Big ol bar hog

  • Big ol bar hog

    Posted by Sandy_01 on October 11, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    So I got this here hog and I need the meat and lard. I been putting it off due to the extreme heat, but now we are supposed to have rain for the next 3 days. This is not my first hog and I usually skin em up, but I am older and it hurts my hands. Has anyone used a pressure washer to de-hair one? I have a 3100 psi pressure washer sitting in the barn I am thinking of trying. Any advise please.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u-v2bKHYFM

    RiceAndEggsToday replied 6 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • BiggKidd

    Member
    October 11, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    You might want to look in skinning with air. You use a longish blow gun and air compressor it slides in between the meat and hide and separates the two nicely. Youtube use to have videos not sure if they still do..

  • Sandy_01

    Member
    October 20, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Well we got er done and in the freezer. My husband does help with the heavy work, but he drove a desk for 20 years and doesn’t have the stomack for most of the dirty work so most of it is done by me. I gave up on the 22, l had a bad kill with it the last time. These hogs are just to large for that, so I used a 20 ga slug. That worked perfectly. I was going to try what biggkidd recommended and had the generator and the compressor ready, but when the time came I did what I always do. Knife work. I don’t think that I will do another that large, it’s just to much work. I have no idea how folks up north handle a moose.

  • RiceAndEggsToday

    Member
    November 2, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Preppers in general seem to be very reserved when it comes to in-person meeting. I know for a fact there are some in my area. None so far seem interested in continuing dialog, much less meeting together. Not even just meeting at a diner for coffee. Maybe they all have robust MAGs, with full rosters. But, if I tell you where I am, you might doubt that is the case. I think at least 98% of the people in my county are the exact opposite of preppers. I hope you find some like-minded friends!

  • Squashmania

    Member
    October 26, 2023 at 1:00 am

    I joined FS to find my local tribe. Online tribe is awesome, but I am willing to help and sometimes I NEED help. Winching trees out of my valley for firewood so they don’t foul my pond outlet. My husband doesn’t help often. He likes to look at our property, but isn’t big on mgmt. So I do most of the workf or the animals and the garden and the yard and the pond, and work full time with on call. I am seriously looking for tribe.

  • RebelFarm

    Member
    October 26, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    I understand your frustration! As a single lady, it is hard to find help with heavy labor without paying out of pocket. I don’t know your husband, but gheeesh really! Sounds like he need to man up! I live in a difficult area as well as far as trying to find like minded people whom are willing to lend a hand. I did find a handyman, but have to pay him for any work he has done. That can get pricey too. I wish you luck, my dear…

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