I'm going to be hunting with 3 other guys in Unit 23 for caribou in a drop camp setting. Looking to find out any and all books or other reading material to help with ideas for keeping meat in the field.
Looking at being up there the last 2 weeks in September. 14 days total with 12 days total hunting.
we all have a lot of experience hunting elk, mulies, pronghorn and have no problems keeping game meat in edible condition down here but we pack out of backcountry and straight to coolers with ice at our vehicles. Obviously this isn't an option on this hunt so if you guys can offer up any advice that'd be great. We're not going til 2013 but this is one of the first things I wanted to get familiar with and plan on trying some of the techniques this year during elk season later in the fall.
We all use Alaskan game bags or a variant of them. Curious about any tricks to help with keeping flies/bugs off and help slow down any sort of bacteria problems. I know the cool and dry part and allowing air to circulate around all the meat. Preferably with shade (tarp over head).
Almost forgot, if any one could suggest a cold storage facility/freezer in Achorage. I was told there is no such facilities available in Kotzebue.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.