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    what do you use for a meat safe?

    So guys some of you must have some pretty smart ideas for meat safes? Spill ya guts.
    I'm going bush end of the week and need to buy or make something up.

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    I either use mutton cloth or a old cotton sheet sown up.
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    Can you just wrap it in that hung up for a few days?

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    Ridgeline sell meat bags that are fly proof . or you can buy a synthetic duvet cover from Briscoes for about $20 when they have a sale + 2 bonus meat carrying pillow cases , use wire or suppeljack or sticks to keep the cloth off the meat and if you can hang it with the bottom of the bag in water it wicks it up and evaporates and acts as a natural cooler , always hang in a cool breezy spot as well . but keep the cloth off the meat
    Get as close as you can then six feet closer

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    I prefer to bone the animal out, pack in plastic bags, expel as much air as possible and bury in the bottom of the creek. Put rocks on top to stop any wandering dog from getting it...two weeks later it will be still as good as when you put it in the creek, but aged and tasty...do the same with the skin if it is a keeper.
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    Bone out and put it in a fridge in the shed
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    Good advice above.
    I will just add it is important to cool the meat as quickly as possible. Ie if carrying whole open it up hang it for half an hour get some breeze threw it.
    If boneing out on the spot don't bung it straight in plastic bags and in your pack to sweat. Spread it out/hang if you can until cool to touch then pack up and head for camp.
    It makes all the difference to how long it can hang without going green.
    If hanging a whole animal open up the hip sockets and peel open the shoulders so just hanging by a bit of skin.
    The rot starts at the bone and works its way out or at any trapped blood from shot damage so if its warm and wet bone it out and hang in a dry spot with good air movement.

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    Thanks all. Some good help and advice.

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    I use an Old concrete water tank, bit hard to transport, but then I'm normally home after an hour or so of tipping it over. I get the skin off as soon as I can and open it up to get it cooled asap.

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    I use those meat bags off trade me .$30 aprox They light as and fit hole deer in them not sure if they ridge line ones or not . If at home electric fence tape around it so dogs don't eat caucus
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    I have a Stoney Creek meat safe. Need a fair bit of open area to properly string it out.
    Got caught out once. We shot a pig and had nothing to hang it in for the night so ended up using my sleeping bag liner. Just as well as we did as the bottom of it was covered in maggots the next day

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    Bone it out and hang in pillow cases. Twist the top and fold down than tie a cord around to keep keep the flies out.

    Summer, I use a dry bag and submerge it in a creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Bone it out and hang in pillow cases. Twist the top and fold down than tie a cord around to keep keep the flies out.

    Summer, I use a dry bag and submerge it in a creek.
    Do you not need to worry about keeping the meat from touching the cloth this time of year?

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    I have a Ridgeline Bag - have had three gutted deer in it hanging in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    Do you not need to worry about keeping the meat from touching the cloth this time of year?
    Nah. Double bag it if you are worried. They don't seem to blow though pillow cases anyway.

 

 

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