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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: New guy needs some help. FIELDCRAFTLTC, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Daily doings of a bushcrafter. MommaJ, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:42 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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    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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      Latest: Waxed canvas pouch Peto, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Ray Mears Osprey 3 Season Sleeping Bag Bax 40, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:45 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: Another Overnighter Flint_2016, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Backpacking Camp List, Anything Missing? Moe M., Sep 23, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Video of my mud motor canoe ManyHammers, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:30 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: Military Canvas Hot Tent mcgyver, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: TOYOTA Only: Let's See Em Line Dawg, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:28 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: Knife heat treat without forge Jim L., Sep 23, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Primative Gourd Container. highlander, Sep 13, 2017
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Keeping Deer Out of Your Garden Pathfinder, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:12 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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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: ESEE Advanced Fire Kit Tangotag, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Early Bear Season longhunter, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:31 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: Smoking Chaga? Seacapt., Sep 23, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: My new Pfaff! Now what... Bitterfists, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Somethin' of the Woods?? GreenFrog, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: site selection FarmerJohn, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: S2S Sea to Summit have a new mat Moondog55, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Chill Gorilla turdle, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Tool Belt Rig svh, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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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: Cleaning Cookware with Flora Moe M., Sep 23, 2017 at 12:24 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: Finnish Gas Mask Bag Mods Falcon45, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:16 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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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: B&M Brown Bread w/Raisins In a Can longhunter, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:41 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: Andaltool Forest Knife Review Brad Arnett, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:13 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: Mora companion HD on massdrop usherenko, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:45 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Wing target bow find Line Dawg, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:10 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: Andaltool forest knife. Brad Arnett, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:39 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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    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: Loving the AtlAtl 8thsinner, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:25 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Survival Bowsaw mcdudr, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:31 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: New PSK Prototype seasonofthewoods, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:49 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Customer Service & Warranty Issues Beard Man, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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      Latest: River Bottom Blades Picture thread Panzer, Sep 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, Aug 21, 2017
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    7. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Suggestions never.truly.lost, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Gunlover911, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:33 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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      Latest: Announcing the 2017 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet Dutchman, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    10. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Rendezvous Attendee list? The Woodsrunner, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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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: USAF Survival Kit Pouch Review Unistat76, Sep 21, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    12. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 14, 2017
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    13. 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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    14. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Changing time. TStilwell, Sep 20, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    15. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    16. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Bushcraft Tools as Art Ptpalpha, Sep 5, 2017
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    17. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Sep 23, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    18. Sandcut Outdoors

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    19. Fiddleback Outpost

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

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    21. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: 5C's + w/ The Hidden Woodsmen Haversack. happyjackotter, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    22. Meeting Creek Knives

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    23. Cottonwood Creek Products

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

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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    25. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: "Work Puukko" Park Swan, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    26. Shira Forge

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      Latest: Another knife recently finished tarzan, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    27. Zelph's Stoveworks

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    28. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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    29. goFASTandLIGHT

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      Latest: About goFASTandLIGHT.com DavidJAFO, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Canadian Group? Canajun, Jul 3, 2017
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Needing recommendations on a hatchet. mjf, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:49 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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      Latest: Whisker Dam Fat Old Man, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM
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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! 2jka, Sep 4, 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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    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! Greebe, Sep 12, 2017
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Calendar of Accountability Quinlan, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:30 AM
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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: Little Dave, the engineer Beach Hiker, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:30 AM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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    12. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Found Food- Plants jswi2374, Sep 12, 2017
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    13. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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      Latest: I've accepted a challenge! MrFixIt, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    14. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Cherokee County nograveconcern, Sep 1, 2017
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    15. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Fire Island National Seashore CuriousLearner, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:38 PM
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    16. 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 freebirdfb, Jul 15, 2017
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    17. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! Flint_2016, Sep 13, 2017
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    18. 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: Welcome to Men Of Action GGTBod, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    19. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: All Things Bushcraft Black! LostViking, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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    20. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Chndlr04's WIP project thread chndlr04, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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    21. 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: Egg sandwich Beach Hiker, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:09 AM
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    22. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK spoon gouge mod DavidJAFO, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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    23. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    24. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Tea- Aholics Registry. The Bushcraft'n Teen, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:50 PM
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    26. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: the riddle of bacon mugsy, Aug 30, 2017
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    28. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: adventures in real life mugsy, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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    1. Prayers & Smoke

      This forum is to ask or send, prayers, smoke and condolences. This is NOT a religious forum.
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      Latest: Prayer Request jasam, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:18 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 5 - Redemption 3Rotts, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:24 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: Issue with multiple photo upload svh, Aug 25, 2017
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    4. Books and Education

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