Skelly, you got me laughing at your suggestion. Its not only the wrong place, its on the other side of the world. Try T and watch the suggested Utube movie.
Gilly, forty five years ago I start volunteering with sustainable projects in developing countries and its getting harder to roughing it in some villages. Like yourself, my age is catching up.
One village with a thatched roof and mud walls, had a rice bag for the door. I had to sleep on a floor, where they just shoo off a snake, with the comforting words of 'don't worry, it wil not come back'.
This incident reminds me of a scout jamboree at Bartica in 1962. A native guy shot a poisonous snake and after others finished playing with the dead snake. We wanted to play a practical joke on a scout by placing the dead snake in his backpack.
The next morning, when he saw the snake and screamed, we stopped laughing after the dead snake live mate crawled out of the backpack and could have attacked the scout. But luckily he was not hurt.