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high tech "shelter"

Postby rowerwet » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:30 pm

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technol ... -shelters/ article this month on a shelter design. Sounds to me like they need to rethink how it is made, all those fancy electronics, and a reliance on a generator seems to be a failure to me. Much better to have thick insulation and solar for a survival shelter.
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Re: high tech "shelter"

Postby Gold5one » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:14 am

I agree, but it would be a great design for someone who was trying to get a lucrative govt contract to built emergency shelters. In that case, it wouldn't matter how well they worked out.
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Re: high tech "shelter"

Postby daveesl77 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:58 pm

I read the article and it always amazes me how folks like that get the supposed "seed millions", the "nasa engineer" and yet the thing is little more than a big porta-potty that gets instantly cold and requires a generator and who knows what else. You lose your RFID and you are locked out. Those look like real comfy beds. I bet the foamie folks on this board could build that thing, have it weigh about 100 lbs, a fully equipped galley and cost less than $2,000. And also make it "stackable" if that is a requirement. I have an $89 Wally World tent that is bigger (8 x 14), more comfy, weighs a fraction, and by myself I can set it up completely in 15 minutes. With the wife, 10 minutes. Oh, and it fits on a shelf in my garage. My "solar generator" cost less than $200, is fully self contained and is easily transported. My HF generator cost $90 and can run everything I have, that includes the automatic ice maker (no kidding).

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Re: high tech "shelter"

Postby rebapuck » Sun May 03, 2015 11:58 pm

In a disaster, the electric goes...so do the gas pumps. Generators like gas.
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Re: high tech "shelter"

Postby logman7777 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:47 pm

Makes ya wonder what could be done with alot less $$ and more innovation. :thinking:
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Re: high tech "shelter"

Postby Feral Underclass » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:40 pm

rowerwet wrote:http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a14357/exo-shelters/ article this month on a shelter design. Sounds to me like they need to rethink how it is made, all those fancy electronics, and a reliance on a generator seems to be a failure to me. Much better to have thick insulation and solar for a survival shelter.



Wow, that thing is ridiculous. I'm with all a ya. Someone with too much money and not enough common sense put that together.

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