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In a collapse situation we need to go for the low hanging fruit. We need to look at the resources of today and discern what will be left after the collapse. There is a good chance that wild animals will be around. This is why some of the most prominent minds in survival swear by trapping. These animals will provide you with meat to keep yourself and your family alive. That is the primary benefit of these animals. They will also provide you with furs and maybe even leather, depending on the animal. Leather is a cured hide that can offer tons of benefits. What can you do with a quality cured leather hide?
This article offers up a collection of projects and ideas for manipulating leather. Mastering these raw materials will assure that you are able to make due when there is very little around to make due with.