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Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb is a 7th-generation Arkansan that grew up in the Ouachita Mountains. He's a hunter, mule skinner, curious naturalist, and observer of rural culture. He's also a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and owner/publisher of Bear Hunting Magazine.

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Video: How to Make Bear Grease Beard Oil

Butchering & Processing

Video: How to Make Bear Grease Beard Oil

Bear grease has many uses, and making beard oil is one more fantastic way to utilize the multipurpose fat. Beard oil has become very trendy in recent years and is often for sale in hardware stores, gas stations, and grocery stores. But why purchase it when you can make your own? This recipe is...
How to Predict Weather with Bear Grease

Butchering & Processing

How to Predict Weather with Bear Grease

You can make bear grease by heating the lard off a bear until it liquifies into a usable oil. It’s highly valued because of its stable shelf life at room temperature and numerous applications. I’ve personally cooked, conditioned leather, lubricated metal, and made lye soap with it. Other folks use...
Video: How to Make Bear Grease Soap

Butchering & Processing

Video: How to Make Bear Grease Soap

Making bear grease lye soap is a practice as old as the hills. It's a time-tested and valued cleaning product to this day. As a matter of fact, you can use any type of animal tallow to make soap, as people commonly did before modern commercial soaps. In this video I'll show you how to use four...
How to Make Bear Grease

Butchering & Processing

How to Make Bear Grease

The practice of making bear oil has diminished over the last century. Cheap, grain-based oils and our society’s rapid movement away from field-to-table eating has lessened the value of this wonderful, multipurpose fat. But I think it still can find a place in modern homes. Bear oil has many non...