GON Magazine | GON Classifieds

Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Archery and Primitive Skills > DIY Archery


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-28-2017, 08:28 PM
Fishin & Hunting's Avatar
Fishin & Hunting Fishin & Hunting is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Butts Co.
iTrader: (3) Check/Add Feedback
Default Wind checkers

Been making some DIY squirt bottle wind checkers. I have tried flour as my powder. Is there a better powder to use in them?

Thanks
__________________
Fishin and hunting are not sports, but rather a form of mental therapy that includes spiritual reflection.

Last edited by Fishin & Hunting; 08-28-2017 at 09:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-28-2017, 09:04 PM
Hillbilly stalker's Avatar
Hillbilly stalker Hillbilly stalker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Piedmont Sc
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I tell ya a little secret that has worked for me for a lot of years. I still hunt hogs on public land and everybody knows how good there nose is. I quit fooling with the bottles years ago. Go find you one of them old squeeze change holders like the older people put in their pockets. They have a slit cut thru the middle of one side. Squeeze it open and fill it up with the head of a cattail reed. It will last for years and when you pull a piece out and let the wind grab it, you can see it in the wind for a long ways. Their getting harder to find, old hardware stores have them and some wal-marts have them in the pharmacy section. I give away a lot of them to guys who hunt like me. .79 cents
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-29-2017, 06:30 AM
Hillbilly stalker's Avatar
Hillbilly stalker Hillbilly stalker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Piedmont Sc
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Here is one. You can run a cord thru it and run it around your wrist also. You can track it in the wind farther than the talc powder they use.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2017, 07:53 AM
NCHillbilly's Avatar
NCHillbilly NCHillbilly is offline
Administrator
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smoky Mountains
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

If you're using the powder ones, baking powder will work much better than flour.
__________________
Son, I ain't sayin' what's right or wrong, I'm just sayin' how it is.....Black Oak Arkansas
My uncle came running when he heard us screaming and pulled the monkey off me.....Fish Hawk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-29-2017, 12:26 PM
Randall 80's Avatar
Randall 80 Randall 80 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Lowndes
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Cornstarch
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2017, 06:42 PM
Fishin & Hunting's Avatar
Fishin & Hunting Fishin & Hunting is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Butts Co.
iTrader: (3) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Thanks for all the replies. Will give them all a try
__________________
Fishin and hunting are not sports, but rather a form of mental therapy that includes spiritual reflection.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Woodsman's Avatar
Woodsman Woodsman is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cumming Ga
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Corn starch in a eye drop bottle, if you use the powder.
Down feathers work good.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-06-2017, 01:31 PM
james243 james243 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gainesville
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Cut off about 6 inches of para cord then take out the plies of cord from inside the outer sheath. From one of the plies I take perhaps 10 individual fibers and glue or tape them to the weapon I'm hunting with for a permanent and continuous indicator of wind direction
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-06-2017, 03:28 PM
Hunter922's Avatar
Hunter922 Hunter922 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: north of chaos
iTrader: (14) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Unscented dental floss.
__________________
Leave no mental stone unturned..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-06-2017, 06:47 PM
Hillbilly stalker's Avatar
Hillbilly stalker Hillbilly stalker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Piedmont Sc
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunter922 View Post
Unscented dental floss.
I like the unwaxed floss. I tie a 10-12 inch piece on my stabilizer or barrel and then shred it with my knife . Works great.
__________________

You gonna pull them pistols.. or whistle Dixie ?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-06-2017, 09:44 PM
Jack Ryan's Avatar
Jack Ryan Jack Ryan is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
iTrader: (2) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishin & Hunting View Post
Been making some DIY squirt bottle wind checkers. I have tried flour as my powder. Is there a better powder to use in them?

Thanks
Dog fur in a film canister and a thread on the end of my barrel is what I use.
__________________
"The beatings will continue until customer satisfaction improves."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-06-2017, 09:46 PM
Jack Ryan's Avatar
Jack Ryan Jack Ryan is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
iTrader: (2) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillbilly stalker View Post
I tell ya a little secret that has worked for me for a lot of years. I still hunt hogs on public land and everybody knows how good there nose is. I quit fooling with the bottles years ago. Go find you one of them old squeeze change holders like the older people put in their pockets. They have a slit cut thru the middle of one side. Squeeze it open and fill it up with the head of a cattail reed. It will last for years and when you pull a piece out and let the wind grab it, you can see it in the wind for a long ways. Their getting harder to find, old hardware stores have them and some wal-marts have them in the pharmacy section. I give away a lot of them to guys who hunt like me. .79 cents
That change holder is a GENIUS idea there.
__________________
"The beatings will continue until customer satisfaction improves."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-12-2017, 09:20 AM
7Mag Hunter's Avatar
7Mag Hunter 7Mag Hunter is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I use a 4-5 oz squeeze bottle, with carpenters line chalk....comes in
different colors ( i use blue)...Fill the bottle about 1/3 full and
give the bottle a shake and a couple of squeezes and you know instantly which direction of the wind ..
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger