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#6221735 - 03/13/16 08:14 AM thermacell?
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anyone use one of these to keep the bugs away while camping? are they effective?

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#6221740 - 03/13/16 08:21 AM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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YES! As long as it is not really really windy.

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#6221741 - 03/13/16 08:22 AM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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totally effective - used many times and they work - I have had mosquitos swarming a deer stand on the outside but not come inside due to thermacell
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#6221743 - 03/13/16 08:23 AM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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For example, last summer, Thermacell was able to put an end to the plague of mosquitos that exists on the gulf coast Jetty's every summer and allowed us to have a decent fishing trip.

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#6221754 - 03/13/16 08:35 AM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Works well.

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#6221786 - 03/13/16 09:08 AM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Originally Posted By: lubbockdave
anyone use one of these to keep the bugs away while camping? are they effective?


Only works for flying bugs and does well with mosquitoes and gnats and such. Does NOT work for ticks! Does not work well in breezes. Does not work well if you carry it with you and you are on the move. Works best if left in a stationary position, particularly if you are stationary as well.

I use every summer and it works well in the stand.
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#6221996 - 03/13/16 12:42 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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I use them all the time, especially in the blind. If I camped as much as I used to I would use them there too.

They do have limitations. I wouldn't think they work very well in the open windy areas.

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#6222001 - 03/13/16 12:51 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Best thing on the market.
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#6222039 - 03/13/16 01:50 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Work great. Check YouTube for the hacks on the fuel cell and on the pads. They work and will save $$

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#6222044 - 03/13/16 01:57 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Work great for mosquitoes. Not for gnats.
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#6223167 - 03/14/16 02:37 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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As said, work great. I think i have 3 of them now.

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#6223243 - 03/14/16 03:34 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Work great for mosquitoes. Not for gnats.

yep, found this out while dove hunting in San Angelo a few years back ...
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#6223285 - 03/14/16 04:01 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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How long will a fuel cell last? What do you figure it costs you for a season of hunting?

Thanks,

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#6223443 - 03/14/16 06:12 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: rjd]
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Originally Posted By: rjd
How long will a fuel cell last? What do you figure it costs you for a season of hunting?

Thanks,


Probably 2-3 hours at least - a "kit" at Academy or Walmart has several propane bottles and the replaceable tabs - worth every penny
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#6223563 - 03/14/16 07:35 PM Re: thermacell? [Re: lubbockdave]
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Fuel cell "advertized" is 12 hours. Last for 3 pads that are 4 hours each. So far that is pretty close to what it does. Not quite sure because I rarely use it for 4 hours at a time though. I normally put a new pad each time I go out.
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