When you carry most of everything you need for an 18 day motorcycle camping adventure ON your bike, space is quite important. So I was somewhat hesitant to bring along another piece of gear, the Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller, that may or may not work. But then again, I attract mosquitos like crazy, so I figured the gamble was worth it. And boy was it.
Simple and Effective
One night at camp I was surrounded by so many bugs before my helmet even came off that I was sure I would be eating my dinner in my tent. I had briefly looked at the instructions for the Thermacell before I left home and was amazed at how simple it truly was to activate. It is truly as simple as connecting the device to a fuel canister, sliding in a Repeller Mat, switch to on and pull the ignitor. Within minutes there was a small bubble of area between the tents that had a significant reduction in numbers of mosquitos.
Nearly every campsite we found between Montana and throughout Canada near Banff and Jasper was inundated with my least favorite insect. To the point I started looking for stores to get additional Repeller Mats for my new most valuable camp item. Each Repeller Mat lasts about 4 hours and was effective enough that my very skeptical Moto buddy will also be bringing one from now on. ( I could share, but why. Lol). If you don’t have a mosquito magnet like me to bring along to keep those pests away, I would highly recommend giving this a shot.
Check out Steve’s review on the best tent for moto, or lightweight camping here.
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