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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 AM   #51
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Mine works every time 100% of the time when I'm in a pop-up. When I'm on a tri-pod exposed, wind sometimes carries the "smoke" away from me so I have to put it upwind and let the wind carry the "smoke" to me. It isn't as effective but still works.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #52
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I've had good success with them except for one hunt. I was sitting next to a creek and the thermacell did nothing to the mosquitoes. Other times, the mosquitoes are usually gone.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #53
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No problem with mine
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #54
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If I am hunting an open seat in higher winds they are a LOT less effective. Other than that I have had good luck.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #55
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Would not even think of going to the woods without mine when needed. Its sweet revenge to set without a single bite when you know you would be eaten alive without it. They work very well and are permanent part of my hunting gear.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #56
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Sorry, but mine has let me down more than once when I was hunting mosquito infested Brazoria county....and yes it was on with a new pad.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #57
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I love my thermacel
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #58
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mine worked
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #59
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I swear by those things. I've used mine on the coast during teal season when the bugs are BAD and it always works. Wouldn't give mine up for nothing..
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #60
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Went fishing out in Mesquite Bay this last November and we had some pretty mild days. We camped out on the shore in a tent that had a busted zipper. When we went to bed on one of the nights the wind was whipping good keeping them blood suckers away. By morning the wind had died completely. Out come them flying vampires by the hundreds! Because the tent's door was busted they made their way into the tent. We woke up in the middle of the night to a barrage of skeeters getting their fill. Dad, brother, a friend, and my uncle heard me trying to get into my bag and locate my Thermacell.

As they say the rest is history. They all own one now. They just could not believe how well that little gadget worked. On one of those mornings we woke up and before I fired it up I pointed out to my brother the hundreds of mosquitos all over the screen windows on the outside wanting in. I told him to keep an eye on the screen window as I turned the thermacell on. It went from hundreds of them evil things on the screen to zero in a matter of minutes. I've seen it with my own eyes. This thing works.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #61
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Mine always goes with me, only thing I don't ever leave behind or think about taking out of pack. Yes it works
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #62
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they work gr8..hunted in east tx & the woods were alive w skeeters, but they wasn't bitin me...
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #63
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They positively do work. I don't go out without mine during Skeeter season!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #64
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Best thing going for mosquitos
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #65
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I have used them at aransas wlf. If they kep the skeeters off you there , they will work anywhere . Try a new pad.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #66
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I have 3, love them and are a permanent part of bow hunting gear. I have an older one with a sliding on of switch, a newer one with a dial on off switch and a lantern type one. The dial on the newer one can get bumped to on too easy burning all your butane. The one with the lantern is nice except the light can be switched on easily when in your gear bag. The old original one is still the best, imo.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:21 PM   #67
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best invention since sliced bread....
Took the words out of my mouth!
Wont go in the woods without it, if i did i might not
Make it out alive "where i hunt"!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:18 PM   #68
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Absolutely a must have! When I hear the 1st buzz, out it comes and mosquitos fly away, also have the lantern for our deck.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #69
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Mine works. In October I don't go the blind without it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #70
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Yeah....I swear by mine. You do have to change out the pad every 3 or 4 hours. Also....it keeps the mesquoitos at bay but doesn't do a darn thing against gnats. But gnats don't suck blood. :-)
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:55 AM   #71
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Love them mine works great but one of my pop ups is 20 yds from feeder,kinda concerned if it spook the deer
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #72
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I love mine
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:06 AM   #73
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work awesome
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #74
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I would give up hunting in camo, before I gave up my ThermaCell. You just need a new/ different pad.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #75
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You can't be on a tripod on a really windy day and expect it to work...
Other than that they awesome!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #76
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If it does not smoke it does not work.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #77
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Could have been a bad pad (too old, dried out because factory package wanst sealed good, etc.). Stick a new pad in and try it again. Mine works great, and my dad had it for a while before I did. I thought it was broken at first and wasnt sure if I actually needed one, until I turned it off to get down. Then it was like someone opened the gate and I got swarmed within 60 seconds.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #78
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work awesome...zipped a deer 10 yards from the stand with it turned on
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:13 PM   #79
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Used mine at aransas and it works
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #80
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Blasphemy!
Lol...yeah they work big time! Check to make sure the light is ignited and you're not burning one of the attractant pads. I've used mine in a half a dozen counties and even at the back porch in Port A when everyone was getting eaten by skeeters.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #81
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i always turn mine on when i get halfway to my stand that way its good and heated up
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #82
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Did you pee on the pad to activate it?
While on a snipe hunt.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #83
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I have one and never used it. Still NIB.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #84
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Mine works awesome. I turn it on and put it under my seat, wont hunt bow season without it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #85
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Mine works great
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #86
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Thumbs up. They work.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #87
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works great... just keep it near you !!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #88
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I had the same post.

I then went and bought one and was pleasantly surprised!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #89
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If you don't like it, I'll PM you my address and you can send it to me!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #90
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If you don't like it, I'll PM you my address and you can send it to me!
Ahhh...you beat me to it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #91
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I own 3 of them and while they do work great they don't keep the skeeters off of you in all cases. I hunt a lot at night in the spring and summer and when the skeeters get real bad down on some of the river bottoms I hunt it just doesn't keep all of them away but does help tremendously. Heck, when the skeeters get real bad down here I've had them land right on the pad and all around it with it on and smoking. I actually had to wipe the skeeters off the pad as they were dying on it. When the skeeters get real bad here I will have two thermacells going, repellent and a bug suit on.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #92
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Never had a problem with mine!
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