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HIDE TANNING

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Required Gear for all Classes:
-Basic Kit

-Complete Kit

or

-Ultimate Kit

-Water, Snacks, and Lunch

-Adequate Clothing for Weather and Bugs

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Tim Swanson
Wilderness Survival Skills Instructor
Shirley, Massachusetts
owleyeswilderness@gmail.com
Email to book a class or event!
PROGRAMS
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HOW IS PRICE DETERMINED?

Every custom course is priced specifically to that course. Many factors determine the price once I know: the duration of the program, the number of participants, course content and distance of travel.

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Buckskin is an incredibly soft and durable textile used by humans all over the world to create clothing, bags, and footwear. Using natural ingredients and a lot of hard work, students will learn the art and science of hide tanning. All students will go home with buckskin that they have tanned themselves. If time allows, pattern development and sewing techniques will be covered at the end of class. All deer skins used in class are obtained by hunters who would have otherwise thrown them away.
This class is a 3 day and 2 night commitment. Students will camp and cook for themselves as we work on tanning hides throughout the 3 days. 
DURATION: 3 Days
SKILLS COVERED:
  • Obtaining Deer Hides Ethically
  • Fleshing
  • Graining
  • Egging & Wringing
  • Softening
  • Smoking
  • Various Methods of Producing Buckskin
  • Sewing & Creating Patterns for Clothing

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Fleshing Knife

  • Appropriate Clothing for Weather

  • Water, Food, and Cooking gear

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Camping Gear for Overnight

E-mail owleyeswilderness@gmail.com with any questions or to book a class.

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