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    Default Caribou carcass smell removal?

    Anyone have a product suggestion to get the smell of caribou out of my way to expensive Alaska made hunting pack. The smell is strong and offensive. I have removed from the frame and socked in sportsman wash twice and hand scrubbed but it's still there, a lot better but certainly still there.
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    It's called put the meat in a garbage bag before you put it in the pack.


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    I don't know what material your pack is made out of, but I would suggest maybe contact a tent manufacturer like Alaska Tent and Tarp, etc. They have some cleaning products designed to clean and kill mold out of their liner fabrics. I don't know if it will work for your situation, but as a last resort it might work.

    However, like jkb stated, using a plastic bag like a contractor bag will eliminate the transfer of blood and smell to your pack, but it's too late for you to do that now. Good luck and let us know what eventually works for you!

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    leave the bag outside... all winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnalaska View Post
    my way to expensive Alaska made hunting pack.n
    I'm assuming a Barneys bag. Give them a shout and see what they say

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    Might try Nature's Miracle...(At Freddies)...worked for animal biological smells on nylon cots and sleeping bags/pads...might take a couple applications but seemed to do the trick...

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    leave the bag outside... all winter.
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    Good advice all around. Not a barneys bag it's an Alaska range outdoor gear bag. Good advice though I will give the maker a call.
    Thanks fellas

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    I thought successful hunter packs were SUPPOSED to smell like their catch. It's kinda like a badge of honor!
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    Air and sunshine work but may take a while...

    You might try baking soda and water to help speed up the process. I've used it to help take fish smell out of game bags and nylon parts of pack frames.

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    you can wash it is with baking soda.

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    Try Odo Ban from Sam's club. I use it for all kinds of discusting smells and works pretty effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swapdonkey View Post
    you can wash it is with baking soda.
    Soak it in a bucket or tub of baking soda and water. Let is soak for a couple days to a week and you will be much happier. Leaving it outside will work, UV will kill almost any smell. Just be cautious of how long you leave it in the sun.

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    I just did a dozen game bags by soaking them in a tub with laundry soap and regular amount of bleach for a wash load, for a few days. Then changed the water and let it soak a few more days. I stired it every day and after the third time and 10 days soaking washed them in the machine using Laundry soap and borax and they are like new no smell or stains.

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    Oxygen bleach will do it... DO NOT USE Chlorox (chlorine) bleach. After washing the bag fill it with new cedar dog bed shavings and let stacnd for a few weeks.

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    Soak in bucket of water and Oxyclean.

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    used simple green for about 12 years. Just a little, let soak, scrub with brush little. spray out with hose. let hang in garage for 2 weeks. Pack smells fine When I guided more, I had many a moose quarter in and out so the pack was flat crusty. THis has always worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Soak in bucket of water and Oxyclean.
    FYI for those with similar problem, 2 over night soaks with water and oxyclean did the trick looks
    And smells like new.

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    Works good to get smells out of coolers too.

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