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Old 04-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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It's really hard to jerk 50 lbs of meat by yourself

in hot weather. Doing that much requires that you already have your drying racks made, and first, you cut up larger chunks of meat, dip them in some really salty brine first, to keep them from spoiling and being loaded up with fly eggs. Keep the big hunks and smaller strips (as you cut them up) and those on your drying racks, covered with your bug netting. the sun will suffice to dry them adequately to preserve the meat, if you don't dare send up "smoke signals". But it will take a couple of days of full sun, maybe more, and you have to get the meat in out of the nights dampness, too. Then you need a safe, rodent and bug free place to store your jerky,. Metal drums will work, if you are not in "bear country".

If you are in bear country, consider putting some of the meat out as bait, and wait in a tree stand for the additional food to show up! The offal probably will suffice, at the time of butchering, actually. Consider caching some foot long pieces of thick wall steel tubing, for use as bear traps,. Drill a hole near the "top" edge, and cable the tube to a drag log. At angles, drill holes down into the tubing, and weld in your spikes. To set this trap, bury it vertically, leaving the top end flush with the top of dirt. at bottom of the tubing, leave some fat, or offal, meat, fish, etc. The drag log will wear him out before he can tear loose (or tear off his paw). And a blind man can follow THAT sort of a trail. Just beware that there's a might po'd bear at the end of that trail, so keep your autorifle at hand and your eyes peeled as you follow it.

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Old 04-02-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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...interesting
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His bear trap is based on extensive experience, he once got one of those bamboo finger cuffs at the carnival.

I will grant he should understand big jerks though.
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his bear trap is based on extensive experience, he once got one of those bamboo finger cuffs at the carnival.

I will grant he should understand big jerks though.
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His bear trap is based on extensive experience, he once got one of those bamboo finger cuffs at the carnival.

I will grant he should understand big jerks though.
you just made me choke on my ice cream
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you just made me choke on my ice cream
My work here is done!
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My work here is done!
it scratched my throat too...sprinkles.....
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...interesting
Not really.
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Ewwwww you are trying to make me puke up my ice cream & sprinkles aren't you?
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How late do you think his mom let's him/her stay up?
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I think this genius would have no problem jerking fifty pounds.
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How late do you think his mom let's him/her stay up?
I hope not much past 9pm. That's getting close to my bedtime!
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