In ancient history, tanning was considered a noxious commerce and relegated to the outskirts of town, amongst the poor. The ancients used leather for water skins, http://x-public.com , harnesses, boats, armor, quivers, scabbards, boots, and sandals. Around 2500 BC, the Sumerians started using leather, affixed by copper studs, on chariot wheels. Tanners would take an animal skin and soak it in water. Subsequently they’d thump and scour the skin to eliminate flesh and fat. Next, either they soaked the skin in urine to loosen hair fibers or they let the skin putrefy for several months, after which they dipped the skin in a salt solution. After the hair fibers were loosened, the tanners would scrape them off with a knife. Once the hair was removed, tanners would bate the material by pounding dung into the skin or soaking the skin in a solution of animal brains. They’d also take cedar oil, alum, or tannin and stretch the skin as it lost moisture and absorbed the tanning agent. Leftover leather would be turned into paste. Tanners would place scraps of hides in a vat of water and allow them to deteriorate for months. The mixture would then be placed over a fire to boil off the water to make hide paste.
My Personal Story
I wasn’t produced into a nudist family and consequently http://x-pot.com was taught that one should not go around without their clothes on. Being naked in front of others was okay only in particular scenarios (Doctor’s office, locker rooms, school showers, or other areas where changing clothes was appropriate) and just for the short time it was required. One simply didn’t walk around nude in mixed company.
As a child I went to a summer camp which was run by my Father and once a week we’d “Scrub”. Normally we wore out bathing suits when we swam in the lake, but on “Scrub Day” we took soap to the lake and left our suits in the cabins. As this is the only way we could actually wash, and since it was an all boys’ camp, the required nudity was acceptable. Because I CAn’t swim I did not like going to the lake in any way. As far as I was concerned being being naked with the other lads was not the problem being at the lake was.