Lethal Human Scent Elimination System
Is it right for Scent Elimination carbon clothing companies to ethically say “Forget the Wind and Just Hunt”…REALLY? I do not buy it.Â Do I think these carbon clothing items work?Â To some degree, I do think there is a place for them, but you have to use a system to minimize your overall scent while bowhunting.Â I also believe there are some sprays and products that are more effective than others.Â If you want to eliminate all human odors, you must be a fanatic. You must do everything within your power to eliminate your scent. You might seem like a freak for taking it so seriously, but youâ€™ll be the bowhunter smiling over that monster you just harvested.
What the Scent Elimination Fanatics do to increase the Effectiveness of Carbon Suits
Scent-Lok and Scent Blocker are part of the complete system that helps eliminate odors. These carbon suits trap human odor in the pores of the carbon fibers. The degree to which you sweat and how much bacteria your body creates determines how long the suit will be effective. Before you think you are scent-free because you put on your carbon suit, realize that it is only part of the equation.
A carbon suit must be kept in a containerÂ or bag that doesn’t allow the outer shell to attract odors. If you keep it in the garage or basement, your suit will take on odors and potentially spook game. A trick that many scent elimination fanatics is keeping your carbon suit sealed in a Rubbermaid container or bag will ensure itâ€™s free of scent.
The manufacters suggest for a carbon suit to work at its max potential, it needs to be put in a dryer periodically. “At 160 degrees for 45 minutes, the suitâ€™s adsorption capacity is regenerated to just like new!”Â There is some controversy regarding the amount of heat and length of time to truly reactivate a carbon suit.
Beyond using a Carbon Suit some other steps in the scent elimination process are the following:
1. Shower to eliminate as much of your body odor and bacteria as possible. In recent years, a number of companies have created soaps to help neutralize body odor, and some products eliminate bacteria and slow their return.
2. Next is wait to get dressed until you get into the woods if at all possible
4. A trick that I have learned over the years is having field wipes with me to wipe away any sweat once I get into the stand if it is during the early season.Â Because we hunt a lot in the Southeast during August and September this very important. This can also be helpful if you are bowhunting the back country and can not shower daily.
5. I will typically use a spray in the stand as well once I am all settled in to get rid of any remaining odors
Antimicrobial Base Layers
You can hunt with a carbon suit next to your skin, but you will eliminate more human odor by putting on an antimicrobial base layer first. Many companies claim that their antimicrobial clothing eliminates all human odors. However, independent testing shows only carbon can truly keep human odor from escaping a garment. There are a number of base layers to chose from today that include Underarmour, ScentLok, Scent Blocker, Hunter’s Specialities, and several others.Â Not only do these help to kill some bacteria but help keep you cool during hot conditions or warmer during cool conditions.
The human body is constantly creating bacteria. They stick to your clothes, creating body and garment odor.Â Eliminating bacteria by wearing an antimicrobial garment under a carbon suit will make it more efficient and extend its life. Scent-Lokâ€™s Base Slayers combine the benefits of carbon and antimicrobial material into one garment. The latter helps destroy bacteria, but not all forms of bacteria can be eliminated. By using Base Slayers or antimicrobial garments next to the skin in addition to a carbon suit, you will eliminate scent.Â Below is a borrowed diagram that highlights some of the areas of the human body that have higher concentrations of bacteria resulting in high concentrations of odor.Â Â Â It should not seem to surprising that areas such as arm pits and feet have high concentrations of odor.Â One area that is often over looked is your head and face/mouth.Â I have to admit that I have taken this part of scent elimination for granted.
Many sprays eliminate bacteria and odors found on skin and on the outside of garments. I will spray down my suit and boots before heading for the treestand. If you donâ€™t wear a carbon suit, spraying your clothes with a scent eliminator will help keep your odor to a minimum, but will not eliminate it.
Sprays should be part of the process to reduce your scent as stated above.Â While sprays are useful and necessary not all sprays are created equal.Â Â We will discuss them further below.
Carrying a bottle of scent eliminator and spraying down periodically as you hunt helps keep odor levels low.Â Spraying the inside of boots is a good practice based on the level of odor that can be produced. Feet can sweat a lot on the way to and from a treestand. Wearing rubber boots is the easiest way to eliminate odor. Insulated rubber boots keep you warm and scent-free.
The last thing you want to do is leave human odor on your boots so deer heading down the trail a few hours later can smell it. Studies have shown that human odor can linger for days after you leave the woods, so make sure your feet and boots are odor-free before you leave the truck!Â Your head and mouth give off more odor than any other part of the body. By leaving your hood behind, you are gambling with your hunt.
Those who don’t believe…..
There are some who do not believe AT ALL you can eliminate your odor or are just unwilling to take the extra steps to to be as scent free as possible. Â Scientifically, carbon has been proven to eliminate odors but the question still remains in my mind how effective is carbon clothing once it needs to be reactivated.Â Do our dryers really get hot enough to reactivate?Â I can not prove either way.Â Based on this I feel you have to use other resources to eliminate odors such asÂ sprays neutralize acids found on human skin.Â With that said I do think some sprays and scent elimination products are more effective than others.Â I am going to review “LETHAL” products and you will see how these products are truly different.
“LETHAL is â€śPowered by OdoBanâ€ť; the same OdoBanÂ® with 30 years of manufacturing experience. We are the Odor Eliminating Experts! In fact, we are so good at eliminating odors; we know how to make you disappear. We have a lab full of chemists and microbiologists on staff that allows us to tweak and improve our products on a real time basis. We outperform the competition because we have the experience, scientific knowledge and expertise.”
I encourage you to take a look at not only Lethal Products, www.Lethalproducts.com, but the company, OdoBan, behind the company.Â Their history in this space is impressive and not surprising that this product line is as effective as it is.Â Look for Lethal to be one of the most effective products on the market.Â Not because it is the most popular but because it is the most effective!
Lethalâ„˘ Human Scent Eliminator Field Spray & Activator, created by chemists and field tested by professionals, contains the latest in human scent elimination technology. Lethalâ„˘ Field Spray & Activator has a separate concentrated activator that charges the product with odor eliminating bonding agents. A permanent binding effect takes place. This is not always the case with other scent eliminators.
Also because you activate this product yourself you know that you are getting the freshest product possible. This product lasts 90 days after activation.
When hunting deer and other big game, eliminating the human scent is crucial to your success. Lethalâ„˘ Human Scent Eliminator Laundry Detergent works as part of the Lethalâ„˘ system. It contains 24 loads of the latest in human odor elimination technology. Our high efficiency, low foaming formula cleans dirt and removes human odors from hunting clothes.
- No UV Brightener
- For Standard and High Efficiency Washers
- Cleans & Eliminates Odors
- 24 Loads of Single Use Pouches
- Great for Travel
Donâ€™t let your shampoo or body wash give you away. Lethalâ„˘ Human Scent Eliminator Shampoo & Body Wash works as a two part system that first cleanses hair and skin removing body odors from human fats, salts, lactic acid, butyric acid and amines. Then second rinses free and clear leaving behind no residue or fragrance. Itâ€™s ultra concentrated so a little bit goes a long way. Each box contains 18 single use pouches of shampoo & body wash.
- Sulfate Free – Gentle on Skin
- pH Balanced
- Contains No Triclosan
- 18 Single Use Pouches
- Great for Travel
Originally posted 2011-08-07 11:21:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter