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: Hey from Florida slysir, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Is it just to be argumentative? NevadaBlue, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:16 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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      Latest: (E) Student Practice for PSK The Desert Rat, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:01 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: Global Bushcraft Symposium, 2019... Captain Airyca, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:22 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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    1. Outings, Trips & Expeditions

      Discussions on bushcraft day trips, overnights, long term trips, or meets.
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      Latest: good day with a frustrating ending CoolBreeze135, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: playing around with Esbit Eric Westbrook, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: New to me Black River Canoes - Challenger William Bell, Apr 16, 2019 at 1:48 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: Bicycle Riders? GeoKrpan, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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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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    2. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Greenhouse Adventures camp casey, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:46 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: Chin Scratchers and Bug out Bags/EDC reppans, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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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: Swedish torch fire RI Chevy, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    5. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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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: Raw Water kronin323, Apr 18, 2019 at 2:10 AM
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    7. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Who here does wood burning/pyrography? Joezilla, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    8. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: A Stork with baby HannahT, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: BCO Tarp vs Trekking Pole Tent CamoDeafie82, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Anyone familiar with this one? TAHAWK, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:26 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Tarp size for hammock Tiogatires, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Bushcraft boots Joezilla, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:51 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: Things that nest and lids that fit… PAcanis, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:01 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: D.K's Alpini Rucksack Ptpalpha, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:28 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: Metal detectors? Oni, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Mortar and pestle. CSM1970, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:06 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: CRKT Persevere Bushcraft-kelso, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:55 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: Fallkniven F1 - Walmart USMCPOP, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: BOW PICS Dale Torma, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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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: Vintage Axes, Which Ones to Look For? garry3, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:24 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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    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: PRIMITIVE Tools MrFixIt, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Do people really EDC this stuff Wasp, Apr 17, 2019 at 10:23 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: KoreTemp Signal Sack IA Woodsman, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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    3. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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    4. Skab Leatherworks and Forge

      Outlandish leather goods and blacksmithing.
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      Latest: Frontier Styled sheath Skab, Mar 26, 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: Gossman Survival Puukko, Pass-Around ArmyMacE, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    6. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Scandi Sharpening My Way mauiarcher, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:02 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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    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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    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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    15. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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    16. Sandcut Outdoors

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    17. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: Current models Joshua.k1985, Jan 18, 2019
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    18. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    19. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: --WORK HAWK V3-- M.Hatfield, Apr 9, 2019
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    20. Bushcraft Kit Knives

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    21. Cypress Creek Knives

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      Latest: Previous and Upcoming Work M.Hatfield, Mar 10, 2019
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    22. FoxLite Gear

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    23. Plainsmen Knives

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      Latest: Plainsmen knives in action rk_az, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    24. ozarkhunter - Metamorphosis Woodworks

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      Latest: Got Walnut? Zaveral, Feb 15, 2019
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    25. Unique Titanium

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

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    27. Slater Basketry: Pack Baskets & more

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    28. ADB Forge

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      Latest: Fireworks Vilke, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    29. Meandering Maker

      Discussion and questions about Meandering Maker gear.
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    30. Nick's Custom Ferro Rods & Knives

      I make custom ferro rods , knives and leather items. Highest quality guaranteed.
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      Latest: Holy Grail of Custom Ferro Rods Nick Dundua, Apr 15, 2019 at 5:26 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: Jaxon M.Hatfield, Apr 17, 2019 at 5:23 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: Big Wave Surfers beacon, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    3. Suggestions

      Please put your suggestions here for things you would like to see on Bushcraft USA.
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      Latest: Challeng Coins Medius, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:22 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: D.K's 365 D.K, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    2. At the Workshop

      The place to ask and answer questions about home improvement.
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      Latest: Cleaning granite RangerWeaver, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: "Which GB" thread... Jedi5150, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:14 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? Ron, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:33 AM
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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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      Latest: Beard Tamer Kinggoat, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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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: Tell me the truth. I want it. JeffG, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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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: First pipe Jtulkas, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:20 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: Remembering the USS Thresher SMLE Guy, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    11. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: My Fitness Challenge! schapm, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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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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      Latest: Welcome to Carve Clan Fixedblade, Apr 7, 2019
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    13. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Mods FIELDCRAFTLTC, Apr 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    14. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Trackerized esee 08H3, Apr 7, 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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      Latest: Morels Luis, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:50 AM
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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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      Latest: Welcome to the House of Tenkara Guillaume Longval, Apr 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM
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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: Subscribers woods warden, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    19. Iowa Bushwackers

      Bushcrafters Living in Iowa
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      Latest: Welcome Iowa Bushcrafters IowaSteve, Jan 14, 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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    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: Where do you hail from? Bdug, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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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 MrFixIt, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:30 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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      Latest: Rail Road Spike Tomahawk FTG-05, Mar 31, 2019
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    26. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: What kind of oil is safe? beestokk, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    27. Mushroom Guild

      For sharing info on mushrooms and fungi
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      Latest: Morel Mushrooms Thread Turtle Creek, Apr 13, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    28. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Palmer Furnace jswi2374, Jan 13, 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 MrFixIt, Apr 17, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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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 sheath? Ryder, Apr 12, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    32. Patch Punks

      A group for collectors of morale patches...
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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: The Philosophy of Spoon Carving Zunga, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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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: Welcomes MrFixIt, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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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 at 9:27 AM
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    41. The Liars Bench

      A place for stories, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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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: John Muir and other things wallflash, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    43. The Tracker's Trail

      Social Group for those passionate about Tracking and Trailing
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      Latest: Shadow Tracking Dillon Finan, Apr 2, 2019
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    44. Ultra-Light Bushcrafters

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