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 all from Downunder Swarvegorilla, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:19 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Native American Ethnobotany Database zelph, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:35 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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    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 Meet-Up! trailhermit, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:13 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Land of the Pines Tinder Pouches rcwells, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Toaks Ti Cook Set JeremyW493, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Overnight at Basecamp with guest from Canada Gcckoka, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Favorite backpack for camping/hiking ROCK6, Jun 28, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Baidarka the Kayak FreeMe, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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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! UAHiker, Jun 27, 2017 at 3:10 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Adventure Motorcycle Picture Thread oldpinecricker, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:58 AM
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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: Another less than perfect sheath Holmesmade, Jun 28, 2017 at 2:30 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Shovel to Knife central joe, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:39 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: Off Grid Plumbing Bannertail, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:16 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: In Case of Emergency, pen and paper Odinborn, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:09 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: Books and Flint GAW Skeptiksks, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Of Hunting, Fish and Gathering.... trust_no_one, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:51 AM
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    7. Bush Medicine

      You need to know self-aid for the woods, lakes, rivers, swamps, etc. Share your first aid kits and tips here.
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      Latest: Migrating birds spreading ticks... x39, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Melting metal in a forge lodge camper, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Old Turkey Buzzard arleigh, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:35 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Spreader bars on hammocks query zelph, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Anyone Ever Waterproof a Wool Blanket? Ith, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:10 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Gathered End vs Bridge mahaney, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:08 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: Who uses a kettle and what do you use? Swarvegorilla, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:16 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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    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: Any Ham Radio operators? desertdog, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Does Barley Tea benefits to your Health? ScoutSmith1911, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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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: Amazon Warehouse Deals Wolfcri, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Recommend Some Youth Recurve or Longbows schapm, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:30 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: Crazy sharpening and knife skills JasonJ, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:24 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: Ruger 77 Reissued, Caliber Choice? werewolf won, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:46 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 Red Yeti, Jun 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Vintage Marbles Button Compass. marbleman, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:30 AM
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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: 950 lbs. Ridgeline Kit NJHeart2Heart, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn growing collection....,. rcwells, Jun 27, 2017 at 11:03 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Treen Carvers Group Patch Leif, Jun 2, 2017
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: Around the shop Pt.2 foxfire, Jun 24, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    5. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill ezra45, Jun 10, 2017
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    6. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Deer Creek knife thread Berner9, Jun 26, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    7. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: contact info, email address and PM's Lisa West, Jun 25, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! LJHfrstr, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:01 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: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous Shnick, Jun 28, 2017 at 6:39 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: Canteen size pouch cpshelb17, Apr 16, 2017
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    13. Bearded Bladeworks

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

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      Latest: Bowie Michael Presnell Knives, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    15. 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: Pass Around? Finner, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:41 PM
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    16. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Loss for words. Winterhorse, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:49 PM
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    17. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    18. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: New addtions to the smithy EddieMullins, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    19. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Dangler Concepts IzaWildman, May 23, 2017
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    20. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    21. Fiddleback Outpost

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

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    23. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    24. Meeting Creek Knives

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    25. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    26. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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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: Axes at work!! mjh, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:46 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 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! Spinymouse, Jun 2, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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      Latest: NJ-08037-Mullica River Wilderness Campsite Half Tread, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Woodcraft & Camping Giveaway!! EvanStinson, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    8. 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: Colorado Springs Vet Norling, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Sustainable weight training Canajun, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:41 PM
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    10. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Any thoughts about chip carving cherry? forginhill, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Hudson Bay handle mod, WIP JD Miller, Jun 15, 2017
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    12. Foraging Fanatics

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

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

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Woodstock guy ready to go back outside. jasam, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    15. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: hello tommyc, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    16. 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: Permission to come aboard elkhunter, Jun 12, 2017
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    17. 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: NJ/PA Del Gap Paddle/Fish Trip July 8&9? CKjeep84, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    18. Mora Tribe

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    19. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Hobo Candle Lantern SevenEmbers, Jun 19, 2017
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    20. 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. Pete B, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:07 AM
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    21. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Scissor springs jackpine, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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    22. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Calling iced tea fans! CowboyJesus, Jun 24, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    24. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. wvtracker14, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:45 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: Spinal fusion surgery Lars, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:53 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: Earth and Fire Bonkerz, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:38 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: New posts limit? TarHeelBrit, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:24 AM
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    4. Books and Education

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