Operation Fight-Ebola

February 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Checking for body fluid residual after personal decontamination during pre-deployment training.

In late November, the Canadian military contacted us for a rush order to outfit a team heading to Africa in a week or two.  We didn’t ask where they were going and they didn’t tell.  A quick search on google revealed the mission is the Canadian government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The plan is to have military medical personnel in Sierra Leone for 6 months; each team will work for about 2 months in an Ebola treatment center and be replaced by another.  So the first team of 37 doctors, nurses, medics and specialists should be coming home soon.

We haven’t received much feedback about the tents other than the sergeant who ordered them gushing I’m so excited after receiving them.  Yup, that’s what the SansBug does to you… it can make the most battle-hardened veteran weak at the knees.  And then a couple of days later, we got the message that everyone seems happy with your product!

The year-long outbreak, which is the largest in history, has claimed 9,380 lives according to the CDC (as of February 15).  There was a steep decline of confirmed cases in January but that has leveled out with Sierra Leone having 76 new confirmed cases last week.  The outbreak will not be declared over until there are no new confirmed cases for 6 weeks.

SansBug in Afghanistan

July 5, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

SansBug Tent on a Cot

“Of ALL the tents I looked at, yours was the best, hands down. This one stands up by itself, fits on a cot and is a tight weave!… He was exceptionally pleased with the tent. Everyone was jealous of how well it performed… He told me the other guys were envious as he sat, bug-free, in his tent.  He loved it.”

Amy, Pennsylvania

Afghanistan is one country where you wouldn’t want to go down with malaria… or for that matter – any country.  The mosquito-borne disease is characterized by alternations between chills and fever with sweating and it may lead to coma and death if not treated promptly.  According to the CDC, all areas of Afghanistan which are lower than 6,500 feet in altitude have malaria between April-December.  Amy’s son was well protected in his SansBug free-standing mosquito net tent which he placed on top of a military cot.  And it’s not just the skeeters – the sand flies (midges) also drive you nuts.  If you have a loved one serving abroad and are looking for a GI bed net, the SansBug I is what you need.  Unlike other bed nets issued by the military in which you can only lie down, a 6′ person can comfortably sit in the SansBug.

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