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Washing elk smell from pack
« on: September 20, 2016, 08:00:12 PM »
Hey guys I got a new pack and want to know how you all get the blood and elk smell out after you have packed out and animal ?

I\'ve basically just rinsed it all down so far but I\'m thinking I may need to put it in the washer or something.

Thanks for the input.

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 08:37:55 PM »
I just toss mine in the washer bud. I put it on a more delicate setting so it doesn\'t romp on it, but it always cleans it nice.
I usually do a load that is my bloody pack and game bags.... my wife loves it.

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 08:43:00 PM »
cool good stuff. I\'ll have to get the frame out first !! LOL

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 08:48:30 PM »
May as well wait... you\'re gonna be packing yours out soon!

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 10:05:45 PM »
Take off the buckles and toss it in wash.  You can spot wash the blood spots.  I don\'t get too worried about stains but don\'t want the blood smell. Actually, I kinda like the blood stains!

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 10:29:04 PM »
Yup I\'m more concerned with the smell as I\'m hunting 2 really big bulls right now !! :shock:

 I just don\'t want the blood smell to screw up a hunt. LOL

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 04:05:39 AM »
I use a pressure washer. One of the light duty, cheap homeowner ones or the wand at the car wash.

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 08:56:03 AM »
Don\'t let it get that way in the first place. Place the quarters in plastic garbage bags before putting them in your pack. Just be sure to take the plastic off as soon as you get to camp or the truck.

I don\'t worry much about stains. The way I clean everything is to soak it over night in a bucked of water with a cup or two of baking soda and stir it with a stick. Use plenty of it. It doesn\'t do a very good job of cleaning ( but who cares )! Dirt is a good camo color, isn\'t it. However, it does a great job getting rid of the odor.
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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 10:08:40 AM »
Yes I agree with using the garbage bags but we packed out 2 bulls and a cow on back to back days and the plastic bags were all used up or torn. I don\'t care about the reddish stain as it looks manly now !! LOL

I\'ll try the soaking method when I get home again but for now I\'m back out hunting !!

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2016, 10:12:10 AM »
Ya\'ll get ready to jump on me and I know elk ain\'t whitetail but many times I killed a good buck in the exact same spot I killed another deer within hours of when I killed the 1st one... Just food for thought...
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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 09:10:18 PM »
I use Bills method. Baking soda.

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2016, 10:49:42 PM »
Woolite with water in the bathtub and scrub brush, then hang to dry.

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 07:33:56 PM »
Why would you want to wash out the elk smell?

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 02:24:52 PM »
UMmmm walking around in Grizzly country wearing a elk blood soaked pack seems like a really bad idea !!

But that\'s just me !! LOL

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Re: Washing elk smell from pack
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2016, 12:34:50 PM »
Kind of just joking Wapiti.  But seriously, my pack has a very faint elk smell and I love it.  Everytime I grab that bag it reminds me of hunting.  FWIW, I have carried at least 10 elk out in that bag.  The meat was in game bags only and I never use a trash bag.  The bag doesn\'t smell bad.  My wife doesn\'t comment on it so I know this to be true.  Does your bag smell really bad or is it just a slight meaty smell?  Leaving it in the sun and just letting it air out might do the trick.  However, if it was bloody and still moist and immediately got packed away I could see how it could get pretty funky.

 

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