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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 Texas! Fixedblade, Aug 24, 2017 at 6:25 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Getting in shape for the woods Quinlan, Aug 24, 2017 at 5:06 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: (E) Student Practice for PSK Badey, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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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: Northern California Meet-Up! atlastrekker, Aug 24, 2017 at 3:16 AM
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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: Wolf Creek Forge Bushcraft Knife backlasher, Aug 24, 2017 at 5:55 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: A hike of three generations. marbleman, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:41 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Who Is Ready For WINTER? slowtaknow, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: TOYOTA Only: Let's See Em mtwarden, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:04 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: Draw knife project Jeffa, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:02 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Primative Gourd Container. hunter63, Aug 24, 2017 at 1:52 AM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Help Building a Bridge JonM, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:47 PM
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    4. 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: What has happened to my Country??? Caribou, Aug 24, 2017 at 4:58 AM
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    5. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Fatwood bonus Coryphene, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:48 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: .22 BB ammo Wasp, Aug 24, 2017 at 5:27 AM
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    7. 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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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Whips anyone? haunted, Aug 24, 2017 at 4:52 AM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Identify the poop Seacapt., Aug 24, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: BSA Baker Tent hunter63, Aug 24, 2017 at 1:34 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: MSS Gen 2? Moondog55, Aug 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Underquilt Elgin, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: What type of camo do you like? Paul Foreman, Aug 22, 2017 at 8:21 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: Sterno Stove Thread Seacapt., Aug 24, 2017 at 5:48 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: Scored a Swiss rubberized ruck today. Lee C., Aug 24, 2017 at 6:25 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: Backpacking Solar Panel Options Woods Walker, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Best Beer to Baton With EternalLove, Aug 23, 2017 at 3:16 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: Hedgehog Leatherworks Sheath- Skookum!! J. Pierce, Aug 24, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    10. Gear Deals

      Know of a link to a really good deal other members might be interested in? Post it here so we can all benefit. Please read the sticky for the rules of this sub-forum.
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      Latest: Keith titanium canteen set on massdrop LJHfrstr, Aug 23, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Daily shot interest? Derzis, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:25 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: Knife Gallery -- Pics trafficjuzz, Aug 24, 2017 at 6:23 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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    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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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Electric Knife Sharpeners? FarmerJohn, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:09 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: New PSK Prototype Tangotag, Aug 24, 2017 at 3:28 AM
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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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    4. River Bottom Blades

      Benchcrafted Knives and Leather
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Group Buy on Stacked Birch Bark Puukko? mab0852, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:40 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: New chopper design Vanitas, Aug 22, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Member with hatchet on order mjf, Aug 17, 2017
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    9. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! t.darrah, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    10. 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: Announcing the 2017 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet Gsamp, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    11. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous Guy, Aug 24, 2017 at 1:33 AM
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    12. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Poll: Need Help with Logo Designs EvanStinson, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    13. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 14, 2017
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    14. Michael Presnell Knives

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    15. 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: Old Glory TM Hunt M18 at USA Made Blade Tech, Aug 23, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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    16. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: A special thanks to Terry Stilwell. Sefton, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:43 PM
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    17. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    18. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Puukko WIP EddieMullins, Jul 4, 2017
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    19. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Bushcraft Tools as Art hicountry, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    20. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    21. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: Welcome to my new website! Sandcut, Aug 22, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    22. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Diomedes wait time? tristndad, Jun 13, 2017
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    23. Loco Libre Gear

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    24. Meeting Creek Knives

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    25. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    26. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    27. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: "Work Puukko" WoodSquatch, Aug 11, 2017
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    28. Shira Forge

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      Latest: Some knives, axes, and frying pans flint45, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    29. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: Wood Burning Pots made clean zelph, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Canadian Group? Canajun, Jul 3, 2017
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Is any selling any of their children? Zoomie, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:18 PM
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    4. 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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    5. 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: WTB ROKON Fox Fire, Aug 13, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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      Latest: OK-74423-Greenleaf State Park Tiwaz, Aug 13, 2017
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Gear jswi2374, Aug 6, 2017
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    8. 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: VA Choice signed Guy, Aug 16, 2017
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Anterior Pelvic Tilt Solphilos, Aug 22, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    10. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: A Gnome and "Little Gandalf" WoodSquatch, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor blade shots... atlastrekker, Aug 11, 2017
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    12. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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      Latest: Found Food- Plants bumma, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    13. Friction Fire Fellowship

      This is a group for everyone who shares the common bond of a love of friction fire.
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    14. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Cherokee County JasonB, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    15. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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    16. 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 freebirdfb, Jul 15, 2017
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    17. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, Aug 12, 2017
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    18. 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, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    19. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Return of a classic GoKartz, Aug 24, 2017 at 5:45 AM
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    20. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Kuksa jswi2374, Aug 5, 2017
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    21. 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: What goes in your cup when it's 100 degrees? IA Woodsman, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:44 PM
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    22. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Wish! will62, Aug 22, 2017 at 8:21 PM
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    23. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    24. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: New method for woods tea Bitterfists, Aug 10, 2017
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    26. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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    28. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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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: To you all Who face This backlasher, Aug 24, 2017 at 6:15 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: Alone Season 4? StringJumper, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:15 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: Memorial Wall Fat Old Man, Aug 22, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    4. Books and Education

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