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 upstate NY piney, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:39 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: 2017 Secret Santa Beach Hiker, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:00 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: A quick info vid Ben_Rylance, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:52 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: Sleepout in the park Scotland (charity event) Stone, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS: Knives; ESEE, Bark River, Benchmade... thisjohn, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: SET Sespe x 3 Sargent, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:30 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: Indiana / Southern MI Dispersed Camping badglide9705, Nov 22, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Advice for first time "solo camper" dirt7, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    3. Paddling

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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Budget Hot Tent mugsy, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? TraditionalbyChoice, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:48 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: diy auger ideas? lmalterna, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Caught Daniel Boone's hat. DocSmith, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Welding arleigh, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:53 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: Good candle for black outs marbleman, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:36 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: Fat Rope Stick Kyle363, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Moose Hunt gone bad Tor Helge, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:47 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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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Birch bark tar - on a day trip. (video) x39, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Woodland Orchids zelph, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: DD Hammocks tarp? chansta, Nov 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: How is Hammocking? SlayerOfBunnies, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:39 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: cold weather hunting clothing system Riverpirate, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:14 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!!! never.truly.lost, Nov 22, 2017 at 5:29 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 small belt pouch nes_matt, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:43 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: Your favorite watch TentMonkey, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Making Hardtack, Not Hard... bacpacjac, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:18 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: Etowah Outfitters camo green MUST 18.20 shipped Kona9, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Longbow question JasonJ, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    2. Edged Tools

      Knives, axes, tomahawks, & saws. Thought by some to be the most essential bushcraft tool... second only to knowledge.
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      Latest: Knife Gallery -- Pics Waidler, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:32 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: General purpose 223/5.56 bullet justinspicher, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:36 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: Otzi Does Mount Whitney a Dream in the Works adkwalker, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Hogs and Air rifles PAcanis, Nov 22, 2017 at 6:12 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: Small Runs of White and Woodland Camo blind & lost, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn: Huntsman Model bowitis, Nov 21, 2017 at 5:52 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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      Latest: Group Buy on Stacked Birch Bark Puukko? bam7765, Nov 17, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill aaronu, Nov 19, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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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: CPM M4 Vanitas, Nov 21, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Bayoubshcrft, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:32 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 aaronu, Nov 19, 2017 at 10:57 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: 5col Survival Supply Black Friday Sale jsbrend, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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    12. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Nov 6, 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, Nov 14, 2017
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    15. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Thanksgiving weekend price drop 2017 Nolan Wilder, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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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: Bushcraft Tools as Art bbbowers1219, Nov 12, 2017
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    18. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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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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    22. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: gallery of knives I've made ra2bach, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    23. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    24. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Titanium Spatula dsclowers, Nov 13, 2017
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    25. Shira Forge

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    26. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: Yo! zelph, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    27. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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      Latest: Fall Campout Pics MrFixIt, Oct 24, 2017
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    28. goFASTandLIGHT

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    29. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: You have a knife from us - present it here kairo, Nov 18, 2017 at 6:50 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: Just The Axe Pictures Mike Kreger, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:03 AM
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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! Riverpirate, Sep 24, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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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 cornholio, Oct 20, 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: Happy Veteran's Day Viking Calibur, Nov 11, 2017
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: GoRuck? K7WS, Nov 18, 2017 at 10:39 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: enjoying some black walnut forginhill, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Mods bladesmith3, Nov 5, 2017
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    12. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: ESEE 4 & ESEE 4HM trailmaster, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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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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    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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      Latest: I've accepted a challenge! melbolt65, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    15. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Giveaway! Silentwolf, Oct 20, 2017
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    16. 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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    17. 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: Introductions GGTBod, Nov 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    18. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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    19. 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: Happy 242 brothers! freebirdfb, Nov 10, 2017
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    20. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Local Names for Machete MrFixIt, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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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: Urban/Nonconventional Zornt, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    22. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Pictures and collections of Mora knives Waidler, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:29 AM
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    23. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: The Pulk Re-Visited mtnoutdoors, Nov 12, 2017
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    24. 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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    25. 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: Ok. TheWhiteWoodsman, Nov 20, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    26. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Kuhn Beach Hiker, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:16 AM
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    27. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Ferro Rod. gene stoner, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    28. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    29. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Building Slingshots JohnP, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    30. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread NWPrimate, Nov 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    32. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: the riddle of bacon highlander, Oct 12, 2017
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    34. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: ?? Beach Hiker, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:25 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: Upcoming surgery (and related worries) CoolBreeze135, Nov 22, 2017 at 7:43 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: Matt Graham Bushcraft Challenge Bad Little Falls, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:50 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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