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Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Backpacker | REI IN-STORE YMMV | $9.93

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Normally $28-$39. Verified to be in-store NOT online. My local store had 28 of them! Change location on link to see if it's in stock near you.

B&M YMMV.

Arguably a better deal because it doesn't require costly proprietary butane cartridges but instead uses a propane/butane camping canister. Up to 90 hours of run-time from a 4 oz gas canister (approximately $5 each) vs 4 hours on a butane cartridge (approximately $3 each).

You can also find generic mats on eBay for cheap (ARS Mat 12)


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Post is all funky man. Is this on amazon also? Title seems to indicate that. I did a quick search and couldn't find it for that price. Pls correct so others don't waste their time.
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Thanks, good call. I copy and pasted from a previous thermacell thread I posted.
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Anyone actually use one of these? They pushed them pretty hard when they came out and for $10 if they're even decent they might be worth it.
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Just bought 4 in Sacramento, hope they work
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The other models (Patio and portable) sell very well. Not sure why the backpacker model doesn't/didn't.

Perhaps it's the notion that a backpacking doesn't want to carry yet another thing in their pack or use their iso canister for fear of running out of fuel when it comes to cooking.

I'm using it around the house because these iso canisters at 100x cheaper than the propriety butane cartridges. 90 hours on a $4 canister vs 4 hours on a $4 butane cartridge.
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The other models (Patio and portable) sell very well. Not sure why the backpacker model doesn't/didn't.

Perhaps it's the notion that a backpacking doesn't want to carry yet another thing in their pack or use their iso canister for fear of running out of fuel when it comes to cooking.

I'm using it around the house because these iso canisters at 100x cheaper than the propriety butane cartridges. 90 hours on a $4 canister vs 4 hours on a $4 butane cartridge.
I can understand this kind of math! I am going to see if I can get a back packer model for deep woods use. I already bought a few of the patio models from the post earlier. The 4 hour limit does bug me. I have seen youtube videos showing how to refill the butane cartridges myself. So will give that a try later. Could make it much cheaper. The iso cans are that cheap though?
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Arguably a better deal because it doesn't require costly proprietary butane cartridges but instead uses a propane/butane camping canister.

https://www.google.com/shopping/p...DGUQljAIBA
Question: Can I use the green coleman propane cannisters with this product?
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Normally $28-$39. Verified to be in-store NOT online. My local store had 28 of them! Change location on link to see if it's in stock near you.

B&M YMMV.

Arguably a better deal because it doesn't require costly proprietary butane cartridges but instead uses a propane/butane camping canister. Up to 90 hours of run-time from a 4 oz gas canister (approximately $5 each) vs 4 hours on a butane cartridge (approximately $3 each).

You can also find generic mats on eBay for cheap (ARS Mat 12)


https://www.google.com/shopping/p...DGUQljAIBA
I was doing a bit of research and where would you get 4 oz gas canister for $5? Most places are way more expensive. Unless you use a stove canister adapter to adapt to an iso screw on can(which would be super cheap)
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Question: Can I use the green coleman propane cannisters with this product?
You could possibly purchase an adapter.​
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What does this do?
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I was doing a bit of research and where would you get 4 oz gas canister for $5? Most places are way more expensive. Unless you use a stove canister adapter to adapt to an iso screw on can(which would be super cheap)
Wal-mart. Not practical to purchase online.
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Wal-mart. Not practical to purchase online.
Fair enough, do you refill your own?
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you can with an adapter but I haven't because I use the canisters for backpacking and propane only isn't suitable for cooking in lower temperatures. Would be find for the thermacell though.
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you can with an adapter but I haven't because I use the canisters for backpacking and propane only isn't suitable for cooking in lower temperatures. Would be find for the thermacell though.
i was thinking of using the butane canisters you can get for stoves, I use them for my cooking torch. https://www.amazon.com/Jeebel-Refill-Adapter-Filling-Canister/dp/B01MSEJQJB/ref=pd_sim_86_3?_encodin... [amazon.com]
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