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: Hello from the Missouri Ozarks. Prairiewolf, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: GAW, passed 30k likes arleigh, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:41 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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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: SET M1 PRIMI .106" A2 VanGo, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:42 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: Bushcraft base camp project Josh-Samsquanch, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Very much seeking advice! NOW with pics! kronin323, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:06 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: Winter "primitive" camping with no axe/saw? LostViking, Sep 22, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Am I biting off more than I can chew? NevadaBlue, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:42 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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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Hanging at the farm marbleman, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:29 PM
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    3. Preparedness

      A place to discuss homesteading, preparing for natural disasters, alternative energy, gardening, raising livestock or something of that nature.
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      Latest: Underwood Devil Ham TWill, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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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: Why most people shouldn't build fires charlesmc2, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: couple forging projects.... forginhill, Sep 22, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: It's that Fall Colors time of year again Zunga, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: When your kid asks for a fort.... JasonJ, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Pillow Talk Red Wing, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: I want to simplify my tarp set up to Ha, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Carving Gloves Zunga, Sep 22, 2018 at 6:08 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: Tritan bottle cap DCP, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:05 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: SpecOps Recon Ruck pvc frame blind & lost, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:22 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: What's the best GoPro Hero model? Chili, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: I add it to almost everything marbleman, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:20 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: Kabar- the ultimate survival knife? ooorrrrrr gila_dog, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:44 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: Koster Kickstarter jtkirkland, Sep 21, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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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: Belt axe mjh, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:08 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: Received 2 vintage rifles Dubhelix, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:41 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: Keokuk Knife for my cousin( For Display) Keyser Söze, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Dollar Store Find NoBrakesRacing, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:59 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: BCUSA and BCO Caps PACoureurDuBois, Sep 19, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: What would you like to see from MP Knives? M.Hatfield, Sep 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: The Waiting Room Skab, Aug 27, 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: Knife or Death season 2 JohnP, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! LostViking, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:57 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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      Latest: 2018 Bushcraft Meet XMP, Sep 21, 2018 at 9:46 AM
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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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    9. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: French F1 Commando Tent initial review andy.t, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Brown Dog Products in Use stillscout, Sep 8, 2018
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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: Working on a Ka-Bar stillscout, Aug 19, 2018
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Scrap Wood Carving Horse EddieMullins, Sep 22, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Upgrade Sheaths for Grail Edges stillscout, Sep 22, 2018 at 4:03 AM
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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    16. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Knife making journey Pastor Chris, Sep 9, 2018
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    17. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Sharp things. LoaferX, May 19, 2018
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    18. Meeting Creek Knives

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

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    20. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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    21. Shira Forge

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    22. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    23. Cypress Creek Knives

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    24. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    25. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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      Latest: Starlyte XL3 - made for the Stanley cup zelph, Sep 16, 2018 at 11:06 PM
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    26. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    27. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Stuff for an upcoming outdoor expo in my area MrFixIt, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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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: Fight of my life. riverjoe, Sep 22, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    2. Media Forum

      This is a forum for bushcraft media discussions related to movies, series, specials and documentaries.
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      Latest: Worth a look Fat Old Man, Sep 22, 2018 at 3:08 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: breakroom section? Usingmyrights, Aug 26, 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: Milkweed Ovum Give Away for 365ers........ Not Sure, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:33 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: Need ID on Antique store find geowizard19, Sep 21, 2018 at 9:25 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: Reading Wish List.......Updated 2/1/18 CowboyJesus, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:21 PM
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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: Please let me in! Winterhorse, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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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: New Pipes Philly-Billy, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:34 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: Asbestos on ships listing YacoltWose, Sep 18, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Gaining Weight (On Purpose) Badey, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:50 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. Razorray40k, Sep 22, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Huron MrFixIt, Sep 22, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Passaround poll mtngoat, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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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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    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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      Latest: Harvesting friction fire stalks Stone, Sep 22, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    18. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Flies tenkaranarchy, Sep 10, 2018
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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: Introductions kevseadog, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters IowaSteve, Aug 22, 2018
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    21. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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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: Hello follow Jarheads! herbay870, Jul 31, 2018
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    23. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    24. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! mauiarcher, Sep 22, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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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: MOA Action Shots Wolfcri, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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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 BushcrafterAU, Aug 27, 2018
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: I Have A Problem doulos, Sep 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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    28. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: elm oysters and pheasant backs are popping TWill, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    29. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Bamboo- What to do? jswi2374, Aug 7, 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. MrFixIt, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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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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    32. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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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: Checking out, or checking in? Winterhorse, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:29 PM
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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: Victorinox Sentinel motman241, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    36. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Couple of new shooters jasam, Sep 15, 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: Trail-side Cold Brew BradGad, Sep 18, 2018 at 6:24 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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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Gimlet seeds CivilizationDropout, Sep 20, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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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: Insulated cup/mug? Traditionalist, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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