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: http://dbalmaxhub.com/enduro-rush/ TarHeelBrit, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:40 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Making 6/6/44 charlesmc2, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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    4. Events

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

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

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Mainwoods / Creaky Bones Auction PauliWalli, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:25 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: The High Lone pab1, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:52 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Hiking with someone in better shape then you Bobsdock, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Wooden SUP Question Ahnkochee, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:43 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: Cold Tolerance Challenge - Get In On This! Dadsaster, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Adventure Motorcycle Picture Thread Paul Foreman, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:54 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: Cleaver WIP will52100, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:12 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: My latest carvings Keyser Söze, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: 2017 Gardens bgf, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    4. 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: INCH Bag Series IamLegend, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:53 AM
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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Flint and steel Friday DavidJAFO, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:28 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Broke on bass, Need rod advice Bassic, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:42 PM
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    7. 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: A step up from ducttape. Medic17, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Help me pick a Suunto MC-2 compass Fish N Chips, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Where are the Fireflys? Hawaii, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:11 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Vintage 1930s compac tent Riverpirate, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Walmart hammock BC-Medic, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Summer weight pants? crewhead05, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:55 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: SPOSN Tropical Rucksack Stophel, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:32 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: DSLR Users, How Do You Deal With the Weight? Damian1690, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Kitchen Garden - Sprouts pab1, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:21 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: Binoculars suggestions whtshdwwz, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:49 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: Paracord guy h3nchm3n81, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:36 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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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: Council Tool Axe Demo in Kittery, Maine Rooster1970, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:21 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: Beat this shot!!!! Cynt, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:51 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: Laser welding sunnytran234, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:10 AM
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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: OD 10X10 Tarps in Stock!!! IA Woodsman, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Decisions! What to pair up my new Classic with. ivan51, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Treen Carvers Group Patch Leif, Jun 2, 2017
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: Around the shop Pt.2 dRobinson, Jun 18, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    5. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill ezra45, Jun 10, 2017
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    6. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Available knives ArmyMacE, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    7. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Doing a run of carving Axe's.. tabasco_joe, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Sefton, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    9. 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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    10. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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    11. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Father's Day Giveaway: ESEE Mini Survival Kit Jayson, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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    12. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Canteen size pouch cpshelb17, Apr 16, 2017
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    13. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Bark River Grind-In??? Gixxerflier, May 6, 2017
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    14. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: Skinner Michael Presnell Knives, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    15. 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: Lime Disease! SilverFox, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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    16. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Loss for words. CivilizationDropout, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    17. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    18. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: New addtions to the smithy EddieMullins, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    19. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Dangler Concepts IzaWildman, May 23, 2017
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    20. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    21. Sandcut Outdoors

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    22. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Diomedes wait time? tristndad, Jun 13, 2017
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    23. Loco Libre Gear

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    24. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    25. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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    26. Meeting Creek Knives

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    27. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    28. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:04 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Visit your local scrapyard ManyHammers, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    4. 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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    5. Bushcraft Cyclist

      Bushcraft Cyclist - Two Wheels Only (Bicycle or Motorcycles) Discussion group for subjects related to skills needed when you travel on two wheels in the field and more.
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      Latest: All Two Wheelers Welcome! Spinymouse, Jun 2, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Woodcraft & Camping Giveaway!! backwater-otter, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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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: Almost "Official" Viking Calibur, Jun 9, 2017
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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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: Post photos of your Treen! Finner, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:28 AM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Hudson Bay handle mod, WIP JD Miller, Jun 15, 2017
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    12. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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    13. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Woodstock guy ready to go back outside. Bryan, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    14. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Welcome Back! Kenneth K, Apr 20, 2017
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    15. 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: Permission to come aboard elkhunter, Jun 12, 2017
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    16. 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 field-expedient, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    17. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora knives IN USE! rsnurkle, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM
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    18. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Hobo Candle Lantern SevenEmbers, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    19. 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: 1942-43 G.I. Canteen, Cup, Pouch DixiePreparedness, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:32 AM
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    20. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Pictures saryat, Jun 15, 2017
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    21. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread NWPrimate, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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    23. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Whats for Lunch Patriot Bushcraft, May 24, 2017
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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: Health update mainewoods, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:28 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 4? Captain Airyca, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:47 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: Sold Items - thread deletion teotwaki, Jun 11, 2017
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    4. Books and Education

      Schools, classes & books related to bushcraft, preparedness or other topics.
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