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How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? #5474017 12/13/14 04:58 AM
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I run the washer a with just water then the next cycle pour a box of baking soda and let it wash in Warm/Cold.

Dry usually hang dry but can take for ever..

How does every one do the steps.

Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474041 12/13/14 05:38 AM
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I mostly hunt in a box blind so pretty much just regular.

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Straight in to the washer with the rest of my jeans and work shirts. Then to the dryer and on hangers. up


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Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474094 12/13/14 11:01 AM
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I don't worry about it. I personally believe that I had better be downwind from an animal. I tried packing my clothes in a bag with cedar branches. That taught me that I was allergic to cedar.

However, I have a friend that has bow hunted every continent. He always showers with no scent soap before going hunting. He says it works for him but, like a lot of rich guys, he is pretty extreme.


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Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474115 12/13/14 11:58 AM
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Wife uses Scent Killer w/no U.V. Brighteners in lukewarm water. After drying place in bag.

Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474116 12/13/14 12:00 PM
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Wife uses Scent Killer w/no U.V. Brighteners in lukewarm water. After drying place in bag.

Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474125 12/13/14 12:24 PM
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I just wash them in the regular laundry. I have been spraying them down with some scent killer the night before though. Probably doesn't matter considering my blind is 100 yards from the feeder.


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I normally use a sent free soap for all my clothes and never thought much of it. One day the wife got some new stuff and was a very noticeable sent. I went bow hunting that morning and noticed that every deer that got in my wind freaked out. I never make any effort to cover my sent but they did not like that detergent at all. Use sent free detergent and hunt the wind...and stay away from beans and cabbage the night before.

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I throw them in a pile, somewhere, and a couple days later, they're clean and hanging in the closet. It's like magic.


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I use water. I find they come out cleaner that way! grin

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I have been washing clothes in scent free soap, showering before every hunt, packing clothes with cedar branches as well as mixing crushed cedar with distilled water to create my own cover scent. Extreme ? Maybe. But I like hunting thick cover close to bedding areas, so, I'll take any advantage I can get.

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Baking soda, baking soda , baking soda


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I wash them with some type of sent killer detergent but other than that just like regular clothes

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pants = dry clean heavy starch
shirts= med starch

Re: How do Yall wash your Hunting Gear? [Re: offinthewoods] #5474917 12/14/14 12:46 AM
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Wash and dry like normal except no fabric softener, after drying store in empty deer corn bag.


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sport wash
works really well. no uv brighteners. gets
any blood out really well. no scent. really
good on fleece and down and won't make down
clump up.
all of astko sno seal stuff works really well

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I do the whole nine, even use mesquite scented wipes... For my hands.


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But seriously I use the scent free detergent, hang dry, store in rubbermaid totes. Still play the wind.


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Arm&Hammer Perfume & Dye Free laundry detergent.

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After being pointed to it by others on these forums, I wash'em in normal brands of scent-free detergent that costs a lot less than the speciality stuff.


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i use scent away detergent works well been using it for years

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We use scent free detergent due to some allergies, so I wash everything together. During tree-stand season (i.e. archery), I'll throw everything in the jumbo ziplock bags and spray everything down with no-scent spray. During blind season (i.e. gun), I just throw everything in big tupperware bins.

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I used to use Hunters Specialties scent free detergent and had mixed results. I went to academy one day and they were out, plus they had a deal on some Dead Down Wind wash. Guys and Gals, I'm here to tell ya, THIS STUFF WORKS!! I had an old buck I've had problems with before come from straight down wind of me and stop 7 yards away and never wind me. was wearing the same camo i always wear, nothing changed except the wash detergent. I'm sold on it!!


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Plastic storage container, fill half with water. dump in Borax and Baking Soda, mix and add clothes. Swirl and scrub off any dirt or if there is blood use hydrogen peroxide. Hang dry on the clothes line.

I have washed camo clothes in the machine washer but I prefer doing it by hand, more gentle and don't get any soap residue on the clothes.

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