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    Quote Originally Posted by 00buck View Post
    wow and at 30 dollars fro that smoker i think i will try it do you think apple chips would work or walnut
    All it says on the video hardwood chips , So i dont know if it is hickory , oak apple or walnut, I figured i would lean to hickory , Maybe one of the guys could lets us know what they use.
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    B.H. do you use this in mi.??? i don't think i can pull this off and stop using earth scent........ do you guys wash with unscented soap then smoke? your self just before you walk out???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MQ1 View Post
    All it says on the video hardwood chips , So i dont know if it is hickory , oak apple or walnut, I figured i would lean to hickory , Maybe one of the guys could lets us know what they use.
    I use hickory for the main batch. What I do is add the hickory, use a propane torch to get it going and let it burn for a moment. I then snuff out the flames with a handfull of pine needles and the occasional pine cone. Some guys just use hickory, some use cherry, etc. and I think it doesn't really matter. The pine needles seem to give it a much thicker smoke and really seems to penetrate the clothes better.

    Quote Originally Posted by MICH View Post
    B.H. do you use this in mi.??? i don't think i can pull this off and stop using earth scent........ do you guys wash with unscented soap then smoke? your self just before you walk out???
    Yep, been using it in Michigan for 3 past seasons and have yet to spook a deer that was downwind. We hunt often up in Tuscola County and the pressure is high. Many times was I busted wearing carbon clothing and all kinds of spray. Perfect example last year my daughter and I were in a buddy stand, had I believe 9 deer come straight in completely downwind for about 100 yards, enter the field and out in front of us at 15 yards. Shot a doe last year, both my son and I in a pop-up blind (non carbon) doe feeds for a while behind us, completely downwind and not a clue, walks around the blind and out in front.

    I wash with unscented soap, head to toe, and dry off with a well smoked towel. The towels and washcloths are the first that get washed in unscented soap and then dried in the dryer with an unscented dryer sheet. I do that to prep both the washer and dryer for my hunting clothes. Then they all get smoked up. Ideally you should smoke yourself again before you go out with new fresh smoke. Hair, hands, boots, etc.. If not then the towels usually are good enough if right out of the shower, or if you don't have time use one to wipe your head, hands, etc. down before you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MQ1 View Post
    All it says on the video hardwood chips , So i dont know if it is hickory , oak apple or walnut, I figured i would lean to hickory , Maybe one of the guys could lets us know what they use.
    Stop in at Meijer or Wal-Mart and go to the lawn & garden section. Most of the grilling stuff is on sale right now. I just picked up a few bags of Oak chips this week pretty cheap. I'll go through 1 - 2 bags per season.

    Here's some of the explanation of using hardwood chips... copied & pasted from the scent smoker website (http://www.scentsmoker.com/)

    The Scent Smoker uses the most basic tool known to the earliest hunters to mask human scent - smoke. More specifically, hardwood smoke. Smoke is a very common scent in the wild. From a forest fire in the Rocky Mountains, to wood-burning farmstead in the midwest, smoke is omnipresent and does not spook game. It is a naturally occuring fragrance, as common as wood itself.

    Hardwood smoke not only has a strong, lingering fragrance, it is full of bacteria killing anti-microbials. More specifically Phenol (commonly known as carbolic acid, the first anti-septic). In fact, there are over 20 phenolic compounds present in hardwood smoke. This is why smoke has been used for hundreds of years to preserve meat. By "smoking" meat, the outer 1/8 inch of the meat's surface is protected from bacterial growth, and is therefore preserved from invading bacteria.

    Lignin is the real magic of hardwood smoke. It is the "sticky" substance that causes the smell of smoke to adhere to clothing and skin. The antimicrobial phenolic compounds are present in the lignin, and therefore adhere to garments, skin and equipment, thus killng odor causing bacteria and eliminating game spooking human odor.

    To beat prey-species' sense of smell, it is imperative to kill the odor causing bacteria. The phenolic compounds found in wood smoke do this. In addition to killing bacteria, smoke is an over-whelming smell that will effectively cover other non-bacteria related odors, such as common laundry detergents, etc. For best results however, it is best to use common baking soda or other non-scented detergents, soaps, and personal hygene products.

    Smoke has been used for centuries in bee handling. Smoke works as a pheromone blocker, and keeps bees from attacking en mase`. It could work in a similar fashion in the hunter/prey relationship, but more research is needed to say for certain.

    Regardless of whether it is the anti-bacterial properties, pheromone blocking agents, or simply the over whelming cover scent of smoke that makes it so effective, the fact remains hardwood smoke enables knowledgeable hunters to beat prey species' nose, and that is our main concern!
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    I think you guys might be able to tell that Chuck & I are pretty big fans of the scent smoker. Lol!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curran View Post
    I think you guys might be able to tell that Chuck & I are pretty big fans of the scent smoker. Lol!!
    Yep, but the buck in my avatar isn't......or should say wasn't!!
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    Been smoking my self for 4 years now and I tag out every year.

    I have not bought a scentblocker from the stores in so long that I dont even know whats on the market anymore.

    I am a bee keeper also so the smoker I had already so it was a easy switch for me.
    I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers.

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    where can i buy a smoker???? This is the only place i heard about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICH View Post
    where can i buy a smoker???? This is the only place i heard about this
    www.scentsmoker.com
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    been doing it for a few years now .people look at me funny when i tell them about it. but it works for me

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