When I first started out about 5 years back, a family friend showed me the basics... he used and swore by para-tan and so this is the product I have used... I only do about 15-20 mounts per year for myself, family and friends so I haven't ever experimented with anything else. The para-tan has worked OK for me. I can't complain but I also wouldn't say im sold on it for life. I've searched this tan and can't really find many people using it. My jug is almost gone and im curious about other types my question is what do you guys use/ suggest and why? Any info always helps, thanks! Btw most the hides I tan are for shoulder mounts, but I also have attempted some soft hide tans with so/so results.