A slippery situation

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by GrayGhost, Sep 20, 2016.


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  1. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Grease.
    We all have it. We have half a dozen coffee cans full of it....bacon, mixed, etc.

    Bacon renderings are used for cooking, flavoring, exclusively. Mixed grease I use to coat the barbecue grill after cleaning to season. I don't want to throw this out because I'm sure it has more uses.

    What do you do with yours?
     
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Feed the Bears
     
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  3. Water proof leather boots
     
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  4. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    save for further cooking and seasoning
     
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  5. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    We don't save much anymore...whatever we have is usually mixed with the dog's food. With 5 dogs and only 2 people we don't have a lot of leftovers or waste. ;)
     
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  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    I thought that's what you Alaskans used liberals for, BT.
     
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  7. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Renderd grease can be used to make candles
     
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  8. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Bacon candles, anyone?!

    These are the types of things I've been thinking....candles, soaps, lamp oil perhaps?

    Never really considered using it on leather. I suppose it'd work just fine, though a fella might have a time keeping the critters off of him!

    Good suggestions y'all, keep 'em coming!
     
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not to many "Liberals" actually are adventurous enough to come this far out...So we just do NOT have enough of them to feed the Bears.... Bacon, we got LOTS of....
     
  10. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    not in bear country...unless you are into the kinky bear S&M scene. :eek:
     
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  11. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    If you take your Bacon Grease and render it way down and filter it, you can make lots of cool stuff! Gun Lube, boot dressing, candles, lamp oils, heating oil, cooking oil. The list is actually pretty long. Get creative and you can find all sorts of stuff to use it for. Mix with olive oil and it lases much longer!
     
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  13. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    ^^ ya skin griz, pilgrim? :D
     
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  14. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson Monkey

    Back before the terrible floods I lost everything in, I used to add 5 to 10% to my boolit lube, just because.
     
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  15. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey


    Do you do this? Recipes on hand? Google is OK but trusted first-hand info is king.
     
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  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    We had to learn all these things in survival school in the service. Most I have tweaked to my own needs and experience!
     
  17. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Care to share?
     
  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Sure, which of many would you like? For a el cheep-o Cooking stove, take a tuna can ( save the lid) and cut strips of cardboard the same height, roll into the can until you cant get any more in, and fill with bacon grease ( best if mixed with bear fat) but any other thicker fat/grease works ( helps burn slower) and light when ready to use. the can lid can be used with a split stick as a damper, or a spatula, or a cook surface for small things! Lasts about 45 min or so, depending on the other fats you mix in if any! For boot dressing, get hot ( with out boiling) and apply to warm boot and let cool to ambient temp. Works really well if you can add bear grease to the mix! Lamp oil needs to be as clean as you can get it. Will burn hot and fast, but will work well with low soot! Run as is for bullet lube both during the reloading prosess, as well as a sealer for the loaded cartridge. For Black Powder, clean the gun tube with water and mild soap, and patch dry, use the last patch dipped in warm bacon grease and run this patch a few times! Makes a good bore butter in a pinch! For candles, mix with tallow, and bee's wax and dip your wick to build up to desired size. Add in ceder saw dust or sanding dust for bug repellent, Juniper works well if you have that in your A.O.
     
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  19. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Thanks. I've got some playing around to do. Now I just need to find some time outside of work to do it!
     
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  20. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That's your well known buddy burner. Here's some scoop, ignore the first post errors for now, we may be able to fix them later.
    buddy burner stove | Survival Monkey Forums
     
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