Ice storms, polar vertexes and bothrops atrox

May 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Who remembers the Great Winter of 2013-14?  Now that the weather has warmed up, the ice storms and polar vertexes have become a hazy memory.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have this kind of weather all year round?  But a tropical climate will come with it’s own fauna like the bothrops atrox, a venomous pit viper found in South America.  Here it is, slithering towards a tent.  Unfortunately, that particular tebothrops atroxnt doesn’t have a floor, so it’s no surprise that the occupant didn’t wait around too long!  And it seems to be coming from the SansBug where the sewn-in floor thwarted entry into the tesnake tentnt!

Thanks so much to Dr. Ernesto Ortiz of Duke University for sending these pics.  Dr. Ortiz is studying infectious diseases in the Peruvian Amazon.  Here’s part of an email from him:

I just bought another SansBug tent,  they are amazing!  Very useful for the field.  I take it to the Peruvian rainforest for our research fieldwork trips (very hot, lots of bugs and humid) and it even protected me from one of the most poisonous snakes of the Amazonsnake tent 2 (look at the picture attached).
 
Thanks to its floor, it prevented the snake to get into the tent something that the other bug net (the white) did not have.  As for the guy that was in the floor-less tent he flew out of it when I woke him up screaming out loud that a snake was next to him and could easily sneak into his floor-less tent.
 
It was a pretty scary moment to wake up and see a snake right next to my tent.  Anyway, part of the adventures of working in the jungle

Thanks,
 
My best,
Ernesto

Ernesto J. Ortiz, MD, MPH
Associate in Research
Duke Global Health Institute

 

 

SansBug in Senegal

May 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Researchers from Stanford University recently took the SansBug mosquito net tents to Senegal for a project on early language acquisition by children living in rural villages.  Here’s a picture of two of their fieldwork team members.

Pop-up Mosquito Nets

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear SansBug,

I ordered  a SansBug tent to take with me for an annual camping trip to northern Michigan.  I am the Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and each year we take our new students to a university research property for orientation.   The property we go to is affectionately called “Bug Camp.”  Needless to say, my new SansBug tent was perfect for my trip this year!  Of course my tent was very useful for outdoor areas, but what I loved even more was that it laid perfectly on the bed in my cabin.   The cabins are known to be very rustic and often have bugs at night and sometimes mice.  Using my new tent this year, helped me sleep better than I ever have there!   We also raffled a tent for one of our students to win, which was a big hit with a crowd that hikes, camps, and conducts outdoor environmental research!  Thanks again for a great product!

Adam Ancira

Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator

University of Michigan- School of Natural Resources and Environment

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