Friday, January 9, 2009
Camera trap pachouli
Recently I made some adjustable aluminum and wood camera mounts for free-standing posts.
I use these 5/8" square tube posts and the sliding mounts when trees are sparse or unsuitable for attaching the camera.
I'd been admiring my camo paint job for several days, but noticed they still smelled of paint.
This was unsatisfactory. They would be a beacon of foreign scent to critters in the woods, and I have to use them next week.
So I dried them next to the wood burning stove. That helped, but I could still smell the paint.
Well, I was shredding brush today when I got a briliant idea: I decided to make some "camera trap pachouli".
I cut a bay sapling and fed it to the shredder. Then I added the Christmas tree (Douglas fir).
I filled a couple of plastic bags with the resulting potent smelling "pachouli" and buried the oven-dried camera mounts inside.
They have 4 days to marinate; then I'll use them.
Will the pachouli mask the scent of the paint?
I don't know.
But I felt very clever doing it.