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Old 09-23-2009, 06:03 AM   #11
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damn....better have some strong TEEFERSi guess i could eat leather...i eat round steaks every now and then...


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Old 09-23-2009, 06:07 AM   #12
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Sorry. I thought this was a thread for people who found out the hard way that they weren't cut out for boxing.................


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I've heard you can get some nutritional value from eating rawhide, but cured leather is useless.
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I have been brain tanning deerskin for the better part of 15 years. Modern tanned leather would be useles. The chemical bath process alone will destroy most nutritional value (I have used them a few times but they really are nasty chemicals). I have an extensive library on the old west, civil war, and Rev. war. Many stories about boiling hides and naturally tanned leather to make a soup mixed with any edible vegitation around. To eat your leather coat or the saddlebags on the Harley would probably finish you off rather than save you.
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I used to brain-tan hides when I was a kid just to see how they'd come out. I read about it in the Foxfire Books, which I have to say were the most useful and interesting books I have ever read.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:29 AM   #16
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I have also heard of eating leather in many survival stories, like ships at sea in the 1500's. Of course, this was after they ate everything else. Now, I remember, It was Magellan's crew. Heres a little quote....

"When their food ran out, the hungry sailors ate the rats in the ships' holds, then the leather from the rigging, then sawdust. Many died. Those who remained grew steadily weaker and weaker."

Hmmm... Must have done something, no?
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Bear from Man Vs Wild was exposed for the fake he really is. Having a team with him on location wherever he goes. You just never see them. Survivorman is the only legit person making shows like this. And he just finished up as his show.

Wouldn't wood, or some type of bark be better for you than leather? Wood has insoluble fiber, but it's still something other than chemically treated cow skin.
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Hahah. I do agree, he does have like 6 guys rolling with him through the jungle or wherever he goes.
That statement makes me quite certain that i don't the extras on the DVD set.


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