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#5807988 - 06/27/15 11:02 AM Almost got carried away last night
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Flying monkey style like Wizard of Oz. Mosquitos were that bad last night, ridiculous. Tried the thermacell, and my son kept saying this stupid thing isn't working...asked him if he put the wafer in the front, and he said what wafer? He was fooling around with it for so long I figured he knew what he was doing. Oh well. Once we got it right and fired it up, it seemed to draw mor squitos in rather than repel them. My hands are a bit swollen today from all the blood sucking. I think we each have a quart last night.

And saw nothing to boot. bummer we didn't see anything.

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#5808081 - 06/27/15 01:20 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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LOL, did you put in a mosquito repellent wafer or a deer scent wafer? The latter won't repel skeeters.
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#5808436 - 06/27/15 08:27 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I've used a thermacell in a ton of places and conditions and I've never seen it not work.
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#5808650 - 06/28/15 03:45 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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My thermacell works great. Always one in my backpack

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#5808652 - 06/28/15 03:55 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Did you remember to put in the butane cartridge? roflmao

I hate mosquitos.

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#5808662 - 06/28/15 06:13 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985

I hate mosquitos.

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#5808993 - 06/28/15 02:02 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Just so everyone knows, butane was in, regular wafer was in, it was glowing from the top showing it was on, and you could easily smell the repellent being "warmed-off", but the squitos were just thick as anything. To thermacell a credit, we didn't give a full 15 minutes to let it get full effect and we were outside not enclosed (but there was no wind at all, which contributed to the swarming not effect we experienced) so it wasn't a great experiment on the effectiveness of the thermacell. It was just annoying there were so many squitos and they were relentless. A slight wind might have helped, and it certainly would have made it more comfortable in the bug hats. My wife thought I had a rash on my back the next morning, but I told her it was just all the bites. rofl

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#5809821 - 06/29/15 09:18 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Okay, were you stationary or were you walking around?
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#5809939 - 06/29/15 10:41 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Hmmmm... Maybe a bad/old wafer? Thermacell has always done a nice job for me. up

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#5810058 - 06/29/15 12:00 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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We were walking, not staying still, and that was our downfall. I was hoping with no wind that it would help a little even if we were walking, but to no avail. We were stationary for the first bit with no wafer, so that wasn't a fair judge. I have used it before while hunting from the blind and it seemed to work well for that, but the squitos are thicker this year due to all the water, and walking around as we have done in years past was just unbearable, even with nets over our heads. I know it wasn't a failure on thermacell's part, they aren't designed to be used while stalking.

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#5810184 - 06/29/15 01:28 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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We were walking, not staying still, and that was our downfall.


And there you have it. It can't protect you if you keep walking away from the product it puts out.
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#5810208 - 06/29/15 01:47 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Quote:
We were walking, not staying still, and that was our downfall.


And there you have it. It can't protect you if you keep walking away from the product it puts out.


For sure... Wouldn't even turn it on... up

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#5810481 - 06/29/15 05:11 PM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Registered: 06/14/09
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Loc: Shepherd
Originally Posted By: dfwroadkill
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Quote:
We were walking, not staying still, and that was our downfall.


And there you have it. It can't protect you if you keep walking away from the product it puts out.


For sure... Wouldn't even turn it on... up
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#5815858 - 07/03/15 06:18 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Repel or deep woods OFF
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#5815892 - 07/03/15 07:13 AM Re: Almost got carried away last night [Re: Erathkid]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Repel or deep woods OFF
Always worked for me up
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