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  • Folding your SansBug

    Every year, we get an email or two saying that when they pulled out their SansBug for summer camp, they found that the poles were splintered… and it was fine the previous year.  Folding the SansBug is not intuitive.  The paper instruction manual is only supplementary.  The demo video on YouTube is crucial without which you will likely want to cut the net into pieces and burn it.  But some camps have an “unplugged” policy and don’t allow cellular or WiFi capable devices.

    Therefore it is extremely important to practice at home SEVERAL times before going to camp.  As seen from the reviews, many 12-year olds have mastered the folding so it’s not rocket science.  Unfortunately getting everyone (especially adults!) to watch a demo video is impossible so many rely on their memory and end up breaking the poles without even realizing it.

    You can get the hang of it for one summer and you’ll think you got it down but you DO need to watch the video AGAIN the following year BEFORE going to camp.  You can forget a lot in 11 months and folding the SansBug is not easy to remember!

    Nick from OR is going to be using his SansBug for his fishing and camping trips.  He looks forward to staying shielded in the SansBug as he waits for a bite (from a fish!) and he’s happy he doesn’t have to slather insect repellant all over himself.  He had this to say about the folding:

    Let me tell you . . . I can usually figure things out as I go without looking at instruction manuals, but not this time. After spending about 5 minutes trying every combination of twisting and folding the poles, I gave in and pulled out my phone to look up the video.

    As soon as I watched the folding demonstration in the video, it all made sense. In a few quick maneuvers, the tent folded nicely into its disc shape.

    Moral of the story?

    Learn from my mistakes and watch the video BEFORE attempting to fold the tent like the instructions say and save yourself the frustration.

    I’ve since figured out how to fold the SansBug quickly; it takes me about 20 seconds to get it from on the ground to in the bag!

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  • Now Available in Australia

    Now available in the Land Down Under.  It IS available, dinky di, we wouldn’t lie, mate.  True blue.  And with FREE shipping!  Bring on the mozzies!

    I purchased a SansBug several months ago & LOVE it, I can sleep all night, sans mozzie bites, whereever I roam,  which is awesome as I have an allergic reaction to them & they swell and itch so bad I can not get back to sleep for an hour or more and that ONLY after I have gotten up and chased/hunted  them down and killed them, otherwise they keep feasting on me all night long and I get NO sleep, so thank you!

    Good on ya, mate!

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  • Getting Ready for the Game

    The crazy stubborn winter is finally behind us and as we look forward to summer, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding us to be careful and prevent bites.  The number of reported cases of disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled in the US over the last 13 years. This summer, it’s probably a good idea to root for your team from the secure confines of your SansBug.

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  • Spot the SansBug!

    As seen on istagram: @nicholsquarters, #sansbug #burkina.

    Can you spot the SansBug somewhere amongst the domes of Fabedougou? The domes are limestone rocks sculpted over millenia.  They can be found 3km north of Karfiguela Falls in Burkina Faso.

    Here’s another pic up close of the impressive rock formations.

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    By Maarten van der BentDômes de Fabedougou, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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  • Scout Summer Camp (without the mosquito bites!)

    As summer camp draws closer, we’ve compiled some reviews from parents and scout leaders about the SansBug.  Happy bite-free camping!

    sansbug reviews

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  • Boat Tent

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    The pic was sent by Tony from Key West.  Most of us are dreaming of going somewhere warm for the next few months to escape from winter, while Tony is planning to build the world’s first underwater hotel!  Here’s part of an email from him:

    I have purchased two of the pop-ups.  Another can be placed on the forward bow.  If you notice, I have already cut a hole in the bottom so the main salon hatch would raise into the tent.

    Sleeping on the deck with a sea breeze, underneath the billions and billions of stars with the Milky Way viewable and protected from the mosquitoes… PRICELESS!!!  It’s not over yet… now you will see the sunrise and it will be spectacular!!!

    Thank you for your ingenuity.

    Tony Webb
    www.usakw.com
    Key West, FL

    Check out his website to book a room underwater!

    Speaking of boat tents, here’s another pic posted on Amazon on how to turn your powerboat into a luxury yacht!

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    We have a jeep and a boat.  Now we need a train…

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  • Jeep OverLand Camping

    I love overland camping, but hate packing up afterwards.  Sound familiar?  Here’s an email from Steve:

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    This idea came to me a little while ago.  I have installed a heavy external frame ( by Smittybilt ) and attached an 7′ basket  to the top of my Jeep.   The problem is finding a tent to fit on it, without breaking the bank.  Enter the SansBug single…

    I have not taken it out on a trial trip yet, but can hardly wait.

    Thanks,

    Steve

    …Showed my buddy the pics and now he’s looking for one to put in the bed of his truck!

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  • Seen and Read… deer vigil

    Tip to deter deer from eating your veggies – pitch a SansBug next to your garden for a vigil.

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