If you're packing in for 5-8 days and you happen to kill (harvest) an elk on day six and pack out the first load of meat are your coolers ready for meat? Ice melted, dry ice, have to run to town to get ice? How do you prepare coolers?
Milk jugs and pre-cooling your cooler before throwing those in make a big difference. Also, throwing an old blanket or sleeping bag over the cooler adds a layer of insulation from the sun, etc. and also makes a big difference.I fill them with frozen milk jugs. After 10 days there's still about 50% of each jug still as ice.
I've heard a lot about that. the only thing to consider is making a 'crust' while initially hanging it...not sure If I'd want to put wet meat into a plastic bag, could be problematic once removed and packed out.Thanks 5miles.
Meat storage in the woods. There was a podcast with Aaron and another person and they stated if they harvest an elk and staying to hunt more with another person, they will stash meat(after its cooled some) in a lake or creek for a few days. Aaron puts his in a heavy mil construction bag and the other person said he just puts the meat in the water. Has anyone tried this method?
When I base camped I just left it out beside the tent. But we were returning each day (not that it would matter)How do you guys secure coolers in the back of trucks while out on a 2-4 day spike camp?
Are you concerned (or have you had any incidents) with thieves? Especially in situations where you are making multiple packout trips and there's meat in them.
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