Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
Wind Direction
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
bowhuntbob 24-Oct-19
stick n string 24-Oct-19
JTreeman 24-Oct-19
JohnMC 24-Oct-19
jrstegner 24-Oct-19
Grubby 24-Oct-19
Brotsky 24-Oct-19
bigswivle 24-Oct-19
TrapperKayak 24-Oct-19
yeager 24-Oct-19
1boonr 24-Oct-19
JAW 24-Oct-19
40 yard 24-Oct-19
Will 24-Oct-19
bigswivle 24-Oct-19
bigswivle 24-Oct-19
JTV 24-Oct-19
Cornpone 24-Oct-19
TREESTANDWOLF 24-Oct-19
craig@work 24-Oct-19
walks with a gimp 24-Oct-19
Woods Walker 24-Oct-19
Native Okie 24-Oct-19
GF 24-Oct-19
leftee 25-Oct-19
stick n string 25-Oct-19
Ermine 25-Oct-19
>>>---WW----> 25-Oct-19
smarba 25-Oct-19
Bou'bound 26-Oct-19
Woods Walker 26-Oct-19
GF 26-Oct-19
From: bowhuntbob
24-Oct-19
What in the best powder to refill wind direction bottle's with no smell?

24-Oct-19
Milkweed pods

From: JTreeman
24-Oct-19

JTreeman's Link
Micro balloons. See link

—Jim

From: JohnMC
24-Oct-19
Why refill when you can buy a new bottle for like $3 and it last for almost ever. i think everyone I have ever bought is lost before it goes empty. I pride myself on my cheapness. But I am not even that cheap!

From: jrstegner
24-Oct-19
Zinc sterate powder, it is what comes in the commercial bottles. $20 on eBay and you will have a lifetime supply. Get a snuff/coke spoon for refilling, about $4 on eBay.

From: Grubby
24-Oct-19
I also buy one or 2 on clearance at the end of the year. I don’t lose them but I do misplace. I’m definitely more into milkweed now.

From: Brotsky
24-Oct-19
I can assure you there is no need to worry about what it smells like....pretty sure whatever critter you pursue will smell you before it smells whatever powder is in the bottle.

From: bigswivle
24-Oct-19
“Milkweed pods“

I’ve spent countless days pulling milkweed vines out of orange trees down here, u better hope we never meet!!!! :)

From: TrapperKayak
24-Oct-19
Soap bubbles with unscented laundry detergent or scent blocker clothes wash. Almost free per use.

From: yeager
24-Oct-19
I just steal some of my wife’s corn starch from the pantry.

From: 1boonr
24-Oct-19
Bigswivie- milkweed is not a vine.

From: JAW
24-Oct-19
I prefer milkweed, but I refill my wind test bottles with Arm & Hammer baking soda.

From: 40 yard
24-Oct-19
Carpenters chalk line chalk

From: Will
24-Oct-19
Milkweed puffs.

From: bigswivle
24-Oct-19
Bigswivie- milkweed is not a vine.

Is in Florida

From: bigswivle
24-Oct-19

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From: JTV
24-Oct-19
milk weed fuzzies is what I use .... have for almost 40 yrs ...

From: Cornpone
24-Oct-19
Absolutely nothing beats milkweed. You can watch it drift along...going up/down/left/right whatever until you get tired of watching it LOL.

24-Oct-19
I sure love using milkweed also.

It really gives a perfect wind direction when it drifts.

From: craig@work
24-Oct-19

craig@work's Link
Another vote for milkweed. Bigswivle pretty sure the milkweed we are talking about is different. See the link

Craig

24-Oct-19
Milkweed #1 then chalk line chalk which works great for blood trailing also.

From: Woods Walker
24-Oct-19
bigswivle: What you have is Araujia odorata. What we call milkweed up north and what the posters on this thread are referring to is Asclepias syriaca....common milkweed.

They are both in the same plant family.....Apocynaceae (Dogbane), but they are not the same plant.

From: Native Okie
24-Oct-19
Micro balloons

From: GF
24-Oct-19
The other nice thing about milkweed is that Monarch butterflies depend on it.

It’s all good!

From: leftee
25-Oct-19
One cattail=lifetime supply.Learned it pheasant hunting decades ago.

25-Oct-19
I should’ve been more clear. It’s really just the fuzz as some above had stated that I cut loose. It’ll tell you what the wind is doing at your hand but also it tells you what it’s doing 5 yards 10 yards and 50 yards away to give you a better picture. Powder is going to tell you what it’s doing at your hand, and that’s not always going to help you much.

But as far as the Seed situation, I will drop them right to the bottom of my stand after I pull them from the fuzz thinking that someday I will have a stock of milkweed pods right there available for me and I have yet to get a plant to grow. So don’t come after me big swivel, it ain’t my fault i promise!!!

From: Ermine
25-Oct-19
Micro balloons fillers.

25-Oct-19
Pull the foam pad out of your bow quiver and drill a 3/16" hole in the hood. Place a cotton ball under the hole and replace the foam pad. You can pull a small piece of cotton through the hole when you need it. It flies every bit as good as milk weed in the slightest breeze.

From: smarba
25-Oct-19
Micro Balloons. Chalk, talcum powder, and corn starch don't come remotely close to MB for lightweight powder.

From: Bou'bound
26-Oct-19
I tried using milkweed but switched to micro balloons due to my intolerance to lactose.

From: Woods Walker
26-Oct-19
And don't ya hate it when the milkweed goes sour and starts to curdle?

From: GF
26-Oct-19
What are microballoons made of?

Cotton & milkweed are plants. Why add garbage?

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