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Hereís a little tip to help
prevent a ruined hunt due your scent giving away you location and
sending you quarry running for the next county and save yourself a
few bucks in the process. All you need is some activated carbon and
some panty hose that can be bought for $10!
I am sure that by now youíve seen advertisements for clothing that
advertises it is able to lock in your scent and prevent your scent
from reaching the animals you are hunting. The ingredient that is
in these often-high dollar outfits is activated carbon. This
activated carbon is available through many pet stores that carry
fish or fish supplies at a fraction of the cost of one of the scent
control suits. (If your local Wal-Mart has pets, they should have
it. If you prefer to shop online both
Petsmart carry it.
Here is some at Petsmart)
The activated carbon absorbs your scent, so with a little fore
thought and care you can help to control it and not spend a ton of
money on the suits that do the same thing. After washing your
hunting clothes in detergent that is free of perfumes (check your
favorite sporting goods stores) place your hunting clothes in a bag
and toss in a one of the bundles youíre about to make!
Ok, here is what I did. I bought a carton of activated carbon at
Petco for $6 and stopped at K-Mart on my way by to pick up a $1.99
pair of thigh high panty hose. Once I got home a cleared a place on
the counter (this will be messy, you may want to do this outside to
keep in the wifeís good graces!) and pulled a glass out of the
cupboard. I pushed the toe of the panty hose down into the glass
and then pulled the open end of the panty hose over the glass much
like putting a trash bag in a trash can.
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After the panty hose was over the
glass I poured activated carbon into the panty hose and glass,
packing it with my finger until it was roughly the size of a tennis
ball. I then pulled the panty hose up out of the glass and gave it
a good shake to make sure the carbon was all the way at the bottom
of the panty hose. Satisfied, I double knotted the panty hose right
above the carbon and then cut it with scissors. Now itís ready to
toss a bag with your hunting gear!
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Even though you just cut the panty
hose, you can still use what is left to make more. I double knotted
the panty hose at the end I had just cut and then turned the hose
inside out so that my new knot was now on the inside. Simply repeat
the process above and you have another pack. ( I made 4 with one
thigh high panty hose and have enough left over for another 2 or
To help control your scent in the field make another that is filled
with activated carbon that has been crushed into a fine powder.
(This process is VERY messy and would best be done outside.) When
shaken, this will release a fine powder of activated carbon that you
can shake over your body and equipment. To prevent it from making a
huge mess in your pack keep it in a zip-lock bag while not in use.
By using a scent free soap in the shower, washing your hunting clothes
with a scent free detergent and the use of this carbon bundle you can greatly decrease your
chances of a ruined hunt due to being winded. Good hunting!
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