Storing hunitng clothes


June 3, 2009, 08:38 PM
I just picked up a stand alone clothes cabinet (armoire?) from the Salvation Army to store all of my hunting clothes. I'd like to put something in the cabinet to give my jackets, boots and other clothes a natural scent. Has anyone else done this? What have you used for a scent - pine branches or leaves maybe?

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Big Daddy Grim
June 3, 2009, 08:49 PM
Might sound corny but I used pine nettles with plenty of the sap like you would put in a reaf and then just switched it now and then. One negative if it is going to be indoors watch the amount used wife almost killed me when are bedroom smelled like X-mas for a month.

June 3, 2009, 10:02 PM
They have those scented waffers that you could throw in there. I use just a couple of cedar chunks that wife bought and can't find anymore for the guest closet. :) It seems to work well. I keep mine in a trash bag inside of a tupperware box in the garage. I wash mine in some scent killer detergent first then store them. I really only do this with the bowhunting clothes the rest just hang in the closet.

June 3, 2009, 10:20 PM
Throw one of these in....99386

June 3, 2009, 10:48 PM
I don't use anything, store them in a couple of duffle bags....when hunting season comes toss 'em in the clothes dryer for a few minutes, then head for the woods.

Sav .250
June 4, 2009, 07:30 AM
After the season is over, I wash /dry clean items as needed, then put stuff(coats/shirts/pants, etc) in plastic bags. Ones like you get back from the cleaners. Then hang-um back in the closet.
I know there are a lot of different ways to secure your stuff till next season
but this works for me.

June 4, 2009, 11:08 AM
I don't use any thing special to store my hunting cloths. I wash them when they get mankey. Never bothered about my scent i just use a bit of field craft to bag the game.

Vern Humphrey
June 4, 2009, 01:11 PM
I am reminded of the guy who stored his hunting clothes in a plastic bag wth a drop or two of fox urine. His wife found and opened the bag, and washed his hunting clothes, using various products known only to women to kill the odor.

"Now my hunting clothes smell like a combination of a French brothel and dog wee-wee."

June 4, 2009, 02:43 PM
Stopped useing cover sents years ago but do use arm&hammer bakeing soda to absorb odor. Wash my cloths in it for hunting and after season is over place the cloths in the plastic bag or two and add some arm & hammer to them to keep then odor free. Mix it with water also and that has always been my no odor spray.

June 4, 2009, 03:03 PM
I don't use any cover scent anymore either,but when I did the best was homemade.
Gather some aromatic material from your hunting area (very small cedar branches work really well) . Put it in a jar with some pure grain alcohol from the liquor store. Let it soak for a week or 2 ,or more if you want it stronger, and then strain the material through a coffee filter. Store the liquid in a medicine bottle with a dropper. When you put it on your clothes the alcohol will evaporate leaving only the pure scent. WARNING: It will stain your clothes but on camo,not an issue. Also, do not Drink!

June 4, 2009, 03:09 PM
I just wash my clothes in scent free detergent, the kind intended for washing clothes of newborn babies. It is cheaper than the "hunter's" brand, and does the trick. Then I dry well, and put in those very large zip-lock bags with various aromatic materials from the land I hunt. I gather the materials during season, because spring and summer foliage smells different than autumn foliage. I like cedar, acorns, and clumps of half decayed leaves. Put it away untill the next season, just make sure it is sealed up tight to prevent houshold odors from getting in.

June 4, 2009, 09:10 PM
Good ideas, thanks!

June 4, 2009, 09:34 PM
I pulled my shooting vest out after a couple years of being stored in the bottom of a foot locker. I found about a dozen 28ga shells and a 2 year old plus quail. Yes the scent had been stored right along with it:barf:

June 5, 2009, 12:02 AM
Which ever one you feel better about. They both have plenty of power to do the job. So it's the rifle you know you can put to your shoulder and make the shot with.


What kind of error would put my post in the wrong thread?
Must have been one of those days.

June 8, 2009, 04:55 PM
I use pine needles and sage from the area I hunt. I throw em into my plastic storage boxes of hunting clothes. The scent keeps for a long time.

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