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Washing camo

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 pm

Do you wash your camo clothing in scent free detergent, use your own concoction or don't worry about it?
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Re: Washing camo

Post by bobcattrapper » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:01 pm

I wash mine in wildlife research laundry soap in cold water. I then hang dry .Before I go hunting in early fall I will spray them all with sawyer permithern spray and hang tell dry.

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Re: Washing camo

Post by xcaliber » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm

I use Wildlife Research soap as well, and dry mine with the autumn scent dryer sheets. Seems to work well for me, but I play the wind every time out.
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Re: Washing camo

Post by ko4nrbs » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm

Robinsons Rebel wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 pm
Do you wash your camo clothing in scent free detergent, use your own concoction or don't worry about it?
Using Dead Down Wind detergent now because it was the cheapest at WalMart of all of them in the Sporting Goods Dept. I prefer a liquid detergent. A bottle will last quite a while and it is gentle on the clothes.

After a hunt I hang all my hunting clothes outside overnight to air out if I am not washing them, i.e. camo coveralls.
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Re: Washing camo

Post by longbow joe » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:09 pm

I just wash with a small amount of regular detergent and baking soda.
After they are done they hang outside for 3 days and all detergent smells go away.AGood permethrin spray, Then they go in a giant duffel bag full of various leaves and dried plants from the local woods.
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Re: Washing camo

Post by gerald strine » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:22 pm

I use arm and hammer scent free sensitive skin detergent year round and hang clothes on a rack on my open covered porch.
No scent lock clothes used but i wash my body with hunter specialty sent free soap green color and try to use the wind to advantage as best as i can. You can drive yourself nuts and spent all kinds of money trying to play the scent control game but the simple steps I take are as far as I am going to go.
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Re: Washing camo

Post by janesy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:31 pm

I got some Primos control Freak scent free detergent from a clearance aisle late last year.
It's useless. Has the strongest detergent smell, maybe not scented, but definately smells like detergent
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Re: Washing camo

Post by xcaliber » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:39 pm

janesy wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:31 pm
I got some Primos control Freak scent free detergent from a clearance aisle late last year.
It's useless. Has the strongest detergent smell, maybe not scented, but definately smells like detergent
Chris, it says the scent right on the bottle, Control Freak, the rest is scent free. :lol: :lol:
I have found that if I keep a bottle of any brand that I have tried over to next year, it stinks! I don't know what that is, but it tells me the stuff has an expiration period. That might be the issue, you got an old bottle. I starting doing this about 6 years ago, maybe longer. At the end of the hunting season, I toss my detergents, soaps, dryer sheets, and scent killer spray that I keep in the truck. I have detected an odor in every one of those products after one year.
I do like Dead Down Wind products too.
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Re: Washing camo

Post by DuckHunt » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:40 pm

I totally don't worry about it. After climbing 250ft in elevation to my stands, the scent of my clothing is the least of my issues. Prior to the hunt I'm sure my camo is spring flower fresh. :lol:
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Re: Washing camo

Post by xcaliber » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:52 pm

DuckHunt wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:40 pm
I totally don't worry about it. After climbing 250ft in elevation to my stands, the scent of my clothing is the least of my issues. Prior to the hunt I'm sure my camo is spring flower fresh. :lol:
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Re: Washing camo

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:25 am

I've heard of people using regular detergent that is scent and dye free. Anybody using that?
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Re: Washing camo

Post by AJ01 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:32 am

ko4nrbs wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm
Robinsons Rebel wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 pm
Do you wash your camo clothing in scent free detergent, use your own concoction or don't worry about it?
Using Dead Down Wind detergent now because it was the cheapest at WalMart of all of them in the Sporting Goods Dept. I prefer a liquid detergent. A bottle will last quite a while and it is gentle on the clothes.

After a hunt I hang all my hunting clothes outside overnight to air out if I am not washing them, i.e. camo coveralls.
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Same here! After washing outside they go! Clothes, boots, hats you name it! If it stays in your home, it gathers "smells" no matter how clean you think your place is!!
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Re: Washing camo

Post by elkaholic » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:21 pm

For as long as I can remember. 2 big scoops of baking soda. Air dry on clothes line, inside out so sun doesn't fade camo.

If can't porch air , I'll have fresh pine branches or sage depending on my hunts. And store before hunt in big plastic zip lock bags.

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Re: Washing camo

Post by nchunter » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 pm

I use a scoop of TSP (trisodium phosphate) and a scoop of baking soda.

The TSP is cheap and odorless, and good at removing oils (like human sweat oils), and the baking soda deodorizes.

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Re: Washing camo

Post by Rubicon1000 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 pm

I use scent a-way natural earth scent laundry soap and deodorant. I like Dead down wind Evolve 3D scent killer spray natural outdoor scent.
I keep my hunting clothes in a scent blocker hunting bag with earth scent dryer sheets and doing that and paying attention to the wind seems to work pretty good. I very seldom get busted but my hunting buddy doesn't use anything to cover his scent and he gets busted quite often. I've heard deer blowing at him in the morning when it's still dark out and his stand is a quarter mile away from me. Funny how far away you can hear them giving him a hard time.
I always have a couple stands out and I try to get the wind figured out before I decide which one I'm gonna hunt unless it's full on rut then I'll hunt the one that's looking over the soybean fields and not worry about it.
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