Mobile Pop up Catio

Being cooped up inside for 2 months, we now have a taste of what our cats feel like.  Walking around the block or spending more time in the yard was a welcome relief from the lockdown-generated back pain.  But don’t you feel guilty when the kitties are sitting on the window sill looking outside at […]

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Racing on the Big Muddy

How many of us are ready to take a week off work to paddle down the Missouri River?  Not your typical Huckleberry Finn float trip, but paddling from one end of Missouri to the other in America’s longest continuous river race which has to be completed within 88 hours (about 3 1/2 days) across 340 miles […]

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Kissing Bugs?

Which do you prefer: kissing bug, assassin bug or vampire bug?  All three actually refer to the same bug; the triatomine which tends to bite humans on the face and lips while they are sleeping!  As if the motionless daddy long legs in the corner of the tent was not enough to give you the […]

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Mosquito Nets for NGOs

Dr. Hanna Ekstrom is in the business of saving smiles in remote parts of the world, one child at a time.  Her team currently serves 9000+ children.  They have worked extensively among the Miskito Indians (no, not related to the word mosquito) in northeast Nicaragua.  Many of the towns in this area are only accessible […]

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Taking the SansBug on a Plane

traveling with the sansbug

The convenience vs. portability trade-off.  No net can come close to the convenience of the SansBug.  There’s no need to hunt for a spot to suspend it like a regular mosquito net or join poles to erect one.  Imagine doing that every night and taking it down again the next morning, if you were moving from […]

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Bass Fishing without the Mosquito Bites

Bass Fishing

It is usually this time of the year when we have to deal with biting cold temps and shoveling heavy wet snow when we have nostalgic memories of the past summer. Here is an email from Ryan who was very impressed with the pop-up screen shelter: My name is Ryan Dotson and I am a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. By Maarten van der Bent – Dômes […]

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