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#1 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:34 PM

Anyone here use one? Are they as effective as claimed. Do they work if there is a little breeze. Have you had game appear to detect you when using one.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:46 PM

Paul,

I wouldn't go into the spring or early fall woods without mine. (I can't believe I forgot to take it to camp for the get together. The black flies ate us alive even with 100% DEET on!!! And, yes, the ThermaCELL is effective against black flies, no-see-ums and sand flies as well as mosquitoes. Click Here for Article)

Light breezes don't seem to be a problem. They can put off a very mild odor, but I've never had it spook game (that I know of). It's far less of an odor than what even the "cover scent" smelling bug sprays put off.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:03 PM

So far only used it in the backyard for a bbq because of the gnats and it worked great! Cant wait to use it in the woods & at the lake.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:00 PM

Works for me, and no it doesn't spook game!


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:50 PM

Jason has been talking about getting one but here the real problem is ticks and chiggers. So far the only thing we've found that works is a product called NO STINKIN BUGS which also has a dirt cover scent in it. It's about $7 a can and well worth it.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

Dont' come to south Georgia without one!!!! Especially with all the water we have now!!!

Turn it on before you get to the stand & you have no problem.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I plan on stopping at Cabelas on my way to Kansas and get one. Spirithawk I tried the product called permanon which you spray your hunting outfit and it actually kills ticks and chiggers. I tried it this spring while berry picking and it lasted for over a week. The fist time out I had not sprayed my brush pants and shirt and got two ticks. The rest of my picking season I had none. I believe you can even wash your clothing once and it is still effective. Like your product the cost is about 6 or 7 dollars and I used most of the can on my outfit. Can't wait to try it in Kansas. Man they have ticks and chiggers as bad as I have ever seen.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:33 AM

I have a peronal and a Table Lamp and wouldnt give them up for anything!! I use the personal one hunting, On the 3D course strapped to my belt at baseball games anywhere and I keep it in my truck so I have it anywhere I go.. Got 1 for my dad and Best friend and now they don't go anywhere with out it.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:39 AM

I can now say that my thermal cell has spooked game....

I was hunting from the ground with my youngest son Dakota. Had a small deer come running in and stopped at 16 yards wind swirling but predominatly towards the deer. No reaction from the deer it just walked off in the direction it came from in a calm manor. ( Dakota couldn't get a clean, ethical shot.) :hunter:

Thought you said it spooked game, you're thinking right???

Well about 20 mins later had another deer come walking in from the opposite direction that the little one left, Heard it comming then it Blew several times. Never getting to lay my eyes on it , the thermals were still swirling but I noticed that the pad was starting to turn blackish.

then I noticed it the smell... It smelt like the pad was burning.

SO I am guessing while the pad is blue you are good to go but, once the pad has turned whitish in color it starts to burn and gives off a smell that deer don't seem to like.

Has anyone else had a simular experience???





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