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 Ma. gohammergo, May 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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    4. Events

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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      Latest: First Cascadia Regional GTG OutnBacker, May 20, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: WTS - Tinderbox for Kydex Sheath foxfire, May 21, 2019 at 2:06 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Backcountry base camping with hiking and fishing LMT66, May 21, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Something to sit on? SkipJunkie, May 20, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Old town tripper xl- worth saving? Boreal Boy, May 20, 2019 at 11:08 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: Hikers Not Ready For Unexpected Snow JerseyDevilJeeper, May 20, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: I bought a Jeep y’all. ExAF1N1, May 20, 2019 at 10:05 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: I made my own puukko budman5, May 21, 2019 at 1:44 AM
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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: 2019 Gardens Bdug, May 20, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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    3. Preparedness

      A place to discuss homesteading, preparing for natural disasters, alternative energy, gardening, raising livestock or something of that nature.
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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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      Latest: Shoggoth80's Fire Bag shoggoth80, May 21, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Can someone explain the Tenkara rod ? Beard-O, May 21, 2019 at 1:48 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: Pulmonary embolism... x39, May 20, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Marking declination lines on a map slysir, May 20, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Elk insector, May 21, 2019 at 1:59 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Show your camo tarp haunted, May 21, 2019 at 1:42 AM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Traditional ground pads Stephen Smedberg, May 21, 2019 at 1:06 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: My first hammock ArkansasFan, May 19, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Can Someone Recommend Bushcraft Boots? hawkeye1776, May 21, 2019 at 12:51 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: Muurikka Leisku steel pan KFF, May 21, 2019 at 3:34 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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    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: Headlamp recommendations Cueball77, May 20, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: World's smartest crab? Lazarusaurus, May 21, 2019 at 1:31 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: GSI Javamill Bushcraft-kelso, May 20, 2019 at 7:32 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: 33% Off Lem's Boulder Boots Thru 5/23/19 Harper, May 21, 2019 at 1:52 AM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Recurve vs. Compound? insector, May 20, 2019 at 11:34 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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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: Machine gun rentals - strange fascination. Wendy Owens, May 21, 2019 at 3:45 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: Potential Blowpipe poisons in US? injun51, May 21, 2019 at 3:17 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Vintage Ideal Tourist Shovel central joe, May 20, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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  1. Vendor Forums

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

      Bushcraft Outfitters. Quality outdoor gear for the serious woodsman.
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      Latest: New BCUSA Serechete Jason, May 14, 2019
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Hiker with Acorn Scales? EldestFreeman, May 20, 2019 at 11:17 PM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: The MP Knives Build Thread MichaelBear, May 20, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: On the bench at Skab Leatherworks Skab, May 13, 2019
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    5. Gossman Knives

      "Wilderness Tools, Sharp Hardware for Big Timber" custom big game hunting & survival knives
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      Latest: Tusker User Group and Tusker picture thread mauiarcher, May 20, 2019 at 11:47 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! ARPILOT, May 20, 2019 at 6:47 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, Apr 11, 2019
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    8. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: New Products at 5col Survival Supply andy.t, May 16, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    9. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Missed forum JosephDurham, Mar 4, 2019
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    10. Hemlock's Hideaway

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      Latest: Current inventory and prices, ready to ship Teeps, May 19, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    11. USA Made Blade

      We are a small shop selling primarily American Made Knives with a strong belief in top notch customer service and wickedly fast shipping! We wish all knives were made in the U.S.A and we are doing our small part to try and make that happen!
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    12. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: Seax sheath. Nolan Wilder, Feb 25, 2019
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    13. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: “Pocket” Axe ... EddieMullins, Apr 3, 2019
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    14. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Good-bye vendor forum hicountry, May 13, 2019
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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Wilderness Spirit Knives In Action Wilderness Spirit, May 18, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    18. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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    19. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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      Latest: You have a knife from us - present it here PVF1, May 20, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    20. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work Outdoornut18, May 17, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    21. FoxLite Gear

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    22. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Plainsmen knives in action Teeps, May 21, 2019 at 2:05 AM
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    23. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Got Walnut? NJHeart2Heart, May 8, 2019
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    24. Unique Titanium

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      Latest: FS KiKi titanium tool MichaelBear, Jan 30, 2019
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    25. Aion Innovation

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    26. Slater Basketry: Pack Baskets & more

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    27. ADB Forge

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      Latest: That little peanut lighter AngryDaddyBird, May 20, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    28. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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      Latest: Meandering Maker Haversack Pics Thread!! Captain Airyca, May 20, 2019 at 2:09 AM
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    29. Nick's Custom Ferro Rods & Knives

      I make custom ferro rods , knives and leather items. Highest quality guaranteed.
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      Latest: Deer Leg Knife you haven't seen Nick Dundua, May 17, 2019 at 4:32 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: I spoke with Mainewoods today... T. Pollock, May 21, 2019 at 12:06 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 6 - The Arctic Burncycle, May 19, 2019 at 4:51 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: Forum Seem Wonky Lately? Guy, May 20, 2019 at 12:34 AM
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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: Lil Bullits 365 1\1\19 Lil Bullits, May 8, 2019
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    2. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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      Latest: Trying something new. Guttersnipe, May 15, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Just The Axe Pictures CrazyCanuck, May 20, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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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: Whatcha Readin? CowboyJesus, May 15, 2019 at 7:11 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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    6. Bush Bikers

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

      BUSHCRAFT OLD CODGERS
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      Latest: The Bionics Club. Outdoor Time, May 9, 2019
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    8. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping new bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Startup Kit for Youth Members LongRoad, Mar 18, 2019
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    9. Bushcraft Pipers

      Tobacco pipes and tobacco.
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      Latest: Where have you smoked your pipe lately? ExAF1N1, May 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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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: Lima Beans fx77, May 20, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Shin splints? This may help. garry3, May 20, 2019 at 2:48 AM
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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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    13. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Welcome AngryDaddyBird, May 13, 2019
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    14. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: I gotta return my first blade Black5, May 11, 2019
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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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    17. House of Tenkara

      A place to share all things related to tenkara fishing
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    18. 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, May 9, 2019
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    19. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters NordicWolf, May 6, 2019
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    20. 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: Fallout to the Parade deck Luis, Mar 18, 2019
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    21. LEO's LAIR

      Home for Leo's.
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    22. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Welcome to the group! MrFixIt, May 17, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    23. Masonic Bushcrafters

      An area for the Masonic Family to come together and make yourself know, whatever state, country, or continent. We're all Bushcraft friends, some are tied more closely than that.
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      Latest: Look what I found... Bdug, May 9, 2019
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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 Greebe, May 20, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    25. Metalworkers Club

      For all those who make things with metal, or want to make things with metal.
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    26. Mora Tribe

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    27. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Morel Mushrooms Thread TWill, May 19, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    28. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Chndlr04's WIP project thread chndlr04, Apr 27, 2019
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    29. 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: Cups in action Jonah L. Archer, May 15, 2019 at 2:26 AM
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    30. OKC1889 Owners

      Owners of Ontario Knife Company products.
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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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      Latest: How tough are they? House of Horst, May 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    32. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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      Latest: Let's see some morale patches... Jonah L. Archer, May 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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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: 1984 SavageJak, May 16, 2019 at 11:09 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: What SAK is getting pocket time? 08H3, May 20, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    35. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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    36. Slingshot Stump

      Slingshot shooter's discussion group.
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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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    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: Whats for Lunch S.Decker, Apr 15, 2019
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: pfft, amateurs central joe, May 20, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    42. The Roughians

      Bushcrafting is many things to many people. We, The Roughians, are bushcrafters who choose to meet nature on its own terms and take pride in our ability to adapt, endure, and enjoy the outdoors in all its moods. What others call "roughing it," we know to be opportunities for "smoothing it," for finding peace in wild places.
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      Latest: The Roughians Membership List Coyote Charlie, May 21, 2019 at 1:39 AM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Cybertracker cert! NM_Coyote, May 20, 2019 at 10:55 PM
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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