• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Boat Tent

    boat tent

    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
    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!


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

  • Jeep OverLand Camping

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


    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.



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

  • Seen and Read… deer vigil

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


  • New Bomas of Kenya

    Across the world in far-flung places, green structures are popping up…  Here are pictures of the SansBug mosquito net from a mission trip in Kenya.



  • Scorpion-proof Tent

    scorpion_proof_tentTrivia question of the day – which is the most venomous scorpion in North America? Ding, ding, ding… you guessed it, it’s the bark scorpion!  Its venom is so painful that many victims have described sensations of electric jolts after being stung.  It is the only scorpion in the southwest that can climb walls and other objects with a rough surface and it so resilient, that it has been found at ground zero after nuclear testing!

    So we don’t blame Paula who lives in the southwest desert in scorpion-country for seeking refuge in a SansBug tent:

    Everyone thinks I’m crazy but I’m deathly afraid of the Bark Scorpions which have suddenly become invasive in the Coachella Valley.  I can now sleep without worry inside my tent.  I took a (full bed size) piece of talalay foam and cut off the corners to fit inside.  A mattress pad and sheets and it’s as cozy as can be.

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