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.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...