The Backwoodsman Magazine and Bacon Grease

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Jesse17, Mar 13, 2009.

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  3. Never heard of it.

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  1. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. hunter Joe

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

  3. hunter Joe

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    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
     
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  5. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. hunter Joe

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    Thanks Jesse, I got that site bookmarked.
     
  7. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Never heard of it. But you can use bacon grease as a handy dandy Islamic terrorist repellant....
     
  8. sgtdeath66

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    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
     
  9. Jesse17

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    ROTFLMFAO!!!

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

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    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.
     
  11. broadwatmatthew34

    broadwatmatthew34 New Member

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    bacon grease

    I use bacon grease for catfish attractant, and coyote bait when I trap.
     
  12. john_bud

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    Use it to fill the hollow in JHP's when the Islamofascists attack.
     
  13. backwoodshunter

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    i use bacon grease on my patchs and maxi ball in my 58 cal. muzzle loader
     
  14. freefall

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    I like the Backwoodsman magazine fried in bacon grease.
     
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  16. MajorCordite

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    I use bacon grease here in the suburbs all the time. I live on a corner lot
    and some of my neighbors, when walking their dogs, let fido do their business
    in my yard. After they leave I pour bacon grease on the poop. The next day when they come back old rover helps himself and my yard gets cleaned up
    every time. One dude accused me of hanky panky and I told him how well trained his dog was to clean up after himself and he wanted to fight about it. :eek: Go figure.