Is there a more simple way of skinning animals?


#1

Couldn’t one just burn the fur off animals with fire without skinning them?


#2

why, the skin is quite useful, and early primitive people probably skinned em with rocks.


#3

I am talking about getting to the skin easier by burning off the fur with fire.

Can that be done?


#4

The skin would burn too. Skinning isn’t all that hard or time consuming once you get the hang of it.

Burning the hair off a pig with boiling water is a pretty common practice but they aren’t usually saving that skin for making things when they do that. I imagine you would risk damaging the skin even with boiling water, plus you would still have to de-grain it.


#5

[quote=“scavenger, post:4, topic:335”]The skin would burn too. Skinning isn’t all that hard or time consuming once you get the hang of it.

Burning the hair off a pig with boiling water is a pretty common practice but they aren’t usually saving that skin for making things when they do that. I imagine you would risk damaging the skin even with boiling water, plus you would still have to de-grain it.[/quote]

Hmmm… :-\

Well that plan simply won’t do. 8)

Looks like general skinning with a hatchet knife will have to do.