One factor I can rely on after the snow melts right here in New Hampshire is the rebirth of the mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums. Having simply spent 5-6 months indoors to beat the chilly and snow, now I can stay up for 5 months of both staying inside or residing in my display porch. So, I used to be completely satisfied to get the Thermacell Scout Camp Lantern and mosquito repellent to assessment. Maybe now I can sit exterior and benefit from the spring climate.We do attempt to get out of the home as typically as potential and in the course of the bug season this normally entails gooping up with a concoction containing huge quantities of DEET. It does work, but it surely leaves me feeling sticky and doesn’t odor all that good. Using the Lantern has at the very least allowed me to roam inside a 15-foot radius with out having to place chemical compounds throughout my physique.
– 220 lumen led lamp with Four settings Low/Med/High/SOS
– Four AA batteries (not included) present as much as 40 hours of sunshine
– Rubber grip deal with
– Water resistant
– Hanging clip
– 7.25 in tall; 4.25 in vast
– 1.19 kilos with batteries
Mosquito Repellent Features:
– 15×15 foot zone of safety that lasts hours
– Repels mosquitos, black flies and no-see-ums
– Silent, just about odor free with no open flame
– Butane cartridges final 12 hours
– Repellent is an artificial of pure repellent present in chrysanthemums
– Uses available refill packs of butane and repellent mats
What I discovered within the package deal was the lantern, a butane cartridge and one 12 hour repellent mat. Notice the knurled ring on the prime of the lantern. There’s a purple dot which strikes with the ring to point the present situation of the butane burner; on/off/ignite.
Detaching the globe on the lantern reveals the bottom, which comprises the LEDs and the globe the place one screws within the butane.
Further dis-assembly of the bottom reveals the place the Four AA batteries are put in.
To put the unit into operation, you put in the butane cartridge within the globe of the lantern after which slide a repellent mat on the highest of the globe. It ought to be famous that the 2 features of the lantern are unbiased of one another. The gentle doesn’t need to be on for the repellent to work or vice versa.
At this level, I’m all set to go. To activate the repellent, one turns the highest ring of the globe to the on place. You’ll hear a hissing sound because the gasoline is launched. After ten seconds, twist the ring additional to the momentary ignite place and you must see a purple glow in a tiny gap within the aspect of the ring.
I first examined the repelling functionality of the unit by hanging it over the doorway to my RV. This was achieved within the early night hours which is prime time for the bugs. Without the unit, each time somebody entered the RV, they introduced a number of mosquitoes and or different pests with them. Having the Camp Lantern saved the world freed from these pests and I didn’t need to yell on the grandkids about closing the door.
Later within the night I turned on the lantern and positioned it so it will illuminate our parking spot and on the identical time proceed to maintain the bugs away whereas we sat exterior.
Quite frankly, I actually didn’t suppose the gadget would work to repel mosquitoes, as a result of all the opposite units I’ve used over time, together with coils, candles, and space sprays didn’t. However, the Thermacell really labored. Now, it wasn’t 100% efficient, as a result of whereas sitting exterior sooner or later a mosquito did land on me, but it surely was just one in an space infested with the bugs. I do have one concern and that’s the value of the consumables. To buy a typical refill pack consisting of Four butane cartridges and 12 x Four hours mats will value about $16 for 48 hours of safety.
Thermacell has a product line of assorted lantern/repellers and private repellers. What’s good is all of them use the identical consumables.
Source: The pattern for this assessment was offered by Thermacell. For extra info, go to their website and test Amazon for Thermacell merchandise.