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 there White Falcon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Nice size horned devil. Hawkce541, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:31 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 PACoureurDuBois, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    4. Events

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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      Latest: Northern California Gathering Caleb Cox, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:14 AM
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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: MP Drifter MKII XL PMSteve, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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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: The "right" size pot, titanium, and a rant KFF, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Good knife for a PFD OutnBacker, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:34 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: ICW boots ......... gone? Stophel, Sep 21, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Hope to build a tiny trailer. 66drifter, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:11 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: Old file knife KFF, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Hanging at the farm marbleman, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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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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    4. 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 LogCabin, Sep 23, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Getting back... Thunderwood, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:40 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: BCUSA help hotline(s) KFF, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    7. Other Skills

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

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Are these Chestnuts? tristndad, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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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: Klymit sleeping pad sheet NESurvival, Sep 21, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Hammock question JAY, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Lundhags New boots! Jugebear, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:03 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: Any other hot sauce fanatics? Moe M., Sep 23, 2019 at 12:41 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: Kifaru Kerri, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:27 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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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: The Everything Hamburgers Thread chndlr04, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Olight Seeker 2 YouTube review BushcrafterAU, Sep 18, 2019 at 6:32 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: Berry Amendment Compliant 66drifter, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: New Old Bow For Me (Thanks 08H3) JEB, Sep 23, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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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: Knife philosophy Raymond Eisele, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:35 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: Bisley Rugers Michaux, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:31 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: Auger Kit Projects Odinborn, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Do people really EDC this stuff Ptpalpha, Sep 22, 2019 at 1:35 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: Need Feedback on the Bushcraft USA Knife PLEASE!! aaronu, Sep 20, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP knives Pictures matjbrown, Sep 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Forged Trekking Grill Punisher, Jun 3, 2019
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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: Gosshawk bowitis, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    6. Hunger for the Pine

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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      Latest: Bottle Hawk 2.0 Brew-Jitsu, Sep 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    7. 88 Tactical

      Cutting edge leader in providing real-world firearms and combatives training. 88 Tactical provides a wide range of training to law enforcement, military and citizens.
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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: .7l kettle PAcanis, Sep 22, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    9. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Anyone interested in gill nets? aaronu, Sep 22, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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    11. USA Made Blade

      We are a small shop selling primarily American Made Knives with a strong belief in top notch customer service and wickedly fast shipping! We wish all knives were made in the U.S.A and we are doing our small part to try and make that happen!
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    12. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Seax sheath. Nolan Wilder, Feb 25, 2019
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Small 1060 Camp Axe WIP Winterhorse, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Knocking the new off Swampdog, Sep 14, 2019
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    15. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: With sad heart! PVF1, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:17 PM
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    16. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    17. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: --WORK HAWK V3-- M.Hatfield, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    18. Shira Forge

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    19. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    20. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work M.Hatfield, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    21. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: The FoxLite Gear PSK action Zippo2, Sep 14, 2019
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    22. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. M.Hatfield, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    23. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Ferro rods - coming soon - Kenneth, Jun 1, 2019
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    24. Aion Innovation

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      Latest: Ti-Strike R&D Results publicalias, Sep 5, 2019
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    25. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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    26. Drunken Marmot Farm and Forge

      Hand-forged pattern-welded tools and grass-fed beef.
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      Latest: Tool of the Week DrunkenMarmot, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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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: Fight of my life. rustystove2017, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:56 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: Rambo V: Last Blood (Trailer) ReallyBigMonkey1, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:25 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: Forum Seem Wonky Lately? T. Pollock, Sep 17, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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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: rsnurkle 8/19/2019 rsnurkle, Sep 14, 2019
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Old Axe- Champion Kelly Works eDgE-WiSe, Sep 23, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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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: Whatcha Readin? DavidJAFO, Sep 19, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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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. Bush Bikers

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

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Codger obituary JeffG, Sep 13, 2019
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: For the need of a mentor Beach Hiker, Jun 17, 2019
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    10. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: What did you smoke today? SonsOfLiberty, Sep 21, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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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: What have we learned? DavidJAFO, Sep 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Everybody routine? IndaTimber, Sep 20, 2019 at 9:53 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: Welcome to Carve Clan Fixedblade, Sep 14, 2019
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Terrasaur backlasher, Sep 19, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: My Esee Collection RobTheRigger, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:40 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: good foraging book? riverjoe, Sep 23, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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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: Spindle tree Stone, Aug 23, 2019
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    18. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Welcome to the House! rustystove2017, Jul 22, 2019
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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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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters NordicWolf, May 6, 2019
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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: Tell us about yourself BradGad, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:35 PM
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    22. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    23. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Sep 10, 2019
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    24. Masonic Bushcrafters

      An area for the Masonic Family to come together and make yourself know, whatever state, country, or continent. We're all Bushcraft friends, some are tied more closely than that.
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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: the Wasteland Wolfcri, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:30 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 Tangotag, Sep 2, 2019
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora knives IN USE! MrFixIt, Sep 23, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    28. Multitool Users Group

      Multitool information, pictures, mods, and more!
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      Latest: Your favourite Multitool MrFixIt, Sep 12, 2019
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    29. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: ID brown concave cap cluster hlydon, Sep 8, 2019
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    30. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Chndlr04's WIP project thread chndlr04, Sep 11, 2019
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    31. Noble Order Of The Cup

      A group project to share ideas, recipes videos etc on the art of cooking your meal in one small cup.
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      Latest: Cups in action bacpacjac, Sep 20, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    32. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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    33. 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: The No 12 is HUGE! Wasp, Sep 14, 2019
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    34. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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    35. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Character of the Happy Warrior bosque bob, Sep 21, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    36. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes Sqwatchy, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    37. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Who's on SAR and what team are you on? crewhead05, Sep 18, 2019 at 12:06 AM
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    38. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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    39. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    41. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Sad (extra sad) News! grey mouse, Sep 3, 2019
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    43. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Liars Bench Archives DavidJAFO, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    44. The Roughians

      Bushcrafting is many things to many people. We, The Roughians, are bushcrafters who choose to meet nature on its own terms and take pride in our ability to adapt, endure, and enjoy the outdoors in all its moods. What others call "roughing it," we know to be opportunities for "smoothing it," for finding peace in wild places.
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      Latest: Roughian Trip Reports bacpacjac, Sep 23, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    45. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Welcome jackpinesavage, Jul 6, 2019
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    46. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Unsprung weight mauiarcher, Sep 20, 2019 at 2:56 AM
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    47. Wild women

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    48. Zippo Zealots and Bic Buffs

      Fire with a flick of a wheel...
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