ORIGINAL: Woods Walker
And just WHY is it that those of you that do won't answer a few basic honest questions about your use of it in regards to what's be proven about it?
Any of you can ask me anything you like about my methods, and you will get an answer that's to the best of my ability. You might not care for my answers, and that's fine. But we WILL discuss it if you like. I don't avoid the questions.
And we don't have to prove a thing about carbon clothing. The court and science has already done that. What were discussing here are those very realities.
Well, its really no different than your boots getting cracks in the rubber over time, your camouflage fading with multiple washes, holes forming in your socks. Lots of stuff has a finite life span. The problem with we humans, is we can see the hole in our socks, but we don't have a very good nose so we don't know exactly when the capability of an activated carbon garment is "fading" or "getting holes." You basically have to go with the manufacturers recommendation. How long it lasts depends largely on how closely you follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If you eat breakfast in it, sit around a fire, gas your vehicle, wear it in the house, field dress a deer while wearing it, it won't last all that long. However, if you keep it sealed in a container at all times, only touch it after you have showered with gloved hands, take it off immediately after the hunt is finished, it will last for years. In that respect it is no different than a pair of rubber boots. If you let them sit outside in direct sunlight for a year, you will ruin them. I f you store them properly in a closed area, they may last you 10 years.
Nonetheless, without question, the manufacturers convinced the court that their clothing was effective and could be regenerated.
Well if you did that with a plain set of camo clothes wouldn't you get the same results???? If you washed them and yourself in scent reducing soap and did everything else you said you would get the same results. So why spend 10 times the money on the carbon stuff??
Exactly. And my question STILL has not been answered regarding just how much regeneration can occur (we KNOW it's not 100%), and never will, because they either don't know, or they do, and they don't want to say, because then anyone with basic math skills will able to deduce how many drying it can take before it's just very expensive rain gear.
If a full set of carbon clothing costs you $300.00, then with a regeneration rate of 90% that means that after 10 dryings that it won't regenerate at all, and then it's costs you $30.00 everytime you put it in the dryer.
That's one REAL expensive dryer!!!!
And this doesn't even take into account the fact that the science of carbon technology shows that you need temperatures of 1200 to 1500 degrees to regenerate carbon. If you could buy a dryer that got that hot (and you can't), the clothing would be incinerated. But let's not consider this, and just go by what the Scent Lok/Block folks are NOW saying what the "truth" is about their product. It can be regenerated, but not by 100%.
OK then. WHAT percentage can it be regenerated to? Take a guess. Heck, give me a RANGE if you want.