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Jesse17 03-13-2009 10:57 PM

The Backwoodsman Magazine and Bacon Grease
 
So, I've been reading this magazine lately called, "The Backwoodsman: The Magazine for the Twenty-First Century Frontiersman". It's a great read. It's mostly survival, knife making, and guns. Most of the articles are reader-submitted, and they'll give you a free subscription as payment for your article.

I am working on an article about uses for bacon grease, in a sustainable living type of situation. I'd like to have 5 - 10 uses for it that don't include it's use as a food or flavoring.

What I've come up with so far is:

1. Candle Making
2. Soap Making
3. Soaking tender (ie. dryer lint) in it to make it easier to ignite.

I am hoping for two things out of this post:

I would like to know how many of you read this magazine or have even heard of it (just out of curiosity).

And, I would like some suggestions for uses of bacon grease (other than food or flavoring), which I will research about and include in the article I want to write.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

hunter Joe 03-14-2009 05:51 AM

Well of course lubricant. WD 40, Ky Jelly ,axle grease, etc.

hunter Joe 03-14-2009 06:07 AM

Jesse, I became pretty intrigued with this bacon grease dilemma of yours. I did an internet search and ended up on Gun Broker.com's message board. Some of the more interesting uses for bacon grease were: bear bait, seasoning for cooking, water proofing, hair jell, use it to treat mange, makes you have by-pass surgery, and smear it on doors knobs and instantly become the life of the party.
I plagiarized these ideas of that site so I'm not sure if you can legally use them.
Although, I would like to subscribe to that magazine so please post the address. Hunter Joe

Spanz 03-14-2009 12:34 PM

Attractant scent, when burned, for bear hunting.
In colonial days, they would also use a hunk of lard as a lighting device in a special holder.

http://www.prices4antiques.com/lighting/lard-fat-lamps/Lard-Lamp-Tin-Oblong-Diamond-Font-on-Stem-Saucer-Base-D9931043.htm

Jesse17 03-14-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunter Joe (Post 82197)
Jesse, I became pretty intrigued with this bacon grease dilemma of yours. I did an internet search and ended up on Gun Broker.com's message board. Some of the more interesting uses for bacon grease were: bear bait, seasoning for cooking, water proofing, hair jell, use it to treat mange, makes you have by-pass surgery, and smear it on doors knobs and instantly become the life of the party.
I plagiarized these ideas of that site so I'm not sure if you can legally use them.
Although, I would like to subscribe to that magazine so please post the address. Hunter Joe

Thanks Hunter Joe. I didn't think of the bear bait idea, or waterproofing. I'm going to check those ideas out, as well as treating mange.

I don't know that I want to use it for hair jell, well at least not while bear huntig.:eek:

My wife uses it to keep flies off her horses. She doesn't like to use the chemical sprays (silly girl), and the bacon grease seems to work.

Heres the website address for The Backwoodsman.

hunter Joe 03-14-2009 10:44 PM

Thanks Jesse, I got that site bookmarked.

ScottG 03-14-2009 11:06 PM

Never heard of it. But you can use bacon grease as a handy dandy Islamic terrorist repellant....

sgtdeath66 03-14-2009 11:17 PM

it would work to bait just about anything. i wouldnt use it as a ky type product but as a lube of sorts it would be very helpful

Jesse17 03-15-2009 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 82342)
Never heard of it. But you can use bacon grease as a handy dandy Islamic terrorist repellant....

ROTFLMFAO!!!

I think maybe we should campaign to pass a bill to feed only bacon grease in ANY prison/detainment camp in the US.

Ubergopher 03-15-2009 09:07 PM

The bacon grease make me think of a fly/wasp/hornet trap we use to use when camping.

Get some hot soapy water in a bowl, and hang a slice of bacon over it, and when they come to eat that they'll eat to much and fall into the water and be stuck there. Not entirely sure how it works, but it gets the job done.


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