“All the groups before us had been using mosquito nets hung from the ceiling. At our location we only had one ceiling cross beam in one room, so it would have taken a small engineering feat to make ceiling nets work. The (free-standing SansBug) tents were definitely the right way to go for us.”
Here are some pics of the SansBug 2-person tents in Haiti taken by a group from North Carolina. This was the first time that the SansBug has been used with a cot – most people place it on an air bed as can be seen from the previous pictures. According to Dave, the cots were 6 feet long so it was a snug fit but it worked.
Since the SansBug II is over-sized, we asked him about extra baggage fees, if any, that they had to pay: “Because we told the airline that we were going to Haiti for relief work they pretty much turned a blind eye to all of our additional check-in baggage. That was really nice.”
It’s been a busy winter. The SansBug mosquito net tent is always a favorite for volunteers and missionaries heading to Haiti and Africa. In fact, we’ve had a few groups now opting for the 2-person and even the 3-person tents. A few SansBug tents have even made their way to Afghanistan.
Back home… as the sugar-glider (a marsupial that looks like a flying squirrel) is becoming more popular, so is the SansBug. The SansBug is used for “tent-time” as it provides a safe environment for the gliders to climb and run all over the mesh and their owner!
Now that the weather is warming up and everyone is looking forward to picnics and barbecues, the need for an easy-to-use screen tent is more prevalent. The SansBug should be a useful tool in aiding the No Child Left Inside movement. While the older kids are playing soccer and riding bikes, infants and toddlers can also enjoy the greenery and fresh air from within the safe enclosure of the tent whose mesh prevents even the tiniest bugs from getting in.
Unzip. Pull out. Slide off. Fling up.