has any one heard of using kerosene to preserve a hide? I was told this one day and it just got me curious. I was told to flesh it like you normally would and then salt it for a few days then place it in a barrel of kerosene for around 5 days or weeks (can't remember). Then you take it out and work the hide to make it soft, the only thing that i don't understand is, how would you get the kerosene smell out of the hide? Its to my understanding that this is how the skins people sell are as white and pliable as they are. Anyway just wondering just seamed interesting. Oh and if this methood does work would it work well for mounting?