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    Portable meat safe?

    Having recently lost some very hard won venison to maggots Iím seeking a portable meat safe. The two Iíve found so far are
    https://www.stoneycreek.co.nz/meat-safe.html
    https://www.gamegear.co.nz/products/...31941513347171
    Feedback on these? Look to be similar price, weight, size, features.
    Are there any others to look at?
    Has anyone made a DIY version using Aliexpress mosquito net, zip and short tent poles?

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    I have the Stoney Creek one, I mainly use it in a tree at home for hanging sheep and deer overnight. Does the job, plenty of length and has loops for pinning the bottom if windy etc so the sides don’t touch the carcass, easy to clean too.
    I snapped the end of one of the pieces of the aluminium ring, but it still works fine.

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    Game Gear products are always well thought out. Take a can of fly spray to spray on the deer skin while its hanging, stops the flys blowing through the mesh
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    pillow cases work well...just make sure to roll ends enough to keep shut.....shoot animal,break it down and put bits into pillow cases asap...they can hang to air/cool straight away and a flick with switch/branch will stop flies laying on outside of bag.....were I normally hunt the flies are gone as soon as they arrive,the wasps kill them and cart them off for dinner...maggots are one thing that I just dont handle well....makes skin crawl.... trim rapidly and discard... havent lost meat that way for many many years.....deer hung overnight in garage go in sewn up bedsheet with top tied....pepper sprinkled around rolled closure and the pssst flyspay auto can put in garage facing away from carcase...fly spray squirted around doors.....
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    the lads lost 3 deer a few years back from in one of the above meatsafes...they made mistake of having it too low and rat chewed hole in it which flies got into at first chance..by time they noticed it was too late.
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    Having maggots on or in the meat does not necessarily mean it is rotten, I have seen blown maggoty carcasses just from the carry back to camp...flick them out with a knife, bone the animal out, bag it up and put it in the creek...maggoty meat looks like salami in the pan, for those with a soft guts it is best consumed in the dark.
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    I use the old Huntec deer bags, they work well by letting air flow but the flys can't blow through it. I carry a couple of pegs to secure the top from fly's getting in. Light weight and wash up easy after use.
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    I just get net curtain from spotlight and see it in a tube thread over whole deer or boned out and I tie it at the top and just use small sticks to hold it off the meat. Then tie it at the bottom cheap, light and works well.

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    Yes I got my mother in law to sew me one out of curtain netting. It’s about four metres long and about a metre in circumference. It has drawstrings at each end. It works mint. Hang the meat. Cover it with the safe. Weighs nothing.
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    Sorry it’s not the best photo but there’s two red hindquarters hanging in there plus back straps.
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    awesome photo....makes me want to swing a billy myself,you know if you havent got a lid,that putting small stick across top SOMEHOW stops smokey flavour getting in water???? dont ask me how it works cause Ive never worked it out...but it does.

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    i just use a duvet cover and some tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    awesome photo....makes me want to swing a billy myself,you know if you havent got a lid,that putting small stick across top SOMEHOW stops smokey flavour getting in water???? dont ask me how it works cause Ive never worked it out...but it does.
    Can’t beat Smokey billy tea mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGunn View Post
    Having maggots on or in the meat does not necessarily mean it is rotten, I have seen blown maggoty carcasses just from the carry back to camp...flick them out with a knife, bone the animal out, bag it up and put it in the creek...maggoty meat looks like salami in the pan, for those with a soft guts it is best consumed in the dark.
    Second that.

    Often used to get goats fly blown when in the bush up north. Flick them off with a knife and any missed are killed either in the freezer or if using straight away, when it is cooked.

    Where we are now I always hang the carcass either in the woolshed or in the trees. Even when covered in sheets and taped top and bottom the little buggers still seem to get in, so have basically given up trying.

    Anyway, larvae and maggots are a good healthy source of protein once cooked.

    Cheers
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    I use a mozzy net. Poke a couple of small branches in to keep the net off the meat . that way flys can't lay their eggs on it. Works well.
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    If in the bush stuff fern between animal and mesh(sheet ) a good layer works a treat
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