DIY wind check powder

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  1. Junior93

    Junior93 Weekend Warrior

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    Hey everybody, I am tired of buying little bottles of wind check powder. I have a lot of empty bottles at home, and i was curious if any of you refill them with any other kind of powder?
     
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    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I refill mine with baby powder,works great.
     
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    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    unscented talcum powder
     
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    I realize this isn't what you asked. If you can find some milk weed pods in the fall, grab them. The feathery seed carriers that they're filled with work great. They allow you to see how the wind currents are flowing quite aways out from your stand.
    I have refilled the puff bottles with baking soda.
     
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    ^THIS^ works well.
     
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    Unscented talcum powder here too.
     
  7. Junior93

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    Thank you so much, I had never thought of baby powder or Talcum powder before. I was thinking about crushing up some chalk sticks to try and make some but i knew there had to be an easier way.
     
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    I use Milkweed. They come in handy little seed pods, usually ready to use at the end of summer.
     
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    Corn starch has worked well for me.
     
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    baking soda
     
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    If you want to really learn thermals milkweed is the answer . I've collected it for some 30 years. A lunch bag full of unopened pods should last a few years. Yea , sure the other stuff works........ for the first few feet.
     
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    I like using the milkweed type material that they sell, I find that I can follow it easier than the powder.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Bowhunting.com Forums mobile app
     
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    I use any powder substance, I try to stay away from baby powder tho just cause of the smell. milkweed pods are great if you can find it
     
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    Good ideas here! Should save me some money!
     
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    I stopped using everything else once I learned about milkweed. Free 90 free, and work better than any of the powders I've ever used. Powders disperse and spread out fading away fairly close, but those milkweed seeds are visible for a long ways, and so lite that seeing what your scent is really doing is easy. Plus you can collect them anytime you see them, dry them out, and have an almost lifetime supply. I have a friend who's HUGE into butterfly and bee habitat restoration, so he's got thousands of them in his large CRP fields. I go pick them as I need them in the fall.
     
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    Chalk line powder. I use the blue.
     
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    Just don't get it to you.
     
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    Cigarettes work great but they are bad luck cuz for some reason whenever I check the wind I don't see and deer for a while
     
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    Unscented talc is the easiest I've found
     
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