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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: Back from AK. Log in issues. hooliganwithheart, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:39 AM
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    2. General Bushcraft Discussion

      General discussion threads for bushcraft.
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      Latest: Sad Ending will62, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:39 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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      Latest: (B) Student Practice for the Simple Snare Barmes, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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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: South Ohio early winter meet up xwmstormx, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:55 AM
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    1. Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds

      This forum is for the use of Vendors and Hobbyists.
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      Latest: Lauri PT 95mm Birchbark/white Ash hooliganwithheart, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:44 AM
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    2. Supporter's Trade Blanket

      Supporter trade blanket.
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      Latest: Lucas Forge Kephart custom set for sale Buckhenry, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:19 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: Kevin Rim, Toole County, MT CrescentCliff, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:01 AM
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    2. Backpacking

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      Latest: Advice for first time "solo camper" Primordial, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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    3. Paddling

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      Latest: Canoe stability gila_dog, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:55 PM
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    4. Winter Camping

      Skills, gear, clothing, and tips related to cold weather or snow camping.
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      Latest: Who Is Ready For WINTER? gohammergo, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    5. Transportation

      Forum for discussion of your modes of conveyance...land, sea or air.
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      Latest: TOYOTA Only: Let's See Em mtwarden, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:07 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: Sewing machine ?'s 1066vik, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:51 AM
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    2. Monthly Projects

      Monthly bushcraft related projects and challenges.
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      Latest: Self-made BUG REPELLENT - NESSMUK Moe M., Oct 20, 2017 at 12:20 AM
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    3. Homesteading

      For those with the knowledge or the desire to improve your self-reliance.
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      Latest: Micro Cabin Frank1960, Oct 20, 2017 at 9:42 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: Wasp's Small PSK Wasp, Oct 22, 2017 at 4:06 AM
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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: Flint and steel Friday kcardwel, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:57 AM
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    6. Hunting, Fishing & Gathering

      Hunting, trapping, wild edibles, food preparation and food preservation.
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      Latest: Turkey Hunting Pouch Swampyankee101, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:01 AM
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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: Possible natural cancer treatment? nurse2b, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    8. Other Skills

      Making cordage, navigation, signaling, and any other bushcraft skill we forgot.
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      Latest: Best Compass? Joe Coyle, Oct 21, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    9. Flora & Fauna

      The place for information and pictures of flora and fauna.
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      Latest: Spider ID haunted, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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    1. Shelter

      What type of shelter is best, or what do you use?
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      Latest: Bushcraft Outfitters Tarp Shelter Thread Dandaman, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    2. Sleep Systems

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      Latest: Need Sleeping Bag SpecialAgentDBCooper, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    3. Hammocks

      Its a hangin' thang.
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      Latest: Dutch Ware Gear - what do you use? Carbonmated, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    4. Clothing

      Buckskin, wool and the high-tech stuff you wear while practicing bushcraft.
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      Latest: Are there any hiking boots that will last? mongo1958, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:30 AM
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    5. Cooking & Water Purification

      Cook sets, billy cans, canteen cups, dutch ovens, or a tomato soup can...what gets your vittles going? Water gathering and purification.
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      Latest: Biltong and the likes freebirdfb, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:42 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: sil-nylon pouch for fak? Wasp, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:35 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: Neat QRP Gadget ?!? Chazzle, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    8. Food

      What you make, what you take and what you make to take.
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      Latest: Need some new venison ideas xwmstormx, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:07 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: Darn tough Socks Bullhed78, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:38 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: Olive Green Vic Alox on Massdrop TexasPrimitive, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    1. Archery

      Archery related topics.
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      Latest: Compound or traditional bows? Plainsman, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:59 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: Puukko's Only Runesland, Oct 22, 2017 at 4:08 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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    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: Otzi inspired tools WIP Wasp, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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    5. Other Tools

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      Latest: Kindling Kleaverys Kuhlwind, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:42 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: Small Runs of White and Woodland Camo JohnAdamsIII, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    2. Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.

      Custom bushcraft knives and gear
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      Latest: Mountaineer BC-Medic, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    3. Adirondack Wilderness Company

      Wood, leather, and steel handcrafts.
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      Latest: Leather sheaths rcwells, Oct 6, 2017
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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: Group Buy on Stacked Birch Bark Puukko? B33J, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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    6. Skab Leatherworks

      Outlandish leather goods and other oddities.
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      Latest: Skab's Work in the Field Lichen, Oct 1, 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: Gossman Knives picture thread ArmyMacE, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    8. Sargent Edged Tools

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      Latest: Recently Finished 2 zman9mm, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    9. 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: Announcing the 2017 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet Kurt992, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:29 PM
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    10. Badger Claw Leatherworks

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      Latest: Rendezvous Attendee list? rcwells, Oct 14, 2017
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    11. 5col Survival Supply

      5col Survival Supply offers the gear you need to survive and thrive in any environment.
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      Latest: Finnish Gas Mask Bags andy.t, Oct 8, 2017
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    12. Brown Dog Pouch and Bag

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      Latest: Ready to Ship tulsa, Aug 14, 2017
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    13. 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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    14. Stilwell Knives

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      Latest: Changing time. UAHiker, Oct 10, 2017
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    15. Project MUD

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      Latest: This is Project Mud Mudman, Jun 26, 2016
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    16. Mullins Forge and Metalworks

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      Latest: Siberian Style Yakut Knives Vanitas, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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    17. Blue Granite Bushcraft

      outdoor gear from hi country.
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      Latest: Bushcraft Tools as Art RangerWeaver, Oct 2, 2017
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    18. Wilderness Spirit

      Handmade knives.
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      Latest: Wilderness Spirit Knives In Action Phantom X, Oct 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM
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    19. Sandcut Outdoors

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    20. Fiddleback Outpost

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      Latest: Diomedes wait time? tristndad, Jun 13, 2017
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    21. Loco Libre Gear

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    22. Meeting Creek Knives

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      Latest: gallery of knives I've made wolfpack, Oct 5, 2017
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    23. Cottonwood Creek Products

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      Latest: Completed Projects battle.munky, Jun 11, 2017
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    24. T's Custom Outdoor Gear

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      Latest: In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos) T. Pollock, Oct 21, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    25. Park Swan - Wild Knife & Tool

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    26. Shira Forge

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      Latest: Early Christmas Sale, 10% off! Matthew Shirey, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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    27. Zelph's Stoveworks

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      Latest: Boil Water In Folded Paper Container crewhead05, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    28. Georgia Bushcraft Forum

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      Latest: Georgia Bushcraft Membership Program The Woodsrunner, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    29. goFASTandLIGHT

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      Latest: About goFASTandLIGHT.com TexasPrimitive, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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  2. Social Groups

    Category for Social Groups
    1. Admin for Social Groups

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      Latest: Opinel Group The Woodsrunner, Sep 24, 2017
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    2. Amateur Radio Ardents

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    3. Axe Mob

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      Latest: One careless moment and batmanacw, Oct 21, 2017 at 2:26 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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      Latest: Beard oil or balm what do you use ? GoodOlBoy, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    5. Bushcraft Cyclist

      Bushcraft Cyclist - Two Wheels Only (Bicycle or Motorcycles) Discussion group for subjects related to skills needed when you travel on two wheels in the field and more.
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      Latest: All Two Wheelers Welcome! Riverpirate, Sep 24, 2017
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    6. Bushcraft M.U.L.E.

      Bushcraft Friendly Sites
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    7. Bushcraft Mentorship Group

      A group established for mentoring and helping young bushcrafters get established.
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      Latest: Gear cornholio, Oct 20, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    8. 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: VA Choice signed Swampyankee101, Oct 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    9. BushFit: Fitness,Weight loss,& Motivation

      Fitness, Weight-loss, and Motivation!
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      Latest: our own bushfit challenge? mtwarden, Sep 30, 2017
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    10. Carve Clan

      A collective of like minded folks that like to carve wood, share ideas and technique.
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      Latest: "Little Guy" for a charity auction Runesland, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:48 AM
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    11. Condor Clan

      Condor lovers and owners.
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      Latest: Condor Mods CHREBA, Oct 6, 2017
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    12. ESEE Knife Addicts

      ESEE Knives nothing you can't do!
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      Latest: Expat Cleaver Swampdog, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    13. Foraging Fanatics

      This group is for experienced foragers and aspiring foragers, or anyone who is interested in wild food.
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    14. 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: I've accepted a challenge! NWPrimate, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    15. Georgia Group

      The place for members from Georgia to meet online and in person .
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      Latest: Giveaway! Silentwolf, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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    16. Islanders In The Bush

      Bushcraft group for Long Island NY members
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    17. 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: Big Horn Mountains Timex, Oct 4, 2017
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    18. Machete Mafia

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      Latest: Users MrFixIt, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    19. 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: Welcome to Men Of Action MrFixIt, Oct 20, 2017 at 2:20 PM
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    20. Mora Tribe

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      Latest: Pictures and collections of Mora knives Beach Hiker, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:53 AM
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    21. MYOG CLAN

      A clan of DiYers, MYOGers, Craftsmen, Designers and Modifyers.
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      Latest: Sammi Style Pouch - WIP hooliganwithheart, Oct 21, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    22. 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: What goes in your cup when it's 100 degrees? JAY, Oct 21, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    23. 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: Afternoon Brew FIELDCRAFTLTC, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    24. SAK Club

      A group about Swiss Army Knifes, their use, collection and their cultural influence.
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      Latest: What do you use the scissors for? Beach Hiker, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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    25. Search and Rescue

      All things SAR related.
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      Latest: SAR mini technical rope rescue course Someguy, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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    26. Sober Bushcrafters

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

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      Latest: Tools of the Tea werewolf won, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    28. The 2nd Amendment

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

      The Brotherhood of Bacon, a celebration of all things bacon!
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      Latest: the riddle of bacon highlander, Oct 12, 2017
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    30. The Liars Bench

      A place for stores, true, near true or freshly imagined.
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      Latest: Scottish Launching Attack On Canada Wasp, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:05 AM
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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: Upcoming surgery (and related worries) marbleman, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:58 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: A New / used book mjh, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:06 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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    4. Books and Education

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