Simple Steps For Tanning Hides

simple steps for tanning hides

I got started tanning fur purely by accident. My longtime friend and hunting partner, Robert, started a taxidermy business and decided to offer his customers in-house tanning. I happened to be in his shop one day as he was combing out some wolf pelts he had just finished tanning. I was amazed at how soft and supple they had turned out.

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How To Make Your Own Dyes Using Plants

how to make your own dyes using plants

Dyes have been used since ancient times to add color to fabric or other items and to oneself. Before the 19th century, commercial dyes were not available, and dyes were primarily made from natural materials, generally whatever was available in a given region.

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Basic Fruit Tree Pruning Tips – When, Why, and What to Prune!

basic fruit tree pruning tips when, why, and what to prune!

Pruning is best described as a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots. This may be done for a number of reasons, with the method and timing being of some importance, particularly when flowering and fruiting plants are the subjects – and we wish to achieve a good yield of high-quality produce.

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How To Make Survival Energy Bars

how to make survival energy bars

If you get caught up in an emergency situation after a pleasant time spent in the woods, energy bars are a great addition to your diet.

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Intelligent Remodeling Ideas for Your New Garden

intelligent remodeling ideas for your new garden

Each year, Americans spend over $3.5 billion on landscaping and exterior home maintenance. Spending money on beautifying the outside of your home is worth it due to the appeal and value it will add to your residence. One of the best ways to showcase the beauty of nature is by growing a garden. Whether you use your garden for flowers or food, making this area as appealing as possible is important.

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How to make green cleaners for your household

how to make green cleaners for your household

With a few items from your pantry, you can clean and refresh your home using only natural ingredients. With some basic kitchen items and a bit of elbow grease, you can easily remove stains and kill germs.

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How To Make Dandelion and Burdock Wine

how to make dandelion and burdock wine

Walking along any country lane at different times of the year reveals a pleasing assortment of wildflowers, even in early spring. Many varieties of these flowering plants can contribute a delicate bouquet to many wines.

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The Basics Of Making Fruit Wine – Step By Step Guide

the basics of making fruit wine – step by step guide

The pleasure of wine is doubled when you make it yourself for a few cents a bottle, using your own fruits and without unnecessary additives.

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How To Make Candles In The Wilderness

how to make candles in the wilderness

The fascination with fire, and its integral role in the success of the development of us as a species, continue to inspire and “spark” discussion across any campfire, and I am sure yours too. It’s a subject I never get tired of. It is easy to restrict thoughts on the subject of fire solely to the campfire, cooking, and warmth. However, fire also provides us with many other resources, one of which is light.

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A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

Man has been eating sausage since before the ancient Greeks began to record history. And for a good reason, sausage, made correctly, cannot only help to preserve meat but is one of the finest meals you can put on a plate.

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Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Once upon a time, every home had a smokehouse out back. Before refrigeration, smoke curing was the only way to safely preserve meat. Besides making the meat last longer, the time it spent inside the smokehouse gave it an extremely pleasing flavor.

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Step By Step Guide To Home-Brewed Beer

Step By Step Guide To Home Brewed Beer

Man has been brewing beer for ages. In fact, some of the earliest written records were Babylonian clay tablets detailing how to make ale. Besides the fact that it tasted good, brewing beer and ale helped to sterilize the not-so-clean drinking water of ancient times. That’s right, beer started out as “health food.”

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Simple Guide For Making Your Own Soap

Making Your Own Soap At Home

Up until the early 1900’s, most soaps were a homemade concoction that neither looked pretty, nor smelled pleasant. It was generally a mix of lye leached from wood ashes and fats leftover from animal slaughter or cooking.

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