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: From the mountians, south west New Mexico. blind & lost, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: I Love this place! Beach Hiker, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:23 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 improvise a fishing hook Syntria, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:40 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: Arbuckle Mountains, January 5-7 2018, OK Smokey Radley, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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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: Gossman Tusker Companion - updated bladesmith3, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:25 AM
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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: Advice for first time "solo camper" Towander, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:55 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Canoe rack for garage storage gdpolk, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:06 PM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: SUBARU Only: Let's See Em gasmandave, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:46 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: Waxing my canvas pack Kurt992, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:11 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: lost a chicken hunter63, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:52 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: Food dehydrators,,, any suggestions? camp casey, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:17 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: Why Always Tactical? hog, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:28 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: Friction Fire Tuesday NWPrimate, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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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      Latest: Back issues Harper, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:14 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: It starts with a blank page... Primordial, Dec 12, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Creepy Tree Bark Anthonysaudiojournal, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: How fast are you ? Vanitas, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:35 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Hammock Help mtngoat, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Tough pants for cold weather stomping? Riverpirate, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    5. Cooking & Water Purification

      Cook sets, billy cans, canteen cups, dutch ovens, or a tomato soup can...what gets your vittles going? Water gathering and purification.
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      Latest: esbit pocket stove Jean, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:22 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: Anyone just use 1 pack? Guillaume Longval, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:50 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: ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition atlastrekker, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Post your bacon pictures Jim L., Dec 13, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Anybody have Nicks Boots? Peter M, Dec 12, 2017 at 3:33 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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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Compound or traditional bows? Park Swan, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:48 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: Kydex Axe Sheath/Mask russtang, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:28 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: Shotgun Restoration Advice Please. Malamute, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:27 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: Deerhide Processing WIP TheWhiteWoodsman, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Survival Bowsaw mainewoods, Dec 11, 2017 at 7:40 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: Bushcraft USA knife on sale! Jason, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn: Voyageur mauiarcher, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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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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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill aaronu, Nov 19, 2017
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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: Gossman Knives picture thread ArmyMacE, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Roycroft three stick pack frame. Wolfcri, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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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: 2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous SmilinJoe, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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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: Ready to Ship rustystove2017, Dec 11, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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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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    14. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Changing time. TStilwell, Dec 10, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    15. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Otzi 2.0 MT_Fin, Dec 1, 2017
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    16. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    17. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Hicountry Gear Picture Thread Roughneck75, Dec 11, 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    18. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:52 PM
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    19. Sandcut Outdoors

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    20. Fiddleback Outpost

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

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    22. Meeting Creek Knives

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    23. Cottonwood Creek Products

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

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    25. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Work Hawks (PIC HEAVY!) Bayoubshcrft, Dec 9, 2017 at 5:05 AM
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    26. Shira Forge

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    27. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: Yo! zelph, Nov 21, 2017
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    28. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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      Latest: How to stay connected with Georgia Bushcraft... Jim L., Dec 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    29. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: A few projects in store Muleman77, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:01 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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      Latest: Need a trim ??? Lee C., Dec 11, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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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: All Two Wheelers Welcome! Riverpirate, Sep 24, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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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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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Favorite Exercises? ADKpondhopper, Dec 12, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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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: I Bought A 'Mule' CivilizationDropout, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Primitive Bush Knife MrFixIt, Dec 11, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    12. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: ESEE 3/ 3HM/ 3MIL theNATIVEONE8, Dec 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    13. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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    14. 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: I've accepted a challenge! melbolt65, Nov 16, 2017
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    15. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Giveaway! Silentwolf, Oct 20, 2017
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    16. 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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    17. 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: Editing GGTBod, Dec 12, 2017 at 3:17 AM
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    18. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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    19. 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: Happy 242 brothers! freebirdfb, Nov 10, 2017
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    20. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    21. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: (Mach-et-ey) USMCPOP, Nov 30, 2017
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    22. 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: M.O.A. "THE KIT" Pass-Around CivilizationDropout, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    23. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: 1st Knife Lobo13, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:17 PM
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    24. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Some new gear... mtnoutdoors, Nov 30, 2017
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    25. 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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    26. 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: The Opi Variety Hour. LarryB, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    27. Philosopher's Den

      This is a group for those who love philosophy, psychologizing, thinking, and discussing ... Stuff.
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      Latest: Bushcraft Outlook Ron, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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    28. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Favorite SAK? MrFixIt, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    29. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    30. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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      Latest: New this group hey all! NM_Coyote, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:24 AM
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    31. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread jswi2374, Dec 13, 2017 at 5:09 PM
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    33. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: the riddle of bacon highlander, Oct 12, 2017
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    35. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: I’ve noticed something Wasp, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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    1. Prayers & Smoke

      This forum is to ask or send, prayers, smoke and condolences. This is NOT a religious forum.
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      Latest: Emergency Surgery Mr. Tettnanger, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:44 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: I can't believe Ragnar is dead! seasonofthewoods, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:08 AM
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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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    4. Books and Education

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