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    Cut a big circle (or small one) cut a few slits around the perimeter, and run another leather strap through each, so that it'll bunch up into a little "possibles" pouch, but it'll also open and lay flat.
    Small bullet pouch.
    Use strips about 1/4" to do some turks-head handle wraps.
    try a piece on your bowdrill
    broadhead covers.
    finger guard for plucking arrows.
    pocketknife pouch.
    make a neat bellows for blowing fire
    holster for flashlight.
    Your imagination is your only limit at this point.


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    did you see this?
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    leg bone, split in half and rubbed sharp on a rock, sheathed in some bark-tan. Might be a good time to try that no-sew sheath I saw posted a little while back?

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    I thought WW posted it, but it was NotSoOldCrone

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...n-s-Sgian-Dubh

    Looks really cool.

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    That's pretty neat, I remember it now, thanks.

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    Just wondering how your other projects are coming along. I know you've been really busy with syrup lately. Did your bones come clean yet?
    I have about two deer's worth of bones dried on the roof, ready to either be cleaned or macerated (probably going with maceration since temps are back in the 80's).

    And where the heck did spring go? I think it only lasted about a week this year.. Tanning season is just about over for me. I don't like to mess around with rotting things when it's 85+ anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by your_comforting_company View Post
    skin and brains = clothing
    ulna-radius = hide scraper
    toe bones = arrowheads and fishhooks
    sinew (primarily backstrap)= thread, cordage
    skullcap = scraping tool
    scapula = digging tool
    ribs = saw, scraper
    hoof = decorations
    horns = knapping tools (does don't have horns, tho)
    tail hair = fishing lures
    jaw (with teeth) = saw
    leftover hide and sinew bits = boil into glue
    fat = tallow fuel, soap, grease (cooking and lube)
    bladder, pericardium, and gut = containers

    A deer really is an "all-in-one" package, food, clothing, and tools.
    You are very versatile and creative.

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