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: Buenas from Costa Rica Rockfarm, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Noob buy this thread? Ninety0ne, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:13 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: Anyone up for an Iowa overnight this weekend? Bigtone, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:58 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Mors Pot 1.8L and Collapsable Wood Stove OMRebel, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:08 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: Something weird on an overnight Headache, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Synthetic Puff Jackets... WildMedGuru, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Rod holders and live wells on kayak?. Usingmyrights, Aug 20, 2018 at 8:02 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: Backyard Winter Camping #1 mjh, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:58 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Drive a Standard? PACoureurDuBois, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:14 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: Broke forge broke things WIP Jim L., Aug 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Got Lanterns? -let's see'um AngryDaddyBird, Aug 21, 2018 at 2:46 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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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: 50 species of wood - 1 fire Bushcraft-kelso, Aug 21, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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: Potassium Iodine Pills werewolf won, Aug 20, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Yucca Retting R Stowe, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Insect Photos Usingmyrights, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Wall tent, stove-pipe design recommendations? mugsy, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Air beds and mattresses. .. groan. Portage_Monster, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Identify This Gear SpecialAgentDBCooper, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: My lucky find, wool Pendelton for $3.00 nograveconcern, Aug 21, 2018 at 7:27 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: A coffee bong! perrymk, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:42 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: ALICE pack mods Unistat76, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:06 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: Streamlight Microstream USB Rechargable Tdr, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: show us your spam Lee C., Aug 21, 2018 at 6:54 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: Bryan King knives Paulyseggs, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:24 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: Tractor supply Gary V, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Is A Machined Riser and ILF Limbs Too Far?? gdpolk, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:44 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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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: Finished my Marlin 336 PeterCartwright, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:43 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 Caveman Cracker, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Who carries binoculars? Richinva, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:33 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: "PT" Stands for Prototype JollyRoger3, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:53 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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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks rcwells, Aug 18, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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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 Gruntinhusaybah, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! LostViking, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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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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      Latest: Interest In Class with Tom Lutyens In May foxfire, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:36 PM
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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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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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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 15, 2018 at 1:16 AM
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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: Working on a Ka-Bar stillscout, Aug 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    13. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Primordial, Aug 16, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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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 operatord, Aug 12, 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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    21. Shira Forge

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    22. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work Outdoornut18, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    23. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild Rockgod1619, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    24. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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    25. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. sweet trav, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:27 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: Facing some things. HP500, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:46 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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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: auto saved drafts Malamute, Aug 17, 2018 at 3:10 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. 365 Day Challenge

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      Latest: Bobsdock MrFixIt, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    2. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: New Group - House of Tenkara t.darrah, May 25, 2018
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    3. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    4. Axe Mob

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    5. Beekeepers Group

      Beekeepers Group
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    6. BookcraftUSA

      A friendly place to swap for or borrow a new book, pass on the book you finished, or discuss your latest read.
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      Latest: CowboyJesus' available books Boondocks70, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    7. Brothers o the Beard and Sons o the Stache

      Fellows and fans of facial hair, be it beards or moustaches, feel free to come on in and sit a spell, relax and converse
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      Latest: Beards At Home CowboyJesus, Aug 18, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    8. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: New Mentorship Social Group jr8907, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:44 PM
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    9. 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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    10. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Gaining Weight (On Purpose) garry3, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    11. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Curing box Fixedblade, Aug 20, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    12. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Mods MrFixIt, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    13. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Esee CR2.5 passaround Dubhelix, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    14. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Crabapple jelly in store ! mainewoods, Aug 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    15. Friction Fire Fellowship

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

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Welcome to the House! dads2vette, Aug 10, 2018
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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: Any new videos planned? DaleN, Jul 30, 2018
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    18. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Upcoming outings IowaSteve, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    19. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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    20. 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: Hello follow Jarheads! herbay870, Jul 31, 2018
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    21. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    22. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Imacasa mod: WIP MrFixIt, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    23. 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: Remedial Action. MrFixIt, Aug 21, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    24. 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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    25. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Re handled Mora? MJGEGB, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    26. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Get Help Identifying Mushrooms & Fungi JC1, Aug 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    27. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Bamboo- What to do? jswi2374, Aug 7, 2018
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    28. Noble Order Of The Cup

      A group project to share ideas, recipes videos etc on the art of cooking your meal in one small cup.
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    29. Opinel Users Group

      For those who use an Opinel in the bush or wherever, and cherish the simplicity of the blade.
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    30. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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    31. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: What society honors . . . Beach Hiker, Aug 18, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    32. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Hercules vs Outrider motman241, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    33. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Thai soccer team cave rescue GKiT, Jul 20, 2018
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    34. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Slingshot hunting (Warning graphic) funkja, Aug 16, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    35. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    37. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Survey-Do you make bacon at home ? highlander, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM
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    39. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Greatest rock concert of all time highlander, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    40. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Track pictures and outings Trailhawk, Aug 8, 2018
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    41. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Stoves? grey mouse, Aug 19, 2018 at 12:53 AM
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