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Author Topic: Trail markers  (Read 687 times)

Offline seib20

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Trail markers
« on: September 03, 2012, 02:38:22 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had used this or what, I was talking to my wife who was doing a craft project off Pinterest. It involved glow in the dark paint, I looked at it and it is machine washable. I have decided to try to use it for marking trails to my stands in areas I'm not as familiar with. Has anyone done this with any results or not?

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Re: Trail markers
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 03:24:12 PM »
Sounds like a good idea. I've always used cat eyes (like thumb tacks) that works well for me. Let us know how it works for you.
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Re: Trail markers
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 03:24:44 PM »
never tried it, but it should work well if the paint is truely waterproof
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Re: Trail markers
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 05:03:22 PM »
I use the  store bought versions. One dot for the way in per tree at regal intervals.

Two dots on a tree for turns with the top dot at 11 O'clock or 2 O'Clock to indicate a right ( 2 O'clock) or left (11 O'Clock) turn.

Three dots on the opposite side of the same tree  with top dot at turns with the top dot at 11 or 2 depending on the turn.

Makes it easy to find your way in or out as well as keeping you from doing 180's.

It comes in handy most times especially in heavy fog. Heck, the fog was so heavy once that I could not find my stand at home 100 yards in the woods from my house! It sure comes handy on my other property where I have even further to go to get to my spot.

They last for years in the woods.

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 08:08:11 PM »
I agree with flintlock. Tacks work great, last for years, and they're dirt cheap. Plus I would think their pretty much scent free.
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Re: Trail markers
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 08:19:56 PM »
Same here, two tacks indicate a turn. Does the glow in the dark paint need light to rejuvenate the glow? If so, by morning they might be dark? Good luck with them, hope they work for you.
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