I have only seen them on the internet, as you have. But if one was accustomed to sleeping on the ground, in a pup tent, this would certainly be a step up. If I were to camp in a tent, and have been bitten by a rattle snake, this would be a minimal cost, for my well being. You do understand that this is pure humor, and in no way is intended to make light of your past situation. If I could talk the wife into something like this, I would jump on it. As it is, I have to drag around a very large 5th wheel camper, just to make her happy.