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Unread 06-06-2012, 07:39 PM
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Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

Those kill bags look interesting. How long do they hold ice?
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    Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

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    Those kill bags look interesting. How long do they hold ice?
    days if unmolested
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    Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

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    Thanks Gene, and sidecar! Gene are you talking about boned meat or whole quarters and the trimmings?

    Sidecar, is dry ice readily available everywhere?
    It's sold at most WallMarts now adays. FYI for wrapping the meat, I go to goodwill type places, buy king or queen size bedsheets for two to four dollars each and wrap the quarters in that. They are big enough to make a couple wraps around and then use large safety pins to hold them in place. When its all done you just throw them in the washer and bleach them ...ready for next year.
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    Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

    what size kill bags are you using for elk quarters and wheres a good place to buy them
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    ... and wheres a good place to buy them
    Was wondering the same thing...
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    Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

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    what size kill bags are you using for elk quarters and wheres a good place to buy them

    I use the 30 X 60 because thats what I have for the boat. The link I posted is a good place, those bags have a wide botton, rather than an envelope style, which is actually better than my envelope style, since its flat on the bottom. Just remember, if you are traveling long with them, they seep water ( they are designed to) so put a tarp under them if they are inside your vehicle. Ask me how I know. . . . . . . . .
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    Re: Correct cooler size and proper packing for meat

    Those sound like some great ideas. I take 5 coolers for elk and 8 or 10 blocks of ice or old milk containers filled with water and frozen in advance. Put all the ice in two containers and use the extra coolers to stuff gear into. Keep ice coolers in shade with a tarp over them and they'll last a week or more in moderate temps. I've never seen a kill bag but I'll check 'em out. We bone the meat.
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