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Deerskins Into Buckskins: How To Tan With Natural Materials, a Field Guide for Hunters and Gatherers

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Detailed photographs and illustrations, a simple to follow style and sixteen years of experience teaching thousands of people how to tan, allow Matt Richards to show you exactly what you need to know to successfully turn your deer elk, moose or buffalo skins into the leather preferred by outdoorsmen and native peoples for millennia. You'll learn the traditional methods of

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 15th 2004 by Backcountry Publishing (first published September 1997)
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Mike (the Paladin)
I'm not kidding myself that I'll ever be in shape to use the information in this book again...but it makes me want to. From deer skin to buckskin you'll get a step by step instructional here. There are tips on how and where to obtain the skins (including ways other than hunting yourself) if you are so inclined to tan your own skins and make you own projects...jackets, other clothing, bags...whatever.

The book opens with a few words on the background and history of the use of buckskin and on the
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Jesse
May 25, 2015 Jesse rated it really liked it
A great DIY guide to natural brain-tanning of leather.
Ken Wyne
Jan 14, 2016 Ken Wyne rated it really liked it
A great resource for brain tanning.
Robert Wiest
Jan 14, 2014 Robert Wiest rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a little long winded some times but a lot of good start to finish information
Gabe
Feb 24, 2015 Gabe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great information and great illustrations.
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