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Did ya'll know dogfennel makes a decent Thermacell substitute?

Florida BullfrogFlorida Bullfrog Posts: 4,847 Captain
A couple of years ago I got caught on the stand without a fresh pad for my thermacell. I had found previously that rubbing dogfennel on my skin would do a passable job of keeping mosquitoes off me. Therefore I put some green dogfennel on the hot pad of my thermacell and found out that it works just as well as the commercial blue pad does. I also found out that the indians used to use dogfennel on their camp fires to keep mosquitoes away. Therefore I thought it would be neat to try to make a natural thermacell:

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