BUT... You could shower with un-scented soaps. You can find them in wally world from time to time or just order them online. This is a great alternative and it removes whatever scent you were unknowingly carrying on your body. If your really cheap or just into making stuff then you can actually make your own unscented soap pretty easily. (I think I'll tackle this how-to in another post)
Is an unscented shower better than no shower at all? After all we do have natural body odors and scents that are all natural right?
That's a yes and no answer. You carry pheromones (airborne chemical hormone messengers that propagate from mainly your pits and feet. Also you need to add sweat into the equation. How sweaty were you the day before? Even though every organism sweats to some extent your sweat is laced with whatever you ingested. Unknown to you some of the chemicals you ingested make their way through your blood stream and are filtered out by your kidneys.
Example? Drink too much last night? Ever smelled the guy you has? If you can pick up on it imagine what that burly buck will think...
Here comes the next point...
Stay away from anything too full of sugars, just think healthy stuff. Greens, nuts and seeds, berries, corn and please stay away from anything that may cause too much flatuation; don't think that one needs explanation. And besides if you eat a diet full of stuff that is local to the animals your after then all the better. If your scent does show up you want it laced with attractive scents like corn, beets, nuts and berries. Ease back on the proteins and green it up for two days prior to your next hunt, it takes between 16 and 24 hours for you to pass the food. A little over the top on scent here but is there really a top when it comes to scent?
Choosing your layers
Also you have a choice to make with your boots, rubber or cloth thinsulate? Even being aware of my scent I personally choose my Wal-Mart thinsulate boots most of the time, but the rubber boots, though lacking in the insulation department, absolutely shed off scent. Depending on how warm it is I'll go with rubber boots if my toes can survive with only a couple layers of good socks. If that's the case, go for it.
Don't put your coat and pants on until you park.
Chase the wind
This doesn't taste good
Air out your spot
The important ones
- Shower unscented if at all
- Baking powder: De-scent your stuff
- Store your things in bags and keep them out of the cab or interior of your car.
- Play the wind right. Be aware of it.
- Bag your stuff
Or if you have the cash: just go buy your scent spray.