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    • David Petersen
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      So far, the bowhunting chemical industry has marketed scentless body soap, scentless shampoo, scentless laundry detergent, scentless deodorant, and even scentless dryer sheets. Why not scentless body lotion? Living out here in the arid West, a month of hunting without using body lotion really leaves me itchy. Anybody know of any such product?

    • RalphRalph
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      I sent you a PM David. Bonne chance a la chasse!!!! What I need is an odorless insect repellant right now. Skeeters are awful!!!! We get one rain and “dang”……..

    • David Petersen
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      No skeets here, as the drought summer didn’t produce them. But I got nailed by a yellowjacket last night and will take a skeet anytime. Thanks for the lotion tip. Old leather skin is dry skin. And could you please translate your French into Spanish or Neandertal so’s I can understand it? πŸ˜›

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Lubriderm unscented. Well it isn’t totally scentless but at least it does not reek of some fantasy chemical flower that exists nowhere in nature. Probably the lanolin in it that has a slight scent. Better than going around with gator skin. You will keep downwind anyway right?

    • RalphRalph
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      Ah oui!! Good luck. Maybe this get your mind off of lizard skin πŸ˜€

    • wildschwein
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      Hey R2 isn’t that a pic of the Suffield Alberta herd?

      And as far as scentless skin lotion goes, perhaps I’ll meet you half way and render some natural Spruce scented body lotion out of Bear fat. Seems to me that I remember thinking Bear fat would be good for moistureizing(sp) πŸ˜•

    • RalphRalph
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      That’s my “Wallpaper” herd. πŸ˜€ Bout all the ‘elkin’ I’ll get to do this year. Just spent enuff money on new sewer line to have gone on real nice elk hunt. And I ain’t itchin, just cryin’. That is just to stay on topic LOL!

    • JodyS
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      Dave

      I went to the local Walgreen’s pharmacy today (it has a huge over-the-counter line of products which includes a large selection of lotions) to see what was available for aged hunters who suffered from leathery-dry skin. πŸ˜€

      As a pharmacist, my goal in evaluating “scent free” products was simple:

      1. The less ingredients the better.

      2. No scent (fragrance free does not necessarily mean scent free).

      3. Good for most skin types.

      4. Hypo-allerginic, or as much as possible.

      5. Non-greasy feel when applied.

      With those elements in mind, I looked at a dozen or so products, read the ingredients top to bottom, and the winner (in my opinion) was…Oil of Olay. Just kidding. The top products were the aforementioned Lubri-Derm (unscented), Aquaphor (unscented), and Eucerin (unscented). They can be a little pricey, so check out the generic equivalent product (usually sitting adjacent to it).

      Not all generics are exactly the same as the “branded” product, so compare the ingredients, give it a sniff, and rub a little on your dainty hand to see how it feels and reacts to your skin’s chemistry (not all products smell the same on everyone due to differing skin pH). If it works, take it home and give it a try.

      Hopefully that is helpful.

      Jody

    • David Petersen
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      Thanks for the research, Jody. I will indeed check ’em out. But I’m left to wonder how we got from “dry skin due to arid climate and a month without lotion,” to alligator skin. πŸ˜› It’s more like snake skin. πŸ˜† Seriously, thank you. Dave

    • woodchuck
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      Thanks for a good chuckle, Jody!!!

    • Wexbow
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      R2 wrote: That’s my “Wallpaper” herd. πŸ˜€ Bout all the ‘elkin’ I’ll get to do this year. Just spent enuff money on new sewer line to have gone on real nice elk hunt. And I ain’t itchin, just cryin’. That is just to stay on topic LOL!

      Ouch R2 – but there’s a lot to be said for being able to flush your toilet πŸ˜€

    • RalphRalph
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      Hey Dave, you talkin’ to me?! πŸ˜€ If I’m itchin, I’m itchin OK!:D

    • gigglemonk
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      In most health food type stores you can find a bottle of liquid lanolin. Excellent moisturizer and the scent of sheep doesn’t last long at all. I used either the liquid lanolin or regular lanolin when I was guiding (climbing not hunting) in Moab Utah.

      If you’re allergic to wool, don’t even try it! Otherwise it’s great

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      David Petersen wrote: Thanks for the research, Jody. I will indeed check ’em out. But I’m left to wonder how we got from “dry skin due to arid climate and a month without lotion,” to alligator skin. πŸ˜› It’s more like snake skin. πŸ˜† Seriously, thank you. Dave

      I may be responsible for the gator skin getting into the posts. Since I mentioned Lubriderm brand lotion and their sales pitch goes something like “say goodbye to gator skin” I could not resist using gator skin as a reference but not necessarily to your skin. 😳

      On another note, seeing Wildschwiens post about rendered bear fat and knowing how much he loves to shoot woodchucks it reminded me of an oil made by folks in the Appalachians out of rendered Groundhog fat which was used for a number of ailments including dry skin, if one could call that an ailment. Don’t know how many groundhogs are needed to get a quart of the stuff though.

    • RalphRalph
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      One big elk, one batch of rendered elk fat, smooth skin, fit right in with the herd next year too right? This year, try some of the above. :D:D

      “Ug, ug, ug ug”! That’s Neanderthal meaning “shoot straight young man” (I know your mostly as old as me and I ain’t totally old yet) :lol::lol:

      Duncan you/me just tryin’ to give some ‘gator aid’ right?

    • Troy Breeding
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      And I thought I was a nut case… Gator aid??? :D:D:D

      Troy

    • David Petersen
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      Well, once again I should have looked before I leaped to asking a product question here. Yesterday I went into one of the local sporting goods stores and there it was — DeadDownWind scentless body lotion. I sure can’t smell it, but none of my senses (including common sense) is as good as long ago. But at least we got some humor out of the topic … and now my wife wants to make herself some high-heeled cowgirl boots from my gator skin. Thanks for all. Dave

    • RalphRalph
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      Glad you found!! Now you can slick right thru the woods methinks :D:D.

      Those boots would probably be some real …. kickers I betcha!Good hunting!!!

    • George D. Stout
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      Maybe you can get that stuff in the MacDaddy size Dave, possibly with an autographed Michael Waddel poster. Ewwwww. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • David Petersen
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      Sorry George but I don’t know this Michael guy (I’m serious). Must be one of those fellers who likes to play with balls on the TV I haven’t watched in more than 40 years? 😯

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