Always carry four game bags—one for each quarter—and 50 feet of parachute cord to hang them. In order to properly distribute weight, the bags with front shoulders also get a backstrap, neck meat, and a loin or two. If it’s hot, it’s a good idea to remove the bones, and even if it isn’t, you still might want to in order to lighten the load. Check regulations carefully on what game parts you can leave behind. Now, take that emergency blanket the meat was lying on and throw it over the meat pole to keep precipitation off your meat overnight. Additionally, the sound of the blanket or tarp flapping in the breeze will help deter scavengers.