posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:16 AM
Hunting animals for food and then using their furs for protection from the elements seems like a worthy survival skill.
To this end I have begun researching how to effectively skin and preserve the pelts of various animals indigenous to my local area.
I have successfully attained salted rabbit and fox pelts and am looking for information on how to go on from here.
I have found many articles and guides relating to turning them into hairless leather products, but being in a temperate zone and having survival
methods foremost in my mind, how do I use the salted skins now, with the fur still on them?
Do they need to be tanned or softened to make things like shoes and blankets?
Any help locating this information would be really great.