EDIT UPDATE: We are forming a NW Arkansas bushcraft group, Ozark Highlanders. Our meetings will be held the second Saturday of each month. At this time we are still scouting and trying different locations to meet but we will give notice well ahead of time to make plans. Attendance is not required and there are no fees. We openly invite anyone to come and participate, or even just to observe, we're casual but serious about primitive living and self reliance. Our goal is to learn the crafts and skills, to pass on our knowledge and experiences, to protect our forefathers legacy and our natural world, and to enjoy the fellowship of others. This is not our permanent meeting place but it will work for now. It's easy to access for everyone without hiking more than 1/4mile or so. Here's the coordinates (Datum= WGS 84): N 35°20'30.7" W094°16'46.3" The next meeting will be April 13th, 2013 at about 9am. I know I didn't get to meet up on the last trip but I'd like yalls input on forming a group for us. I'd like it to be informal. Have a day each month, like the second Saturday or so, to meet up. That way it'll be easier for us all to plan ahead around work. Meets can be either in the field, or even in the back yard. The purpose of the group would be sharing our knowledge, learning and practicing new skills, mentoring others in bushcraft, and exploring our surroundings. So even if we can't all make it to the field we could meet up and work on a bushclass together. Maybe some of you have a skill/knowledge you'd like to show and pass on we could all learn. I'd be up for picking up someone in my area or on the way to camp and carpool. Family and friends would be welcome to come along and encouraged to join in the activities and discussions. With it being a day trip it'd be easier to schedule and we could, with enough notice, turn one into an overnight every now and then without alot of hassle. I'm thinking like Ozark Woodsmen or something along the lines of it. Share, learn, protect, and explore. This is a discussion about how to best accomplish this and gauge the level of interest on it. There would be no fees or attendance requirements to join and be a part of it, completely informal. But I would like each member to try to teach someone, or the group, a new skill, if they are willing. Even if everybody already knows the skill its always good to see how someone else does it and practice.