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TG78 07-09-2008 01:02 PM

Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
I am really having a hard time deciding on how serious I want to get into scent control this year especially with buying some new base layers. I am really really skeptical of the carbon thing simply because I believe it becomes saturated with scent very easily and even more important I think many recent studies have shown that a regular clothes dryer cannot even re-activate the carbon to begin with! On the other hand I really like the idea of the Silver impregnated clothing that actually kills odor causing bacteria and does not need to be re-activated. The idea is new enough in the hunting scene to keep me from being able to talk to many people who have used it or done studies on it. Have any of you had good or bad experiences with it or know of any reputable studies showing its effectiveness. It seems too good to be true but then again I am using a few items that at the time seemed a little too good to be true.

AF Hunter 07-09-2008 01:12 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
TG78, every three years or so, I purchase a military NBC suit that is brand new on an online auction site. I usually pay about $15 for the whole suit and it seems to work fine. I hang the suit outside for a couple of days before starting to hunt and leave it hanging outside under a overhang every night during the season. I have had deer lay down and sleep under my stand or walk across my shooting lane with the wind at my back and have never been busted due to odor.

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TG78 07-09-2008 01:48 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
Af Hunter, I am not familiar with the "NBC" suit, does it use the silver idea.

doc098 07-09-2008 01:59 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
It stands for nuclear, biological, and chemical. It's widely used in the military. It is completely water proof, airtight, but its HOT! I have a scentlok hood and pants, but i have an x system long sleeve camo shirt and base layer pants.

The silver thing is not meant totrap in human odor, and not let it escape, like carbon is. It is designed so that odor causing bacteria cannot grow on your clothes, but your body odor can still escape.

AF Hunter 07-09-2008 02:13 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
No it is a nuclear, biological, and chemical protection suit. It has carbon in it and protects soldiers from unlawful weapons of mass destruction. They do get hot if it is warm out, but I started using these years ago instead of buying expensive stuff like scent-lok. They do work though and they are a heck of a lot cheaper than the other types of hunting apparel. And most of what you can get is camouflaged. Military surplus is great.

TG78 07-09-2008 02:20 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
Oh, ok... Did the military use any special method to keep the charcoal active that you are aware of. How well does that suit breathe. Thanks

WKP Todd 07-09-2008 02:39 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
Silver nor Carbon will make a big enough difference that a whitetail won't smell you. Bloodhound type scent capabilities we're talking here!

dukemichaels 07-09-2008 03:10 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 

Silver nor Carbon will make a big enough difference that a whitetail won't smell you.
How do you know this if you've never used them?

Not trying to pick on you Todd.. just wondering if all your knowledge on the subject is heresy or first hand.

quiksilver 07-09-2008 03:15 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
Correct me if I'm wrong - but doesn't the silver-impregnated stuff have to be in direct contact with the skin to get maximum scent elimination? That is - it kills the scent-producing microbes that live on the skin.

So wouldn't it stand to reason that it would work best if it was worn as the first layer, so as to ensure as much skin contact as possible?

Germ 07-09-2008 03:16 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 

ORIGINAL: quiksilver

Correct me if I'm wrong - but doesn't the silver-impregnated stuff have to be in direct contact with the skin to get maximum scent elimination. That is - it kills the scent-producing microbes that live on the skin.

So wouldn't it stand to reason that it would work best if it was worn as the first layer, so as to ensure as much skin contact as possible?
You are correct, I have a baselayer I wear.

To me the socks are great, wear some for a day and take a whiff;)

quiksilver 07-09-2008 03:19 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
Yeah, I think your silver layer wouldn't be nearly as effective if it were worn over top of something else.

Try carbon over silver.

AF Hunter 07-09-2008 03:19 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
In the military, for everything but training suits, it was use once and dispose. But like I said, I use them for about three seasons and then get new. I have not been busted once due to odor. I have been busted:

1. on the way to a stand;
2. while coughing;
3. while farting;
4. and once for muttering a curse word at a buck that wouldn't come in while unbenownst to me there was a bigger buck behind me.

TG78 07-10-2008 11:22 AM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 

Correct me if I'm wrong - but doesn't the silver-impregnated stuff have to be in direct contact with the skin to get maximum scent elimination? That is - it kills the scent-producing microbes that live on the skin.

So wouldn't it stand to reason that it would work best if it was worn as the first layer, so as to ensure as much skin contact as possible?

When I was saying "over" carbon I meant choosing it over the other, I should have been more clear.

JoeRE 07-10-2008 12:25 PM

RE: Silver impreg. clothing over Carbon I like the idea
 
I also use NBC suits - along with scentkiller, unscented laundry, deoderant, shampoo, ect. I get busted every now and then but much less frequently. Generally deer just start to act a bit nervous instead of snort and run - its as if they think I am 200 yards away instead of 20 (I still hunt the wind tho). The suits generally last me about a season of hard hunting - out almost every day at least once a dayfor 2 months. The only problem is - there is no way I can wear them over70 degrees, I start sweating and shorten its effective life.


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