- To: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- Subject: Iran Earthquake
- From: Michael Clark <mdc at ivc1 dot ivc dot com>
- Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 11:38:08 -0400
I think this is a wonderful idea! It may not be as far fetched to implement
as you may think (re: your comment about this being a long way off).
The way to approach making this a reality is to secure funding to develop
the shelter prototype, and then additional funding to fabricate and store
the portable shelters for emergency purposes.
The KEY question is: What's it gonna cost? What's are the development
costs, and what are the production costs. If you/we/the group can develop
a cost model for this, then funding can be pursued.
I belive that funding could be secured to do this, but the KEY question
must be addressed before anything else can happen.
I can help with cost determination, once a basic design is nailed down. I
haven't followed this thread all that closely; how much detail is already
in place about how such a structure would work, be assembled, be stored,
etc. Also concerns about fire resistance, water resistance, etc.
One of my customers is in the cardboard container industry. I can certainly
solicit advice/information from them once a design begins to emerge.
So... wanna put your money(effort) where your mouth is? <- gentle humor
P.S. I found our country's *generous* contribution to the Iranian people of
$100K equally distressing. I complained to my Senator (the inimitable
Jesse Helms), FWIW.
>filtering, cooking facilities, etc.
>Eventually, I'd like to see Reality Sculptors develop some sort of
>emergency response team, where some disaster like this hits, and we
>immediately airlift in 10,000 shelters and survival packs, to help
>stabilize things. And then, over time, have longer-focus teams that help
>them rebuild. (Perhaps without so much deadly concrete, steel, and stone
>That's a long ways off, but that's the kind of problems that we can
>tackle. There are new ones popping up all the time.
Michael Clark >< The boy, ah say, the boy's
Digital Aspect >< about as sharp as a
Cary, NC >< bowlin' ball.
MClark at DigitalAspect dot com >< -Foghorn Leghorn
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