Yeah wash it with warm water and a sponge, and scrub the heck out of it with the warm water.... then dry it off..... place it into a scent lock bag with an earth scent disc..... or you could dig a hole in the back yard and bury them for a couple of days... lol....
I wash mine with as hot a water as I can stand and used scent killer laundry soap. Then I take them outside and splash around in the mud with them. I let the mud dry right on them and let them sit for awhile until I am ready to hunt with them. Does this work...Who the he11 knows, but that is what I do, and I have never had a problem. When I first hunt with them, I spray them with as much cover scent (Coon or Fox urine) as possible. My wife is really a fan of that!
I do have a question about Jacobi's method. I do like the idea about the scent wafers in a bag.
But...Don't we use rubber boots to hunt with becuase they DON'T absorb any scent? I think this renders the use of the scent wafer useless. However, I use to do this exact thing myself.
I would just suggest walking around with them as much as possible before you hunt with them. Exposure to the elements will reduce the new rubber smell.
Wash with warm water and hunters soap, spray with scent killer (Fall blend works well), wear scouting once or twice, and they will be nearly scent free. Did you get the AlphasBurlys? I have got a pair of those coming in the mail.
The smell won't last long. Washing them might speed the process up a little bit. I usually wear mine around outside for a while and the smell goes away. Spray with a scent killer type product(probably not a bad idea to do this every time you go into the woods anyway), and you'll be fine.
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