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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: Hi from Illinois/Wisconsin J. Pierce, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Getting in shape for the woods Soilman, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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      Latest: (B) 5 Outings for Bushclassusa Capsicum, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:59 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: Eastern WA fall meet up. aaronu, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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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 bedroll aaronu, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Hedmark, Norway SargeRock, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Any serious "Bikepackers" out there? hooliganwithheart, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: What are you paddling? haunted, Sep 19, 2017 at 3:01 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: Anyone using Atlai Hoks? snapper, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? TraditionalbyChoice, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:54 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: Mora sheath mod trick420, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:47 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 at 10:07 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: States Where Homesteading Is An Option? Polecat, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:59 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: PSK True Tales Unistat76, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:32 PM
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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 baylis, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Big Bore Blowgun Swineflu, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:44 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: Dog Foot Condition- Cure! BC-Medic, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Navigation - LARS Problem HP500, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Is this it? Saddlemountaineer, Sep 18, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Cabelas Instinct Scout 2 tent Moondog55, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Dutch Ware Gear - what do you use? tmac5454, Sep 17, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Does anyone own a Fjallraven Parka? rooibos, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:52 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: Defend the Cast Iron! weltondl, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:39 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: Hill People Gear never.truly.lost, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:19 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: Replacement LED bulb Tye, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Keto Turtle Creek, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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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: Finnish Defence Forces Surplus Group Buy Ron, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: SAS Survival Bow Eric Westbrook, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    2. Edged Tools

      Knives, axes, tomahawks, & saws. Thought by some to be the most essential bushcraft tool... second only to knowledge.
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      Latest: The 6th ONE-KNIFE CHALLENGE MommaJ, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: 50 state legal suppressor Dave_Markowitz, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    4. Primitive Tools

      Bows, atlatls, spears, scrapers, and any tool or weapon that can be made with a little bushcraft knowledge and skill.
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      Latest: Show Off You're Slingshots HunterX9, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:53 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Best budget gas chainsaw rkcolt45, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:44 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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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: **Email communication issue** rcwells, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:10 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: Around the shop Pt.2 Rook, Aug 25, 2017
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Group Buy on Stacked Birch Bark Puukko? SmilinJoe, Sep 14, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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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: New chopper design colter, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:14 AM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! C Bryant, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:29 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: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous Jeffro, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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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: New Products at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:52 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. Hoof, Sep 19, 2017 at 3:46 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 19, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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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 17, 2017 at 1:23 AM
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    25. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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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. BushcrafterAU, Sep 19, 2017 at 3:04 AM
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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! 2jka, Sep 4, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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      Latest: NJ-08087-Bass River State Forest Flint_2016, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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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 joedirt199, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:03 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: Welcome to Carve Clan leaf and lightning, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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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: Live from Kenya Sticks N' Stones, Sep 4, 2017
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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: hello CuriousLearner, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:53 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 at 9:27 PM
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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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    19. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora Scout knives Corso, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:08 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 MommaJ, Sep 17, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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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: ESCAPE pocket knife DavidJAFO, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    23. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: New social group dedicated to all things SAR crewhead05, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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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: Member numbers. RangerWeaver, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:12 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: AAARRRR - Today Be Talk Like A Pirate Day mugsy, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:58 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: Life changes Bonekrakker, Sep 19, 2017 at 4:40 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: Not an AT record, more impressive than fast. Longbeard, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:04 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: 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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