I know this has been talked about to death and then some...... But do I really need to salt a hide before tanning? This season I have just started to toss the capes in the pickle right after rough fleshing. (Safety Pickle) I have been using Trubond 1000 and 1000B and get the same results as I did before when I use to salt the capes for 24 hours or more. I have stretchy white leather and back skins that break by hand with only 10 mins of stretching over 4-5 days of drying time. No slippage and minimal shrinkage on my mounts. Am I missing something? I am saving a ton of time and money not salting and re-hydrating.