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  1. Where's Bruce?

    Where's Bruce? Weekend Warrior

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    Stinky problem...need ideas.
    I recently purchased six heavy pieces of camo for winter hunting off an ad board on a hunting site. They are in nearly new condition and meet my needs perfectly. Just one problem, they smell like cigarette smoke. Like they've been in a room with cigarettes burning nonstop for ten years! Oh how they stink!!! I washed em in Scent Away detergent FIVE TIMES with extra rinses and it made zero difference. It is horrible! Anyone overcome this? Please help. I'd like to try and remove the smell before I seal em in Scent Away bags with Fresh Earth wafers. Don't know what else to do.
     
  2. jakeratt

    jakeratt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    PINE CONES AND PINE NEEDLES if that doesnt work find someone with an ozonics machine
     
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    You could try to soak them in a water and baking soda mix for a day or two and see if that helps.
     
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    Wash them a couple times in baking soda then put them in a tote with fresh earth sent wafers
     
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    What jakeratt said.
     
  6. Adam Winters

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    Activated charcoal with your gear in a sealed bin. Then use the oine cone and needles. Bummer you skunked!
     
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    Wash with baking soda then let them hang outside for a few days with rain then rewash with baking soda. Should help them.
     
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    Wash them but dont dry them in the dryer try letting them sit in the sun for a whole day at least thats how i get the smell out of my hockey gear and trust me that stuff can smell awful and the sun is the only thing that will take the smell out.
     
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    Dont store them until you remove as much odor as you can.

    Wash them in scent free detergent, pour in a bunch of Dead Down Wind or Primos XP and tons of baking soda and vinegar. Do this twice.

    Then, wash them AGAIN with scent free detergent, DDW or Primos XP and tons of baking soda, NO VINEGAR.
     
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    Well acting on advice I received (on a different website) I applied half a bottle of Scent Away spray and hung the camos outside. Four hours later the scent was all but gone! Any lingering doubts I had about this product vanished this morning...I am amazed! Gonna spray em down again tomorrow and let em air out then stick em in a Scent Away bag w/ Fresh Earth wafers. Just sharing the good news.
     
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    Bob Thomas Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ingredients for Scent Killer:

    16 oz. (2 cups) Peroxide (use brown bottled stuff)

    16 oz. (2 cups) Distilled Water or water from a dehumidifier

    ΒΌ cup baking soda

    1 oz. On non-scented shampoo (I use Hunters Specialties green shampoo)
    (Or adjust amounts to whatever size you make accordingly)

    Let sit for several days in a 1 gallon milk jug with lid loose.
     
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    Rampaige Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Soak it all in a bin with baking soda and vinegar and water for a day or two. Change it a few times. Every 12 hours or so. Then leave it in the sun for a few days.
     
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    Glad you found an answer to your problem!
     

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