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Online Captain*Kirk

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Thermacell
« on: October 16, 2019, 03:22:28 PM »
When I first heard a couple guys talking about "Thermacells" , long underwear came to mind.
Well, in warmer weather or climates, this thing can be as valuable as long johns in winter weather!
What is a 'Thermacell', exactly? Well, it's a small, butane powered bug repeller. You insert a strip into the grid, screw in the butane bottle, and click the igniter button a few times, then set it on the ground or on/in your stand. Within a few minutes, the TC has created a dome around you that keeps the majority, if not all, mosquitoes, deer flies and other irritating bugs away while you hunt. Yes, it's supposedly odorless. You can buy fall woods scent repellent as well if you choose. I could not have sat out for 2 very unseasonably warm evenings without this thing unless I had totally doused myself with DEET, so I reckon it paid for itself already! I paid under $30.00 at Bass Pro for the camo version, which included 3 repellent strips (good for 4 hours each) and one screw-in butane bottle (also good for 4 hours+). I used mine two days running (4+ hours each day) and I'm still on the first strip and have butane left to spare.
If you are an early season hunter or hunt in warmer climates, you really owe it to yourself to check it out. This thing really saved my bacon this year!
I will post more with pix when I get the chance.
Aim small,miss small

Offline Pine

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Re: Thermacell
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »
Yes indeed, just ask any spring bear hunter.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Thermacell
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 01:31:33 AM »
Here are a few pix of the Thermacell:

You can see the repellent strip is beginning to whiten, indicating it's nearly 'done for'...this after two evenings sitting! It lasted way more than the recommended 4 hours! There is still half a bottle of butane left as well.




Close-up of the repellent strip. Mine came with three strips and a butane bottle.You can see the white creeping in.


Aim small,miss small

Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: Thermacell
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 12:18:05 PM »
I had one blow up in my face, so be careful!
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Online Captain*Kirk

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Re: Thermacell
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 11:09:59 PM »
I had one blow up in my face, so be careful!
While lighting, or during use?
Aim small,miss small

Offline Cavalry Scout

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Re: Thermacell
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 04:40:06 PM »
Best thing ever for South Ga swamp hunting
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