Howdy! It's early bear season in upstate NY and I'm fixin' to make me some bear snack sticks. I've never stuffed casings before but I've done my share of smoking brisket, ribs, kielbasa, and other toothsome comestibles in restaurants I've worked for in cookshack electric smokers. This will be my first experience using a cure and stuffing casings. I had the idea originally to make cowboy jerky and hang strips of whole muscle over a campfire....kind of a survivalism technique that would be good to have experience in if something dreadful were to happen like the grid went down, or they stopped informing us of the day to day happenings of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. I bought this clothesline and my plan was a non-fail at hanging the meat over a campfire or woodstove and dry the meat slowly using either cure 1 or 2, seasoning, and salt. We'll that plan has now changed to making snack sticks, and enclosing a structure around the clothesline with a smoldering fire beneath it. I've read quite a bit on these forums and I'm pretty good at taking advice and following directions so with a little love and care I'm going to give it a shot. I'm writing this from my eye phone so I'm not sure if it will get thru and attach the pics I'm hoping to attach. I don't want to give away all my secrets in the first post so chime in and ask. First pic is the redneck clothesline that will soon be surrounded by a 8' x 8' x 8' tent made of lumber and tarps. Stay tuned for more. I'm in the tree stand as we speak waiting for mr bear to reappear and hopefully bring bigger friends than he is.