Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
Like Tree42Likes

Thread: How to transport meat out of the bush

  1. #1
    Member aetchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    171

    How to transport meat out of the bush

    Hi all

    Totally new to hunting, but got lucky on first trip out with my son and we bagged a pig. We discovered that New World plastic carriers and bin bags are not a great way to transport meat in a 10k hike out of the bush.

    Anyone got any tips for easy to carry/light ways of transporting the meat out.

    Many thanks
    Ash

  2. #2
    Member madmaori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Hawkes bay
    Posts
    521
    straight on your back in the original packaging minus the guts and head.....unless its a decent head
    veitnamcam, mikee, Boaraxa and 4 others like this.

  3. #3
    Member dansus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    99
    Canvas meat bag from huntech and couple pillow cases works well if you want to bone out the meat before the walk out.

  4. #4
    Member Boar Freak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Above the Hutt
    Posts
    865
    I never had issues putting meat into plastic bags inside my day pack. I break down animals into 4 quarters plus back straps let it cool then it should be good to go for the walk out. On long trips I debone everything. Can show you a couple of ways to cut up an animal if you want. Have a few goats floating around at our place could catch a couple and practice on them.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    7,250
    Cut into meat group, into pillow cases, then plastic bags, when get out the pillow case goes onto the washing line / somewhere to cool off
    Brian, oneshot and ocium like this.

  6. #6
    Bos
    Bos is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Blenheim
    Posts
    156
    Ideally cool the meat down by hanging the carcass minus the head, guts, arsehole and throat overnight. If you've got a flyproof bag to hang it in all the better. If you're on a day trip, as others have said, I remove the 4 legs and backsteaks, put them in 5 separate pillowcases, then into black rubbish bags in your pack for as short a time as possible. If its venison, thar, or chamois, hang it for a week somewhere cool and FLY-FREE before freezing it. If its pork I still give it a day or 2 before freezing or eating it. An old fridge with some kiwi made racks up high to hook the legs and backsteaks on works well.

  7. #7
    Member diana2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    top of the south
    Posts
    347
    Pillow cases work great, I get them from the OP shops.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Turangi
    Posts
    616
    +1 for pillow cases. Also spotlight sells all sorts of mesh type fabric. The heavy duty stuff works well and if you are handy with sewing machine or know someone that is you can make custom sized bags for each cut/quarter.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    77
    Mutton cloth is also good. Cut to required length and tie a knot at one end. Allows the meat to breath in your pack and aids in soaking up blood.
    Preacher likes this.

  10. #10
    ebf
    ebf is offline
    The gnome returns ! ebf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hutt Valley
    Posts
    5,004
    +3 for old pillow cases
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
    Black rifles matter...

  11. #11
    If your not fast your last Shootm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Mighty Manawatu
    Posts
    2,735
    Name:  D8384F2E-4B38-4E1E-9280-FBB2DE52D889.jpeg
Views: 506
Size:  132.7 KB

    I Have Sexdaily. I mean Dyslexia! Fcuk!

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Taranaki
    Posts
    194
    Pillow cases. Not sure about how quickly pork will go off but i hang the goat/venison in the shade for a bit if i have time. Or leave it hanging in the pillow case and come back and get it on my way out. Cool the meat down as quick as you can.

  13. #13
    Member oneshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Upper Hutt
    Posts
    839
    Anything further than a two hour carry and I will just bone out the meat and put into a backpack. Under two hours I'll put the animal on my back unless the front shoulders are stuffed. As others said, pillow cases then into a sturdy day bag.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

  14. #14
    Member Rusky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    677
    Pillow cases. Make sure there 250 thread ones as anything thinner may not stop the blowies. And make sure there white so you know when they are clean.
    Last edited by Rusky; 05-06-2018 at 09:22 PM.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    221
    $30 odd for 1 or 2 of these landed - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Rus...gAAOSwk1JWfq2N

    Then can just get 4 white pillow cases from either the warehouse or a second hand store for a couple of dollars.

    Chuck your meat in the pillow cases, then into the canvas bags and your away. White pillow cases more relevant if they're new so your don't get dye running into the meat. If they're second hand ones then your should be right with any colour. Either way wash and soak them thoroughly prior to using them.

    The pillow cases help the meat to still breath and release heat, where as plastic bags causes it to sweat and go off quicker. I do use plastic bags sometimes but only if transporting a short distance, or if the meat is already cooled off and its a colder day.


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Auckland Transport
    By dogmatix in forum Off topic
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 07-05-2018, 09:56 PM
  2. WTB: Transport
    By Tuckerbox in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-11-2017, 09:49 PM
  3. Meat-Free Meat
    By LOC in forum Off topic
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 14-08-2017, 02:42 AM
  4. Bush pig/bush rifle accuracy question
    By Cody.a in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-07-2016, 10:16 PM
  5. new out door transport
    By 6MMBR in forum Outdoor Transport
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 31-01-2013, 05:52 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!