I mostly use Mink Oil as My Winter patch lube , straight out of the Tin. It does get a little runny in the hot months and I suppose a little Beeswax would stiffen it up. I used to melt the Mink Oil and soak the Patches but have found out that, like Brylcream, a little dab will do Ya`!!
I used Mink Oil for a while as an all season patch lube, pre lubing strips with melted oil. Now I just use it in the winter as well.....It's good stuff but seems to get all over EVERYTHING in the warmer months!
It has a very unique smell that I sort of like, and it has more uses than just a patch lube. Makes a nice leather conditioner, and helps with dry or cracked hands........and in a pinch it makes a heck of a good chapstick
I went cheap since I retired. I have some diy paste I use for muzzie patch lube and to lube leather.
It's made out of vegetable shortening and some petroleum jelly added to a empty glass jar that use to hold some kee wee polish.
It works good since it got rubbed on my possible bag.
I'm so cheap I use containers that actually says petroleum jelly and vegetable shortening in big print.
Thanks. I just treated my forty year old Sorel, 1964 style, felt lined sno pak boots. For wear and tear they still look pretty good for winter hiking and hunting.