I am going elk hunting in early October and am concerned about the possibility of warm weather and how to keep my meat from spoiling. I have a 5 hour drive home and I need some ideas on how to preserve the meat!
Where are you huntin? What kind of temps are you expecting? Generally in most places elk live in early October its cool enough that once you down your elk if you quarter it, skin it, get some bags on it you're usually ok if you get it down to the butcher within 24 hrs.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...