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6/17/12 4:02 PM
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Hey all, I came across this the other day and thought some of you might be interested. It is an informal FREE certification program for basic bushcraft skills. They have a set of online videos showing you how to do the following for their basic certificate.

Complete these required lessons.

• Shavings and feather sticks

• 5 man-made tinders

• Twig fire

• 4 basic knots

• Basic tarp shelter

• ID 5 trees and list 2 uses for each

• Make bannock by fire

• 2 strand twist of man-made cordage

• 3 strand braid of man- made cordage

• Knife sharpening

• Make an improvised cooking implement

• Make a pot hook

• Make a simple snare


After you have mastered the skills you then post pictures or videos showing you having completed them successfully. They also have a list of five "electives" to do along with some outdoor excursions. When you are done they send you an e-mail certificate and you can order a patch if that is your thing. It seems like a lot of fun and the wife and I actually started yesterday with me showing her some tree ID.

Anyway check it out at http://bushcraftusa.com/forum under Bushclass USA. Which is incidentally a great forum with a lot of good info. They also have the videos on youtube if you would like to just check them out.
6/18/12 1:08 PM
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6/19/12 6:45 AM
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 Cool, thanks.
6/19/12 3:45 PM
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No problem. Let me know if you sign up over there. And I'm actually heading out to a gathering with some of the guys in Jersey this weekend. It should be interesting.
6/22/12 8:11 PM
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 Just signed up, now I have to wait for the account to be approved.
4/12/14 4:52 AM
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Sounds badass! Voted up!!!!!!

Just got my Condor Mission pack in the mail today. With that, a bk9, and a few other supplies, I'm ready to do some primitive camping.

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7/14/14 5:07 AM
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7/14/14 6:25 AM
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I forgot I subed this thread. Phone Post 3.0

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