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Steel stick or rib cage spreader as they call it

Was wondering how many people have used the steel stick (rib cage spreader) from Outdoor Edge? They look like a nifty tool from watching the videos. Plus appears they will help aid in the cooling process once you have that rib cage opened up. What's your thoughts out there on it?

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I think that either that or a

I think that either that or a stick is unecessary since once you have the hide off of it and have split the brisket you should have sufficiant cooling.  I even go a little bit further in that once the hide is off of a deer I'll take a meat saw and split the whole deer in half from the hind quarters all the way to the neck and stopping there.  That way it will cool the meat real quick. 

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I think that either that or a

Never thought of doing that. Seems like that would make for a bit more work but I'm always up for trying new things. Thanks criter

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I have the Rib Cage

I have the Rib Cage spreader.  Once I cut thru the breastb plate I put the rib cage spreader as it help me get in the help clean the animal out that much better.  Most of the time I am alone...so its like another set of hands.

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Good point Goose. Never

Good point Goose. Never thought about it that way but extra set of hands anytime whether its a steel stick or hunting buddy can't go wrong there.

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Your pocket knife & about 5

Your pocket knife & about 5 minutes of time is all you need.  After splitting the breat bone, relax for a few minutes, look for a 1 to 2 inch diameter stick, branch or sapling & while whittling it to about 16 inch length think about steaks vs. roasts, stew meat vs. grind.  Use the 10 bucks that would have bought the steel spreader to buy a 6-pack of your favorite micro brew to celebrate with back at camp.

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