Before storing your snowshoes for the winter, or anytime, make sure you haven't accidently gotten animal crap on them.
Just brought mine in from the garage, where they were stored in the bag all summer, and after they began to warm up I kept smelling dog dodo. When I finally tracked the smell down, they immediately were returned to the outdoors out of the bag which I also turned inside out. Later I brought them in, placed them in the bathtub in Lestoil water. It's helped a bit, but we'll see.
It's apparent, I'll not be storing them anywhere near the main living area.
But I'm looking on the bright side. If I get lost in the woods and my tracks covered over, they can just let the hounds sniff the snowshoe bag and go from there. They'd not have any problem following the scent, as hubby says they now smell like pine scented dog crap. :)
Anyone else have any stories like this?
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It's a lucky man|
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Jan-10-14 8:12 AM (EST)
who steps in sh*t !
Cat puke in waders|
Posted by: Wickerbutt on Jan-10-14 8:59 AM (EST)
Loooong ago when I was a kid, we were visiting my Uncle and him being a avid fly fisherman I tried on his waders as they were alway's near the back door ready for him to go fishing. Well as soon as I get my foot down into the bottom I felt something warm and squishy oozing around my foot. I take it out, he look's inside and starts laughing, (bastard). Ha, ha, the cat must have thrown up inside he chuckled. I was about to throw up. I haven't liked waders ever since.
More Cat Puke|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-10-14 3:49 PM (EST)
A couple of us camped on the Mack late one evening. I had a fleece pull over with a hood and donned that late in the eve as I was going to sleep. When I woke up there was all this dried up stuff around my head. Once I got my glasses on I could see it was dried up cat puke which I had been resting my head on all night!
Then there was a time...|
Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-10-14 8:43 PM (EST)
I usually kept my motorcycle helmet hanging on the front turn signal stalk of my bike. In the heat of the NY summers, I rode as often as possible.
Ah, but WHY were the maggots there?|
Posted by: pikabike on Jan-10-14 10:35 PM (EST)
"Every particle of dougd business...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-11-14 12:15 PM (EST)
has an element of risk!" Painful risk!
"and after they began to warm up"|
Posted by: pikabike on Jan-10-14 10:29 PM (EST)
Yuck yack ugh! That was the dis-stink-t sign of spring thaw on upper Commonwealth and Brighton Avenues in Boston. There was the stench, plus the huge melting, iced-down black-brown mounds of snow liberally mixed with plowed-up dog poop, sand, dirt, and who knows what else. But mostly dog poop.
Removing the stink|
Posted by: pikabike on Jan-10-14 10:31 PM (EST)
Try one of the enzyme-based deodorizers meant for pet waste.
Not storage related...|
Posted by: BNystrom on Jan-11-14 9:55 AM (EST)
...but one of the places I go mountain biking is now scratched off my list because it has become so popular with dog owners. The last two times I rode there I ended up with dog crap all over my bike, though fortunately not on me. While this place is convenient and fun, it's not worth the hassle of doing a "poop-ectomy" on my gear after every ride.
That's a sad thing..|
Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-11-14 7:58 PM (EST)
I pick up after our dog every flippin' day. I can't understand the lazy, selfish, @$#$@#$@ people who won't.
Posted by: bnystrom on Jan-12-14 8:12 AM (EST)
Even more mind-boggling than the lazy, inconsiderate jerks who don't clean up after their pets are the ones who bag their pet's poop, then leave the bags on the sides of the trails, as if there are "poop fairies" that come along at night to pick them up.
Posted by: pikabike on Jan-12-14 5:03 PM (EST)
Jefferson County, Colorado established a publicity program attempting to educate people that "There is no poop fairy!" They received a fair bit of ridicule for trying to curb (ooops...bad word..."eliminate" would be even worse, though) an increasingly serious problem on public lands.
yes. that blows my mind|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-13-14 9:31 AM (EST)
Along with the various other things my dog finds on the trail. People are pigs.
Posted by: leob1 on Jan-13-14 3:17 PM (EST)
Riding on the local MUP, which sees its fair share of horses, can be interesting. But the horse poop is large and easy to see. The dog poop, not so much. I was just riding along one evening, when I ran over a barely noticeable lump. Well the lump stuck to my front tire, and started flinging gravel up in to my face. No big deal, I've had mud on my face before. Except after being hit under the nose a few times I realized this was no ordinary mud. yuch.
Posted by: H2OAddict on Jan-13-14 2:12 PM (EST)
As long as we're on the subject of dookie, I'll throw in a story of excrement that is also animal related, at least tangentially.
Even more tangentially...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-13-14 11:44 PM (EST)
I sense a p.r. opportunity|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-14-14 8:34 AM (EST)
Where is the Ad Council on this?
Thanks for sharing, but as of now,|
Posted by: shirlann on Jan-16-14 11:46 AM (EST)
Baxter the cat, is no longer allowed in my garage. I've told hubby that as soon as he's done in said garage, he'd best close the door. Seems as if Baxter would rather poo on the cement floor than in the snow.