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: Howdy from Nevada Harper, Dec 15, 2018 at 9:58 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    3. BushClass USA

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

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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      Latest: Noblett Lake BCUSA Spring Campout 2019 Chad Rogers, Dec 14, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS Puukko and Bowies = Puuies! Caleb Cox, Dec 16, 2018 at 2:04 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Michael Bear / Sargent BCUSA Puukko Stringer, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:32 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: Still too green notoiletpaperinthewoods, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:25 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: POLISH M93 CAMO RUCKSACK, mods and in use. zelph, Dec 15, 2018 at 11:27 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Kayak Fishing Trip(s) Djilc, Dec 15, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: How can anyone afford a car or truck? Chazzle, Dec 15, 2018 at 7:25 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: Serechete, Batchete... Hamchete? ExAF1N1, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:39 AM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Firewood,,, The Never Ending Saga SwampYankee64, Dec 15, 2018 at 8:01 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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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Fatwood Pics Thread Robert Y, Dec 15, 2018 at 11:11 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Late Season Goose Hunt pab1, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:25 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: CBD oil, anyone use it ? 1911srule, Dec 15, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Mora Chipped! designtom, Dec 14, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Pond? Jim L., Dec 16, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: TENT RECOMMENDATIONS - CAR/TRUCK CAMPING Juany118, Dec 15, 2018 at 11:23 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Condensation Questions camp casey, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:58 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Loco Libre UQ Overnight grey mouse, Dec 15, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Russian wool mittens cbrianroll, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:12 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: Chopsticks Beach Hiker, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:37 AM
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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: Got my new pack! Gruntinhusaybah, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:55 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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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: My new Bugout Coffee Spork, Dec 15, 2018 at 10:32 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Norwegian Eagle Camp Kettle Review Cro, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:58 AM
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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 Garberg...Massdrop draugur, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:22 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Looking for 25-35# recurve tcshooter, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:22 AM
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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: Automatic Buck 110 Beach Hiker, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:45 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: AR15 pistol drobs, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:55 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, Dec 15, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Silva of Sweden? Nope, not really.... x39, Dec 15, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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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: "PT" Stands for Prototype madhob, Dec 15, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Tyler Made a Knife! wenochs, Dec 13, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: MP knives Pictures Cberg1975, Dec 8, 2018
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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, Nov 29, 2018
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    5. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: For those that like stainless steel Raoul, Dec 15, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Available SETs' Schmittie, Dec 15, 2018 at 9:16 PM
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    7. 88 Tactical

      Cutting edge leader in providing real-world firearms and combatives training. 88 Tactical provides a wide range of training to law enforcement, military and citizens.
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    8. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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    9. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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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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    12. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Seax sheath. NordicWolf, Dec 11, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    16. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Knife making journey Phantom X, Dec 15, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    17. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models operatord, Aug 12, 2018
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    18. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    19. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: Kickstarter like... ;) BogdanS, Dec 13, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    20. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work Outdoornut18, Dec 14, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    21. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Dec 11, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    22. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. HannahT, Dec 14, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    23. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: New grunt call prototype Crusher0032, Sep 28, 2018
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    24. Siembida Custom Knives

      Knives and gear for the modern woodsman, made with pride in Ohio
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      Latest: On the bench 08H3, Dec 14, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    25. Unique Titanium

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    26. Aion Innovation

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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: Bowing down in front of pride CSM1970, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:23 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: Joe Robinet - One Million Subs pab1, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:14 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: Navigation Area J Stephens, Nov 21, 2018
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    4. Books and Education

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

    Category for Social Groups
    1. 365 Day Challenge

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      Latest: Quinlan's 365 NevadaBlue, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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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: Two beat axes, where do I start? Malpaso, Dec 15, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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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: a bushcraft book report basher1981, Dec 3, 2018
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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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    8. BUSHCRAFT CODGERS

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Sprung Chicken central joe, Dec 14, 2018 at 7:04 AM
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

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

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Little pipe NevadaBlue, Dec 15, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    11. 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: Anyone else feel the same? Simplejack, Dec 3, 2018
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: What are Your fitness goal(s)/event(s)? JasonJ, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    13. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Characters, wood spirits, and such. Morrow7x, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:34 AM
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Huron Poppy Jay Jay, Dec 15, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

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

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Teasle , who knew it could be useful riverjoe, Dec 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    17. Friction Fire Fellowship

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

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Rods Gruxxx, Dec 10, 2018 at 9:53 PM
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    19. 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? Chase-sherrell, Nov 12, 2018
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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters the mick, Sep 23, 2018
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    21. 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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    22. 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 David Reed, Nov 29, 2018
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    23. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    24. Machete Mafia

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    25. 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: hide and seek ping pong Howie, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:06 AM
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    26. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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      Latest: Metalworking PICTURES 20-Gauge, Dec 9, 2018
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora Deals pab1, Dec 16, 2018 at 2:10 AM
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    28. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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    29. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: My Second Cross Draw Sheath Sosteve, Nov 25, 2018
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    30. 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. woodcrafter, Dec 15, 2018 at 11:37 PM
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    31. Opinel Users Group

      For those who use an Opinel in the bush or wherever, and cherish the simplicity of the blade.
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      Latest: Opinel Pic Thread batmanacw, Dec 15, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    32. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... Howie, Nov 28, 2018
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    33. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Deep Thoughts c0pperheaded, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    34. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: I don't really care for the one hand openers batmanacw, Dec 15, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Old school cool wingnuts, Dec 13, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    36. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Building Slingshots arleigh, Sep 23, 2018
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    37. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread NWPrimate, Dec 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    39. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Bacon Jam highlander, Dec 15, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Anyone heard from Zunga? Wasp, Dec 16, 2018 at 2:07 AM
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    42. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Welcome Colter Whiting, Sep 7, 2018
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    43. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: what are you wearing on your feet? Berner9, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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