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: Manitous, Wendigos, & Naniboujou TWill, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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    3. BushClass USA

      This is the new online education forum, that is free for all members of Bushcraft USA. Terry Barney of Midwest School of Bushcraft is the lead instructor.
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    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: 2nd Striker/Bottle opener Muleman77, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II marbleman, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: Oklahoma meetup... StxRadley, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Buff or a better bandana? Riverpirate, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Canoe trip in Texas Caleb Starr, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:01 PM
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    4. Geocaching

      A place for the general discussion of geocaching.
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      Latest: Disgusting Mess in a Box!! Brad.H., Apr 17, 2017
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    5. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Snow Caves! Moondog55, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    6. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Bicycle Riders? Riverpirate, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:31 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: Making an axe handle Backyard, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: My latest carvings dub, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Hello All. Opinions on So. Utah Makarov, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:00 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: DIY Family Water Filter hunter63, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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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: Tinder tube questions Jacob, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Tips for new hunter on public land ?? rk_az, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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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: Bleeding Control Sandcut, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:41 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: My first attempt at carving/whittling Makarov, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Find the snake LongChinJon, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: MEST Poncho as wind block Gramp Camp, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Hammock for the big guy Broke, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Buckskin Moccasins??? Robert Highhawk, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:54 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: Hot ash stove Lauren, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:06 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: Molle Axe Holster Solved GittinSkinny, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:37 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: I am now KC1HLA General marbleman, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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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: Bahco Laplander $5 CRTK Chogan Tomahawk $17 Kona9, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Who's going vintage this season? Chad4372, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:38 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: Really Gerber whtshdwwz, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:19 PM
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    3. Firearms

      Anything to do with firearms: pistol, shotgun or rifle; flintlock, percussion or cased ammo.
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      Latest: Need a 45 ACP RebelYell, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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    4. Primitive Tools

      Bows, atlatls, spears, scrapers, and any tool or weapon that can be made with a little bushcraft knowledge and skill.
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Identify this Hammer Izabarack, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:27 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: One Year Shelter Bullhed78, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Ordered a Classic for my girlfriend.... Keyser Söze, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:47 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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      Latest: Drifter with Osage and Brass Paul Foreman, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Forged Trekking Grill Skab, Mar 14, 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: Available knives Gruntinhusaybah, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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    9. LeValley Outdoors

      Vintage axes and other quality outdoor equipment.
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    10. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Post your Sargent Edged Tools! Schmittie, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    11. 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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    12. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Rawhide Sheath Tutorial *80 PICTURES!* beacon, Apr 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    13. JB Knife & Tool

      Custom Knives, Tools and Gadgets
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      Latest: Oak Burl Chief55, Apr 19, 2017
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    14. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Giveaway: ESEE Mini Survival Kit Bob_Spr, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    15. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Canteen size pouch cpshelb17, Apr 16, 2017
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    16. Bearded Bladeworks

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Bearded Bladeworks PASS AROUND Judge, Feb 21, 2017
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    17. Michael Presnell Knives

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    18. 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: Knives in Nature Lets see them! Dysphoric Joy, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    19. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Building a database of the knives I've made. Ptpalpha, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    20. Wilder Forge

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      Latest: A Nessmuk off to Sweden. Nolan Wilder, Apr 16, 2017
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    21. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    22. Griffith Knives

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      Latest: Opening The Waitlist denboat, Nov 7, 2016
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    23. AA Forge Custom Knives

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    24. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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    25. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Dangler Concepts ArmyMacE, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    26. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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    27. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: In the shop at Wilderness Spirit Kvothe, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    28. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: So long... SmilinJoe, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    29. Rooster Mod Axes

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    30. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Great weekend Biggin, Apr 22, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    31. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    32. Sandcut Outdoors

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      Latest: Evening Whip-poor-will walk - June 28, 2017 Sandcut, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    33. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Fiddleback fotos FreudianSlip, Apr 21, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    34. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Top Quilt Considerations Red Wing, Feb 5, 2017
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    35. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    36. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: gallery of knives I've made hamanky, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    37. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: About Me Alpha6, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: New Group Created - Noble Order Of The Cup. TarHeelBrit, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Tommy axe head Muleman77, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:28 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 Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Joined big belly jon, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    6. 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: Heavy on my mind billdawg, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    7. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: Swimming Soilman, Apr 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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    8. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor blade shots... The Warrior, Apr 24, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    9. 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: Firecraft Creed Ivan, Apr 24, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    10. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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    11. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Welcome Back! Kenneth K, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:56 AM
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    12. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mods - Discussion, WIP's and Pictures CampCowan, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    13. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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    14. 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: The Recipe Board. TarHeelBrit, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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    15. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: SAK Club Members Number 7.5mas, Apr 25, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    16. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Tea- Aholics Registry. CaptainHaddock, Apr 23, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    18. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Welcome to the Brotherhood of Bacon highlander, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:43 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: Our baby boy update feb 20th CHREBA, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    2. Media Forum

      This is a forum for bushcraft media discussions related to movies, series, specials and documentaries.
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      Latest: Are you on Instagram? Lets follow OldSoul, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:18 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: Theme tweek? YetiJack, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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    4. Books and Education

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