Review: ThermaCell Pads Now Last 300 Percent Longer
Bob McNally 04.04.16
I honestly don’t know how I ever hunted spring turkeys before the advent of the ThermaCell. And it has just gotten three times better than it was.
This simple-to-use, inexpensive device is an outdoorsman’s best friend, especially for turkey hunters who must remain absolutely motionless as big birds work close to shotgun range.
There can be no swatting of pesky mosquitoes or other bugs like black flies and no-see-ums. A hunt can’t be put on pause for even a few seconds to spray on more standard insect repellent. Heck, barely twitch a nose to counter a relentless bug is sure to be spotted by a wise old turkey that will spook faster than a politician changing opinions.
This is why a ThermaCell shines for hunters and all outdoor folks who hate bugs and are tired of their relentless assault.
This is a huge boost for an already superior product that now is getting universal praise for beating bugs by in-the-know outdoorsmen.
Hung on a hunter’s belt, backpack, camp chair, or resting beside him on the forest floor while watching and waiting for game, a ThermaCell unit is a godsend. It works for fishermen, too, on boats, shore, and wading.
In my experience there’s no shelf life to pads and butane canisters when a unit is shut off correctly. I’ve kept half-used pads and butane canisters stored inside a ThermaCell appliance for months in a hunting pack, then pressed the unit into service. It performed flawlessly.
A portable plastic ThermaCell device costs about $25–a one-time charge, and I’ve never broken one. It comes packaged with several pads and butane canisters, which are easy to install and replace. No batteries needed.
And with the new 12-hour pads, time outdoors without bugs just got a lot longer and more pleasant.