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: Hattiesburg, Mississippi wvridgerunner, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Mountainsmith Day Kit RangerWeaver, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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      Latest: (B) 5 Outings for Bushclassusa Teeps, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:00 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: First Cascadia Regional GTG - UPDATES 4/13 NevadaBlue, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Fire Snakes! 4/21/19 spelaean, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: DPX HEST w/ARCHITECT SHEATH sweet trav, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Easter outing wvridgerunner, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Something to sit on? insector, Apr 21, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: J stroke in the wind? FreeMe, Apr 21, 2019 at 8:57 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: Advice needed on my trip to Alaska and Canada TheRambler, Apr 21, 2019 at 12:40 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, Apr 21, 2019 at 8:48 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: Today I made. _____________?????? OutnBacker, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:25 PM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Greenhouse Adventures A Seedy Lot, Apr 20, 2019 at 8:45 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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      Latest: Preparedness when away from home NJStricker, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Hog eradication.... Texas style DixiePreparedness, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:49 PM
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    6. Bush Medicine

      You need to know self-aid for the woods, lakes, rivers, swamps, etc. Share your first aid kits and tips here.
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      Latest: Black walnut uses quietmike, Apr 20, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Bushcrafting's Mistress Ron, Apr 21, 2019 at 2:24 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Plant ID rk_az, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: what the he11 is a bothy? Moondog55, Apr 21, 2019 at 9:22 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Alpaca Wool Blanket: Machined Washing Results PERRO, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Fronkey net RiceOnSuede, Apr 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Garmont boot warning! Moondog55, Apr 21, 2019 at 9:15 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: ALICE pack pics-Show us your sacks JOttum, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:32 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: Does anyone use D cell flashlights anymore ? DavidJAFO, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Ramen Noodles. What am I missing? Oni, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:19 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Helikon-Tex BalsamFur, Apr 20, 2019 at 4:47 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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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: crossbows....again Damian1690, Apr 21, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    2. Edged Tools

      Knives, axes, tomahawks, & saws. Thought by some to be the most essential bushcraft tool... second only to knowledge.
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      Latest: How often do you oil? charlesmc2, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: The Walk of Shame Ken Delano, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    4. Primitive Tools

      Bows, atlatls, spears, scrapers, and any tool or weapon that can be made with a little bushcraft knowledge and skill.
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      Latest: PRIMITIVE Tools ArmyMacE, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Hand cranking bench grinders.....handy and useful Jetjr, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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  1. Vendor Forums

    Vendor forums for makers, manufacturers, retailers, and business owners.
    1. Bushcraft Outfitters

      Bushcraft Outfitters. Quality outdoor gear for the serious woodsman.
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      Latest: NEW BCUSA KIT KNIFE !!!! IA Woodsman, Apr 21, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP knives Pictures plantedtao, Apr 21, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Frontier Styled sheath JeffG, Apr 20, 2019 at 1:50 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 RI Chevy, Apr 21, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! ugashooter, Apr 21, 2019 at 5:49 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: 2018 Bushcraft Meet foxfire, Apr 11, 2019
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    8. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Restock on HPG? CivilizationDropout, Apr 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    9. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Missed forum JosephDurham, Mar 4, 2019
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    10. Hemlock's Hideaway

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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: Seax sheath. Nolan Wilder, Feb 25, 2019
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: “Pocket” Axe ... EddieMullins, Apr 3, 2019
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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models Joshua.k1985, Jan 18, 2019
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    18. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    19. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: --WORK HAWK V3-- M.Hatfield, Apr 9, 2019
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    20. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    21. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work M.Hatfield, Mar 10, 2019
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    22. FoxLite Gear

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    23. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Plainsmen knives in action chansta, Apr 21, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    24. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Got Walnut? Zaveral, Feb 15, 2019
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    25. Unique Titanium

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      Latest: FS KiKi titanium tool MichaelBear, Jan 30, 2019
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    26. Aion Innovation

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    27. Slater Basketry: Pack Baskets & more

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    28. ADB Forge

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      Latest: Post your camp stove picture thread! AngryDaddyBird, Apr 20, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    29. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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    30. Nick's Custom Ferro Rods & Knives

      I make custom ferro rods , knives and leather items. Highest quality guaranteed.
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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: Jaxon NoBrakesRacing, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:59 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: Log drive in Quebec, 1950s..... wvridgerunner, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:14 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: New Section Suggestion Snake Doc 415, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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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: D.K's 365 D.K, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    2. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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      Latest: Cleaning granite RangerWeaver, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Where Have All the Axes Gone? MAD Punty, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    4. 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? Ron, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:33 AM
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    5. 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: Beard Tamer Kinggoat, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    6. Bush Bikers

      A group dedicated to bush life on two wheels!
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    7. BUSHCRAFT CODGERS

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Tell me the truth. I want it. JeffG, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:50 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: Startup Kit for Youth Members LongRoad, Mar 18, 2019
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    9. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Where have you smoked your pipe lately? Quinlan, Apr 21, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    10. 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: family trip to Orlando, Florida in April FTG-05, Apr 20, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: My Fitness Challenge! mtwarden, Apr 19, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    12. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Welcome to Carve Clan Fixedblade, Apr 7, 2019
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    13. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Moonshiner Knifeguy510, Apr 21, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    14. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Gibson Carving Axe Bdug, Apr 18, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    15. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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    16. Friction Fire Fellowship

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

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Welcome to the House! CivilizationDropout, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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    18. 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: List Who Are Subscribed To woods warden, Apr 19, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    19. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters IowaSteve, Jan 14, 2019
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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: Fallout to the Parade deck Luis, Mar 18, 2019
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    21. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    22. Machete Mafia

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    23. Masonic Bushcrafters

      An area for the Masonic Family to come together and make yourself know, whatever state, country, or continent. We're all Bushcraft friends, some are tied more closely than that.
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      Latest: Where do you hail from? Bdug, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    24. 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: MOA Action Shots mtwarden, Apr 21, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    25. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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      Latest: Rail Road Spike Tomahawk FTG-05, Mar 31, 2019
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    26. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: PFD Mora Companion. S.Decker, Apr 21, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    27. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Morel Mushrooms Thread Turtle Creek, Apr 13, 2019
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    28. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Palmer Furnace jswi2374, Jan 13, 2019
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    29. 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: Cups in action bacpacjac, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    30. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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    31. Opinel Users Group

      For those who use an Opinel in the bush or wherever, and cherish the simplicity of the blade.
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      Latest: Opinel sheath? Ryder, Apr 12, 2019
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    32. Patch Punks

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

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: The Philosophy of Spoon Carving Zunga, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    34. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes MrFixIt, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    36. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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    37. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    39. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Whats for Lunch S.Decker, Apr 15, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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    42. The Roughians

      Bushcrafting is many things to many people. We, The Roughians, are bushcrafters who choose to meet nature on its own terms and take pride in our ability to adapt, endure, and enjoy the outdoors in all its moods. What others call "roughing it," we know to be opportunities for "smoothing it," for finding peace in wild places.
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      Latest: Roughians: We Also Need a Patch Design stillscout, Apr 21, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Shadow Tracking Dillon Finan, Apr 2, 2019
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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