“Thousands of people become homeless and lose everything during natural disasters and after they starts to live in post disaster shelters. Beyond survival, shelter is an essential contributor to security, personal safety, protection from the climate and resistance to disease.”
– Hakan Gürsu
The Shelter Pack will also acquire angle-adjustable legs in order to accommodate various land morphology installations. It will be adjusted above the ground in order to avoid heat loss. The fiber walls will be both waterproof and fire resistant, with added fabric and plywood in between to ensure heat insulation.
On top there’ll be water spouts located on the roof, which will collect and store rain into a water tank to be used whenever needed. And for added good measure, the roof will also contain a skylight to provide sunlight overhead all day.
Photo(s) Credit: Hakan Gürsu
No matter what we do, natural disaster seems like a problem we’ll have to deal with from now into the foreseeable future. Whether we live on Earth or on another planet, certain climate conditions will naturally try to work against us. And we must be ready for them. Having easily assembled and easily transportable shelter on-the-go will be extremely important in our fightback against natural disasters. As we continue developing newer, more efficient resources, post-disaster relief efforts will become that much easier as a result. If there is anything of our future that we must invest in, it’s the protection of each and every living species which resides on this planet (and every other planet we’ll eventually call home).