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Golf1echo
10-30-2014, 22:39
This shelter has been brought to our attention and I post it here in hopes of a discussion about any insights you all may have with regards to field shelters. The intent here is a portable and easily assembled shelter for a variety of conditions that can be used to support relief mission sets.
http://visible-good.com/

sinjefe
10-31-2014, 07:29
http://www.tealinternational.com/QuiteLiteShelters/QuiteLiteHome.html

Has electrical panels and a portable sink also.

Golf1echo
10-31-2014, 11:02
Sinjefe that is an interesting shelter and the company is just down the road I see. The sink and electrical are nice additions as well as the trailer aspect.

The owner of the company in another video mentioned the emergency shelter use, it seems DARPA is forwarding emergency shelter development to some degree. That makes sense when you see the aftermath of some of the recent disasters we have experienced here let alone in other parts of the world.

There is a broad spectrum of portability, man pack-able systems, air transport and drop-able, connex types, and mobile types. Having systems like electrical, generators, batteries/ inverters or DC systems, solar, water/plumbing, heating, cooking, communication, etc... bring added function. I am not seeing many designs out there that focus on the passive energies which would reduce weights the energy foot print.

We will probably see some interesting developments coming out of these concepts.

Brush Okie
10-31-2014, 11:29
These folks make a bullet resistant one.

http://www.intershelter.com/military.html

sinjefe
10-31-2014, 11:49
Sinjefe that is an interesting shelter and the company is just down the road I see. The sink and electrical are nice additions as well as the trailer aspect.

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The trailer version is modular so it can actually be larger. I am going to buy a 5' x 12' utility trailer and buy the 5' x 10' trailer version with an extra roof and wall panel. A lot less expensive than a lot of recreational trailers and, when you aren't using it as a rec trailer, you can use it as a utility trailer.

Golf1echo
09-29-2017, 16:04
Interesting models this company has and they are modular so you could scale them to your group. Of all the tiny homes I've seen this is one of the more expansive interiors I've seen. The site mentions a $45,000.00 price tag...I'm not sure what model?
http://www.thebackcountryhutcompany.com/

I did read a critique that recommended a wider width... While that would open up some more possibilities, the concept is a flat pack shelter.

JJ_BPK
09-30-2017, 08:10
Of all the tiny homes I've seen this is one of the more expansive interiors I've seen. The site mentions a $45,000.00 price tag...I'm not sure what model?
http://www.thebackcountryhutcompany.com/



Based on their "buddy per sq ft" It should work out to a dollar,380 per buddy?? :cool:

937 sq ft,, 16-24 people??? :lifter

Golf1echo
09-30-2017, 09:48
58 sq.' / person ( aprox. 5' X 12' ). Not a lot of space...more than the little tar paper shack some of us once shared ;)

But 12 people would equate to almost 100 sq.' per person with that configuration ...might be a good thing in cold weather provided Kim Chi was not on the menu :eek: Bunks would concentrate the sleeping function adding space for shared living and tasks.

Looking back over the thread I see the site sinjefe posted updated and the shelter has a larger footprint option...the benefit of modularity.

JJ_BPK
09-30-2017, 14:11
An alternative NEST..


video link: Building Human-Sized Nests (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=X8Ijui33P6I)

:munchin

Requiem
09-30-2017, 15:05
Human nests. Is tweeting mandatory? :D

We have remote, off-grid, beach front property on Kodiak Island that we plan to build on someday. Husband has construction experience so he dismisses kits in favor of do-it-yourself. Still looking for that perfect structure.

I like the clean lines and simplicity of the flat pack house. Human bird nests, not so much. :p

S.

mark46th
09-30-2017, 21:26
Kodiak Island? Isn't that brown near country?

JJ_BPK
10-01-2017, 14:01
Human nests. Is tweeting mandatory? :D

We have remote, off-grid, beach front property on Kodiak Island that we plan to build on someday. Husband has construction experience so he dismisses kits in favor of do-it-yourself.

S.

As you'll have plenty of time to read,,
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:munchin

Requiem
10-01-2017, 15:13
LOL. Those magazine headlines about sums up our life on a Kodiak beach. (Yes, Mark, it's brown bear territory. We're reminded of that quite often with their company.)

"Solitude is Great, But Men Have Needs" (Sneaking away from the kids, who are asleep in the tent, to have a quiet rendezvous <cough> on a blanket on the sand. Have you ever tried to relax and, well, you know... with the possiblity of the largest of brown bears wandering by? Not terribly romantic. And then there are the sand fleas....)

"Are You Too Sexy For Your Shirt?" (And your fleece. And your rain jacket. And your rain hat... Wait. Wet is supposed to be sexy, right? Wet and steaming from the heat of the fire, smelling like slightly melted synthetic materials. Where do these magazine writers come up with this stuff?)

"Building Bear-Proof Barricades" (There's the cache, 20 feet in the air that we constructed from driftwood logs. This holds our food. Wanna meal? Climb the spikes nailed in the pole, balance on the edge of the platform, dig through 6 drybags for ingredients, send them down in a rope-bucket-pulley thing. Done eating? Reverse the above steps. For the tent we have an electric fence. Wanna know if the fence is working? Have wife touch it.)

I can't wait for a cabin... :D

Susan