200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Sam McCord
Would like to hear from anyone who has used one of these. Real world experiences. I have read reviews and they sounded like maybe they work but I trust the membership here far more than some internet review. Thanks in advance.
Doug

Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?
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Hot Diggity
IF you are going to be stationary in heavily mosquito/yellow fly infested areas, they work great.  Trouble is they're pricey to feed, stink like a marigold, and I always ended up forgetting either the whole unit, the fuel or the elements.  Mine is hanging on a coat hook in the gun room with low mileage. 

If I had to use something other than Cutters it'd be these.AgraCo Mosquito Patches
The only issue I have with them is that they make me stink like a vitamin bottle.  Pulling the patch off won't help, and once it's in your system it will continue to stink for days, no matter what you wash with.  It will keep mosquitoes... and probably people away.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Steve66
I think they work great. Like the above poster said if you are stationary they're not too bad. I wouldn't consider nighttime catfishing without one. Good for turkey season too. They are a little pricey to feed but I don't think they smell that bad. Another thing I like is those mosquito coils that smolder. Won't night sit without one. I got turned on to those in our fishing camp in Canada.
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adelcoro
works great in the city (backyard) inside a screened gazebo.
Here in Quebec .June July  (black fly and mosquito season)
Deet is the only way to survive and enjoy any fishing trips up north
We did try it and it was absolutely useless in those regions, Always bring deet.

this was our experience
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Billdog37
Friend uses one on his deck. Oscillating fan behind it and works great. 
Bill
ICCC# 1225
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Cameo
I had mine with me last evening on the back deck. It works great. 
Cameo
Looking for birthday model 10-54. Not any more!
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hahoe03
I use one every evening. Once you learn to refill the butane and recharge the pads, they are quite cheap to run.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. [12] Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. [13] And ye shall seek me, and find me , when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Mike Trigg
The Coleman Blue's 243's #053. Sears Collectors Club #69
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Northman49
The Thermacell units work for their intended purpose. In calm conditions around your campsite it is indispensible. Out in the open or in windy conditions..not  good at all. I have one and am able to refill those expensive butane cartridges  as that is the most expensive item to replace.
  But up here, as Agostino notes....DEET on you  is the only sure way to protect yourself.
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
                 ICCC no.1880
                 CANADIAN BLUES Member #023
     
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Northman49 wrote:
The Thermacell units work for their intended purpose. In calm conditions around your campsite it is indispensible. Out in the open or in windy conditions..not  good at all. I have one and am able to refill those expensive butane cartridges  as that is the most expensive item to replace.
  But up here, as Agostino notes....DEET on you  is the only sure way to protect yourself.


Have a thermacell but I tend to forget to turn it off but it works ok if it’s calm.
I’ve fished northern Quebec and Ontario twenty plus times during peak black fly season and ultimately realized nothing works other than my Original Bug Shirt and bring some duct tape to secure your pant legs around your ankles. I tend to be a magnet for black flies.
https://www.bugshirt.com/

Thank you
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Ciancio
On the back porch or working in the garage in the evening they work great. they don't do that well in the wind though.

hahoe03 wrote:
I use one every evening. Once you learn to refill the butane and recharge the pads, they are quite cheap to run.


You caught my attention here. How and what do you use to recharge them?
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Kansas John

We use this stuff to treat our clothes prior to camping/fishing excursions.  It seems to work for everyone but my wife.  


https://www.duluthtrading.com/sawyers-premium-insect-repellent-86021.html?&srccode=GPSHPMN&chnl=ps_prospect_pla_mn&region=out_region&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlJqbvuqI6gIVdIFaBR0usAjzEAQYBCABEgJ4FPD_BwE

John M. Lawrence, KS
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
BTW I’m currently convinced a GPA lamp running a 355 globe and parchment shade works just as well as a thermacell!
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K
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Northman49
Or...just give up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=f389hIxZAOc&feature=emb_logo
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
                 ICCC no.1880
                 CANADIAN BLUES Member #023
     
                  Mil-spec ops #1982
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Flyboyfwa
We have used them for a few years now. They work great when we are in camp at the table or sitting around the fire. It creates an invisible cloud so if you keep walking out of the cloud it won't protect you. This is not the units fault. My wife swears by them. It has definitely been an improvement to our camping experience.
Andy
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275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
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wheelerspop
Have been using Permethrin from TSC for several years in the woods camping. Works great and for several days without reapplication. Follow the instructions!  
Dave
275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0045
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya. We're all in this together!" Red Green
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hahoe03
Ciancio wrote:
On the back porch or working in the garage in the evening they work great. they don't do that well in the wind though.

Ciancio wrote:


You caught my attention here. How and what do you use to recharge them?


When they are done, I soak them in a solution of 10% Permethrin. I am now playing with a Picaridin solution and it seems to work pretty good as well.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. [12] Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. [13] And ye shall seek me, and find me , when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Mike Trigg
The Coleman Blue's 243's #053. Sears Collectors Club #69
hahoe03 - FAS #013 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!
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Northman49
There are a few videos on Youtube on how to recharge the pads and how to refill the butane cartridges. But I don't think you can get the pads back to the blue "new" pad color so you may not be able to tell when you heed to change the pad...unless someone has found a solution since last time I looked.
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
                 ICCC no.1880
                 CANADIAN BLUES Member #023
     
                  Mil-spec ops #1982
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mgmlvks
We use a Thermocell on the porch with Wine and Cheese.  We believe it works well.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Moosetrot
I have used them since they came out and I think they are the best thing since sliced bread and canned beer.I have always been one to dislike putting repellent on me except up in Alaska before the days of Thermacells.  I have one of the smaller ones with a holster that I use when turkey hunting, early goose hunting, and while fishing in the evening.  One evening, even with a breeze, I went out Muskie fishing up north.  For a while the mosquitoes were swarming me.  A couple minutes after I lit it up they were gone.  I really don't think I could have continued fishing without it. Works like a charm.  About a 15 foot invisible cloud that keeps them away.  We also have a couple that are in a camping light setup that we use outside of our motor home.  They are simply great.
Moosetrot-Scourge of the North
a.k.a. Ray
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JimL
The Thermacell units have my seal of approval.  I have more than one, and also refill the butane cartridges.  It's a simple process that you can find in a Youtube video, but basically, you need to pull the brass plug(whatever it's called) from the butane canister, knock the check ball outta the way that prevents refilling, and reinstall that plug.   I haven't needed more pads lately due to stocking up in the past, but as I recall, substitutes on ebay were really cheap.

As stated previously, they're ideal when it's calm out.  If there's a slight breeze in a single direction, I just place it on a table upwind from me.  Thermacell  also sells pouches (or at least did) to carry one on your belt which had pockets for an extra butane cylinder as well as extra pads.

Walmart has the MR450 model on clearance.   Most Walmart's seem to want $17 on clearance.   Here's a link if interested:
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker/?sku=151338507

-Jim

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adelcoro


Thermo cell this 😂
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Sam McCord
Thanks everyone who replied. I appreciate your time and opinion. I'm going to give them a go as part of our camping gear used in conjunction with DEET if needed. Never put all your eggs in one basket!
Doug

Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?
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Whitegas Extraordinaire

adelcoro wrote:


Thermo cell this 😂

I’ve been breeding Dragon Flies for these exact situations.
I’m sure there are members who have never experienced black flys that intense before. Those men are ill prepared for sure. 

There is nothing like being in that situation and suddenly a squadron of 12 Dragon Flies appears. They swarm around you chomping the black fly’s. At times ten minutes later the flies are gone and the Dragons move on!

I’ve also seen where you have 4 hot days in a row. You wake up the next morning and there may be piles of dead flies under any light that was left on. You go outside and they’re all gone, poof!! Makes for a great day!

TY
Kevin

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Gunhippie
Another vote for the mosquito coils.

We used them while coastal sailing in the tropics--Baja, Fiji, etc. Mosquitos and sandflies--basically marine blackflies--would eat you alive, especially if moored near mangroves. Besides the numerous horrible tropical diseases carried by skeeters.

The important thing with the coils is to use the right holder for them. The little metal tabs that come in the box are a really good way to start an unintentional fire!

These are the holders you want: https://www.amazon.com/W4W-Portable-Mosquito-Coil-Holder/dp/B07RTZL34P/ref=sr_1_5?crid=16LVBI9FYSM8F&dchild=1&keywords=mosquito+coil&qid=1592516706&sprefix=mosquito+%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-5

One coil would keep the main cabin of a 36' trimaran bity bug free for an entire night. Real lifesavers!

But, DEET, too. Nothing else I've tried works like it.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Gunhippie wrote:
Another vote for the mosquito coils.

We used them while coastal sailing in the tropics--Baja, Fiji, etc. Mosquitos and sandflies--basically marine blackflies--would eat you alive, especially if moored near mangroves. Besides the numerous horrible tropical diseases carried by skeeters.

The important thing with the coils is to use the right holder for them. The little metal tabs that come in the box are a really good way to start an unintentional fire!

These are the holders you want: https://www.amazon.com/W4W-Portable-Mosquito-Coil-Holder/dp/B07RTZL34P/ref=sr_1_5?crid=16LVBI9FYSM8F&dchild=1&keywords=mosquito+coil&qid=1592516706&sprefix=mosquito+%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-5

One coil would keep the main cabin of a 36' trimaran bity bug free for an entire night. Real lifesavers!

But, DEET, too. Nothing else I've tried works like it.


We used to burn whole coils of those until the second night of a trip on Lac Doda, QC. Cabin was trashed with holes in the floor but ok screens after we duct taped them. The first night we got mauled in bed despite trying to sleep in sketchy bug suits. The thrashing around and cry’s of anguish echoed through the night.
We came back after the second day fishing and the caretaker had lit about an inch of the coil and left the door cracked. Initially we were concerned the door was ajar! Until we realized that little bit of coil emptied the cabin of any flying insect. That coupled with covering holes with cardboard and a couple of bottles of whiskey made for a much better nights sleep.

TY
K
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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