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 all from Louisiana DomC, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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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: Tennessee Bushcraft Rendezvous TN_Woodman, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:31 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Axe pocket with helko journeyman axe price drop logtong, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:09 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Bark River Trakker Companion, A2 Simplejack, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:02 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: Primitive Skills Outing (Hunt,Catch & Cook) Jacob, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:58 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: New to all of this! TheArchyBunker, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Rowing? Morrow7x, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:51 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: A new winter base camp tent Moondog55, Jul 16, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Have Kayak Will Travel reppans, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:09 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: How to bevel a knife NevadaBlue, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:43 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: Surplus vegetables NattyBo, Jul 19, 2018 at 6:29 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: My EDC/GHB and GHB/BOB. Tangotag, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:23 AM
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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: Fire thong made easy IAOutdoors, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:13 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Ak Fish Dinner Primordial, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:17 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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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Insects and other critters this summer Gray Wool, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Crua Tri 3 person 4 season tent azmike9, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Excellent deal on Wiggy's bags... RJM52, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: New to hammocks as well... Foilist, Jul 19, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Vintage Hirsch Weis clothing WhisperInThePine, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:57 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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      Latest: Anyone make their own freeze dried meals? Phisikos, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:51 PM
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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: Let's See Your Eberlestock Rigs UglyTruckNut, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:51 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: my “stupid” health app is spooky accurate! mtwarden, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Bigos over an alcohol stove. Recipe central joe, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:23 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: Raging River Trading Bushcraft Haversack junglas, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:29 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: Morakniv on sale JKR, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Bow wood/starting archery question Zunga, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:35 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: Which axe is next? Meshach, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:07 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: Glock vs Glock... Help me pick my new carry gun. Wasp, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:08 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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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Vintage portable rivet forge PAcanis, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:36 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 Landrunner33, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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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 Monkeynono, Jul 15, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Forged Animals mtnoutdoors, Jul 9, 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: Gossman Knives picture thread Murman, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:49 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! lowtidejoe, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:21 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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    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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      Latest: New Products at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, Jul 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship Moe M., May 23, 2018
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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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      Latest: Gossman BBT & Ferro Rod Pharmer, Jul 7, 2018
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Wilderness Spirit Knives In Action WhisperInThePine, Jul 14, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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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. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Merry Christmas! City Bushcrafter, Dec 25, 2017
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    18. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Sharp things. LoaferX, May 19, 2018
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    19. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models Wandy, Jun 9, 2018
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    20. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    21. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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    22. Shira Forge

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    23. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    24. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Cypress Creek Knives Users Photos Outdoornut18, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    25. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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      Latest: Titanium Flame Diverter zelph, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    26. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. Luzster, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    27. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Customer pics and videos - ozarkhunter, Jul 11, 2018
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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: Chronic Pain Getting to Me - Prayers Please GGTBod, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:50 AM
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    2. Media Forum

      This is a forum for bushcraft media discussions related to movies, series, specials and documentaries.
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      Latest: Alone Season 5 Episode 6 Redemption Mongolia NevadaBlue, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:12 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. Admin for Social Groups

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

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Just The Axe Pictures Northwest Axe, Jul 13, 2018
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    4. Beekeepers Group

      Beekeepers Group
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      Latest: I suspected I'd run out of boxes this year. FreeMe, Jul 15, 2018 at 4:51 AM
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    5. 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? MT_Fin, Jul 8, 2018
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    6. 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 Status Updates ilovepierogi, Jul 11, 2018
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Knife Sessions for Kids Trailhawk, Jul 9, 2018
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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: Forever GI Bill now Law! bladesmith3, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Getting in the groove caoutdoorsman, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:42 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: Kuksa question Carabnr, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:24 AM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Whats your next Condor purchase Snakeshooter, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    12. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Esee CR2.5 passaround bmktdk, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:23 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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      Latest: Tropical Plant ID Trailhawk, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:06 AM
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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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    15. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: My Tenkara adventure Bushcraft-kelso, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    16. 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: Our channels! DixiePreparedness, Jul 11, 2018
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    17. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Hello Islanders in the Bush Horseman, May 25, 2018
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    18. Jarhead Bushcrafters

      Well boys... this is group for the Jarheads. Pop in say hey and let us know your times of service, MOS, units, or bases stationed at. Semper Fi
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      Latest: Tell us about yourself bumper, Jun 5, 2018
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    19. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    20. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Jun 27, 2018
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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: the Action Hall of Fame Wolfcri, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    22. 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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    23. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Pictures and collections of Mora knives Fixedblade, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:31 PM
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    24. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Jack o lantern IW17, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    25. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Red Bull candle lantern jswi2374, Feb 17, 2018
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    26. 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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    27. 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 Pic Thread ExAF1N1, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:24 AM
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    28. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... BalsamFur, Jul 17, 2018 at 1:42 AM
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    29. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: The weight S.Decker, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    30. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Pictures MrFixIt, Jul 15, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    31. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Thai soccer team cave rescue crewhead05, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    32. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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    33. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: You Never Know! werewolf won, Jul 13, 2018
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    35. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: the riddle of bacon MrFixIt, Jul 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    37. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Save the Big South Fork River Gators!!! Crusher0032, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    38. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Tools of the trade Trailhawk, Jul 4, 2018
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    39. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: UL Knives? mtwarden, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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