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benelli_dude2002

Thermocell?????

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Just wondering if anyone has ever tried this or used it? You know the bug repellent that is odorless and butane powered. ( I think )Does it really work? Been thinking about getting one. Any info would be much 'preciated!

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I have 2 they work great 1 for the camp and 1 for the boat. They work so well I'm thinking to giving the Thermoscent a go and see how it works ( same idea, just for scent dispersal not bug dispersal)

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Awesome bug repeller. Works great the times I have used it.

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yup best repellant out thier never go outside with out one to far away. it does get a little spendy to run but it dont stick to ya and its pretty much scent free. usually lasts twelve hours.

$25 for the unit

$6 for the refills

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One of the best low in cost investments I have EVER made.

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If you watch the sales, one can find the refills for $4.89.

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To make the refills last a bit longer, I cut the scent pad in half and then get butane refills from the Walmart beauty department. The butane cartridge used for Thermocell are the exact same as the ones used in a Conair cordless curling iron. They're pretty cheap too, as I recall. I don't notice any reduction in effectiveness by using half a pad. YMMV.

My brother brought a Thermocell up to Canada fishing with us one time and that made a believer out of me. We were able to sit on the deck of the cabin drinking beers without bug spray and without getting eaten alive. We had a few skeeters, but not enough to drive us inside.

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Wow, lenny, who woulda thunk of that!!! Never thought to look in the womans beauty dept for such things. Thanks.

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great idea I hope I dont look like a dork when checkin out.

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Hey thanks to everyone for your input. Looks like I will be buying one. Sure beats putting on bug spray. Thanks again!

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Do you guys set it on the floor or do you set it on a table? Does it make a difference?

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