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Frank    Posted 06-05-2003 at 08:10:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thought some of you might like to check out another homesteading site similar to this one.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-05-2003 at 09:12:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Morning Frank. Good board and i read some of the posts - it's my understanding that a hide needs acid to properly tan (a sliver of properly tanned hide won't curl up & harden after 5 minutes in boiling water - it will still be soft & pliable) and was wondering, with brain tanning, where the acid comes from. :) If it's tanned with oak bark or acorns, tannic acid comes from them. (that's what maked acorns taste bitter)

Salmoneye    Posted 06-05-2003 at 09:28:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
The old 'Indian' (political incorrectness intentional) adage is that all animals have just the right size brain to tan their hide...The tannin (tannic acid) is in the brain of us all...

That is if I remember what my Grandfather told me correctly...He was drinked up at the time and I was 12 and didn't listen very well...


buck    Posted 06-05-2003 at 10:29:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

When it came to tanning hides Grandpa was good at it. He was a fur trapper untill frozen feet slowed him down. He was pretty good at tanning my hide too. When it came to his drinking I listened real good as the spring house way about 100 yrds from the house and when he told me to I ran and got what he wanted, either his makins. brew, or store bought. I tought I was a big boy when he let me open his store bought with his church key. Thank for the memory.

Clod    Posted 06-05-2003 at 11:09:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That frozen feet part..Idaho is a fine place but the Sun dont mess around up there much.

Ivey    Posted 06-06-2003 at 21:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went to the site. They claim to want new members, but won't let me register, oh well, maybe one of my ex wives er something, lol.

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