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Old 08-15-2010, 05:14 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a Mosquito repllant to use above 4500 feet? I have my stand set up on an Island and it is at about 5000 feet and I was reading that the Thermacell doesn't work above 4500 feet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated so I don't get eaten alive this year
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:17 PM
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are there even bugs that high?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by halfbakedi420
are there even bugs that high?
Unfortunatly yes. I was limbing my stand today and got eaten alive. Once it freezes, we will be fine, but bow season opens in 3 weeks.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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My advice to you is to get 600 feet lower and buy a thermacell. Why won't a thermacell work at 5000 feet?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by superstrutter
My advice to you is to get 600 feet lower and buy a thermacell. Why won't a thermacell work at 5000 feet?
According to Cabela's web site: This ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent is not designed to run at altitudes above 4,500 feet. The manufacturer states that units become difficult to start and run at altitudes above 4,500 feet above sea level.

I may try to use one anyhow. Unfortunatley, I don't think I can get any lower on the property I am hunting.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:01 PM
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Holy Smokes, Them are some really big trees! How long does it take you to climb one of them? Lol
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jeremyc_1999
Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a Mosquito repllant to use above 4500 feet? I have my stand set up on an Island and it is at about 5000 feet and I was reading that the Thermacell doesn't work above 4500 feet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated so I don't get eaten alive this year
Take your Thermacell and pray for a high pressure front to move in!!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:04 AM
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I bet you'll be fine at 5,000 feet.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:29 AM
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i think most sprays will, ive found this stuff a few years ago that didnt have a smell. but then i got thermacell so i forget what it was called, sorry lol. but you might be able to cover it up with scent killer?
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:47 PM
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Have you looked at these?
http://www.off.com/clip-on-mosquito-repellent/
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