posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:19 AM
As with most skills from the frontier days, they are a long forgotten bunch.
Skills that can be learned and passed down to all generations, instead of ignored.
But with this little tutorial and write-up, anyone could feasibly make tallow candles.
There are multiple uses for tallow, besides just candles.
Once it's rendered practically safe, it can be used to cook with months after storage.
Also, besides "duck grease"...tallow can be used for patches in some traditional firearms.
Allowing the tallow to get warm and pliable, of course.
Such a great find!