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Making your own pine hunting scent is economical and just as effective in covering human odor as purchasing pine hunting scent spray. As long as you have access to woods that contain pine trees, making a pine scent eliminator is as easy as going to the store to buy a bottle of commercial spray. Additionally, pine hunting scent made from natural ingredients is free of chemicals and additives often used to extend shelf life.
Items you will need
Large cheap pot with lid (one not used for cooking)
Wooden spoon or solid wood stick from outdoors
Mesh screen (available at hardware stores)
Plastic spray bottle
Funnel--sized to fit into spray bottle
Locate a pine tree in the woods.
Using a large bucket, gather two gallons of pine remnants. This will include pine bark from fallen branches, pine needles, pine cones and pine twigs.
Place pine remnants into a large pot and cover with water.
Place the pot on the burner of a cooking stove and turn the heat to medium high.
Allow the pine remnants to come to a boil, then cover with a lid and reduce heat to simmer.
Allow pine remnants to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon or sturdy stick.
Turn off the stove burner.
Remove the pot from the stove and allow pine scent remnants to cool.
Wash out the bucket used to gather pine remnants to remove loose debris and set aside.
Place the screen over the bucket and secure with duct tape.
Pour the pine liquid over the screen into the bucket.
Place a funnel into the plastic spray bottle.
Pour the pine liquid through the funnel into the spray bottle.
Spray pine hunting scent on your clothing and hunting gear before hunting and after arriving at your hunting destination to cover human odor and give you an "invisible" presence.
Patricia Hill is a freelance writer who contributes to several websites and organizations, including various private sectors. She also contributes to the online magazine, Orato.com. Empowered by a need to reveal that unhealthy food and diet is a source of health-related issues, Hill is currently working on a cookbook and website for individuals with Crohn's disease.