I rendered down about one gallon of bear fat from my bear and plan on using it for boot preservative. Before you laugh let me tell you about the last time I saved the fat. Around January when it was minus twenty below (up here in Minnesota ya know) the wife tells me, "Get that bear fat out of my freezer!" Well me being busy and all what with ice fishing and winter shooting sports of fox/coyote fur in its prime I stick the bear fat out in the uninsulated shed out back. Come July I'm out there and find someone had stuck a bag of something right inside the door and I realize immeadiately what it is. Oh lord...I use a stick to open it and peer inside. To my utter amazement there are no bugs in it and no smell. What's more the fat is just like the day I cut it off and looks like the photo attached below. Well it being July and all, fishing and crow hunting at its peak, I set the sack off to the side since it kept so well without refrigeration...don't know where that sack is now but I bet the fat is still good. I've heard the bear fat if placed in a mason jar will act like a barometer of sorts, the fat changes in consistency (I'm talking rendered down bear fat now) anyway I seriously am going to try it on leather. Anyone care to use it as a sexual aid and report back? I know they do something with the gull bladder as a aphrodisiac but I already gave that away to a Korean buddy who is going to use it for just that. Any other idea's out there for the bear fat?