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I'll be trying a new detergent this year - Ecos Free & Clear. I saw some other guys were using it on another forum and they say it works just as well as the big names like Dead Down Wind and Scent Killer, and it costs about half as much. I honestly think its made of the same stuff as the Dead Down Wind detergent, which is mostly natural plant enzymes, with no UV brighteners added. You can get a whole gallon from Wal-Mart for $9. I've been using it on my work clothes for the past months, and it does a pretty good job getting them clean (which is impressive, since I work in a dirty old feedmill). It does come up a little short on super tough, ground-in stains, but even Tide has trouble with those. Any one else tried any alternative detergents for hunting?
 

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I have using simply baking powder for years... ;D ;D
 

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thanks for posting that.
I've been using sportwash brand for years,
and I'm not finding any this year.
it's scent free with no uv brighteners
and gets dried deer blood out of
clothing with no problems. it's also
the best detergent for insulated clothing
I've ever used because it won't clump
the insulation or leave residue. I may
have to find me some of the ecos
f&c (that is if they stock it anywhere
around here)
 

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Empty said:
UV brighteners?


Sent via Pony Express rider through Indian country.

Most commercial laundry detergents have synthetic chemicals in them that glow in the presence of UV light. It gives washed clothes the appearance of being brighter and cleaner than they really are. I don't think its a scientifically proven fact, but many believe that deer can see that glow, making your hunting clothes stand out like a sore thumb. Scent free hunting detergents don't use UV brighteners to avoid this.
 

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i looked for some at 2 stores today
and didn't find any. i guess when
the folks around here toss trash indiscriminately
and dump whatever liquids they don't want
on the ground that an ecologically safe
clothes detergent is pretty far down on
a list where cerveza is #1 :(
 

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cwlongshot said:
I have using simply baking powder for years... ;D ;D
i'm sure you meant to write baking soda
but the though of me actually washing
clothes had you addled temporarily :D ;)
 

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Scibaer said:
i emailed them, will find out if they have UVB's in thier soap..
i'll post thier response
i sent them an e-mail concerning that when you
first posted it, but i've not received a response.
 

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Ranger99 said:
Scibaer said:
i emailed them, will find out if they have UVB's in thier soap..
i'll post thier response
i sent them an e-mail concerning that when you
first posted it, but i've not received a response.

Just pour some into a clear bowl... you will see the violet blue color if they have brighteners...


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Ranger99 said:
i looked for some at 2 stores today
and didn't find any. i guess when
the folks around here toss trash indiscriminately
and dump whatever liquids they don't want
on the ground that an ecologically safe
clothes detergent is pretty far down on
a list where cerveza is #1 :(
I found mine at WalMart, on the very bottom shelf. Heck, if you can't find any in your area, I'll mail you a jug of it. I'm pretty happy with it, so far. It gets my clothes clean and I work in a vintage 1930's feedmill. I just thought it was interesting that the ingredient list is almost the same as my bottle of "special" hunting detergent. Plus, it's like half the price of Tide and 1/4 the price of the hunting detergent. Being environmentally friendly is just icing on the cake. I woulda gone green a long time ago, if I'd known it was so cheap!
 
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