December 21, 2005 at 11:50am
Yes, scent-loc works for me.I have been using the system for about 8-years, maybe longer. I have always used the scent-away products, scent-killer Body soap, cleaned my gun with scent free oil, I use a nylon gun strap, and spray it also, never leather it holds odors. I saw a post w while back that said.It works as long as there are no weak links in the chain. So with that said, pay close attention to personal hygiene,all your extra accessories maintain scent free. I notice'd the difference in the close encounters with wild game, hogs, deer. while scouting for sign in bedding /feeding areas. It's very hard to play the wind while scouting, so when I'm walking around the woods in Scent-Loc. I rarely spook the game out of the woods..They usually sneak around circle back to try and wind me. I just stay still,and their curiosity gets the best of them and end up comming right up my trail with in bow range.I can then decide if I want to take that animal, or hunt them again. It also works well when there are immature deer eating acorns under my tree in my protable tree stand, and then see the more mature animals watching their body language, that'its O.K. to come around..The last thing you want is the wind to swirl around, up and down, and spook your live decoys..Also you don't burn-out a stand site quite as fast while wearing scent-loc.to and from your stand. So yes it works to your advantage while hunting or scouting.( most people say" I've found a great area, spooked deer, then hang a stand and don't see a thing, I don't have that problem anymore". your new site will be just as fresh as it was before you went in there. You have to be carefull not to touch anything without the gloves,headcover,hat on. It does reduce the amount of total body odor that you give off..and they do have breath shields also.
It's funny that everyone that I talk to that uses Scent-loc, Takes proper care of it loves the results. wet ot dry it works the same.sweating or not. I use a couple of layers all scent -loc. baselayers, savanna light weight shirt & pants, then a heavier layer of Dokata or supreme, I also use the old microsude as a light layer too.
The CRIDICS are the ones that do not use the system corectly, or activate it enough or wear other clothes under it that has fabric softiner smells. or just don't want to pay for it.and for someone to say, Ive'tried it and it dosn't work. I dont believe that.. Who would loan out their $$$$clothes for someone to sweat in or dirty it all up for you. they are lying, and don't know from experience..
For me, My TIME IN THE WOODS IS VALUEABLE, so why go the cheap-way out. the scent sprays are not enough.
sorry for the long winded explanation, however i wanted to give good examples for why it works.