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 from Colorado KPDaniels, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:18 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Gear that's worth the money Cascadian, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:33 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: (E) Student practice for firesteel lanyard Cascadian, Jan 17, 2018 at 9:00 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: Maine: 2nd Annual BCUSA Winter Meet.... x39, Jan 17, 2018 at 3:26 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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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Building My Bush Camp pab1, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:33 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Backpacking Camp List, Anything Missing? billdawg, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: I can't filet to save my life! Togus, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:12 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. Cascadian, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:40 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Snowmobiles fatcat55, Jan 17, 2018 at 2:28 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: A few of my homemade knives. Cascadian, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:56 PM
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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: Vehicle / Candle Survival Experiment mtwarden, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:42 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: 10+" of snow, FLint and steel......GO! Woods Walker, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:49 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: Making a Bow Drill Spoon Jim L., Jan 17, 2018 at 11:06 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: tree ID books or websites? TheWhiteWoodsman, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Plash Palatka (Russian poncho/tent) allfatherodin, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:15 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Looking for a Synthetic for Car Camping Gii shi kan dug, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Eyebolts in house studs bud1, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:10 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: ECWCS Fleece jackets TAHAWK, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:16 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: Heavy Cover Titanium Kit in Acton!!! NWPrimate, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:48 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: Finnish Gas Mask Bag Mods mtnoutdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:13 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: Amazing new flashlights. .. mtnoutdoors, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Busted out the Jerky Cannon today mtnoutdoors, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:35 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 PMSteve, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:40 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: Kammock Clearance Sale DaStoner47, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:10 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Copper John sights Kimber22, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:50 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: Shop time Jim L., Jan 18, 2018 at 12:45 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: Washingtonians: they are coming xRangerx, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:25 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: Made my first points. mtnoutdoors, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:02 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Duffel bag for car bag. kairo, Jan 17, 2018 at 3:36 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: Serechetes for Sale VanGo, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:19 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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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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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: Available knives S.Gossman, Jan 17, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Kona9, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:41 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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    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: Baking with Caldera Cone zelph, Jan 14, 2018 at 7:04 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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    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 5 - Redemption Chili, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:11 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: looking for a decent 2lb (ish) axe head. cbrianroll, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:57 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 NevadaBlue, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:17 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: Pappy Gone 30 Years Already T MAC, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Murph Challenge - Who Is In? Badey, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:10 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 12:44 AM
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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: Urban/Nonconventional field-expedient, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:04 AM
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    25. Mora Tribe

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    26. Mushrooms and Fungi

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: What Kind of Mushrooms are you Growing? Mikewood, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:26 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 at 1:08 PM
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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: Corkscrew fire starter. Odie, Jan 17, 2018 at 9:17 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: Bill Hayes Greebe, Jan 15, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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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: Winter time car buying highlander, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:12 AM
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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: How to get started in Ultra-light? ra2bach, Jan 17, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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