Presentation on theme: "Evolution in the ShelterBox Solution Since 2000… Developments in whats in a ShelterBox Developments in individual items in the ShelterBox Improvements."— Presentation transcript:
Since 2000… Developments in whats in a ShelterBox Developments in individual items in the ShelterBox Improvements in the ShelterBox Disaster Relief tent.
Whats in the Box? Deliver the best possible aid package
Developments in kit Thermal layer Midi Tent Solar Lights
Thermal layer Aluminium sheet added between the inner and outer tent layers for extra insulation
First used in Turkey, Oct 2011 Earthquakes Van province Extreme low temperatures - 20°C Snowfall 1m daily
Good feedback We loved the tent because it was so warm. We know our mountaineering equipment and the third layer is key to the insulation.
Nokero solar light bulbs First used in Turkey when millions of people lost power following the quakes
Midi tent Smaller, more compact Easier to pack up and relocate e.g. floods Single sheet Bug proof Good ventilation 15.5kg: half weight of standard
First used in Thailand Floods October 2011 Quick & effective solution: fast distribution and easy to move
Improvements in the Disaster Relief Tent Original solution Current solution
Conditions… anything -Cold to -20°C -Heat to +50°C -Tropical rain -Wind to +100kph -Hard rocks and rubble -Soft, sandy and marshy ground -Snow and ice
Size and needs House an extended family Sleeping areas and privacy Sufficient living area Shade from heat External shelter in wet climates 2 doors for safety & less congestion at 1 door Ventilation
Original Solution An innovative mix of tunnel, dome and geodesic tents
Positives Easy to erect Stable Lots of internal space Potential for adding canopies 2 doors Easy to add ventilation
Latest Solution Similar design but pitches flysheet first
Positives Easier to erect Greater air gap between inner and flysheet for insulation from heat & cold Reflective lining to flysheet Can add thermal layer Increased ventilation More durable and robust
Latest changes Water and foliage collected in the lower part of the vent This provided the potential for water to ingress into the tent providing a breeding ground for insects. Vents now have a roof cover to allow water to drip over the lower part of the vent.
Other considerations Taped seams – seals the holes made by the sewing needles to make tent waterproof
Other considerations Snow skirt – If the tent is pitched on snow or soft ground where pegs will not hold in place, or in very hard ground, then snow or other heavy items can be placed on the skirt to keep the tent in place.
Other considerations Pegging – Pegs need to be placed correctly at 45° to the vertical Tensioning the poles to the flysheet – The poles must be tensioned into the inner for the tent to be stable
How long will the tent last? At least 12 months in average conditions but this does depend on various factors. Daily tent, pegging, guyline placement checking increase tent life
Testing tents Feedback from SRTs Own experiences Laboratory testing Monitoring & evaluation programmes to hear from beneficiaries
The ShelterBox disaster relief tent 6 months to manufacture
Our vision is a world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives www.shelterbox.org/donate
ShelterBox is a charity independent of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation. ShelterBox is a registered Charity no. 1096479. Company no. 4612652. President: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall