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 Northern Kentucky. badglide9705, Oct 13, 2019 at 8:07 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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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS: Marbles Cruiser Camp Axe BradGad, Oct 13, 2019 at 8:04 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: lunch in the bush and a WSK project central joe, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Czech M60 Pack, mods and in use. NevadaBlue, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: $80 Grumman CL score Jean, Oct 13, 2019 at 8:02 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: Cold Tolerance Challenge - Get In On This! Cascadian, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:39 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Hope to build a tiny trailer. rbinhood, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:50 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: Post Your Leather Work dial1911, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: The "New Place" - Beginnings of a MO Homestead Dadio, Oct 12, 2019 at 1:49 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: Shavings Pictures! Snake Doc 415, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Getting excited for Snowshoe Hare snaring! Haggis, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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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: The Health Benefits of Cranberry Ana24, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Need some hacking skillz... Pinelogcreek, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Anybody heard of/use the Zelter Shelter? 8thsinner, Oct 13, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: What do you think about this? Red Ochre, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups Sawdustdave, Oct 12, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Why a vest? Timex, Oct 13, 2019 at 11:57 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: Outdoor Cooking Practice Thread BlueDogScout, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:58 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: Camp Trails Cruiser frame Pinnah, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:58 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: Vehicle mounted trickle charger? Theangrywelder, Oct 13, 2019 at 2:34 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Cheese tiny80022, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:53 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: Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody- active insulation Noddy, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:44 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: LOTS of paracord for cheap $$$ Odinborn, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Have you shot your bow today? mjh, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:39 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: Showing the Rat 7 Some Love - Rehandle IzaWildman, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:56 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: Gun PICS!... ugashooter, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:28 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: Yucca sandals, lots of pics OrienM, Oct 11, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Resp-o-rator kisatchieman, Oct 13, 2019 at 4:34 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: Serechetes coming soon IA Woodsman, Oct 8, 2019 at 9:31 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: MP knives Pictures plantedtao, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:27 AM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Forged Trekking Grill Punisher, Jun 3, 2019
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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: Gossman UNK Pass-Around Gruntinhusaybah, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    6. Hunger for the Pine

      Hand Craftsmanship with an attitude.
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      Latest: Bottle Hawk 2.0 The Woodsrunner, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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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. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Customer submitted pictures kelpie13, Sep 29, 2019
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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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    10. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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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. Nolan Wilder, Feb 25, 2019
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Prayer request for wife. LongChinJon, Oct 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    14. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: The Survivor from Wilderness Spirit Wilderness Spirit, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    15. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: With sad heart! PVF1, Sep 17, 2019
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    16. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    17. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: WORK HAWK UNIVERSE - SKETCHES AND IDEAS Park Swan, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    18. Shira Forge

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      Latest: 10" Fry Pan LogCabin, Oct 13, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    19. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: You have a knife from us - present it here PVF1, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    20. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work J. Beavers, Sep 30, 2019
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    21. FoxLite Gear

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    22. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    23. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Ferro rods - coming soon - Kenneth, Jun 1, 2019
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    24. Aion Innovation

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      Latest: Ti-Strike R&D Results publicalias, Sep 5, 2019
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    25. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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    26. Drunken Marmot Farm and Forge

      Hand-forged pattern-welded tools and grass-fed beef.
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      Latest: Works in Progress / Coming Soon... DrunkenMarmot, Oct 13, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    27. Mountaineer Leather Works

      Custom leather knife sheaths and goods.
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      Latest: Work in Progress and Finished Products badglide9705, Oct 12, 2019 at 5:57 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: Praise to GOD leghog, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:31 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 6 - The Arctic JerseyDevilJeeper, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:29 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: Forum Seem Wonky Lately? T. Pollock, Sep 17, 2019
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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: ALP264 365 log 10/1/20 AlP264, Oct 13, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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    4. Axe Mob

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      Latest: GBA 38/0 Hatchet Diligence, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    5. 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: Whatcha Readin? Kennebago, Sep 28, 2019
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    6. 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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    7. Bush Bikers

      A group dedicated to bush life on two wheels!
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    8. BUSHCRAFT CODGERS

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: Slow to change backlasher, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: For the need of a mentor Beach Hiker, Jun 17, 2019
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    10. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Return fire from across the pond. Quinlan, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:18 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: Held Fast LogCabin, Oct 6, 2019
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Rehab and Motivation MommaJ, Oct 8, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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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: This week's work Quinlan, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome anrkst6973, Oct 5, 2019
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Expat Libertariat Odinborn, Oct 11, 2019 at 1:49 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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      Latest: foraging resources AlP264, Oct 6, 2019
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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: Bearing blocks BBizy, Oct 12, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    18. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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      Latest: Welcome to the House! rustystove2017, Jul 22, 2019
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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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    20. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Upcoming outings NordicWolf, Sep 23, 2019
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    21. 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: Got my Moto watch back Andy in NH, Oct 3, 2019
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    22. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    23. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! Clydeosaur, Oct 2, 2019
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    24. Masonic Bushcrafters

      An area for the Masonic Family to come together and make yourself know, whatever state, country, or continent. We're all Bushcraft friends, some are tied more closely than that.
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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: Remedial Action. ArmyMacE, Oct 13, 2019 at 4:42 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: Rail Road Spike Tomahawk theguywitheyebrows, Oct 7, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: What is an Eldris good for? jswi2374, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    28. Multitool Users Group

      Multitool information, pictures, mods, and more!
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      Latest: Your favourite Multitool MrFixIt, Sep 12, 2019
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    29. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: ID brown concave cap cluster hlydon, Sep 8, 2019
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    30. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: MYOG CLAN Member Numbers AlP264, Oct 3, 2019
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    31. 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: Coffee....good place to start Spork, Oct 7, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    32. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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    33. 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 Mod Thread! Jetjr, Oct 2, 2019
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    34. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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    35. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Labor and jobs Luke Dupont, Oct 11, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    36. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes MrFixIt, Oct 4, 2019
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    37. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    38. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Ranger OTT from Pocket Predator JohnP, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    39. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    41. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Sad (extra sad) News! grandpa p, Sep 29, 2019
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    43. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Evelyn Woodhead Speed reading course central joe, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    44. The Roughians

      Bushcrafting is many things to many people. We, The Roughians, are bushcrafters who choose to meet nature on its own terms and take pride in our ability to adapt, endure, and enjoy the outdoors in all its moods. What others call "roughing it," we know to be opportunities for "smoothing it," for finding peace in wild places.
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      Latest: Young Roughians NevadaBlue, Oct 13, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    45. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Track pictures and outings ArmyMacE, Oct 1, 2019
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    46. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: $32 9.5 oz Silnylon solo tarp wolffire99, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    47. Wild women

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    48. Zippo Zealots and Bic Buffs

      Fire with a flick of a wheel...
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