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You would really be surprised

You would really be surprised at the number of hunters that bolt a freezer to a trailer and haul a generator for just that reason.  I have even seen a couple that would go as large as 20 cubic feet.  A couple of good reasons to do this is that you don't need to buy any ice and you don't need to worry about keeping things cold.  If the thermostat will go high enough you can even use that freezer as a refrigerator while you are in camp. 

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You would really be surprised at the number of hunters that bolt a freezer to a trailer and haul a generator for just that reason.  I have even seen a couple that would go as large as 20 cubic feet.  A couple of good reasons to do this is that you don't need to buy any ice and you don't need to worry about keeping things cold.  If the thermostat will go high enough you can even use that freezer as a refrigerator while you are in camp. 

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that is what i do, i use to spend well over $50.00 a trip just on ice. now i buy 2 - 20 pound bags for the 2 coolers i bring, and i keep 4 - 1 gallon jugs in the freezer that i rotate in and out of the coolers every 4 days or so, it works great, basicly the freezer will pay for itself in just a few years, on what you save on buying ice.

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coolers

I have a collection of 48 qt Coleman and Igloo coolers from bringing meat home on airplanes. You can fit over 50# of processed packaged meat in a 48 qt cooler. The Igloo 48 qt coolers I bought at Wal Mart this year are junk. There's nothing to them. That said, it made it home in one piece. There is no drain on the new Igloo. I usually use dry ice to keep it cold in case there is a delay in transit. I skipped that this year because US Air does not allow dry ice on their commuter flights. Once my elk was trimmed up and packaged, it totaled about 130#. It wasn't a really small cow but one shoulder did get blown up so we lost some there. We quartered it up, took the backstraps and baby loins. I did semi-gutless quartering (don't ask) so we didn't get rib meat and if it wasn't so late I would've cut more off the neck but that's what it came out to be.

If you're assuming 200# I think it would fit in (4) 48 qt coolers, maybe (3) if you're not concerned with going over 50# for the airlines.

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7 cubic foot freezer

If you have room and a generator, buy a 7 cubic foot freezer (@$170). Get everything frozen before you travel and plug the freeze in at night for the next days travel.

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