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: Reno bushcraft blind & lost, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Let's see your eclipse pics kcardwel, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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      Latest: (B) Sharpen your knife student practice bushy, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:04 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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      Latest: WTS Lauri carbon 85mm Tiger Maple Runesland, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: waxed canvas packs, Queen knife mjf, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:22 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: Alice Pack Shakedown Findlay Il that mike dude, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Canoe tent hidden_lion, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:45 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: Winter Camping Symposium 2017 XMP, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bikepacking Crazysanman, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:41 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: superglue and leatherwork JasonJ, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: First crack at leather craft: hatchet mask! PauliWalli, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:39 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: Help Building a Bridge JonM, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:47 PM
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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: SOL Bivy and Blankets--reusable? NWPrimate, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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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: Show me your favorite steel (striker). Stone, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Thoughts on killing animals? hidden_lion, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:25 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: So I'm taking a First Aid class weaselrunner, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: recycling some broken screw bits elkhunter, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Do not mess with this mother's babies! Hoof, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Upright Camp Chair, Where to find one? adkwalker, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Help Me Find A Pillow? slowtaknow, Aug 22, 2017 at 3:32 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: first night in hennesey Red Wing, Aug 19, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: What type of camo do you like? Paul Foreman, Aug 22, 2017 at 8:21 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: Quality toaks vs vargo Moe M., Aug 22, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    6. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: Looking for a Quality and Cheap 65L Bag ra2bach, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:30 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: U.S. NAVY-What's Going On?? Gruntinhusaybah, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Keto Back Off, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:38 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: Clorts Water Shoe review TheOneCanoe, Aug 19, 2017 at 11:00 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: Twisted Root tarp $20 Winterhorse, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Daily shot interest? haunted, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:38 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: Spoon carving failure was a huge success. snapper, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:14 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: Gun PICS!... Headache, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:14 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 Weapons Photo Contest Jonah L. Archer, Aug 22, 2017 at 4:03 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Need a litle help finding a shovel A Seedy Lot, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:40 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: Scout Water Bottle Carrier Give Away!!!! MisterHoodoo, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:54 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: River Bottom Blades Picture thread Phantom X, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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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: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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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: Gosstoberfest 2017 never.truly.lost, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Member with hatchet on order mjf, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    9. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Lassmanac, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    10. 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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      Latest: Announcing the 2017 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet brionic, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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    11. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous backlasher, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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    12. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Poll: Need Help with Logo Designs EvanStinson, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    13. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 14, 2017
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    14. Michael Presnell Knives

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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: Happy Eklipse week from USA Made Blade Whitty, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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    16. Stilwell Knives

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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: Puukko WIP EddieMullins, Jul 4, 2017
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    19. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Bushcraft Tools as Art hicountry, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    20. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    21. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: Welcome to my new website! Sandcut, Aug 22, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    22. Fiddleback Outpost

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

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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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    27. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: "Work Puukko" WoodSquatch, Aug 11, 2017
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    28. Shira Forge

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    29. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: Wood Burning Pots made clean zelph, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Canadian Group? Canajun, Jul 3, 2017
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Just The Axe Pictures RocketBoy, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:41 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: WTB ROKON Fox Fire, Aug 13, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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      Latest: OK-74423-Greenleaf State Park Tiwaz, Aug 13, 2017
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Gear jswi2374, Aug 6, 2017
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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: VA Choice signed Guy, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Anterior Pelvic Tilt Solphilos, Aug 22, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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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: A Gnome and "Little Gandalf" WoodSquatch, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor blade shots... atlastrekker, Aug 11, 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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      Latest: Found Food- Plants bumma, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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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: Cherokee County jasam, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    15. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Fire Island National Seashore forcemultiplyr, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:11 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: Tell us about yourself freebirdfb, Jul 15, 2017
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    17. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Aug 12, 2017
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    18. 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: FE's old stuff field-expedient, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    19. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: The Mora Tribe! Larsen, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    20. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Kuksa jswi2374, Aug 5, 2017
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    21. 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. bacpacjac, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:28 AM
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    22. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: What SAK is getting pocket time? gene stoner, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    23. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    24. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: New method for woods tea Bitterfists, Aug 10, 2017
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    26. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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    28. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Clubs for bushcrafters Hoof, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:50 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: USS McCain Crew werewolf won, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:38 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: Alone Season 5 - Redemption StringJumper, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:13 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: Memorial Wall Skeptiksks, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:55 PM
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    4. Books and Education

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