Charcoal is carbon. Activated charcoal, or carbon has been treated with oxygen to open the millions of tiny pores between the carbon
atoms. Synthetic media substrates, non-woven polyester, is then impregnated with finely ground carbon coatings, and heat set to retain those
coatings in the media. The large surface area of activated charcoal works by molecular action to pull and hold noxious odors in the millions
of tiny pores in the media coating - a process known as adsorption. Adsorption with activated charcoal permanently removes the odor
causing molecules from the air. The amount of odor causing molecules trapped in the activated charcoal is dependent on the amount of
activated carbon in the medium and by how thick the activated carbon/charcoal layer is. This is why we only use the highest quality
carbon coatings in our filters which are ground to an extremely fine particle size with a coated thickness of 1/2 inch to
increase the surface area available for adsorption.
Q: Adsorb or absorb, what is the difference?
A: Adsorption occurs when activated carbon grabs and holds other compounds, including gases, scents and odors. Just as a sponge soaks up
water, activated carbon media adsorbs odors and fumes. Absorption is the process of actually taking something in, such as absorbing heat or
Q: Should I still use carbon clothing or scent-elimination sprays if I have ScentMaster?
A: Let me be completely honest regarding this - we don't believe any one product is 100% perfect or fool-proof. We believe the
ScentMaster is the missing link in the overall process of scent control and moves an individual's chances significantly closer to being 100%
scent-free than without it. Having said that, I still shower with scent-free soap every time I hunt, some of my clothing is carbon lined, and I
always spray my boots with scent-free spray before each hunt.
Q: How long should I run the ScentMaster to de-scent my clothing?
A: That depends on the type of weather you are hunting in (hot and humid, or cooler) and your body type
(someone who perspires easily or heavily). Typically, 30-60 minutes is ample for the normal person in normal
Q: Why should I own a ScentMaster - I have carbon lined clothing, use sprays, and shower using scent-free soaps?
A: We all do and have invested a lot of time and money in our hunting gear and clothing, and it isn't cheap. Yet having watched many hunters
from all over the country prepare to go to the field, I have noticed that very few of them do a good job of keeping their clothing scent-free,
particularly the exterior surfaces. In addition, very few hunters use scent elimination sprays correctly - a couple of squirts here and there
and they think that is good enough. Other hunters claim they only hunt in locations where the wind is perfect - we all try to, right? but
unfortunately, the wind swirls and can change directions suddenly, making it impossible to move locations at 4:30 in the afternoon, when it
gets dark at 5:15 and you already have deer moving by your stand. The ScentMaster is designed to help you do everything you can to control
your scent in a way which is simple to use, and makes sense in the everyday, real world.
The ScentMaster is easy to use, effective, and convenient.
Use it correctly and regularly, and you will see a marked difference
in the number of close encounters you have each year!