Ozone technology for scent control has been part of the hunting industry for some time now. Unfortunately, for many hunters, the cost of these ozone technology products is something that most hunters aren't willing to pay. These ozone scent control totes, duffel bags and portable closets costs hundreds of dollars for a hunter who already spends that easily during a deer season. Well, we didn't think that the ability to use proven ozone technology to help manage your scent should be out of reach for anyone.
Last year I purchased one of these ozone scent management duffel bags. The concept, if you aren't aware, is that you place your hunting clothes or gear in the duffel bag, tote or whichever container the product utilizes. Then, you activate an ozone unit that pumps ozone into the container which eliminates the molecules associated with the various scents deer can smell. Ozone units are used in other products for water and air purification so this isn't entirely new technology or unique to the world of hunting.
After less than a full season of use, the duffel bag came apart at the seams. Disappointed that a product that cost roughly $200 had failed, I decided I would make my own before this whitetail season started. As you'll see in the video below from our YouTube channel, that is exactly what I did. Re-purposing the ozone unit which still functioned, I used an inexpensive tote, a few dollars worth of hardware and some duct tape I already had to make my own sturdy, perfectly functioning scent eliminating tote. Many of you interested in this product will not have an ozone unit handy, but you can pick them up on Amazon for around $40-$70. That brings the total cost of the project well under $100.
Take a look at the video and let us know what you think. Have you done a similar project for yourself? If so, did you do anything differently? We'd love to hear about and see your project. Also take a look at the video description for links to the previously mentioned ozone units you can pick up on Amazon. We hope you find this little project helpful and that you'll stop by for more DIY blog entries and videos. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and elect for notifications so you'll get all the latest content as we post it.
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