Can we comment on products?

FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior MemberPosts: 5,679 Senior Member
I remember Dan being pretty strict about people plugging products that weren't paid sponsors of the site but can we share our experiences with products that we've tried or use? It can keep people from wasting money on an ineffective or poorly made product or let them know about a good one. I guess there could be a fine line between sharing experiences and spamming. The reason I bring this up is that I tried a thermocell last Friday and that thing is magical! Ted N has been plugging them for years and I always assumed that they gave off a ton of odor. The skeeters are really bad during archery season and I always wear a bug suit and gloves but it can get pretty dang hot in the afternoon. one of the guys bought a thermocell and fell in love with it. He claimed that he could hunt in his underwear and not worry about bugs. He also said if I bought one and didn't like it, he would buy it from me for his wife. Well I picked one up at Wally world for 20 bucks and tried it Friday and was amazed! It didn't give off as much odor as I thought that it would and I never had the first bug buzzing around my head. It's kinda rare to find a product that lives up to the manufacturers claims but that thing really works! I ended up taking my gloves and bugsuit off and sitting comfortably in shorts and a tshirt. I wish I'd a bought that thing two weeks earlier as it would have save me from a lot of sweating.
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    I may be wrong, but if we use something and either we like it or don't like it, we should be able to express our opinion.
    For me, I want to hear real users opinions of a product whether it be good, bad or somewhere in between.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Reviews and range reports are always read here! Just remember, we like pitchers!
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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    I'm in love with a Glock
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    It's ok to yea or nay a product based on personal experience.....just don't try a "sales pitch"......I think that's what he was adamant about.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,724 Senior Member
    Yes. That is fine. but, if a company is paying you to say it, that is a no-no
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,714 Senior Member
    Tinks 69

    Pro: Always brings in bucks during the rut
    Con: They are never bigger than a forked horn.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I know a lot of folks who swear by those Thermocells.

    Dude, that is one of the most awesome pieces of kit I've ever gotten. I mean, the first time I fired that sucker up in the midst of a skeeter swarm............you'd have thought we were the first people in the world to discover fire. We just stared at it like speechless Neanderthal idiots. Had we not needed to be quiet and all, we'd have probably played out a scene from Quest for Fire. Rolling around hooting and hollering.

    That sucker was a miracle before us!!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Tinks 69

    Pro: Always brings in bucks during the rut
    Con: They are never bigger than a forked horn.

    Tastes like piss.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • FiveSevenFiveSeven Member Posts: 289 Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Tastes like piss.

    Is that a pro or a con for you Zed?
    Only the optimists suggest that the future is uncertain. The pessimists have done the math.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    FiveSeven wrote: »
    Is that a pro or a con for you Zed?

    Well, unlike my own, it's not sterile and I don't like the taste. (what movie?)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • FiveSevenFiveSeven Member Posts: 289 Member
    dodgeball
    Only the optimists suggest that the future is uncertain. The pessimists have done the math.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    Nice!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You don't say...

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    I've been wanting to try one of those for bass fishing in the summer. Some of the ponds I get back into are almost dark there are so many skeeters. And with West Nile, it has made me rethink getting a line wet.
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    I know people who own several thermacells. They forget to pack it, then end up buying a new one before going in the woods!
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I have abandoned a hunt after 15 minutes before just because I left my thermacell at home. I'd sooner forget my rifle.
  • shawn1172shawn1172 Senior Member Posts: 588 Senior Member
    How big an area do those things work? Like if two people were in a canoe fishing a shore line, would we both need one or would one do the trick for both of us?
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,545 Senior Member
    I've had mixed results. Ifyou are still and it is calm, it works good. If you are moving, meh...

    If there is even a slight breeze, not so good.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,341 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I've had mixed results. Ifyou are still and it is calm, it works good. If you are moving, meh...

    If there is even a slight breeze, not so good.

    That's my experience, too. They wook very well in heavy, windless woods with light wind. Windy areas like the open fields in Nebrsaka, Kansas or the rest of the midwest? Not so much. That said, I own one and love it within its limitations.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,597 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I've had mixed results. Ifyou are still and it is calm, it works good. If you are moving, meh...

    If there is even a slight breeze, not so good.

    Well, that's kind of a given. In a slight breeze, I place it just up wind of me and it still works. In heavy wind, Mosquitos or generally not as much of a problem.

    Either way, yes, it is best in still stagnet air. When Mosquitos are at their worst.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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