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Shelter in 24hrs: An Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent

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From National Geographic’s I Didn’t Know Thatthis flexible, concrete-laced canvas can be put up by two people and ready to use as shelter within 24 hours. It’s essentially a building in a bag.

With water to activate the concrete and air to inflate it into shape, the concrete hardens into a solid structure that resists fire and water. It can even become a sterile, hospital-like environment, an essential need in humanitarian crisis situations.

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Watch more videos about shelter, including:
How are sustainable SuperAdobe homes built?
• An 18th-century No-Nails Survival Shelter
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• Nomadic Nenet people build a chum (yurt) in the Siberian Arctic Winter

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