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 SoCal. hunter63, May 24, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Saw table Chili, May 24, 2017 at 1:37 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 improvise a fishing hook Red Yeti, May 24, 2017 at 1:12 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: Blade Show 2017 Phantom X, May 23, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

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

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Buck,condor,and bk2 Odinborn, May 24, 2017 at 1:45 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: The Viking Funeral of Jake The Drake Muleman77, May 24, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    2. Backpacking

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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Sun Dolphin Journey 10' Sit-On Fishing Kayak? TentMonkey, May 24, 2017 at 12:47 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: Cold Tolerance Challenge - Get In On This! Joseph Shaw, May 24, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: Adventure Motorcycle Picture Thread Pastor Chris, May 24, 2017 at 7:21 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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      Latest: Cigar Box Guitar pab1, May 24, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Carving an axe handle redcanoe, May 23, 2017 at 8:25 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: Flow Hive CharClothed, May 24, 2017 at 9:38 AM
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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: Preparing for UN-natural disasters.... DixiePreparedness, May 22, 2017 at 10:13 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: Charcloth al a Snus Tin highlander, May 24, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Hunter Ethics????? Swampdog, May 24, 2017 at 1:46 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: I wonder... Tick trapping ? POGEYBAIT, May 24, 2017 at 2:52 AM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Black Mamba Fight Timex, May 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Camping tarp? fraserdw, May 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Pillow question - Sea to Summit? Vydor, May 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Economical Lightweight Wool Pants Scotchmon, May 24, 2017 at 10:04 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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    6. Packs, Bags & Pouches

      What do you use to get into the bush, and what do you carry?
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      Latest: Truck bag or Quick Bag Terasec, May 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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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: Cameras??? So Confused.... Edgeman, May 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Best brand of sardines? Edgeman, May 24, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    9. Reviews

      Gear and equipment reviews. We want the good, the bad and the ugly.
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      Latest: Bahco Laplander versus Silky Super Accel 21 freebirdfb, May 24, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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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: Kelty Redwing Natch, May 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Stump Shooters; show us your "trophies" J. Pierce, May 24, 2017 at 5:15 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: Are there any folders with a Scandi grind? Bayoubshcrft, May 24, 2017 at 1:41 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: Black Rifle Thread Cwlongshot, May 24, 2017 at 1:45 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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      Latest: PRIMITIVE Tools MrFixIt, May 24, 2017 at 1:28 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Harbor Freight Heat Gun hlydon, May 23, 2017 at 7:35 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: Enhanced MEST Poncho IA Woodsman, May 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Adventure Sworn bucksaw remodel rcwells, May 21, 2017 at 5:42 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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      Latest: RBB: M1 scandi grind "Sold" Sargent, May 5, 2017
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    5. MP Knives

      Unique handmade knives.
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      Latest: Home Made 50lb Mechanical Power Hammer Muleman77, May 24, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Smaller folding cook grill ezra45, May 23, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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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 Berner9, May 20, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    8. Wolf Creek Forge

      Hand forged tools with pride.
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      Latest: Flint Steel Strikers Pictures and prices.. freebirdfb, May 21, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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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! Mtnfolk Mike, May 23, 2017 at 11:32 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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    13. JB Knife & Tool

      Custom Knives, Tools and Gadgets
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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: Military Survival Kits and Their Contents andy.t, May 22, 2017 at 6:02 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: Bark River Grind-In??? Gixxerflier, May 6, 2017
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    17. Michael Presnell Knives

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      Latest: Full Tang Bowie Kona9, May 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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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: Interview with Ethan Becker Dysphoric Joy, May 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    19. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Completed work TStilwell, May 24, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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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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      Latest: BLADE SHOW 2017!!!! / Custom Order Update! AA Forge, May 20, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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    24. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Dangler Concepts IzaWildman, May 23, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    25. Deering Knives

      Knives and leather for the discerning woodsman
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    26. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Some examples of my work Wilderness Spirit, May 18, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    27. Phantom X Gear

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      Latest: Final Projects ArmyMacE, May 17, 2017
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    28. Rooster Mod Axes

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    29. Ben Akin Knives

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      Latest: Build Along And Auction BayRat91, May 17, 2017
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    30. Screech Owl Knives

      Heirloom quality tools and sheaths.
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    31. Sandcut Outdoors

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    32. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Fiddleback fotos FreudianSlip, May 6, 2017
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    33. Loco Libre Gear

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      Latest: Fallen Leaves 5 x 7 Emergency Tarp Gramp Camp, May 21, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    34. WILZ Custom Knives and Leather

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      Latest: Knife and gear pics CuriousLearner, Feb 10, 2017
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    35. Wilderness, Water & Woods Trading

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      Latest: Eat pudding. happyjackotter, May 16, 2017
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    36. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: BLADE magazine review Wilderness Spirit, May 22, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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    37. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Instagram GAW Scratchthejeepguy, May 11, 2017
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    38. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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    39. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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      Latest: Work Hawks (PIC HEAVY!) Camber, May 19, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: Dull Boy's Ax batmanacw, May 19, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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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 M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    6. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Joined DixiePreparedness, Apr 29, 2017
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    7. 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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    8. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: FatPack..... Edgeman, May 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    9. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Apologies for my absence. CHREBA, May 24, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    10. 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: Friction Fire Fellowship Roll Call Ivan, May 23, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    11. Georgia Group

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

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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      Latest: Welcome Back! Kenneth K, Apr 20, 2017
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    13. 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: Tell us about yourself Viking Calibur, May 14, 2017
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    14. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Mora knives IN USE! MrFixIt, May 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    15. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: DIY Hobo Candle Lantern jswi2374, May 19, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    16. 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: 2 new cups. central joe, May 24, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    17. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: Apologies for my absence. MrFixIt, May 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    18. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Cup of Tea in the Woods Photo Thread NWPrimate, May 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    20. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: Whats for Lunch Patriot Bushcraft, May 24, 2017 at 12:56 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: Now... a new ordeal... KFF, May 24, 2017 at 1:24 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: Helping You To Succeed At Friction Fire Bow Drill DomC, May 24, 2017 at 3:41 AM
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    3. Suggestions

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

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