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Christian Camp and Conference Association – National Conference

We recently returned home from our two-day trade show in Nashville, TN.  What a great experience it was for ESS Universal ! We at www.heavydutybunkbeds.com met hundreds of Camp Directors [ & staff ] across the United States.  Not only were we able to display [ & show off ] our Adult Bunk Beds, but we were able to develop relationships from Alaska down to Florida.  It is great to see [ & hear ] the stories of camps thriving, and children [ & adults ] experiencing the great outdoors !  It was fun to be able to discuss our Heavy Duty Bunk Beds directly with the decision makers of these organizations.

Something to note:  It appears camps are beginning to lean away from wooden bunk beds, and more towards a metal bunk bed frame.  The issue of Bed Bugs has been the main reason for this.  Bed bugs prefer the warmth of the wood that they can physically burrow into, verses the metal frame that stays noticeably more cool.  We used this as the perfect opportunity to promote our Bed Bug Free Design.  We also heard more, and more stories about mattress issues.  The good news is, you can purchase mattresses pretty much anywhere, but the quality you are finding is limited.  Here at ESS we were proud to showcase our Waterproof Foam Core Mattress, with the polyurethane, machine-washable cover.  Even the competitors agreed it is a great product.

Camp Trends:

  • $18 billion dollar industry
  • More than 14,000 day and resident camps exist in the U.S. 8,400 are resident (overnight) and 5,600 are day camps.
  • Each year more than 14 million children and adults attend camp in the U.S.
  • Nonprofit groups including youth agencies and religious organizations operate approximately 11,000 camps, and 2,500 are privately owned independent for-profit operators.
  • In the past 10 years, there has been an increase in the use of international staff to expose campers to different cultures. Nearly 20% of staff are from other countries.

Thank you to all the great folks we were able to meet last week in Nashville, TN & the great members of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.  We cannot wait to serve you today, tomorrow, and beyond !

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Trade Show:  CCCA | Nashville, TN

 

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metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs

If you want to avoid bed bugs the best thing to do is to avoid getting them metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs when there are no holes for making cosy nests

What do bed bugs look like anyway?

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Adult bed bugs are broadly oval, and the size of an apple or melon seed. They are a brownish color or red if they have recently fed.

Now that you have made their acquaintance there are a few things that will help you avoid bed bugs.

1. Metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs

Who can blame them, I just spent two weeks in the Bahamas much nicer than the drizzle. They breed faster when it is about 80 degrees, it takes approximately a month and a half for babies to turn into adults.

2. Bed Bugs are Travelers

They love hitching a ride. In your suitcase, or on your clothes. They don’t mind going it alone, and are very social and tend to congregate with other bed bugs.

3. Bed Bugs are Mainly Active at Night

They are active usually when humans are sleeping. They like to find hiding places during the day close to beds. Those hiding places tend to be dark crevices, wooden skirting boards, air ducts, mattresses, wooden bed heads, etc. Therefore they do not have to travel far to feed.

5. Bed Bugs Hate Metal

Metal bunk beds are on their all time hate list. Why? Because metal bunk beds are cold. Remember they like the warm. A wooden bunk bed gives bed bugs a cozy place to live but metal bunk beds doesn’t give them anything to live in.

How to help avoid bed bugs in hostels and holiday accommodations.

  • Clean up your clutter. Provide storage that is easy to clean like under bed storage lockers.
  • In busy hostels/hotels purchase foam mattresses with washable covers. Covers allow you to wash them at a very high temperature.
  • Provide mattresses without the cord around the side where bed bugs commonly burrow into.
  • Metal bunk beds provide fewer places for bed bugs to hide.
  • Ensure there are no unplugged holes in any component as below image explains
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holes are plugged to prevent insects entering and nesting

when metal is prepared for painting, a prosperous solution is used when the component is dipped, this solution has to drain. The hole is plugged after painting which prevents insects nesting inside ensuring the ESS statement metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs

 

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bunk beds charities

Bunk beds charities non-profit organizations offering accommodations are on the rise adult bunk beds can definitely help resolve space issues. Registered charities have discovered that using commercial quality products such as true hostel bunk beds the organization are benefiting from longevity which comes from the bunk bed commercial structural design. Traditionally it was very near impossible to have a quality contract bunk bed as well as good aesthetics; most metal bunk beds resembled something out of Alcatraz or some Victorian prison. ESS Universal has changed this by combining strength and good looks with the Dallas heavy duty bunk bed range.

Introducing the Dallas bunk beds charities range

This true camp bunk bed range is designed to add many accessories to ensure your guests receive the comfort they will blog about!

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Dallas D2 in a Japanese ski lodge

  • Under bed storage security lockers
  • Privacy curtains
  • Water resistant blue mattresses
  • Memory foam water resistant pillows
  • UP1 utility power panel to charge up their gadgets

Using these accessories the contrast against a jet black bunk bed is very appealing. Of course the Dallas can be painted in any RAL color depending on quantity. Because of these aesthetic changes, the charity or hostel concerned can now obtain a real contract system that is pleasing to the eye.

Strength and quality = good investment

The saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’ this is of course true; however, again ESS Universal has broken these rules too and has supplies such organizations as:

  • Boy scouts
  • Diocese
  • Boarding schools
  • Missionaries
  • Refuges

These organizations are benefiting from the quality of a true military bunk bed that looks great and at a price that is affordable.

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Adult hostel bunk beds manufactured to last

Contract bunk beds vs. cheap domestic bunk beds

When a charitable organization has saved money over a long period of time or relied on a very strict budget for a big investment into bunk beds for charities and equipment; choosing a domestic model at your local or national furniture store may seem a good investment but sadly after 6 to 8 months that investment is laying on the front lawn unusable due to a domestic bunk bed being in a commercial environment.

It is wise to choose the correct equipment for the correct application, military bunk beds are the answer, they may cost just a little more but the longevity speaks for itself.

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Quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan

Finding quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan, mattresses and associated equipment for commercial use can be a daunting task! most search results on any search engine offer inferior quality bunk beds which are really only suitable for a domestic home environment. Here at ESS we only manufacture for commercial organisations; we offer the strongest quality bunk beds, contract waterproof mattresses, and under bed storage lockers at a fantastic competitive rate. Our very own products are that successful that ESS are now set up and supplying quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan.

Quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan

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Dallas D2 in a Japanese ski lodge

A quality bunk bed which can truly be called a hostel bunk bed is so called because the bunk bed has gone through and passed commercial testing and complies to all safety standards required by all western nations. commercial bunk beds must comply with stringent entrapment hazard standards and to pass the commercial strength test, a weight is dropped onto the sleeping platform no less than 500 times which the welds must survive. The Dallas quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan ski cabins, university campuses etc has been designed to give a working period lifespan of 3 years but if looked after and maintained this true hostel bunk bed will far outlast its designed lifespan.

At ESS we like to be considered as leaders in innovation by constantly aiming to improve our quality bunk beds. at ESS we don’t stop there; with our under bed storage lockers and quality waterproof mattresses which are National Health Service (UK) approved and used we are constantly developing new products to compliment our Dallas range of quality heavy duty bunk beds for Japan.

Choose once; choose right! we don’t just supply quality bunk beds, commercial waterproof mattresses and under bed storage lockers (which saves room in your hostel or university) we also provide a 5 star service and proud of our communication!

Fell free to brows our brochure website www.equipmentsupplysolutions.com

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USA, Japan, UK and Australian triple sleeper bunk bed

 

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Quality bunk beds comes to you

In this modern day of purchasing from an image online is a fantastic way to shop for your hostel bunk beds and quality equipment; the image on the websites show this quality; Right? We at ESS Universal Ltd are only too aware that what you see on a website image is not always the quality you would probably get or quite simply can leave you with more questions than answers. Some of our clients invest heavily into quality bunk beds and equipment, therefore we offer a no obligation to buy viewing service whereby we visit you, the client, in a purposely equipped show van.

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The show van is not over-sized and is in fact a Ford Transit long wheel base high top model which on the inside resembles a hostel sleep system setup; it is extremely satisfying when the operator of this show vehicle opens the entrance doors to the rear only to see the suprised look on a clients face and very often hear the words “Wow”!! We strongly believe our Dallas hostel bunk bed is the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing model available. our blue water resistant mattresses, water proof water resistant memory foam pillows and chrome under bed storage lockers compliment the Dallas quality bunk bed which is in standard black.

Why take a chance on relying on an image? see and test our hostel bunk bed before you make that crucial decision to buy or even hire, see the quality in our under bed storage lockers or test drive one of our comfortable water resistant contract mattresses and contract water resistant memory foam pillows just by booking your visit.

A heavy duty bunk bed, quality bunk bed or hostel bunk bed is suitable for a commercial environment – see for yourself by booking with us today!

Heavy Duty Bunk Beds has gone GLOBAL!

The high cost and lengthy lead time to obtain high quality hostel bunk beds has come to an end.  ESS Sleep Systems has established heavy duty bunk beds distribution centers across the globe to provide our clients with the highest qualitycommercial bunk beds and bunk bed accessories at their fingertips.  We have a solution for you!

  • ESS Sleep Systems UK & Europe based in Chelmsford, Essex, England serving the UK, Ireland and Europe
  • ESS Sleep Systems Scandinavia based in Reykjavik, Iceland serving Scandinavia and Northern Europe
  • ESS Sleep Systems Americas based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA serving North, South, and Central America
  • ESS Sleep Systems Africa based in Accra, Ghana serving the African continent
  • ESS Sleep Systems Malaysia (Coming soon to K L)
  • ESS Sleep Systems Australia (Coming soon to Sydney and Perth)
  • ESS Sleep Systems China (Coming soon to Shanghai and Beijing)

In addition to heavy duty bunk beds ESS Sleep Systems provide commercial water resistant foam mattresses and water resistant pillows designed and manufactured for hostels, camps, universities, shelters, refuges, military or personal use.  ESS Sleep Systems manufactures and distributes our own unique range of privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers that add privacy and save space.  Our product lines are designed, manufactured, tested, and distributed for commercial use.  Our adult bunk beds are built for adults and can hold up to 500 pounds per platform.  Our bunk beds are even used in military settings and built to hold up under the heaviest use.  Contact us today and let us provide a personalized quote for heavy duty bunk bedsand heavy duty bunk beds accessories.  ESS Sleep Systems products are sure to exceed your expectations and our personalized service is second to none.

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Metal Bunk Beds Verses Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a major issue in the United States and around the world and once they’ve moved in it’s extremely expensive and difficult to get rid of them.

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This is a typical example of a domestic mattress joining rib, which is a perfect hiding place for bed bugs, this is why ESS Sleep Systems contract waterproof mattresses are a good deterrent against these little critters.

Adult bed bugs are broadly oval and the size of an apple or melon seed. They are a brownish color or red if they have recently fed.

Metal bunk beds are cold and bed bugs like warm places.

Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal creatures and feed on warm-blooded victims.

Traditionally, hostel bunk beds were made from wood which is a naturally warm material.  Wood bunk beds expand and contract in dry and damp seasons creating gaps and crevices in the wood joints which provide the perfect hiding place for bed bugs! Metal bunk beds do not offer the same comfort and warmth for bed bugs to thrive.  The cold steel deters bed bugs from settling down during the daylight hours and then feasting on their victims at night.

Metal bunk beds are favorable but no guarantee

Bed bugs travel in groups of seven to ten.  They will climb a wall, navigate across the ceiling, and drop onto a bed. Metal bunk beds help avoid many bed bug issues but are not a guarantee. Bed bug prevention is critical for all individuals and organizations.

Tips to avoid housing bed bugs in your home, hostel, or hotel suite:

  • Have strict rules when guests arrive ensuring they do not unpack on the bed
  • Use metal bunk beds rather than wood
  • Use commercial water resistant mattresses that have a removable cover that can be washed at high temperatures
  • Use commercial water resistant foam pillows that have a removable cover that can be washed at high temperatures
  • Avoid using carpet wherever possible
  • Vacuum rooms, hallways, and mattresses daily

Adult Bunk Beds | The Difference

What makes quality adult bunk beds?

Size is an important factor in identifying an adult bunk bed verses a youth bunk bed.  Bunk bed manufacturers typically manufacture adult bunk beds that are 6 feet long.  However, average size bunk beds do not fit average size adults.

Bunk beds that are 6 feet long do not allow extra room when an adult is fully stretched out.  Organizations and individuals are seeking high quality adult bunk beds.  Many hostels and summer camps are turning to the Internet to search for true commercial adult bunk beds.  High quality commercial adult bunk beds and triple bunk beds are quickly becoming a necessity.

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Adult bunk bed built to last

Commercial bunk beds that fit the bill

Individuals and organizations alike are discovering commercial adult bunk beds via online search engines.  Commercial bunk beds are manufactured for strength as well as adult size.  However, this caliber bunk bed is not available at retail furniture stores.  Metal bunk beds combine strength and size characteristics and are often used by the militaries and universities for their longevity.

Benefits of choosing commercial over domestic bunk beds:

  • Strength in design and materials
  • Will cater for most adults up to 6’4″
  • Will bolt to the floor adding sturdiness
  • Will usually have a longer warranty period
  • Military bunk bed design increases strength

 

Adult bunk bed accessories

One tip to establish whether a bunk bed is commercial grade is if it is designed to include accessories. Most true commercial adult bunk beds have the option of privacy curtains giving the user a reasonable amount of privacy.  Other accessories include water resistant mattresses, foam pillows, and under bed storage lockers.

Contract bunk beds full set with privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers. the best bunk beds for hostels.

 

Revitalizing Sleep with a Pillow

My sleep patterns and quality have been and issue for me until I found a sleep solution that truly revived me.

I often wake up three or four times during the night; this has been a pattern over many years. I never suffered from tiredness, or felt sluggish in the mornings. In fact I thought of myself as a morning person. More recently I damaged my ACL skiing and often with one injury another can surface. I started swimming as I could no longer run, but my style of swimming stroke put pressure on my back. This woke me several times in the night and started to aggravate me.

Sleep Right All Night with a Pillow

More recently I joined Will Lewis of ESS Universal UK and he encouraged me to try out all of our sleep solutions. I’m yet to install a bunk bed in our house! What I did do was take home one of ESS Universals memory foam pillows.

I slept through the night and..

the next night I did the same…

and the next.

No waking up to change position because of a bad back, or because there was too much pressure on my knee which has been operated on twice recently. From 23:00 to 07:00 I slept like a baby. Even the cats looked disgruntled as I normally feed them about 6:30.

Now I know what it is to wake from a deep sleep. People who don’t describe themselves as ‘morning people’ seem to take a little while to come about, first thing in the morning. I must say I had a taste of this because my sleep was so deep and peaceful with the memory foam pillow and high density foam mattress.

Sleep Solutions for You

There are a number factors that can improve your sleep:

  1. Not consuming alcohol before going to bed
  2. Not eating chocolate or indulging in a stimulant before going to bed
  3. Not unwinding before going to bed

Well, in these instances I would have failed on all counts..just a small wine mind you!

I can’t say enough about the pillow. I am going abroad soon to the Bahamas and I am taking my pillow with me. This sleep solution has revived me and long may it last.

Crocs, Lizards and Bunk Beds Continued

Crocodiles, snakes and lizards are abundant in Australia’s North.. add a Pom, a bunk bed and some education and what do you get?

Day one was very exciting as it was educational, being a passenger in the tour bus meant I paid more attention to the scenery and not the route. Day 2 I was thrown in the deep end.

“Here are the keys, have a great day” said the tour operator at the ungodly hour of 5:30 am.

I sat up and knocked my head on the upper platform of the bunk bed and threw off the bedding. quickly making my way to the 4 wheel drive bus. It dawned on me that I had to somehow find my way around alone! The combined emotions of fear and excitement, or was it more excitement than fear?  I was not sure. What I was sure of is the broken down contraption that was my commercial bunk bed seemed a contract I would have liked to have lasted a bit longer, like permanent!

Despite my fears the excitement soon took over, I found the first backpacker hostel and invited the international travelers onto my bus. Soon everyone was mingling.

The sun at its hottest

The sun had already risen over Western Australia’s far north. The rays were pounding through the windscreen of the bus making the cab feel like an oven. Now where was that air conditioning switch? To everyone’s delight after fumbling around with switches I soon felt a blast of cold air rush through the bus. Looking into my rear view mirror I could see everyone had opened their clothing to allow the cool air to rush around them. The time had come to pull more switches. I was to play tour operator, drive and commentate.

All eyes looked down the bus as I reached for the microphone. I smile as I was to formally welcome my passengers.

“Whats he saying?”  I lip read a couple near the middle of the bus.

Realizing I hadn’t turned on the microphone I started to flick switches on the microphone as well as the dashboard. People chuckled as they saw their tour guide driver sweating and frantically flicking every switch available. Where is my bed now!

This Aussie looking tour guide is a joke!

Laughter erupted throughout the bus when the microphone became live and the sweet sound of a Welsh accent danced through the bus “Good morning ladies and gentleman welcome aboard the fun bus to never-never land.”

This broke the ice but I still had to find my way to the sites I had visited yesterday on this 12 hour trip!

Tune in for next weeks update where the fun and laughter really heats up!

CEO of Heavy Duty Bunk Beds travelling in the Northern Territory