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Washing your "whites"?

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  1. Phil Hudson

    Phil Hudson Refuge Member

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    I'm hoping one of the resident expert can help me with this. So for those of you who lay out in whites while hunting snows, what do you wash your whites with? Regular laundry detergent, bleach, or something else?
     
  2. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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    What you want to do is get some of the detergent that deer hunters use. Regular detergent has UV enhancers in it and if you wash your whites and take them out and put it on snow they actually look blue. Learned that the first time we hunted in the snow and we stuck out like a soar thumb. Have been doing it for years and one container lasts a long time. Good luck!
     
  3. Decoyin Drake

    Decoyin Drake Senior Refuge Member

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    Sport wash. No uv brighteners
     
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  5. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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  6. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    Never have an issue with birds finishing for us.
     
  7. kansasgoose

    kansasgoose Senior Refuge Member

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    funny thing is that the Univision paint that was so popular enhanced UV. Some people thought that paint was the stuff and now people are saying not to enhance at all. Sorta like how eggs were bad for your health, then suddenly they were good for you. Im pretty sure there is no one right answer when it comes to hunting snow geese.
     
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  8. tornadochaser

    tornadochaser Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a cycle on my washer, lets me bleach first then detergent second, so I can bleach and use a sport wash type detergent all in one load. No idea if it has any effect on the birds.
     
  9. Phil Hudson

    Phil Hudson Refuge Member

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    Well arnt you Mr. Fancy Pants

    Thanks for the advice everybody, will be getting some sport wash.
     
  10. tornadochaser

    tornadochaser Elite Refuge Member

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    I blame my wife for buying the stupid expensive washer and then asking me to read the manual to teach her how to use it.
     
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