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: Greetings from the AK49 southron, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Happy Birthday MommaJ 19112TAP, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:42 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: (B) 5 Outings for Bushclassusa woods warden, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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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: 4th Annual Kanawha Knap-In April 13-14, 2019 Rowsey63, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: New - Bags for sale! humble beginner, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: HILL PEOPLE GEAR pouches LOT SALE VanGo, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:40 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: Following the footsteps of my youth........ gohammergo, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Hydration bladder vs bottle Woodsman Wannabe, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Suggestions, Please... hidden_lion, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: 85 year old solo winter camp Black Feather, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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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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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: New additions! Bushcraft-kelso, Mar 14, 2019 at 2:14 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: Converting a gas lantern to kerosene Haggis, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:11 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: Ferro Rod Sunday DavidJAFO, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Better than a day at the office... ozarkhunter, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:13 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: Anxiety/ panic attacks Wasp, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: How to Fix an Unbalanced Compass hidden_lion, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Mountain lions in Indiana hidden_lion, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Technora line TAHAWK, Mar 17, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    2. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: HammockForums. Net mangorockfish, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    3. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Camo shirt. ReallyBigMonkey1, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    4. 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: Stainless Steel Comal Cooking 66drifter, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    5. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: My LK35 and its various setups, mods Morris777, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    6. 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: Ancient GPS updates? clampdaddy, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    7. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: St. Patricks’s Day Irish Soda Bread central joe, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    8. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Aion Innovations triune pen - great tool! Kelly W, Mar 16, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    9. 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: Buck Reaper is available again - $30 hidden_lion, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: What would you call this kind of bow? If1Hitu, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:14 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: Help with ar 15 fireing pin retaining pin !!! rockett88s, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:33 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 NWPrimate, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Good quality monocular merlinfire, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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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: KoreTemp Hooded Poncho Liner oathkeeper762, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:35 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 556mp, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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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 Skab, Mar 13, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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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 S.Gossman, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! mauiarcher, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:44 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: Anything for 2019 bigbore442001, Feb 1, 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: Thoughts on Kevlar Parachute Cord ArmyMacE, Mar 13, 2019 at 1:40 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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      Latest: Lots of new Anodized ZTs at USA Made Blade Whitty, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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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: 8” Drawknife JW_Halverson, Mar 3, 2019
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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Oilskin tarp shelter Gizamo, Jan 17, 2019
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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Mar 16, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: Palmer furnace - Trial #2 Barry J, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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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, Mar 11, 2019
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    20. Cypress Creek Knives

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

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    22. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Psk style knives! Ideas and inspirations Kimber22, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    23. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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

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

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      Latest: Triune Pen Reviews and Pictures C Bryant, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:28 PM
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    26. Slater Basketry: Pack Baskets & more

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    27. ADB Forge

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      Latest: The daily habits of a snail AngryDaddyBird, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    28. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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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: Bible Knife Pics Morning Crow, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:00 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 7 casting call riverjoe, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:24 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: following? Corso, Mar 17, 2019 at 4:44 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: Lil Bullits 365 1\1\19 D.K, Mar 18, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    2. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Member numbers NevadaBlue, Sep 13, 2018
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    3. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Ax id MAD Punty, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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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? haunted, Feb 20, 2019
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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: How long has it been? chndlr04, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    8. Bush Bikers

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

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Be prepared! backlasher, Mar 11, 2019
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    10. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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    11. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: New pipe season/initial burn Zornt, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    12. 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: Yet another Nubee LongRoad, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    13. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Thrusters and why you should do them EternalLove, Mar 16, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    14. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: A collection trip and a couple questions? Holtzcraft, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    15. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Mini Kephart MrFixIt, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    16. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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    17. Foraging Fanatics

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

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

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Shimotsuke Kiyotaki 240 CivilizationDropout, Mar 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    20. 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? woods warden, Mar 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    21. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters IowaSteve, Jan 14, 2019
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    22. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Bushcraft commuting Horseman, Nov 26, 2018
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    23. 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 lmc8541, Mar 5, 2019
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    24. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    25. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Ontario mods tristndad, Mar 11, 2019
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    26. 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: Of interest Bdug, Mar 7, 2019
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    27. 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: Anyone else sleeping in the woods. Woods Walker, Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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    28. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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    29. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora..... and getting outside. Runesland, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    30. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Polypores Leshy_apprentice, Mar 6, 2019
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    31. 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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    32. 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: Welcome to the Noble Order Of The Cup. OMRebel, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    33. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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    34. 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 No. 6 Silvuhboolit, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    35. Patch Punks

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

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Aliens and us ( the Star Trek kind) riverjoe, Mar 18, 2019 at 1:36 AM
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    37. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes MrFixIt, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    38. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    39. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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    40. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Picked up a few new teas Outdoor Dauber, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    42. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. highlander, Feb 19, 2019
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    44. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: How much wind does it take? highlander, Mar 18, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    45. 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: Roughian’s Trail Book Ron, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    46. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Challenge Trail: Name that animal clanmaki, Mar 16, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    47. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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