Glue from animal fat

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I have never hear of making glue from animal fat, but hide glue works pretty good.

Take the scrapings from an animal skin and add 2 times water, simmer. Glue will be removed from scrapings and float. Glue is very strong but needs to remain dry.
 

Cliff Stamp

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Probably a bit of a mixup, soap is made from fat, glue is made from sinew or skin or pitch.

-Cliff
 
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Glue is made from protein not fat. These include hide glue and casein glue [milk protein].
 
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Ok..... So what is the best way to make glue in the wilderness?
Thanks
Wade
 

mewolf1

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Outdoors said:
Pine pitch is supposed to work pretty well and would be faster than making hide glue. I believe Cutler's resin is at least part pine pitch. IIRC, you are supposed to mix the pitch with something organic to improve bonding.

http://www.trackertrail.com/survival/pitchandglue/rbpitch/index.html
http://www.onagocag.com/glue.html

Pat

A little fat mixed in helps with the workability and keeps the set "glue' from being to brittle. How much you ask, witchcraft pure witchcraft.:D I have made some really gooy stuff and didn't add much fat at all.:eek:
 
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