This squirrel is the third road-killed animal we’ve skinned and tanned.  We’ve tried a different tanning technique for each animal: we put Fox I in a chemical bath that didn’t work too well; we brain-tanned Fox II, which was gross and kind of sketchy but worked really well; and we used a strong black tea + raw egg for the squirrel, which also worked well (and was way less gross than brains).  Struggle Mountain has a lot of oak trees, so I’d like to try a boiled acorn broth next.


One Response to “Squirrel”

  1. Tracy Says:

    Hi Max and Rachel, I tanned a few hides Years ago with oak galls. The oak has a lot of tannin in it.

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