP's and Pictures Bushcraft-kelso, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    27. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Red Bull candle lantern jswi2374, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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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. MrFixIt, Feb 18, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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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: Cool DIY Opi Handle CivilizationDropout, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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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: Life... KIVALO, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:34 AM
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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: SAK Help Rarrapuda, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    32. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Operating Environments Among SAR Teams crewhead05, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    33. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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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. Sparks, Feb 12, 2018
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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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      Latest: A bacon and eggs firestarter story MrFixIt, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    38. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Going Hipster...Lumbersexual Beach Hiker, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:02 AM
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    39. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Track pictures and outings Zunga, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    40. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Stoves? WhisperInThePine, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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