New Bomas of Kenya

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Across the world in far-flung places, green structures are popping up…

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Seen and Read: huge, baseball huge

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O Haiti, how art thou?

December 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In a couple of weeks, it’s going tHaitio be 4 years since the earthquake struck.  The media’s attention is no longer focused on Haiti… but some people haven’t forgotten.  Here’s part of an email from Karen:

I used your SansBug I when I was part of a military (medical) aid mission to Haiti.  It was amazing.  My medical unit was the only unit that had these amazing mosquito nets that just popped up and protected us.  Everyone else had the old nets that tucked around your cot or sleeping bag  My husband and I did end up adopting two young men from Haiti.  One is now married and one is finishing college. We were the only group that did not get bitten by mosquitoes at night.  I am now going back to Haiti on a mission to drill a well and provide clean water to a village…

SansBug in Belize

October 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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They worked wonderfully. Everyone was really glad they had them!

Keith Sherrell, Minister of Worship

First Baptist Church of Blanchard, LA sent a group of 16 to Belize this summer.  Keith sent this picture of the tents.  Notice that the mosquito nets have been placed on air mattresses.  The nets are free-standing so they didn’t have to worry about placing them in a spot where they could be suspended.  Just unzip, slide out and toss up!

Habari gani? Mzuri sana!

March 26, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

They worked great!”  First Baptist of Fayetteville, TN sent a group of 44 to Uganda for 9 days this month.  Sherry was kind enough to share this pic with us.  Not only would it have taken a while to suspend 44 regular mosquito nets from those steel beams, but looking at that floor, tucking the nets under the mattress or sleeping bag would probably have frayed the material.  Furthermore, the nets can become dislodged from under the sleeping bag during the night exposing you to mosquitoes.  In a situation like this, the SansBug is the best choice, hands down.

SansBug in South America

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I have attached a few pictures of our tents but there was no way to get a picture of all of them at one time. Our group of 28 stayed in two different homes in Nicaragua and we had your tents spread out all over the place. I believe we had about 16-18 tents with us. They were great to have and kept everything from bugs to chickens away from us while sleeping. The women had to take up the tents each day and they were so easy to fold up and put away! They were definitely worth buying and I won’t be going on any trip like this without it!

Emily, South Carolina

Internet here (Haiti) is too slow to send all pictures, here is one  picture from St. Damien hospital’s international volunteers’ tent where I have slept quite comfortably without mosquitoes for the last 3 weeks. I will send the rest when I return.

Matt, Ohio

Our last trip was to Haiti. We are now in Costa Rica using the tents. They are working great.

James, Florida

Travel Mosquito Net

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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The SansBug travel mosquito net is going places.  Here is a review from Daniel Kim of ODPC in Herndon, VA:

“We bought 30 SansBug (mosquito net) tents for our church’s missions trip to The Gambia (West Africa) last year.  They were perfect for us because we were looking for light and durable tents with good mosquito netting that wouldn’t cost us a small fortune.  I would definitely recommend these tents to anyone!

Here are some pictures of our team sleeping in an open courtyard at our base camp.  We were given rooms to sleep in but it was just too hot so most of us decided to take our sleeping pads and SansBug tents outside.  It was great to sleep in the open air without the worry of getting bitten by mosquitoes.  The best thing we love about these tents was the fact that they were so travel friendly.  While in The Gambia we visited several different locations to do our work and there were times where we had to stay the night away from our base camp.  Because we had our SansBug travel tents we were able to setup and breakdown quickly.  This was very important to us because we knew that we didn’t have much time in the morning before we started our day’s work.”

Bed-Bug Tent?

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A bed bug infestation in your home will probably not only cause your friends to keep their distance but will also result in many nights of insomnia.   So when Amy Terlitsky sent us the email below on returning from Liberia, it was another feather in the cap for SansBug.

“Our team returned safe and sound thanks to our (SansBug) tents.  Another point to make about the benefit of your tents, is that IF you get to use them on a bunk bed or a mattress, the sturdy plastic lining helps protect from bed bugs!!!  Here is a photo of one of our bunks with the Sansbug tents- we had 6 in all.  This photo is from Vonzua – Liberia, Africa.”

The super-fine mesh and the sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet offers total protection from bugs.  Even if a bed bug hitches a ride into the tent by landing on your clothes or your bed sheets, there’s not much place to hide inside the tent.  So if you don’t want to show up for work half asleep and with itchy red welts, look into sleeping in a SansBug tent.  The 1-person tent is 86 inches long so it should fit on a bed without a headboard and footboard.  The SansBug should allow you to sleep in peace and comfort while you work on long-term measures to control and get rid of bed bugs permanently.

Cot in a SansBug

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“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.”

SansBug in Haiti

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

SansBug in Haiti

We’ve had quite a few groups and individuals taking the SansBug net tent to Haiti. Not many pictures have come in yet but Billy Grady of Springfield, MO was kind enough to share the pic on the left. The SansBug pop-up is an ideal tent in such a setting and is much more convenient than suspending a net. For their flight, Billy and his team threw their 7 tents in a large duffle bag which can be obtained from any army surplus store.

This seemed like a good idea so we ordered a 30” x 50” duffle bag with a side zipper from armynavydeals.com to try it out.  Here it is below with 12 tents in it!

Duffle bag

Duffle bag

With free shipping on orders over $200, the SansBug 1-person free-standing tent is a great alternative to the regular nets which need to be suspended and which cost about the same amount.

Choosing a mesh tent for your trip to Haiti

May 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

If you have a 6-person-volunteer-team heading to Haiti, what kind of mesh tent do you get them?  A $200-professional-backpacker tent for each team member?  And if the place you’re going to be staying at has space limitations, are you looking forward to erecting a tent every single night and taking it down the next morning?

With the SansBug mesh tent, you slide off an elastic strap and it explodes Mesh Tent into shape.  Blink and you’ll miss it pop-up!  Now you can plop into your sleeping bag without the hassle of joining poles while getting bitten by mosquitoes.  Rainy season in Haiti is May-July and you don’t want to take a chance with malaria.  One bite is all it can take.  Folding up your tent should take you less than 10 seconds even if you’re still half asleep!  The SansBug is a breeze to use, pun intended.

But… but don’t you get what you pay for?  Dispel the thought of a poor-quality, heavy and tiny tent.  We’ll let our customers rave about the quality but let’s talk about the weight and dimensions for the 1-person.  Weight?  2.5 lbs.  Yes, that’s two and a half pounds… about what a 32 oz. drink weighs!   Dimensions?  More than seven feet in length and 3 feet in width… that’s even more than what a twin mattress offers!  With a height of 3 feet, a six-foot tall person can comfortably sit in it.

The 6 tents could easily fit into two of our 28” x 28” x 3” cartons (62 linear inches and 18lbs total weight… well within the free allowance), which if shrink-wrapped should be flight-worthy.  If you’re traveling alone or if each group member is carrying his or her own net, the 1-person tent fits comfortably in the aircraft overhead bin.   So if you’re heading to Haiti or any other malaria-endemic area, the SansBug mesh tent is your instant refuge.  If you know of such a group, let them know about the tent and cash in on your reward points!

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