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Summer Storage

Postby MSHunter » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi Everyone.
I'm looking for some hints on storing my coveralls, bibs and jackets until next fall/winter. I've purchased some scent free storage bags and scent free laundry soap. Does anyone have any additional tips or techniques they use when storing their gear that may be helpful?
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby bobow » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:07 pm

Depending on whether or not the bags are airtight, you might consider airtight containers or tubs. I have some from Rubbermaid that seem to seal good.

Some will also put dirt or pine branches in with them that is indigenous to your area.
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby kellory » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:32 am

Once they are clean, fully dry, and scent free, I will often add a couple of scent leafs in fresh earth scent. or add pine boughs to an airtight tub. This year I only added baking soda sprinkled in between layers. To keep them scent free. Baking Soda absorbs odors in your fridge and from your hunting clothes. Run a search for baking soda and you will find it has a lot of cheap uses. ;)
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby MSHunter » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:10 pm

Bobow and Kellory,
Thanks a bunch. I have some airtight tubs to store my gear in as well. It was the baking soda/pine boughs info I was looking for. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the replies and the help.

Jim
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby Deebz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:13 pm

word of warning... make sure you use nice dry materials (the pine boughs, etc...) My brother one time stuck a few limbs that he'd trimmed from his tree stand in the tub with some of his lightweight camo. The moisture from whatever he'd put in was enough to allow some mold to grow all through the clothes and such.

Here's a thought... would it really be beneficial to put in some dirt/pine boughs AND baking soda? Those measures seem counter-productive to me.
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby kellory » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Deebz wrote:word of warning... make sure you use nice dry materials (the pine boughs, etc...) My brother one time stuck a few limbs that he'd trimmed from his tree stand in the tub with some of his lightweight camo. The moisture from whatever he'd put in was enough to allow some mold to grow all through the clothes and such.

Here's a thought... would it really be beneficial to put in some dirt/pine boughs AND baking soda? Those measures seem counter-productive to me.

It's either - or Deebz, not both. depends on if you want it cover scented, or scent free. Most of the time I use fresh earth scent leaves. This year( because of the Vanilla Test), I wanted to be as scent free as I could be.
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby Deebz » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:08 am

right on... that's what I was thinking
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby gatodoc » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:20 pm

I washed mine and put them in vacuum bags with a cheap athletic tube sock filled with cedar shavings I got at the pet store. Will it help? Who knows, but I'll let ya know in late Sept...
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby buckhuntr15 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:32 am

gatodoc wrote:I washed mine and put them in vacuum bags the a cheap athletic tube sock filled with cedar shavings I got at the pet store. Will it help? Who knows, but I'll let ya know in late Sept...

It will help. Good suggestions, here
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Re: Summer Storage

Postby Cut N Run » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:24 pm

I keep my gear in storage totes too. Whenever I'm out hunting and find a dead standing cedar that's dried out, I go back on a Sunday and cut it down with a bow saw and bring it home to dry. I cut it into foot- long sections, split them lengthwise, and pack my hunting clothes in layers of cedar. I also put some in the storage bin with my boots. It helps.

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