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Old 10-08-2008, 05:08 PM
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I know how a lot of you guys feel about Scent-Lok and its effectiveness, and to be honest I'm skeptic too. I just don't trust the activated carbon as my main line of scent control. I do, however, use Scent-Lok Base Slayers and have found them quite effective and up until this year that was the only line of Scent-Lok I used. But, this year I tried the socks just because they would complete my "base layers" so to speak.

Well- I honestly think they ruined my hunt today. Under the use as directed they say something along the lines of effective up to 40 hours of field use. I initially questioned how well they would perform because, well, your feet stink, a lot. But today I did my complete scent control system- scent killer shower, deodorant, field wipes, Earth cover/eliminator and Acorn scent-wafer on my hat. And I got busted TWICE by two does. This is the first time since I really got religious about scent control that I was knowlingly busted by deer within sight. I was pretty frustrated and could NOT believe I got busted.

Anyway- As I was declothing, spraying myclothes, boots and hat down again before I put them back into the airtight tub- I walked myself through my steps to make sure I hadnt forgotten a step. Then bam it hit me. What do my feet smell like? I take off my socks and they stink, badly. I guess I should have known that but I put too much trust in them I guess and they ruined what was a promising hunt.

I honestly do think that they work, but only for only a day tops. Then they need to be re-washed and reactivated in my opinion. But enough with the rambling. What does everyone think? Thoughts, ideas, help and opinions are appreciated!
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:21 PM
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In my opinion, Scent Blocker/Scent Lok as well as any scent spray are just another thing you can throw into your bag of tricks. I believe they definately help but are not the be all end all of being winded by a deer. Personally i am also religious with my scent and hope it helps me in the woods, but if i get busted its impossible for me to blame it on scent control. Sometimes you get busted because you moved, squeeked etc. There a lot more to just scent for reasons of being busted. Just my thoughts.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:50 PM
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I would not wear the same socks from morning to evening carbon or not I have posabley the most stinky feet in WV. Base layers are a great idea but they are the closest to you body and absorbe the sent first and will need reactivated more offten than say your carbon jacket or pants.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:00 PM
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Well, I'm a Scent Lok basher. It's bullhockey. That said, it might not have been your feet. It can be your pack, stand, bow or whatever that stinks most. Your breath puts out more stinky molecules than anything you own. As far as your WAFFERS, they're man made chemical products. They can set a deer off in a heart beat. I know you don't want to hear that, but they're artificial. You're better off washing up, taking care of your clothing and going stinky free. Cover ups and attractants just attract attention IMO. Your best friend is the WIND.... PERIOD.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:06 PM
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Your breath puts out more stinky molecules than anything you own.
That why I dont breath when hunting LOL.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:19 PM
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Well, I'm a Scent Lok basher. It's bullhockey. That said, it might not have been your feet. It can be your pack, stand, bow or whatever that stinks most. Your breath puts out more stinky molecules than anything you own. As far as your WAFFERS, they're man made chemical products. They can set a deer off in a heart beat. I know you don't want to hear that, but they're artificial. You're better off washing up, taking care of your clothing and going stinky free. Cover ups and attractants just attract attention IMO. Your best friend is the WIND.... PERIOD.
Would you mind sharing while you feel scent lok doesn't work? Especially given the power of activated carbon?
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:29 PM
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I did not belive it worked at one time myself. Mainly becauseI could not afford it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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Maybe you just have some serious swamp feet[&:][:'(] My socks work just fine.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:45 PM
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Well, I'm a Scent Lok basher. It's bullhockey. That said, it might not have been your feet. It can be your pack, stand, bow or whatever that stinks most. Your breath puts out more stinky molecules than anything you own. As far as your WAFFERS, they're man made chemical products. They can set a deer off in a heart beat. I know you don't want to hear that, but they're artificial. You're better off washing up, taking care of your clothing and going stinky free. Cover ups and attractants just attract attention IMO. Your best friend is the WIND.... PERIOD.
Would you mind sharing while you feel scent lok doesn't work? Especially given the power of activated carbon?
I've been through this several times on this site. I worked in an industry that used activated carbon and dealt with the activated carbon for about 30 years. Carbon does absorb and hold such things as dyes, fatty acids etc. A PORTION of those can be released(a.k.a. reactivation) but it takes more heat that can be provided by a home dryer. These stinky fatty acids and oils from the human body are "NON volitile", they do not vaporize. To release these contaminents from a garment you'd have to dump enough heat in there that the fabric would burn. All these companies were called out by the feds on their claims and that's when they came out with the college test of using "REPLICATED" human odor. Even their adds and test tell you they use a volitile replicated human odor. Sure, you saturate something with a highly volitile substance it can be vaporized out. Try putting some bacon grease or sweat or other body oils in there. They aren't coming out in you home dryer. The garment is toast after a few sweats. Besides that, vapors coming off the body follow the rules of physics. They'll take the path of least resistance which is NOT through a dot of carbon. They'll flow between the carbon dots impregnated in the garment before they'll go through them. These suits are NOT solid carbon, they're just enoug dots fused to the fabric to say they have it in there.

It's a pure snake oil con job from day one. I worked with the International Fabricare Institute for months on tests designed to improve removal of voilitle substances from carbon. These were done to try and decrease the amount of fluids and contaminents left in carbon filters. Even after hours of heat or direct steam injection it is not possible to reduce the levels as they claim. YES, if you put in a volitile "REPLICATED HUMAN ODOR" it will come right out. Unfortunately for us, human odor and body fats and acids are NOT VOLITILE. 212 degrees and direct steam injection won't make them go away.

In my opinion Scent Lok is the biggest con to ever hit the hunting industry. It's snake oil from day one. I refuse to buy a garment, a pair of boots or even a dang hanky that says Scent Lok or Blocker or any of those gimmicks. They add $50 to a pair of boots and any advantages is gone in no time. You have to realize going in that these are not solid carbon sheets, just dots impregnated on the fabric. There are more spaces than dots.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:48 PM
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Give it to em David! hahaha
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