Game - Meat Bag cleaning
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Contributors to this thread:
Rock 01-Oct-20
Bob H in NH 01-Oct-20
APauls 01-Oct-20
tobywon 01-Oct-20
DL 01-Oct-20
midwest 01-Oct-20
Rock 01-Oct-20
Don K 01-Oct-20
BOWUNTR 01-Oct-20
IdyllwildArcher 01-Oct-20
Rock 01-Oct-20
midwest 01-Oct-20
RTJ1980 01-Oct-20
cnelk 01-Oct-20
paul@thefort 01-Oct-20
LKH 01-Oct-20
walleyes 01-Oct-20
BULELK1 02-Oct-20
Bake 02-Oct-20
Ucsdryder 02-Oct-20
Nick Muche 02-Oct-20
smarba 02-Oct-20
BOHNTR 02-Oct-20
Trial153 02-Oct-20
mrelite 02-Oct-20
cnelk 02-Oct-20
Drop tine 02-Oct-20
orionsbrother 02-Oct-20
From: Rock
01-Oct-20
How does everyone clean there game - meat bags after getting them all bloody?

Just clean some of mine by soaking them in salt water for a few days then washing them in the washing machine twice with Oxy clean. they did not come out a clean looking as I was hoping, so looking for advise for future cleanings.

From: Bob H in NH
01-Oct-20
dish soap, water in the sink, rinse. All set, nice and white. Caribou bags

From: APauls
01-Oct-20
Just soaked mine in laundry soap and cold water then washing machine they came out sparkly. But they are Kuiu. I finally had it with cheapos. These were awesome

From: tobywon
01-Oct-20
I soak them in warm water and keep rinsing until most of the blood is out. Then in washing machine with some bleach to disinfect (and also gets them white)

From: DL
01-Oct-20
Peroxide. Just soak bloody bags in that. Then wash them. If the blood isn’t dried the peroxide will have your bag white

From: midwest
01-Oct-20
I just throw my caribou game bags in the washing machine. They come out clean every time.

From: Rock
01-Oct-20
Well mine are the Caribou bags and they are not even close to white yet. Will try some of these ideas but afraid may have permanently stained them.

From: Don K
01-Oct-20
I just dont kill anything so they dont get dirty......

From: BOWUNTR
01-Oct-20
In the laundry with my wifes clothes...

I just send them through the wash. Ed F

01-Oct-20
I soak them then throw them in the washing machine with some baking soda and Borax.

From: Rock
01-Oct-20
Don K, That is out of the question and not an option!!!! :-)

From: midwest
01-Oct-20
Just dye them red then you won't be able to tell. ;-)

From: RTJ1980
01-Oct-20
Washing machine with Tide and warm water. Mine are Caribou as well and this is the 2nd year with them. They aren't dress shirt white, but are pretty darn clean compared to what they looked like going in. I make sure mine are good and dry, fold them, vac pack them and put them right back in the kill kit for next year. Vac packing cuts their volume in half or greater taking up less room in the pack.

From: cnelk
01-Oct-20
First. Turn them inside out and hose any meat remnants off.

Second. Soak in cold water and detergent in a cooler. You gotta wash the cooler anyway.

Third. Hang outside and let dry.

Fourth. Tell your ol lady to wash them

From: paul@thefort
01-Oct-20
Brad, you do not have an OL Lady.

From: LKH
01-Oct-20
Mine are all home made from cotton, often old sheets. They stain and will look like you would imagine. That said they are easy to get clean. 1. Soak in cold water as soon as you can. Make sure you turn them inside out so the meat/coagulated blood can come off in the wash.

2. Drain and pick off anything stuck on and then soak again in cold water. You can add a little bleach if you like but it doesn't matter.

3. Wash with regular detergent and then turn right side out and wash again.

From: walleyes
01-Oct-20
I rinse off my Kuiu or black Ovis bag in the sink and then turn inside out and throuw in washing machine with some bleach.

From: BULELK1
02-Oct-20
I use a local laundry mat to do mine, not my home washing machine.

I do hose them off at home from the clothes line first though.

Good Idea, dye them red!! haha

Robb

From: Bake
02-Oct-20
I wash mine in the washing machine. When my wife is not home . . . .:)

I also use her pot to boil ivories clean, again, when she’s not home.

From: Ucsdryder
02-Oct-20
Why do they need to be white? If they’re white you aren’t killing enough stuff! Get then clean and toss them back in your pack.

From: Nick Muche
02-Oct-20
Soak in a tote with dawn dish soap for an hour, then wring them out to air dry for a bit. After that I wash them on a long cycle with bleach and detergent. They come out looking great. In the past month I’ve washed around 60 game bags of all brands. KUIU, TAG, Caribou, and my new favorite Argali’s. They all get pretty darn white and clean but the Caribou bags are the hardest to return to normal, followed by TAG bags. The KUIU bags did well and the Argali’s did the best.

From: smarba
02-Oct-20
I run through washing machine. 2x. Once, then turn inside/right side out and again. Hang dry no need to use drier. Who cares if they have some stains?

From: BOHNTR
02-Oct-20
I soak mine in COLD water for a few hours.....then wash with scent free pods. They come out very white each time. COLD water is the ticket, IMO.

From: Trial153
02-Oct-20
Washing machine, some bleach, regular detergent. They come out fine

From: mrelite
02-Oct-20
I'm on a septic system so no bleach in the washer so I soak mine in the coolers with dish soap overnight then rinse off on the fence with hose then put bleach and water in cooler and soak for another night rinse off again than I can wash them in the washer, they come out looking almost new.

From: cnelk
02-Oct-20
Bleach weakens the fabric

From: Drop tine
02-Oct-20
I soak them in cold water and then throw them in the washing machine. Not perfectly white but they are clean and that is all that matters. Also a good idea to make sure they are empty. My wife was removing the washed bags from the dryer and found the tail that I had forgotten in the bag. Next time I double checked and found a set of testicles that I had forgot in one.

02-Oct-20
Cold water. Hydrogen peroxide and dish soap then baking soda.

Then hang dry on my wife’s lingerie rack. She appreciates that.

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