1. I bought a plastic tupple ware type bin. Made sure it was big enough to hold all of my hunting clothes
, and a few of the smaller items I carry into the woods. (Flashlight, Knife, Safety Harness, etc.)
2. Wash all of your clothes
in your washing machine with some scent free laundry detergent, and baking soda. Or, buy some of the detergent specifically made for hunters.
3. Once your clothes are washed line dry them if this is possible. When line drying tho, make sure that your neighbor isn't like grilling on his back deck. It would suck to get all of those scent free clothes covered in rib smoke. If you can't line dry, (Which I can't) then dry your clothes in a dryer with a special dryer sheet. They sell them for a few dollars that have wood scents, like fresh earth, pine, etc. I go with the fresh earth because it is a scent present everywhere you go. If you use something like pine cover scent dryer sheets, and then hunt in an area with no pine trees... well you get the point.
4. After my clothes are dry I take them out of the dryer, or off the line, and put them into giant scent lock ziplock bags
. I have a 36 x 24 in. that I got for a few bucks from hunter's specialties. You can use any large ziplock type bag however. Do not use a garbage bag though, as many of those are scented even if you don't know it, and they don't seal out all the air.
5.Then I put the giant zip lock bag, and the things I am going to carry into the woods with me into the big plastic tupple ware bin.
6. Finally: The secret I use. I place a 57 cent refrigerater box of Arm and Hammer Baking soda in the plastic bin. This will soak up and eliminate any possible scents that creep into the bin, or are still on your gear.
7. As for my body, I wash the towel I am going to dry off with in the same laundry detergent stuff I wash my clothes in. I then use the hunter body wash/shampoo, and brush my teeth with some baking soda. (Scent free and cleans your mouth good, 80% of scent comes from bacteria in your mouth and your head (or so they say)
8. I throw the plastic bin in the back of the car or truck, and get dressed in the place where I am going to hunt.
9. I also make sure that I wear rubber boots, and I spray the bottom of the boots with my scent eliminator spray.
During Rifle season I don't worry too much about scent. Particularly if I am hunting over a field. Last year, I shot my deer with a cigar in my mouth. I thought I was done hunting for the day and my buddy talked me into walking back out to the field for one last shot at it. 2 minutes later my deer ran across the field.