|" Hi, I just want to say thanks for producing such a wonderful product. I first purchased your dome for my glacier work in Skagway Alaska back in 2005ish. It is still being used today. Then a couple of years later I bought a few for the Skagway Volunteer Fire Department for shelters... I will be applying to the Homeland Security 2010 Grant Application and will request your shelters for our community... I believe in your product and depend on it for life safety." Tori, Department of Emergency Operations See the testimonial here|
Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters have a covering made wholly of a superstrong, tear-proof, white multilaminate woven ripstop film which will not rot or mildew. It is UV stabilized to withstand up to 3 years full sun exposure and treated with fire retardant. The fabric is a super strong, high tensile strength, rip-stop, completely waterproof, mildew resistant, and cannot be torn by hand even after it is cut. The white color of the covering reflects the heat of the sun and provides 40% shade. This US made, proprietary material is the finest material we could find to make our tents from.
The Poles are of high quality US made PVC that is admirable for its strength, resiliency, long life, natural UV stability for a long sun life, and its strength to weight and cost ratio. The poles we use are Class 200, 3/4" to 1 1/4"-diameter (3.5 cm.) PVC tubing.
Shelter Systems' Patented Grip Clips that we use to join the domes cover to its poles are molded of a UV stabilized resin blended specifically for it high strength and durability.
Shelter Systems' Emergency Disaster Relief Shelter being used in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake
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Shelter Systems Prepare Shelters are reliable and affordable emergency and disaster preparedness shelters. Our waterproof design does not require a rain fly and the particular geometric shape utilizes material efficiently. The high performance covering is affordable and the design and tarp fasteners used mean our tents are labor efficient to build.
Comfortable Living Space
Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters are light filled and well ventilated. The white covering creates a pleasingly bright interior. Shelter Systems' 14', 18', and 20' Prepare Shelters have four flap doors evenly spaced around the dome for good cross ventilation and light. The 30' and 31' domes have eight doors. The door coverings close automatically so you can go in or out quickly. There are no zippers to fumble with or break. Over each door is a translucent skylight window which allows 90% of the sunlight to pass through it while preserving the privacy of the people within.
"Bob, Per our telephone conversation this morning. I would like a quote for Yurt Dome Relief Shelters for 180 people who would be sleeping on standard size cots. This would include the floor. I would also like a quote for two smaller Yurts which would house our command post and medical folks. The grants we have been able to access are homeland security grants including UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) and SHSGP (State Homeland Security Grant Program) as well as Citizen Corps Grants. Look forward to hearing from you - Don, Homeland Defense Bureau"
Shelter Systems' Emergency Prepare Shelters Are Winter Ready Tents:
They do not require a fly or liner (for extreme cold we do offer a liner). Our Prepare Shelters are completely water tight and will not leak. The shingled construction allows moist air to be driven out through the by vapor pressure. Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters have a minimal surface area for their volume and are thus easy to keep warm with a stove (Stove installation instructions are included with each tent).
Overhead ventilation is easily attained by inserting a lightweight object (e.g., an empty can) between panels. This ventilation is shingled and sheds rain. When the can is removed, the panels snap shut. For maximum ventilation the walls themselves can be rolled up.
The dome shape has other comfort features: The interior can be divided into "rooms." The tent has more volume than a flat-sided one and therefore feels, and is, more spacious. The shape is more heat efficient requiring less fuel to heat it. Air circulates more evenly in the dome shape than any other shape. The cover of the dome is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
Complete and Adaptable
Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters come complete with poles, high quality 12" Durapeg stakes, guy lines for extreme wind settings, ventilation tubes, spare parts (Grips Clips and pole connectors) and a Instruction Manual that details floors, site selection, anchoring, cooling, winterizing, and stove installation.
Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters are ideally suited for most climates; however, they can be further adapted for use in extreme climates. For the extreme cold, where fuel is in short supply, we offer a full liner. For extreme heat, we offer net doors and a sunshade which blocks 70% of the sunlight. Other accessories available include rain porches and floors.
Shelter Systems' Relief Domes were featured in the 2011 Emergency Shelter Exhibition at the Customs House in Sydney See more about the exhibit here
Comparing Different Domes
You get a lot more volume for your money as you go up in diameter. When you step inside the 18' Prepare Shelters after being in the 14' , the 18' feels twice as big. The 20' feels twice the size of the 18'. This is because the extra feet in diameter extends out in all directions (including up) creating a large increase in volume. Since the surface area of the covering does not increase as rapidly as the volume, the larger Prepare Shelters are less expensive for the space you get. Our drawings effectively illustrate the different sizes we offer.
The different Prepare Shelters have different numbers of doors. The 14', 18', and 20' Prepare Shelters each have four flap doors evenly spaced around the dome for good cross ventilation. The 30' and 31' Prepare Shelters have eight doors.
Shelter Systems' Prepare Shelters perform excellently in strong wind due to their many, evenly space anchor points, the fact that the covering is drum tight and that they are shaped to shed the wind. The 14', 18', and 20' Prepare Shelters each 12 anchor points. The 30' and 31' have 20 anchor points.
|size (diameter)||height at max.||floor size||weight||price, dome only||price, package (dome, floor, sunshade)|
|14 foot||7 ft.||154 sq. ft.||40 lb.||$690||$821|
|18 foot||9 ft.||254 sq. ft.||60 lb.||$840||$994|
|20 foot||10 ft.||314 sq. ft.||70 lb.||$990||$1169|
|30 foot||11 ft.||706 sq. ft.||190 lb.||$2140||$2544|
|31 foot||16 ft.||706 sq. ft.||270 lb.||$3190||$3566|
1 1/2-YEAR GUARANTEE. If for any reason you're not completely pleased with your purchase, return it in original, dry and clean condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange as you wish. All items in this catalog have a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 1/2 years. Should any product prove defective we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. Special Orders are not returnable. Read Snow and Wind Warnings.
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