Mosquitos and Thermacell

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Chris, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm sure everyone is having as much fun with the Mosquitos as I am. Someone told me to get a Thermacell. This is a little heating device that is for mosquitos.

    I shot a full field round this weekend. One half with only deepwoods off and the second have with the Thermacell. I never re-applied the Off for the 2nd round.

    Well the first half was pretty bad. I got chewed on pretty bad. The second half, I turned on the Thermacell. At first I didn't think it was working. By the 3rd target, I noticed the Mosquitos were not getting near me.

    Now you have to consider the second half of this course is the worst for mosquitos. I will not say these things are perfect but I really think it helped quite a bit.

    If your interested you can go here to check them out. I understand they are available at menards and kmart. They have "where to buy" on their website.
     
  2. OutbackRuss

    OutbackRuss Junior Member

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    bout what do the sell for? also will it work for deer hunting?
     

  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I have talked to people that have used them for deer hunting. They run about $22 for the unit. After that, you just buy the refills.
     
  4. OutbackRuss

    OutbackRuss Junior Member

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    are the replacements expensive?
     
  5. Chris

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    The refills purchased direct are $5.99
    Their website is www.mosquitorepellant.com

    They will probably be a little cheaper locally.
     
  6. Chopper

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    Chris:

    Did you have this unit strapped to your quiver or how did you carry it? It says on the package that it should be placed on a level hard surface.

    Thanks,
    Chopper
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I have a water bottle holder on my quiver. It fit in their pretty well. This item has a small plastic grill on it and it does get hot so you need it pretty stable. They are pretty top heavy so you can't hang them very well.
     
  8. Pinky

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    Chris,

    How long does a cartridge last?
     
  9. Chris

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    I was able to use the fuel cell for 3 shoots but did use all three repellant sticks. I changed it for each shoot. I believe the refill kit is like $5 and comes with the fuel and three repellant sticks or wafers or whatever they call them.