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: Hi From Nebraska Slowanderer, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Don't work to hard and enjoy life. TrespassersWilliam, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:11 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: (I) Student Practice for Intermediate Knots Sittingbear, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:48 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: Northern Wisconsin Area Meet? Rare Steel, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Custom Turned Hobo Reels (New Design) lmalterna, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Double King Wool Blanket - - - REDUCED 87Burban, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:36 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: Pikes Peak Pilot, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:43 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Kelty Backpacks Imgoingforawalk, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:42 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: looking at getting sit-in kayaks Usingmyrights, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:16 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: Winnerwell stove jack cover hack rbinhood, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:16 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: F150 Bed Cover Question forcemultiplyr, Aug 14, 2018 at 8:30 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: New forge build tiny80022, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:14 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: Vermin are finally gone! dads2vette, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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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: Magnifier for fire starting tch1718a, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Today's find... central joe, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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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: Can’t sleep Josh-Samsquanch, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Flip flop winch Hillbilly stalker, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Butterfly IzaWildman, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Excellent deal on Wiggy's bags... Rooks, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:53 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Sleeping Comfortable HannahT, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Wiggy's Alaska Range shell traveller, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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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: Vintage Canoe Country Outfitters Packs GKiT, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:52 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: Need a new EDC flashlight UAHiker, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Rhode Island Clam Chowder TAHAWK, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:31 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: Showdown of Pocket Saws wizard, Aug 14, 2018 at 5:45 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: Harbor Freight $12 Wool Blankets? Bonekrakker, Aug 14, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Is A Machined Riser and ILF Limbs Too Far?? JasonJ, Aug 14, 2018 at 9:41 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: Pondering the “Ultimate” squirrel gun... Mikem, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:00 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 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Best titanium whistle? SLaRoy, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:45 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 LostViking, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:51 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: Forged Animals Zaveral, Jul 25, 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: Predator field knife collaboration Murman, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! M.Hatfield, Aug 14, 2018 at 8:24 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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      Latest: Interest In Class with Tom Lutyens In May IAOutdoors, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:16 AM
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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: 2018 Hill Country Bushcraft Renedvous mage2, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:26 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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    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: 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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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:12 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 at 4:54 PM
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    19. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: Super Cool PSK Handline (fishing kit) bacpacjac, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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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: The FlatHead (ongoing look at new model) M.Hatfield, Aug 13, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    23. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    24. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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      Latest: Toaks Titanium 1300ml Kit coming next week. GoKartz, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    25. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Lead Times 08H3, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    26. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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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: Prayer or Good Thoughts T. Pollock, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:16 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 6 at Great Slave Lake drobs, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:25 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: color change to camo ii Avohei, Jun 23, 2018
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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 NevadaBlue, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:05 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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      Latest: Need advice: weld or don't weld Northwest Axe, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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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: Whatcha Readin? bumper, Aug 8, 2018
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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 Quinlan, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:04 AM
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    8. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: New Mentorship Social Group MrFixIt, Aug 3, 2018
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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: Getting in the groove caoutdoorsman, Jul 18, 2018
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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: Another book to add to the list! NevadaBlue, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:20 AM
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    12. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome MrFixIt, Jul 31, 2018
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    13. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: ESEE Izula II vs 3 vs 4 1066vik, Aug 11, 2018 at 10:17 PM
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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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    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 at 12:40 PM
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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. 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: Hello follow Jarheads! herbay870, Jul 31, 2018
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    20. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    21. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Jun 27, 2018
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    22. 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 Sbrody, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    23. 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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    24. Mora Tribe

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    25. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Chanterelles Thread AdirondackBadger, Aug 14, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. Patch Punks

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

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Is Man Part of Nature? FIELDCRAFTLTC, Aug 14, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    31. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Rangergrip 78 on the way pab1, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:37 AM
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    32. 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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    33. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Build/swap PauliWalli, Jul 27, 2018
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    34. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread Haggis, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    36. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. grey mouse, Aug 13, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    38. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Clubhouse jukebox recommendations? Daniel Klinglesmith, Aug 14, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    39. 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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    40. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: what are you wearing on your feet? mtwarden, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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