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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have an interest in tanning the fur of animals. I have successfully preserved squirrel skins, but did not find much use for them; so after about 7 months I threw them out. Deer season is coming up and I would love to preserve the hide with the fur on. I have heard of brain tanning but I don't...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We have a new instructable on how to tan and process rabbit furs. In this example, we make a a rabbit fur hat. Learn more about how we raise rabbits:
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi every one! I was wondering if some one could offer some insight on an easy way (if possible) of skinning tanning squirrel skins. Thanks! RugerDude