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#6880348 - 09/06/17 02:44 PM Scent Free detergent
soonersorlaters Online   content
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Anyone use products outside of those "specifically marketed for hunting" for washing your hunting gear?


I picked up some of this stuff. Much cheaper and readily available at most grocery stores. I can't smell a thing when they leave the wash.

https://www.amazon.com/All-Stainlifters-...pacs+scent+free

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#6880376 - 09/06/17 03:18 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 12110
There are several brands of "free and clear" washing detergents that I've seen in the stores. All cost far less per unit volume than the stuff packaged specifically to attract hunters.
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#6880378 - 09/06/17 03:22 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1306
Loc: Houston, TX
I hunt in far south Texas. Most all the locals seem to wash their clothes in Gain. It has a very noticeable perfume smell to it. I think the local deer must be used to that "scent" so that's what I wash my hunting clothes in.

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#6880398 - 09/06/17 03:46 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1693
I use atsko sportwash. no scent no optical brighteners

I also won't wash any hunting clothing at a washeteria.
the local border jumper women seem to use a whole box
of dryer sheets per load and gallons of febreeze.
you can smell it for blocks.

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#6880418 - 09/06/17 04:12 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5100
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I cannot see that a scent free detergent would make much of a difference. My washer smells like the detergent that I always use. I cant imagine that smell not getting in anything that is washed in it, same for the dryer.
Maybe if you washed everything in a bucket and let it air dry?
I have known hunters that would hose down their clothes and then hang them on the porch for a week.
But then I hunt the wind and don't worry about scent stuff too much.
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#6881299 - 09/07/17 03:15 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 137
I use Dead Down Wind which is usually cheaper than Sportswash.

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#6881677 - 09/07/17 10:19 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4509
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I use scent free detergents. I purchase at the end of season when it's usually half priced. I wash twice and then air dry. Do I think it makes me scent free? No I don't, but I don't smell like Island Fresh gain when hunting. I also shower in scent free and use scent free deodorant which is all purchased at end of season.

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#6883437 - 09/10/17 05:32 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
Txhillbilly Online   content
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Johnson County
I've never worried about it, and have killed deer pretty much anytime I wanted to. If you hunt out of a blind, there's little need to care about it.

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#6883465 - 09/10/17 06:10 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3135
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Hunt with the wind.

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#6890479 - 09/17/17 11:10 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 787
Loc: TX, Rockwall
Speed Stick antiperspirant unsented
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#6891994 - Yesterday at 09:27 AM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 891
Loc: Galveston Bay
Unscented deodorant and scent free laundry detergent and scent free soap. Keep clothes in a scent free bag and I put them on right before I walk in the field. Uss a little spray down and that is it. Probably overkill only the spray is marketed to hunters


Edited by Bigfoot (Yesterday at 09:32 AM)
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#6892626 - Yesterday at 06:02 PM Re: Scent Free detergent [Re: Bigfoot]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 8334
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
Unscented deodorant and scent free laundry detergent and scent free soap. Keep clothes in a scent free bag and I put them on right before I walk in the field. Uss a little spray down and that is it. Probably overkill only the spray is marketed to hunters


I'll add to this, a little off topic but....I keep my boots, clothes and backpack in empty corn sacks and I rotate to the newest empty sacks.
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