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 New Brunswick, Canada Jayson, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Got snow? LongAgoLEO, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:50 PM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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      Latest: (E) Student Practice for the Paracord bracelet. Rjohns10, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:35 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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      Latest: Sam Thayer - Pittsburgh - June 2 Leshy_apprentice, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:18 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Integral Tactical Bivvy oldpinecricker, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Cold Steel Recon 1 for Sale Wasp, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:02 PM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: What’s in your med kit? Youcantreadinthedark, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:39 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: My wife Approved my trip!!! mugsy, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:16 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: Peenee in a Bottle Knighthorse, Apr 15, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? PAcanis, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:28 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: Drawer handle to fishing float. mtnoutdoors, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:59 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: 2018 gardens bgf, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:02 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: Wavian Jerry Cans KittySlayer, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:12 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: Flint and steel Friday NWPrimate, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:01 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: OBX Surf Fishing & Sound Fishing Paulyseggs, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:18 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: Natural remedy for high blood pressure fx77, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Going Loopy! OrienM, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:13 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: yosemite flood Brownie, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: East German NVA Zeltbahn Shelter thereandbackagain, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Excellent deal on Wiggy's bags... RJM52, Apr 19, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: A Very Clever Down Underquilt $65 riverjoe, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Lathrop and Sons? crewhead05, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:46 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: Recipe Sticky RackinRay, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:27 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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    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: Fenix E12 AA Flashlight tentsleeper, Apr 18, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Romaine RECALL central joe, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:18 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: PNW ditty bag Bushcraft-kelso, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:45 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: Varusteleka Skrama thereandbackagain, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:50 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Made some new bowstrings bumma, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:55 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: The Hawk has landed. T. Pollock, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:02 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: 357 lever utility gun home defense gun scottman, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:02 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: Made my first points. Duncsquatch, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: anyone know when this hammer was made? Zunga, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:49 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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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Not all that who Wander patch Sinjin, Feb 3, 2018
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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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    6. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks mainewoods, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    7. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Social media silenthunterstudios, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! LJHfrstr, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    9. 88 Tactical

      Cutting edge leader in providing real-world firearms and combatives training. 88 Tactical provides a wide range of training to law enforcement, military and citizens.
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    10. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Sheath Request? warrenss2, Feb 16, 2018
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    11. 5col Survival Supply

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

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      Latest: Brown Dog Products in Use stillscout, Apr 1, 2018
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    13. USA Made Blade

      We are a small shop selling primarily American Made Knives with a strong belief in top notch customer service and wickedly fast shipping! We wish all knives were made in the U.S.A and we are doing our small part to try and make that happen!
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      Latest: Hinderer Maximus at USA Made Blade Whitty, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    14. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Wilder Forge Otzi knife. Woods Walker, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    15. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Heavy Cover + BCB crusader hicountry, Apr 17, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    16. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Grouse Hunter, Apr 12, 2018
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    17. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Knife making journey Phantom X, Apr 15, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    18. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Merry Christmas! City Bushcrafter, Dec 25, 2017
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    19. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Helle Knives! GreySwampFox, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    20. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Hunting, gutting, skinning, quartering Rockgod1619, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    21. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    22. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Titanium Spatula snowmangoinmo, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    23. Shira Forge

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    24. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    25. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Cypress Creek Knives Users Photos blind & lost, Apr 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    26. FoxLite Gear

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      Latest: FoxLite Gear Pouches Pics in the Wild FoxLite Gear, Apr 13, 2018 at 4:59 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: Daughter and I could use some prayers and smoke Seeker, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:36 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: favorite youtube vids/channels Jameson, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:41 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: Unsecure Website Warning PAcanis, Apr 15, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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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. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: New group tiny80022, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:13 PM
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Good axe day sort of cachambers, Apr 12, 2018
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    4. 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: wondering, with a poll VtBlackDog, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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    5. 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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      Latest: it has fallen again... 45jack, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:47 PM
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    6. Brothers Of The Buck

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    7. Bushcraft Cyclist

      Bushcraft Cyclist - Two Wheels Only (Bicycle or Motorcycles) Discussion group for subjects related to skills needed when you travel on two wheels in the field and more.
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      Latest: All Two Wheelers Welcome! Riverpirate, Sep 24, 2017
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    8. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    9. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Startup Kit for Youth Members Bridgetdaddy, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    10. 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: What have we learned? dub, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Quality Fitness Gear mtwarden, Apr 7, 2018
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    12. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: Carving Tool Maintenance, keeping them sharp! Zunga, Apr 19, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    13. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome Estima8tor, Apr 18, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    14. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Epic ESEE news from TKC! sweet trav, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:45 AM
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    15. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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    16. 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: Friction Fire Fellowship Roll Call kcardwel, Apr 17, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    17. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: North Pinhoti Trail Bushcraft-kelso, Feb 17, 2018
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    18. Independent Non-Commercial Youtube Channels

      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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    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? DaleN, Apr 14, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    20. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Any chance of a local overnighter this year? Horseman, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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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: Tell us about yourself Cryptos, Apr 10, 2018
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    22. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    23. Machete Mafia

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    24. 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, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    25. Mora Tribe

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    26. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Morel Mushrooms Thread fishiker, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:42 PM
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    27. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Red Bull candle lantern jswi2374, Feb 17, 2018
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    28. 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, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    29. 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 Saws KnOeFz, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:22 AM
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    30. Patch Punks

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

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Thoreau Paul Caruso, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    32. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Welcomes MrFixIt, Apr 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    33. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: 5:1 MA benefits Oni, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    34. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: Building Slingshots JohnP, Apr 3, 2018
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    35. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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    37. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Favorite bacon recipe. highlander, Mar 25, 2018
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    39. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Woman Wins Crossbow vs Machete Battle WY_Not, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    40. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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    41. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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      Latest: Base weight ra2bach, Apr 17, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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