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Beat the stink with baking soda

Two great ways to fight the funk quotient, courtesy of Arm & Hammer:

In the gear closet: Place a box of Arm & Hammer Fridge-N-Freezer baking soda in the closet . This box sells for under a $1 at Target. It is much cheaper, more environmentally friendly and doesn’t have the heavy perfume odor of many of the other products in the air freshener aisle. The box of baking soda also includes a handy area on the side of the box to write in the “change by” date. Make sure to put in a new box as needed to keep your hiking closet smelling fresh. Discard the contents of the used box by pouring it down your garbage disposal or drain to keep that fresh as well.

In the bear vault: To remove odors from a bear vault, wash the vault and the lid by hand with a mild dishwashing liquid such as Ivory, Dawn, etc. Dry thoroughly with a soft dishtowel. Place a box of Arm & Hammer Fridge-N-Freezer baking soda in the vault. Cover with the lid but do not close the vault completely. After 3 to 4 days the vault should be odor free. Remove the baking soda and discard.

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Tom posted at 10:40 am August 12th, 2008

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  1. Bob says:

    Baking Soda can also be used as a fire extinguisher.

    Permalink | Posted September 3rd, 2014, at 9:37 am

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