This didn't happen overnight it comes from many years of self-guided hunting experience, study, overcoming negative comments, tenacity and drive.
GAME BAG Q&A TIMELINE
Q: Do the game bags need to be pre-washed before use?
A: NO pre-treatment required. Your new game bags are ready to use.
Q: When did you first think of making the game bag?
A: 1999 -2000 after years of struggling with the only bags on the market at the time - cheese cloth and heavy canvas bags. I knew there had to be a better system for taking care of your hard-earned game meat. In truth a buddy had brought a few of the TAG bags on one of our hunts, yes, they were lightweight but did not hold up, we noticed a slimy buildup on the meat after a few days in the bag, it turns out the bags where made of nylon. I thought there had to be a better way! There had to be a much better fabric for a game bag, I simply couldn't find it.
Q: How long did it take to find the right fabric?
A: It was a long frustrating 7 years when I finally found the fabric. Over the seven-year period I studied fabric and how it’s made its density, thread count, formulation and by products and components of fabric, and I learned to sew, I now own 3 sewing machines.
Q: How did you come up with package and sizes?
A: 2008 I went off my game quarter measurements and a few local wild game butchers. During the hunting season here in Colorado I went and spent days measuring the height and circumference (they thought I was crazy) of nearly ever animal that came in. I then averaged out the actual quarter dimensions, I took this information and drew up my own pattern, it did help that I was familiar with prints, drafting in middle and high school as well as previous experience ready many prints as owner of my own painting company.
Q: Are the game bags patented?
A: Yes, patented in the US and Canada
Q: What is the camp meat bag?
A: For as long as I've been hunting, I always took the tenderloin, backstrap or even the heart for dinner back at camp. Before I used a grocery store plastic bag or zip lock but often, I found them to be too small. To me it was just a given, we needed a small game bag, no question there had to be a Caribou Gear Camp Meat Bag.
Q: When did you come up with the Carnivore?
A: 2008 It was one of our first line of products and turned out a big seller with the back-country hunters. At the time we had the only “meat only” package system on the market in fact all other manufacturer’s sold bags in sets of four, on the average a person needs 5 game bags to house four quarters and one other bag for meat parts.
Q: Do you co-brand with other companies
A: Yes, we have co-branded product with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wild Sheep Foundation, goHunt and a few other private organizations.
Q: Why not put your logos on your game bags?
A: Believe me, in the designing stage I tried and thought of doing it this way, that way, but I simply stood by my belief, the game meat must come first. What’s the purpose of a game bag if it's not doing the first fundamental job of a game bag, it simply needs to breathe, A game bag is made to house and transport game meat, yes a person could do this with a plastic trash bag(Do Not Do Use Trash Bags). But then a person wonders why their family won't eat the gamey tasting meat, personally I wouldn't eat it either.