Do you use salt? Some say yes, some say no. Life doesn't always give you a freshly salted skin. You have a elk cape that is slipping bad. You decide it needs replacing. You purchase a dry salted cape. You receive the cape and discover it is literally 3/4 to 1" thick in some areas and is super hard. Obviously it's been dried for close to a year or more to get this hard! How will you handle this situation?