Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

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Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Birdwatcher » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:59 pm

I have been gifted about 8oz of rendered black bear fat.

Appropriate to San Antonio as bears were once common here.

The stuff is semi-liquid at room temperature.

I wondering how to display it at events and to what practical uses it might be put towards.

Thanks,

Mike.
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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Bob Miller » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:38 am

I make and use it extensively. It is one of the absolute best lubricants there is. I use it to lube my patches, and the contact points of my firelock.
Wonderful for your hands and feet, and a mix of bear oil and beeswax is my go to for leather maintenance [moccasins , belts, etc] and lip balm.
Same mix works to waterproof the pan of my rifle . A mix of bear oil and beeswax lubed the paper cartridge fired in my 10 bore that harvested my bear last Fall
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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Black Hand » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:34 pm

Fill a period-appropriate bottle...?
Personally, I use it for patch lube and to lubricate my lock & barrel.
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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Birdwatcher » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:03 pm

Thank you for the replies, I'm gonna gift half of it to a friend, thinking to put the rest in a period glass bottle for my Alamo-era camp display.

What would be the shelf life at room (or higher) temeratures?

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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Black Hand » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:42 pm

Birdwatcher wrote:Thank you for the replies, I'm gonna gift half of it to a friend, thinking to put the rest in a period glass bottle for my Alamo-era camp display.

What would be the shelf life at room (or higher) temeratures?

Mike

People I know store rendered bear fat at room temperature until used...
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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby Bill in Oregon » Mon May 01, 2017 11:07 am

Supposed to be wonderful to bake and fry with.

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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby trent/OH » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:38 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:Supposed to be wonderful to bake and fry with.

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I had to read that twice. At first I thought it read "to bathe and fry with".
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Re: Display of and practical uses for bear fat?

Postby AxelP » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:01 pm

I know for the bear, all that fat was used as auxiliary fuel and warmth for the winter. :D
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