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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So I've got 8 rabbit furs that I've scraped free of fat and meat and let dry stiff. I'm planning on working them into soft hide material (fur on). I would love some advice on the best way to tan them from this stage. Was thinking of dry scraping them with a dull edge to get down to a base...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So, I've been thinking this would be a good skill to have... not only in a survival situation, but also everyday, so I could make custom leather products for myself at low cost... Perhaps even sell some for a profit. (Gun holsters, clothing additions, horse tack, et cetera) But, I only have the...
  3. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Good Morning all- A friend gave me an old Bobcat hide 15 yrs ago and even then it was board stiff and looked like a pretty hack job (underside not consistent at all, chunky... really). I dont know if it was just salted or how it was preserved, but the fur is still in excellent shape. It doesn't...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i would like a good book on "brain tanning"......this year i want to save my deer hides and learn how to tan them with the hair on them.....i did a little reading on the internet and understand its really laber intesive....and theres is easier ways of doing it with chemical and salt......but i...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Part One of a new series showcasing some Homesteading and Pioneer living skills. We recently attended a public festival demonstrating some of these "old school" skills. In this video we toured the festival and talked with some of the folks demonstrating these skills. With some of these people...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Can someone give me some tips on how to tan hides with and without the hair and the purpose like perhaps making cloths? I have read about using fat and brains,salt,smoke,ect but am not quit shure the purpose.
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