scent lock clothing vs. smoking your clothes

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  1. mickeyt360

    mickeyt360 Weekend Warrior

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    In a recent discussion with a buddy the conversation came up on scent lock clothing vs. smoking your clothing with the prices of scent lock clothing, shampoos, soaps, Scent lock bags, deodorants, and even toothpaste. I tried for a couple of scent control for a couple years and personally I find the price of all this stuff is ridiculous for what it does. (I was still get busted down wind) I understand the concept of minimizing your human odor in the woods but at what price. The past 2 years I have started smoking my clothing (start a campfire set the clothing in the in the smoke and put them in my tote and done. No large amounts of money out of pocket and my results are basically the same, if not better than when I was using scent control. Also with smoking my clothing I can have the occasional mid day smoke in the stand to keep awake and just relax. These are just my observations and opinions, what do you guys and gals think scent lock or smoke your clothing.
     
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    I love the Old Spice lineup of products...I used the Wolfthorn soap, deodorant and body spray last year...will probably use it again this year as well...that, and 40% deet, lol.
     
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    I smoke my outer lays and do a few other things. $20 beehive smoker 6 years ago, best money spent.
     
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    That is a good idea, I never thought of that. Where did you pick that up?
     
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    Amazon probably
     
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    Paid $8 for my beehive smoker on ebay 3 years ago, check it out, you'll find one cheap for sure.
     
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    I used to smoke up my camo but I now pretreat with ozone.
     
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    Thanks, i'll need to check that out.
     
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    I smoked my clothes last year for gun season just to try it and was suprized at the results of having several does downwind from me and never busted me. May have just been luck but I know it saved me $200 plus for just a few days of hunting. Might try it again this year just for giggles and see. I figure the smell of camp fire or fire place is a pretty common smell throughout the forests so it makes sense to me.
     
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    I will say this about smoke. I used to take 20 person hand crews out west to work fire. A detail is 14 days so you go out and work 14 shifts. Typically you would wear your nomex shirts and pants the same pair for the full detail. One would think that a group of 20 sweaty people after a few days would be pretty ripe, being in the smoke and ash all day we would load up in the bus and we would not kill the bus driver with our stench.
     
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    Yea, it def does work. They will smell the smoke and may know at times something isn't right, but it's a completely different and more natural smell compared to the stench of a human in which they associate with danger immediately. There is a really good thread on here somewhere of a lot of us talking about it and sharing stories and experiences with smoking our gear. I will try to find it and post the link in this thread.
     
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    I killed my best buck smelling like pulled pork!!
     
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    If it would work with pop tarts and snicker bars Im in
     
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    Just bought a Bee smoker and some hardwood wood chips. Going to try it this year!
     
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    Apparently you can buy smoke in a spray bottle?
     

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    Man I've been telling my buddy about this certain topic. I guess results very by vary by individual but every time we are around a camp fire the night before and happen to wear those clothes the next day we have been blown at. I haven't personally tried it all that much to fully document the success/failure rate but maybe this year I'll give it a go a couple of times and see.

    Have any of you guys ever had the deer come from Location of your walk in area and this smoke still work?
     
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    ive Experienced the same with smoke clothes. Had a huge doe blow at me for what seemed like hrs. the last time I attempted to wear campfire camo.
     

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