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Anyone know how to get the camp fire smell out of a down jacket?
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If just hanging it outside doesn't do it you might try Frebreeze.
If that doesn't work, is campfire smell so bad?


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If just hanging it outside doesn't do it you might try Frebreeze.
If that doesn't work, is campfire smell so bad?

+1 on the Febreeze spray. I just spray ours with it and then let it air out. Doesn't have any smell after that.
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I'll try the febreeze thing and see how that goes if the airing it out doesn't work.
Thanks for the tips!
I don't mind it so much, but I'm not so sure the people around me would as much.
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You'll take all the goodness out of the jacket if you get the smell out..

it won't be as warm either!

and what's so bad about smelling like bacon anyway?


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and what's so bad about smelling like bacon anyway?

Depends on your neighbors..............


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Febreeze would be the last thing I'd do.  Why would you want to mask a natural odor with an unnatural one?  Just wash the thing.

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and what's so bad about smelling like bacon anyway?

Depends on your neighbors..............

There was supposed to be a picture of one of our bear neighbors there but, as usual, it didn't work.


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Febreeze would be the last thing I'd do.  Why would you want to mask a natural odor with an unnatural one?  Just wash the thing.

Because you really don't want to be washing  anything down very often. I try to avoid washing my down jackets and sleeping bags  as much as  possible.
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Febreeze would be the last thing I'd do.  Why would you want to mask a natural odor with an unnatural one?  Just wash the thing.

Febreze's claim to fame is that eliminates odors rather than masking them.  According to wikipedia:
"The active ingredient in Febreze is Hydroxypropyl beta-cyclodextrin or HPβCD. Procter & Gamble claims that these molecules bind hydrocarbons within the doughnut shape, retaining malodorous molecules, which reduces their release into the air and thus the perception of their scent.[2] The original formula was developed in Plymouth, England. The use of a cyclodextrin as a sprayable odor absorber is patented by Procter & Gamble.[3]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Febreze

As far as I can tell it actually seems to work without introducing a masking odor.  I find most air fresheners more obnoxious that what they are used to cover up, but Febreze seems to work well at least for my admittedly not very sensitive nose.
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Hang it outside in the sun. It will get rid of most of the smell eventually. OTherwise, just wash it according to down washing methods.
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As I have said numerous times my hiking partner loves to build big fires, (which is permissible and somewhat accepted routine in the ADKs).  Lots of pine & cedar.  He fixates over saws and hatchets.

Maybe it is the non stop smoke or the wood type but I have never had any success getting the smell out either by airing out, (sometimes for weeks on my covered porch) or washing.


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I used to build campfires all the time. When I wanted the odors out, I would wash them in White Vinegar (obviously not full strength - about 1/2 cup per load) and let them dry in the sun. They smell weird while drying (vinegar smell) but when they completely "cured" they came out smelling clean (about four days for full cure).

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you could put the jacket in a dryer on 'fluff' (no heat) with a dryer sheet.  that would probably get the odor out.  i echo what others have said, though.  we're not talking about BO or rotted food smell.  Pine sap, a little earthiness, smoke, kind of go with the territory.  the smell will dissipate eventually.

washing it with downwash would undoubtedly remove the odor too.  like you, i try not to wash down that much, but done properly, it's fine.
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