Okay, here's my routine, but I must tell you I'm cutting back on some because of some changes, specifically after I bought some scent-lok base layers and did some experimentation.
1. Wash all of my hunting clothes before season starts (hats, gloves, bibs, jackets, undergarments, facemasks, chucks, boot liners, shirts, pants, daypack, etc.... everything) in odor eliminating laundry detergent scent killer or bit o' baking soda or both, whichever I feel like that day.
2. Activate carbon items every three to four hunts = gloves, facemask, base layers, bow jacket and pants.
3. Spray down before walking to stand, still hunt, or stalk.
4. SIT IN THE RIGHT STAND BASED ON WIND!
5. GET OUT OF STAND IF WIND SWITCHES!
6. NEVER STALK IN THE WRONG WIND!
7. After hunt store all of my hunting clothes I use in a Tink's carbon sack. Rewash clothes if they become soiled, but not until they do to keep colors from fading. Also Use cold water when washing for this reason. Repeat process when necessary.
That's it. Not much to it. 4-6 are the most important. Don't worry about getting into truck with clothes on or running an ATV, that's all bull if you spray down seat and mats with baking soda and water and wash the things you touch before the season and throughout. Besides, it's damn cold in the UP and getting into a truck or riding an ATV in 10 degree or less weather without any darn clothes on is just plain deadly and stupid. Also, walking out to my area 5 miles+ is not an option, so a vehicle of some form is needed for part of the way for some seasons anway. Takes too much time to undress regular clothes and redress with hunting clothes with all the necessary layers in cold climates. Just wash your dang seats and mats. Since I've bought my base layers scent lok I havn't been winded the last couple years. Unbelievable stuff, but nothings 100% effective IMO. I would go through a vigorous routine as GOOSE does and still get winded by a bruiser every now and then as they would sneak around me to take a whiff without ever presenting a shot, no more with base layers and keeping outer wear reasonably scent free, but you don't have to go overboard people. Spending all that time and money is a waste. My old man used to wear his dang loggin boots with wool that reeked of a mix of chainsaw oil, 2-stroke gas, gun solvent, and sometimes manure and kill bigger bucks than I could ever hope to get. More times then not, he would have a marlboro hanging out of his mouth when a buck popped out and would have me hold it before he took a shot whether it be bow, rifle, or muzzeloader season. But, he always did one thing no matter what!!!! PLAYED THE WIND. If you don't your screwed, plain and simple. Yes, all this hoopla surrounding scent lok, scent killer, scent away helps some, but it isn't the most important thing in the woods when it comes to scoring on a big buck. Most of the time I got winded was poor stand or spot selection with swirling wind conditions. Scent lok helps, but its not fool proof in my opinion either I know that. Just lets you hunt more when the wind isn't always steady in one direction and is varying 90 degrees or so and it may not be as potent to a deer if he catches some scent as others stated not immediately a threat. Play the wind folks and you won't have to worry about being smelled, plain and simple. Take the long way to the stand if you have to. Don't put yourself in a losing situation by going to your favorite stand on an unfavorable day. Do your homework and you won't have to waste as much time and money. Yes, I do own some "scent" products because I think it does help to some degree, but to be OCD about it is wasteful and unnecessary if more folks would just pay attention to their surroundings when hunting. Even though I believe somewhat in my scent lok garments and I took a gamble on them cause they had a deal on them in Cabelas I don't think I could just hunt in a completely wrong wind situation and expect to get away with it. I also climb as high as I can into a tree up to 30 ft. if I can depending on the terrain, landscape, tree, shooting lanes, etc... when I'm hunting out of a treestand. This also helps in my experience.
"I enjoy and become completely immersed in the challenge and the increased opportunity to become for a time a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It�s a return to fundamentals that I distinctly feel are basic and right"-F.B.