All- Was recently watching a few of John Eberhart's videos. In one of them, he suggested he doesn't wear his new rubber boots for an entire year after buying them. In order to minimize the "new rubber" smell, he says he buries his boots in a hole, filled the hole up around them, and lets them sit, allowing the soil to draw the odor away. He felt the soil drew out the odor better than air. I've covered mine with mud before and stored them in totes with chopped pine branches, leaves, and acorns...for a few months. What else have you had success with-or have you tried the buried in dirt technique?