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  • or pick them off before you go in house

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Thread: Hitch Hikers on your clothes

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    Default Hitch Hikers on your clothes

    The seeds that get stuck on you when in the woods.
    Would you spend an hour picking a billion of them off your clothes or just throw in washing machine or wear them the next day?
    Sorry, its been a bad day hunting
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    Try using cotton balls to get em off.

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    They won't come out in the wash…they will bunch your clothes up like a bunch of velcro. Depends on how much you love your clothes--pick the sticky burrs out if you want to wear them again.

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    Brad you must not be married if you just throw them in the washing machine, because hell hath no fury like a woman that has been stuck by stickers left on your jeans when she finds them....
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    Not sure which nasty sticky seeds you are referring to...beggar lice, cockleburs, devil's pitchforks, sandspurs, thistle...all bad, and the washing machine will only make it worse. It's a PITA, but pick em off before you wash your clothes. If you want to hunt in them the next day, still attached, that's your choice.

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    Place them in the donation box at the local thrift store. Check back daily until you see that they have been picked clean and placed on the clothes rack and then purchase them for $2.00, all clean and free of "hitch hikers".

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    Bon. Im not talking about sticker burrs, but the little seeds that stick to your clothes when walking through weeds.
    Some people call them something else but ive always called them hitch hikers.
    Pulled another 15 or more out of my socks and had boots and jeans on all day
    I didnt get to come in the house
    But like Lonnies suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    The seeds that get stuck on you when in the woods.
    Would you spend an hour picking a billion of them off your clothes or just throw in washing machine or wear them the next day?
    Sorry, its been a bad day hunting
    Take the garment outside and lie it on a flat, hard surface. Use a credit card, plastic putty knife, label/pan scraper (the best to use, a square piece of plastic with very thin edges available at some grocery or hardware stores) or similar rigid plastic item to briskly scrape them right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Walker View Post
    Take the garment outside and lie it on a flat, hard surface. Use a credit card, plastic putty knife, label/pan scraper (the best to use, a square piece of plastic with very thin edges available at some grocery or hardware stores) or similar rigid plastic item to briskly scrape them right off.
    or lay flat and use.....

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    Hadn't given this topic much thought after 4 decades afield. Always been more about flushing out the dogs eyes after.
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