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 Georgia, POGEYBAIT, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Vintage Survival Kits woodsmanjohn, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:02 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: (E) Student Practice for Shelter Ridge Line LadyVet, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:04 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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    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: Knife making materials, Tomahawk Youcantreadinthedark, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: An evening with wild pigs .... gohammergo, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Backpacking lghts? CaliforniaCanuck, Jun 23, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: sinkhole whirlpool mugsy, Jun 21, 2018 at 9:02 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: Russian winter camping . Carvey, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:55 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Motorheads, help me start an old engine. Chevrolet4x4s, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:29 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: Made a Sheath for "Franken-Tracker" Zunga, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:48 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: Racoons, garden threat? morganbw, Jun 23, 2018 at 11:56 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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      Latest: How do you edc tape? mtngoat, Jun 23, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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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 Bitterroot Native, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Releasing a squirrel / the squirrel dance pab1, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:04 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: Cider Vinegar Questions Pinelogcreek, Jun 21, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Good Watch Compass? rmil, Jun 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Mushroom/Fungus Pictures! Badey, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Small Cabin Base Young Blacksmith, Jun 23, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Faribault vs Alpaca Warehouse? SpookyPistolero, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: 11 foot hammocks Saddleburr, Jun 22, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Does such a boot exist? Tough want list ROCK6, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:58 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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    6. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: MOLLE waist pack for Alice ruck Crusher0032, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    7. Electronics

      Electronics includes GPS, Commo, head lamps, and other items that you cannot build in the bush, or that makes the experience more comfortable for you.
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      Latest: Backwoodsman ham article? Tangotag, Jun 23, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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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, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:44 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: KABAR ZOMBIE SWABBY Nakadnu, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Bow Question Aknative, Jun 23, 2018 at 1:53 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: Thought I was in Old Hickory Heaven! pab1, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:42 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: Small town/rural crime Daveboone, Jun 23, 2018 at 2:53 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: Proper work piece support? Pitre, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:09 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Old Craftsman Caliper JohnP, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:02 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: Prototype Shelter Vilke, Jun 22, 2018 at 4:21 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: American Tanto - FS 556mp, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill Skab, Jun 9, 2018
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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: Gossman Knives picture thread ArmyMacE, Jun 23, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Angelgutter, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:07 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: Rawhide Sheath Tutorial *80 PICTURES!* PauliWalli, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:45 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: Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Giveaway! andy.t, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship Moe M., May 23, 2018
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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: Wilder Forge Otzi knife. Woods Walker, Apr 18, 2018
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    13. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Leather pouch IFAK's & PSK's Ptpalpha, Apr 26, 2018
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: The Survivor from Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    15. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Bowie Refurb central joe, May 30, 2018
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    16. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Merry Christmas! City Bushcrafter, Dec 25, 2017
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    17. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Sharp things. LoaferX, May 19, 2018
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    18. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models Wandy, Jun 9, 2018
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    19. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    20. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Titanium Spoon Forging Video! snowmangoinmo, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    21. Shira Forge

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    22. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: Summer holiday for the rusty knifemaker :) BogdanS, Jun 23, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    23. Cypress Creek Knives

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    24. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    25. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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      Latest: Titanium Flame Diverter zelph, Jun 14, 2018
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    26. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    1. Prayers & Smoke

      This forum is to ask or send, prayers, smoke and condolences. This is NOT a religious forum.
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      Latest: Wolf Creek Forge - Phillip West buckfynn, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:00 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: Alone Season 5 - Redemption Mick Badgero, Jun 23, 2018 at 9:17 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: A question about buying/selling PAcanis, Jun 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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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: New Group - House of Tenkara t.darrah, May 25, 2018
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: How many axes do you have? J.M., Jun 22, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    4. Beekeepers Group

      Beekeepers Group
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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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    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. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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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: Heavy on my mind bosque bob, Jun 19, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Inexpensive Fitness Mitch Ray, Jun 12, 2018
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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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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor blade shots... S.Decker, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    12. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: RAT(Esee) Bushcraft Class mtngoat, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    13. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Prickly Pear bobs1415, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    14. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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    15. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Luchtaine - The Tenkara Chronicles Luchtaine, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    16. 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, Jun 18, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    17. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Hello Islanders in the Bush Horseman, May 25, 2018
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    18. 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 bumper, Jun 5, 2018
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    19. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    20. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Jun 19, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    21. 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 MrFixIt, Jun 21, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    22. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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      Latest: Metalworking PICTURES HP500, Jun 15, 2018
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    23. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: New Mora Knife? Corso, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    24. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Chanterelles Thread Benjamin Shoemaker, Jun 10, 2018
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    25. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Red Bull candle lantern jswi2374, Feb 17, 2018
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    26. 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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    27. 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 Pic Thread Youcantreadinthedark, Jun 22, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    28. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... Winterhorse, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    29. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Theory of History EternalLove, Jun 23, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    30. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Pictures gene stoner, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    31. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Rite in the Rain- Blaze orange now available crewhead05, Jun 20, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    32. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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    33. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Calling iced tea fans! werewolf won, Jun 11, 2018
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    35. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. highlander, Mar 25, 2018
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    37. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Space force..... Crusher0032, Jun 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    38. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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    39. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: UL on a budget Bridgetdaddy, Jun 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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