In this animated short film from the show MeatEater on Sportsman’s Channel, host, author, and Field & Stream contributor Steven Rinella breaks down a brief history of Daniel Boone and how he made a living off the bears he hunted. In addition to just being a cool recap, the short gives a rough recipe for preserving bear meat and making bacon.

I never thought about how frontiersmen and pioneers got their salt for curing, but it makes sense they’d have to find it wherever they could, including by boiling down a salt lick.