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Ozone machine in your car?

raisins

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Eberhart washes his ropes in scent free detergent, I suppose you can do that with your saddle too
yeah, with stuff you handle all the time and don't wash regularly, i don't see the point other than making me feel better

i wash backpack, saddle, ropes, etc. in luke warm water in a bathtub with a small amount of dawn dish soap and rinse really well

after handling them, no deer is smelling the dawn on them, they are smelling my scent i've left

i'd use a more scent free mild soap of simple components, but i don't trust all these secret sauce hunter soaps with enzymes and such as all rope, etc makers say 'rope specific soap or mild soap'

my ozone question was a little rhetorical.....no way i would ever in a million years put ozone on anything life support, i was wanting that thought out there in this thread in case new users were considering it

the only thing i use hunter soaps on are clothing and while showering
 

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so you don't suggest ever subjecting saddles, ropes, or webbing to it?
I do not ever use ozone on my hunting gear, and I was responding to the the original post for car use only. Most of us on here are not qualified to say it is safe to use on life safety gear, so I don't know about that part.

Not to derail, but I started using my favorite smelling detergent, Tide, on my hunting clothes last fall, and I saw and took just as many deer as usual, simply because I hunt the wind. I hate Alabama football so I reluctantly say "Roll Tide" for a different reason!
 

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I do not ever use ozone on my hunting gear, and I was responding to the the original post for car use only. Most of us on here are not qualified to say it is safe to use on life safety gear, so I don't know about that part.

Not to derail, but I started using my favorite smelling detergent, Tide, on my hunting clothes last fall, and I saw and took just as many deer as usual, simply because I hunt the wind. I hate Alabama football so I reluctantly say "Roll Tide" for a different reason!
i'd like to see a controlled study where they put a soap fragrance next to a deer attractant (corn, etc) and then have the same attractant without the fragrance

i'm guessing if it doesn't smell like a predator (human or otherwise) then they don't care much

deer are smart but i don't think they are smart enough or have enough interactions to figure out that fake smelling flowers mean humans, rather i'm guessing they think 'human body odor means humans'

the woods have all sorts of smells in them and i don't think deer react to things strongly simply because they are unfamiliar to them or they wouldn't leave the little acre they were born on

my suspicion is half the stuff in hunting magazines is to create problems just to sell us the solution to it
 

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i'd like to see a controlled study where they put a soap fragrance next to a deer attractant (corn, etc) and then have the same attractant without the fragrance

i'm guessing if it doesn't smell like a predator (human or otherwise) then they don't care much

deer are smart but i don't think they are smart enough or have enough interactions to figure out that fake smelling flowers mean humans, rather i'm guessing they think 'human body odor means humans'

the woods have all sorts of smells in them and i don't think deer react to things strongly simply because they are unfamiliar to them or they wouldn't leave the little acre they were born on

my suspicion is half the stuff in hunting magazines is to create problems just to sell us the solution to it
What soap and laundry detergent did the Native Americans and Lewis and Clark expiation use?
 

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What soap and laundry detergent did the Native Americans and Lewis and Clark expiation use?
true, but it's like the 'fred bear didn't wear camo' thing

would fred bear have been even more effective with camo or a ghillie/leafy suit?

who knows

maybe he was like jimi hendrix playing with his teeth and behind his back
 

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I repossessed a car that the driver had been smoking inside the car. :rolleyes: I thought it was trashed, despite my best cleaning efforts.
I took the car to my local dealership and the sat an ozone machine in the passenger seat and let it run for 6 hours, while the car was running with the A/C running and the fan turned on "high". :cool: I was amazed at how clean the interior of that car smelled, afterwards.
 

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deer are smart but i don't think they are smart enough or have enough interactions to figure out that fake smelling flowers mean humans, rather i'm guessing they think 'human body odor means humans'

the woods have all sorts of smells in them and i don't think deer react to things strongly simply because they are unfamiliar to them or they wouldn't leave the little acre they were born on
Deer are smart. I think they are smart enough to know when something is out of place in the woods and that goes for smells also. I don’t think they blow and go at every different smell in the woods, but I think they will certainly become more wary and alert and may turn around and leave the way they came. We have all seen deer do that at some point. A deer’s nose is a powerful sensor so you certainly have to consider that they may have reacted, but out of your sight. We have all seen deer react to scent over a hundred yards away, which would easily put the deer out of sight in the woods. Just because you didn’t see them react doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. You will never know how many deer were inbound, and then just turned around and left. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to prove a negative. Just my .02.
 

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Run the car fan on recirculating mode for a few mins to clean the insides of the ducts to really get all possible odor sources.
Oh, that’s a good tip. Never thought of that. Toyota wanted to charge me $95 for a $10 cabin air filter and to spray some freshener in the vents of my son’s 2005 4Runner. Lol.
 

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I have reached the point in my hunting career that I just don't care much about taking a deer, even a big buck, and it's more about the experience and time with friends and family, so all the scent control and other frivolous preparations are just not worth my time. Honestly, I have not seen a drop in my success rate since I stopped doing all those things you are "supppsed" to do. I don't shoot many now, simply because I don't want to, but not from of lack of opportunities.
 

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What soap and laundry detergent did the Native Americans and Lewis and Clark expiation use?
Bear fat, and burnt sage lol

they were also notoriously resourceful usingthe hides of deer to cover themselves to sneak up closer… we could stand to learn a lot from the native’s who hunted more deep cover woods and had way less technology and supposedly a much smaller deer population.
 

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so you don't suggest ever subjecting saddles, ropes, or webbing to it?
I keep a few of the odor removal charcoal bags inside my hunting totes with my clothes and saddle gear. Just toss my saddle back in the tote each night. I recharge the charcoal bags by putting them inside a separate tote and hitting them with the ozone machine prior to season.
 

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I keep a few of the odor removal charcoal bags inside my hunting totes with my clothes and saddle gear. Just toss my saddle back in the tote each night. I recharge the charcoal bags by putting them inside a separate tote and hitting them with the ozone machine prior to season.
That’s what I do! A seal tight tote with some activated charcoal filters thrown in. It absorbs odor, moisture and they are cheap ($7 for a 4 pack at your local aquarium shop). Doesn’t hurt the saddle, makes it where I only have to wash my saddle once maybe twice a season in Florida where you sweat your butt off all season. If you want cover scent, throw in a small fresh cut piece of your favorite local tree. A small cut of pine or cedar, and the worst case scenario is I pull my saddle out with a hint of fresh woods smell on it
 

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That’s what I do! A seal tight tote with some activated charcoal filters thrown in. It absorbs odor, moisture and they are cheap ($7 for a 4 pack at your local aquarium shop). Doesn’t hurt the saddle, makes it where I only have to wash my saddle once maybe twice a season in Florida where you sweat your butt off all season. If you want cover scent, throw in a small fresh cut piece of your favorite local tree. A small cut of pine or cedar, and the worst case scenario is I pull my saddle out with a hint of fresh woods smell on it
Gonna skip the piece of a local tree thing and go corn chops. Half a bag in the bottom of the tote and then throw in my clothes, saddle and ropes then top off with the rest of the chops. Just make sure you shake your pockets out well if hunting public. Would work with rice bran or protein pellets too I reckon. ;)
 

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Ive heard and read several years ago that the so called ozone is super cancer causing.
i know i know “what isnt?”
too much bad juju on breathing that stuff in for my liking to use one.
I eat and inhale enough bad things now. Im not gonna add to it.
Besides i 100% hunt the wind.
Most times the wind is hitting me in the face or its off to the side.
I stink My job is carpentry/ cabinets. So I do a ton of laminating all day and the glue stinks.
Before that i was into plumbing/ hvac so pipe glue is even stronger.
I will leave work in same clothes and go hunt alot and very very rarely am i winded.
The only real time i get busted is if im not sure what the thermals or surrounding terrain makes the wind swirl or something.
 

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Had a bottle of gun cleaning oil spill in my hunting closet. Couldn’t get the smell out. Only thing that worked was spraying the area with vinegar/water in a bottle and then putting a large dehumidifier in the closet running for a full day. It completely removed the smell. This was after I tried ozone. This season I will do the same with my gear.
 
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