Yes I realize this. I carry 4 large garbage bags in case its super hot and I have to make multiple trips I can dump the meat in bags and put it in a stream or a glacier. This way even if I can't make another trip until the next day I know without a doubt that meat is still good to go. As far as the cape. We would flesh the head and put the hide in a plastic bag. (Elk) or a deer the whole head with cape might go in the plastic bag. Either way there isn't any hide coming in contact with my body.What about your trophy head you want mounted?? Your going to back head, antlers, and some hide rite??