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Old 09-20-2017, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default DIY Scent Crusher Tote

Been seeing the scent crusher totes and closets advertised but the price seemed too high for what you get. Saw an idea from Midwest Whitetails that I added to.

I took one of my wife's storage bins and added a 1x6 to the bottom to provide stability for installing a $2 shelf bracket as a way to hang my clothes. I ordered an ozone generator and used Velcro to secure the unit to the side of the tote. Drilled a hole and was ready to go.





Here's a link to the ozone generator on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J4...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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Yes Sir! I like it alot!!!
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:40 AM   #3
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That's awesome! Great idea.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:17 AM   #4
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Does the box have to be sealed and airtight or do we need to leave a vent for air circulation?
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:13 AM   #5
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been thinking about doing this, thanks for the reminder.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:52 AM   #6
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I have large pelican case (suit case size), that I am thinking about doing this to.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:00 PM   #7
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I put all my hunting clothes in a box with local dead vegetation, dirt, pine needles, etc. Never had an issue.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:23 PM   #8
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Nicely done! I love a well done DIY.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:26 PM   #9
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Heck of a deal there.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #10
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Great idea. How effective do y'all think ozone actually is at killing odor? Is this another gimmick or does it actually work?


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Old 09-21-2017, 03:05 PM   #11
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Great idea. How effective do y'all think ozone actually is at killing odor? Is this another gimmick or does it actually work?


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It's a proven fact that ozone does effectively kill odor.

I have an Ozonics and while I think it helps a lot when used properly in the field, I think that using ozone to kill odor on clothes in a confined space is Way more effective.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:25 PM   #12
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I have thought about doing the same thing. My only concern is putting anything with rubber (ie boots) in it. Does anybody have experience with ozone breaking/weakening the rubber in their boots?
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:55 PM   #13
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Looks good
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:29 PM   #14
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I have thought about doing the same thing. My only concern is putting anything with rubber (ie boots) in it. Does anybody have experience with ozone breaking/weakening the rubber in their boots?


Bluedevil,

I've read about this some (just enough info to be dangerous) and believe that the ozone can have a negative impact on rubber. The thing I don't know is how much exposure (duration the boots are in with the ozone going) is required to have a negative effect. I've seen some examples where people are putting these in closets and putting all their gear in there (along with their bows) which is something I am not comfortable with.

My approach is to use it for short durations 30 minutes to an hour to get my clothes scent free before hitting the field.

If anyone has more info please jump in.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #15
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I was thinking of using a trashcan like this.

Just run a bar to hang your clothes on with hangers.

Mount the ozone machine on the side or on the lid.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermai...8188/202206331
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:26 AM   #16
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I was thinking of using a trashcan like this.

Just run a bar to hang your clothes on with hangers.

Mount the ozone machine on the side or on the lid.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermai...8188/202206331
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:44 AM   #17
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Ballgame, trash can idea is genius! Dollars to donuts one of my "people" would try and put garbage in it! :-) I'm gonna commandeer a closet in my house.
(ok, well maybe ask to use)
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:51 PM   #18
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The trash can idea is a good one. If you proceed please post a link!
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:18 PM   #19
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Been seeing the scent crusher totes and closets advertised but the price seemed too high for what you get. Saw an idea from Midwest Whitetails that I added to.

I took one of my wife's storage bins and added a 1x6 to the bottom to provide stability for installing a $2 shelf bracket as a way to hang my clothes. I ordered an ozone generator and used Velcro to secure the unit to the side of the tote. Drilled a hole and was ready to go.





Here's a link to the ozone generator on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J4...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Here is my edition of this, I've used it a couple times and like it so far. We'll see!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:29 PM   #20
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Looks good HRO. Sturdy.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:17 PM   #21
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Awesome idea. Thanks for the link
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:38 AM   #22
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How airtight does it need to be effective?
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:59 AM   #23
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I dont think having it air tight is super important. I think having some circulation between garments may be helpful. I have been thinking about putting one together using a portable closet from amazon

Whitmor Clothes Closet 36 with Blue Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KC69WG..._ocWaAbV6ACMRB


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Old 11-08-2017, 02:22 PM   #24
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I agree with bluedevil, while I covered any holes I had on my tote believe me once you open the tote you can really smell the ozone. The scent crusher closets don't appear to be air tight just closed off enough to get the ozone around all the clothing.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:51 PM   #25
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Great ideas!
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:42 PM   #26
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Used this during my recent MCAAP trad hunt. Brought it into the hotel room and bathed my boots, outer layer and backpack every night. So far, so good!
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:54 PM   #27
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Used this during my recent MCAAP trad hunt. Brought it into the hotel room and bathed my boots, outer layer and backpack every night. So far, so good!
Do u have video of MCAAP hunt?
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:01 PM   #28
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Do u have video of MCAAP hunt?


No sir. Filming, pics, etc are expressly forbidden when hunting on the base. Otherwise Id be humping in camera gear.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:12 PM   #29
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No sir. Filming, pics, etc are expressly forbidden when hunting on the base. Otherwise Id be humping in camera gear.
Ok thanks snooner
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #30
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You know as well as I do those Oklahoma bucks smell your *** and not your clothes anyway!:-)
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:52 PM   #31
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True...true but this helps my clothes not smell so much like my *** which helps everyone.
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