There are a lot of things we love about the great outdoors: the feeling of returning to nature; the food we cook around a fire; and the activities we don’t find anywhere else like fishing, hiking, and climbing. We love the peaceful solitude of the wilderness, the controlled chaos of a campsite, and the joy of spending time with family and friends outdoors.
But there’s one thing we don’t love: mosquitoes.
We start hearing the annoying whine of those pesky bloodsuckers well before and after the high heat of summer, and unless your only outdoor activities involve ice fishing and snowmobiling, you’re probably familiar with the itchy red welts that mosquitoes leave behind. We’ve tried spray on repellents, candles, incense-like burners and cloud-spraying foggers, all with various levels of success, but never to our satisfaction. Thankfully, Thermacell has delivered an all-in-one product that finally meets our need for a mosquito-free camping trip.
The Repellent Camp Lantern from Thermacell uses an included butane cartridge to heat an insect repellent mat, silently releasing an odorless synthetic repellent developed after natural substances found in chrysanthemum flowers. The Repellent Camp Lantern generates a 15 x 15 foot zone, shielding you from mosquitos, black flies and “no see-ums,” making it the perfect tool for setting up a campsite, gardening, or any time you need to be still outdoors during bug season.
Also a fully functional lantern, the Repellent Camp Lantern uses D-cell batteries to produce 300 lumens for up to 50 hours at its highest setting, and features a color-changing battery life indicator that moves from blue to orange to red as power drains, ensuring that you’ll never be left in the dark. This isn’t light just for atmosphere either! This is a real camping lantern putting out ample light by which you can prepare food, fillet fish, or even read a good book!
The Repellent Camp Lantern stands 9 ½ inches tall by 4 inches wide, and weighs 21 ounces.