Is This The Best Mozzie Repeller Ever?

Getting bitten by mozzies, midges and sandflies can really annoy even the most hardened Darwin local and mozzie coils aren’t always enough to keep these flying pain in the necks at bay. We tried and tested the ThermaCELL mosquito repellent on a close friend (she still doesn’t know, so no names can be published!) who was susceptible to getting bitten. With the ThermaCELLstashed under the table and turned on, the bugs left her alone much to her delight. When she ventured off to the bathroom, we turned it off. Within minutes, the bugs had found her again….

About the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent and Light

  • Repels mosquitoes in an area as large as 4.6 x 4.6 metres
  • Effective, portable and cordless
  • Ideal for backyards and outdoor entertainment
  • Uses ThermaCELL butane cartridges and insect repellent mats

Available in store now!

You can also pick up mosquito repellent sprays, bracelets and mozzie coils.

The Season for Camp Ovens

Want to cook outbush the way you cook at home? A camp oven is a great way to go – and we’ve had great success in the past cooking roasts, stews, bread, muffins, etc. Try cooking a roast – the smell will be fantastic. Get some hot coals going (with a fire for an hour or more). Rub salt into the meat. Add red wine (if you haven’t already drunk it), water and vegies. Push the fire and most of the coals to one side, put the camp oven on the remainder. Shovel some of the remaing coals on top of the oven. Leave for a couple of hours…. and enjoy!

More Camp Oven Tips

Look online for more tips on how to cook using camp ovens including: pre-heating  your oven, using a wire tray to keep the meat off the base and testing the temperature. All good ideas.

Seasoning Camp Ovens

If your camp oven is new (or an old oven in need of some TLC), you should season (or re-season) it as this helps prevent rust and helps with easier cleaning.

  • Scrub your oven with hot soapy water to remove the protective factory coating (never use soap again!)
  • Dry your oven thoroughly
  • Rub olive oil all over the inside and outside of your camp oven including its lid (leave for 24 hours before use). Don’t use oil ‘sprays’.
  • Then heat it (at home in your oven, in your BBQ or on camp)
  • Remember to always place the camp oven back on the fire to dry after washing it and then while still warm wipe oil over the inside and outside to prevent rusting
  • Manufacturers’ advice will be supplied with your new camp oven.


The N.T. General Store Goes Online

You can find out more about our product range and all the brilliant new products we have arriving in store via our website. You can also drop us a line to enquire about a product – if we haven’t got it in stock, we’ll do our best to get hold of it for you!

Anything But Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Did you know there are only 79 days until Christmas 2013? Don’t worry, we haven’t set up the tree and tinsel yet – this is October after all –¬† and Bill is flatly refusing to dress up as Santa anyway –¬† but we have got a great range of products that make perfect Christmas gifts for all ages. Watch out for news of the latest arrivals in store – or start your Christmas shopping early. Very early!