Scent control regiment and FACTS about activated carbon

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  1. Ontariofarmer

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    Hi John

    I have a savanna suit I wear under other clothes when it is cold.

    I spray the outer clothes with activated coconut carbon and water is that adequate. I don't want to spend $$$$ on more clothes.

    I have a scentlok head covering and gloves too and spray my pack with the same spray. I have a room with an ozone Machine for my non scent lok gear as well


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    I see what you did there with all them numbers
     
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    I know you addressed this to John, but I gotta chime in that I have found activated coconut charcoal to be pretty amazing in adsorbing scent. I feel like I can make a scentlok garment out of just about anything with it and completely regenerate my real scentlok gear with it, too. The big drawback is that it is messy!!!!



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  5. red2delta

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    Wanted to ask again for insight. My wife uses pretty scenty detergent and dryer sheets for our regular clothing.I have my scent control clothing that needs regenerating in the dryer. Being new to using this type of clothing, am I okay to just throw it in the dryer to regenerate it, or will the scenty stuff make my scent control clothing smell? Should i try and clean the dryer before, or is there any tricks to doing this?
     
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    Very interested in this answer

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    Your best bet is to run some towels through before you run your hunting clothes with your scent free detergent.
     
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    Wash and dry a large load of towels in scent-free detergent.
     
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    That's what I do now, I just wondered if there was a better way

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    Okay, I will do the towels. Thanks guys
     
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    Other than make some lifestyle changes to using perfume and dye free detergent and fabric softener? Nope, not much. lol
     
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    Well I almost had my wife convinced I needed my own washer and dryer, but couldn't figure out where to put it.....

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    I think John E. addressed this in the second podcast that just came out n


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    I have got our house to go to perfume and dye free detergents. I have a very sensitive nose and I just can't stand the added smell to anything anymore. My wife has also stopped using perfume and mostly stopped with scented lotions because I complain about them so much. Occassionally she'll still try to pull something off but she can't sneak it by me :p. She still likes to burn scented candles but mostly does that after I'm in bed now.

    I guess that's what marriage is right? Putting up with each other's crazy tendencies??
     
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    I was lucky in that my wife is really 'plain jane' like that. She was the one when we first got married that suggested we use the scent and dye free stuff (she's a naturalist and one of those all-organic crazies) and also because her mother always used really strong perfumey stuff and she hated it. Honestly I couldn't imagine going back to scented detergents, fabric softeners, candles, etc... When you are around someone who uses that stuff or go into someones house that does it stinks so bad it's unbelievable!
     
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    The detergent my wife uses is all natural stuff, but has essential oils that creates a pleasant smell for your laundry. Maybe I can get her to go scent free also. Not a bad idea

    We don't do candles either.
     
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    What is she trying to deter???
     
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    you can buy fragrance free dryer sheets. Take a couple of those and spray or soak em with some coconut-carbon/water mix. Then throw them in the dryer by themselves to dry a little bit (scared they would stain towels/clothes if they were wet). Then just keep them in there with the towels you are doing prior to your hunting clothes. Mabye even repeat the process for your hunting clothes.


    I have no idea if this works but it seems like solid Bro-science

    more that I think about it though. If your scentlok releases scent molecules in the dryer, it cant pick up the perfumes at the same time.
    and if perfume molecules are still present in the dryer, then so are all the scent molecules that the carbon just released only to get reabsorbed when the temp dropped?
    paradox
     
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    Dang auto correct. DETERGENT Huck, Detergent
     
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    mind blown
     

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