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    Was out this morning in my ladder stand and it was a lot cooler than it has been. Nobody told the skeeters to take the day off so I cranked up the Thermacell. I have a Big Game Ultra-View and the floor kind of butterflys around the tree. Anyway I placed the Thermacell on the floor to my left and went about scanning the trails for deer. After a while I smelled smoke and looking down I saw a leaf had fallen on the unit and was about 30 seconds away from blazing up. Put out the leaf without incident but just a reminder to watch the deer and glance at any other equipment you may be utilizing. Safe hunting!
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    I'm glad everything turned out alright for you. I never thought one of those could do that.

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    I didn't either but it fell right on the edge where the pad didn't cover. Smoldered but didn't light. When you're 15 ft in the air and tethered to a tree, the last thing you want to smell is smoke.
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    Yikes!
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    Safety should always be our first concern. You brought up your idea. Now I have say that everybody who plans on goin up a tree should wear a full harness. I don't want to hear any horror stories later on. Anybody who falls and gets killed will be automatically banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Anybody who falls and gets killed will be automatically banned.
    LOL Thanks bfisher, I got my laugh for the night. (I do wear a harness by the way.)

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