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: "I'm Going On An Adventure!" haunted, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: the 2018 SECRET SANTA gift exchange mugsy, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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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 notoiletpaperinthewoods, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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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: Plainsmen Knives one off blank.... Stringer, Oct 16, 2018 at 2:14 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Funds to Help my Parents mainewoods, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:04 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: The big lake they call Gitche Gumee mugsy, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:36 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: ALICE pack prices thru the roof? PACoureurDuBois, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:46 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Rowing my Grumman 17' canoe zzffnn, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:07 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: Any Winter Hammockers? Stormstaff, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:12 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Can't walk properly but learning to surf aged 43 mugsy, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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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: Got Lanterns? -let's see'um twisted2, Oct 15, 2018 at 5:42 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: Surviving PLOI Gary V, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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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: Show us Your Flint and steel & kits Outdoor Dauber, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:53 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Squirrel brains a risk? LongChinJon, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:00 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: FAK Avice Needed werewolf won, Oct 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Retting hardwood bark Outdoor Dauber, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Help identifying this plant please Way Outinthewoods, Oct 15, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Rewaterproofing a tent fly DarrylM, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Let's see your hammock setups Chriiis.Glover, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:49 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Wide Brimmed Hat haunted, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:02 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: Alcohol fuel bottle recommendations? HK Forest, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:29 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: What is the smallest pack you use? Tor Helge, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:18 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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      Latest: Alternatives to Word and Excel? Damian1690, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Smoked Oysters ExAF1N1, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:31 AM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: WSK sheath Falcon45, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:30 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: Bud's Gun Shop GAW highlander, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: crossbows....again MadDelver, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:14 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: Small Knife with a BIG Handle? oddjob35, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:00 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: Where to find reproduction muzzle-loaders? pab1, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:13 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: Novaculite Otzi style knife ( Update) woodsmanjohn, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: What's a good .22 Spring powered air pistol? rlm, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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  1. Vendor Forums

    Vendor forums for makers, manufacturers, retailers, and business owners.
    1. Bushcraft Outfitters

      Forum for the Bushcraft USA store - Bushcraft Outfitters. Quality outdoor gear for the serious woodsman.
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      Latest: "PT" Stands for Prototype LostViking, Oct 8, 2018
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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 adkwalker, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:06 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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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: Flood Murman, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:35 AM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Available SETs' Schmittie, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:55 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 foxfire, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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    8. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: I must say... Youcantreadinthedark, Oct 2, 2018
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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: USAF Pilot Survival Kit Video andy.t, Oct 14, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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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: Wilder Forge Otzi knife. Sandcut, Sep 24, 2018
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Chopping Block for Carving EddieMullins, Oct 13, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Firesteel overlay NevadaBlue, Oct 9, 2018
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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 seasonofthewoods, Sep 24, 2018
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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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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    19. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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    20. Shira Forge

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    21. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    22. Cypress Creek Knives

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    23. FoxLite Gear

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    24. Titanium Stoves and Stuff

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    25. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Steal of a deal! 08H3, Oct 13, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    26. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: New grunt call prototype Crusher0032, Sep 28, 2018
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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: Wife is Having ACL Surgery #2 Today... backlasher, Oct 15, 2018 at 5:05 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: Top 40 bushcraft blogs and u yube channels Zornt, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: 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: CivD's 365 days, 8/11/18 CivilizationDropout, Oct 16, 2018 at 1:23 AM
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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: Okay, I could use some help. batmanacw, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:48 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: This One Should Count BradGad, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:45 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: I am not really an old codger Yohawk, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:29 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: Got some wild plants for Smoking Herbs blends svh, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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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: New Navy VietNam Vet bosque bob, Sep 28, 2018
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    12. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Thrusters and why you should do them UAHiker, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:23 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: New to me technique. NevadaBlue, Oct 7, 2018
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    14. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Whats your next Condor purchase MrFixIt, Oct 15, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    15. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Damascus izula patterns Fenrirkw, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:50 AM
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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
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    18. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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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: Our channels! kevseadog, Sep 30, 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: Deer Hunting Horseman, Oct 4, 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: 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: Moving sale find USMCPOP, Oct 9, 2018
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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: Tracker Pass-Around TAG CHALLENGE Fink, Oct 16, 2018 at 2:51 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 BushcrafterAU, Aug 27, 2018
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    27. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora on amazon. snwcmpr, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:26 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: 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. Hungry, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:16 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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    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: Stoicism, Buddha, and Memento Mori ExAF1N1, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:46 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: Welcomes MrFixIt, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:47 AM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: Visual Signal Kits The Woodsrunner, Oct 14, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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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: Tea with milk werewolf won, Oct 9, 2018
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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 Grease Survey Jim L., Oct 2, 2018
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Microwaved riverjoe, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:54 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: my light weight trip UAHiker, Oct 9, 2018
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