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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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Mansfield Book of Manly Men LongChinJon, May 19, 2019 at 4:19 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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    4. Events

      A place to post up notice, plan, or organize any type of event including bushcraft meets, rendezvous, or gatherings.
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Bog Oak Puukko (Sold) TAHAWK, May 19, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Fatwood leghog, May 19, 2019 at 5:44 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 few hours..... gohammergo, May 19, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Avoiding Hypoglycemia on the Trail Wasp, May 19, 2019 at 4:31 AM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Kayak anchoring question kairo, May 19, 2019 at 1:54 AM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Thermos? TrailbreakerOutdoors, May 17, 2019 at 2:35 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Trail Boss FIELDCRAFTLTC, May 18, 2019 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: Today I made. _____________?????? Rubberneck, May 19, 2019 at 1:10 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: Firewood,,, The Never Ending Saga gohammergo, May 18, 2019 at 10:28 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: Food for BOB Uncle Duke 520, May 19, 2019 at 1:38 AM
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    4. Fire

      Methods of starting fire, acquiring tinder, best wood to use, etc. An essential skill in bushcraft.
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: NJ turkey-Finally clueless on the delaware, May 19, 2019 at 2:57 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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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Cordage Question PMSteve, May 16, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Tree ID. Elm?? PAcanis, May 18, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Duvet: Superior European bedding? Beach Hiker, May 19, 2019 at 1:43 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Hammock care? 45Smashemflat, May 18, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Bib Overalls Cheapeats, May 18, 2019 at 7:49 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: The Shane Burger! Wasp, May 19, 2019 at 4:35 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: Alder Stream Allagash Deluxe--any photos? gohammergo, May 18, 2019 at 11:26 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: Headlamp recommendations Red Wing, May 18, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Mountain House Freeze dried lasagna Wasp, May 19, 2019 at 4:23 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: Bourbon Recommendation pbubsy, May 17, 2019 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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      Latest: Frost River Summit Expedition Pack?? 50% off... floogy, May 18, 2019 at 11:45 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Have you shot your bow today? field-expedient, May 16, 2019 at 10:22 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: Felt crafty :) Wil, May 19, 2019 at 4:31 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: Ruger LCR 8-shot .22lr for CCW? Wasp, May 19, 2019 at 5:55 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: Knapping Flop HannahT, May 18, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Vintage hammers Miller White, May 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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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 at 2:38 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn collection rcwells, May 18, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Damascus and stainless Hunter-gatherer preorder 556mp, May 18, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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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 at 7:29 PM
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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: Gossman Knives picture thread XMP, May 18, 2019 at 11:58 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Selcouth, May 18, 2019 at 9:34 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 Bowjack, May 18, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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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 at 10:45 PM
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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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    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: WIP and around the shop. 08H3, May 19, 2019 at 12:50 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 Beach Hiker, May 19, 2019 at 1:53 AM
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    28. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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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: Fight of my life. Wasp, May 19, 2019 at 4:06 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 Jameson, May 18, 2019 at 12:47 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? Wasp, May 18, 2019 at 6:55 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. 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: Best source for replacement handles? John Mastracchio, May 19, 2019 at 12:20 AM
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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: Good wood for pipe stem? riverjoe, May 18, 2019 at 12:35 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: Lima Beans JOttum, May 13, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: My Fitness Challenge! mtwarden, May 15, 2019 at 11:18 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 at 12:08 AM
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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: Remedial Action. CivilizationDropout, May 18, 2019 at 10:49 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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      Latest: Anyone use the Mora hatchet? beestokk, May 18, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    27. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Morel Mushrooms Thread Paulyseggs, May 10, 2019
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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: Opinel Pic Thread Kenneth, May 3, 2019
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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... GoodPhotos, May 17, 2019 at 6:40 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: SAK Whittling Book Seeker, May 18, 2019 at 9:26 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: Natures rule of contrast. Beyond the Firelight, May 18, 2019 at 11:58 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: Roughians Patches Available Now Jonah L. Archer, May 18, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Track pictures and outings ArmyMacE, May 14, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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