The Lifecube Shelter

Anyone that has ever put up a 9x9 tent will appreciate this this popup shelter from Lifecube.

Anyone that has ever put up a 9×9 tent will appreciate this this popup shelter from Lifecube.

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Lifecube 1

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Lifecube 2

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Lifecube 3

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Lifecube 4

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I do like the rolling hoop thingies

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December 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Fitted with a car radio and a CB box – rather odd choice of comms fit-out but other than that I can see where the guy is coming from with design.

December 29, 2014 2:37 pm

A nice idea ,as he says getting instant shelter to people in adverse weather conditions is essential.

December 29, 2014 5:45 pm

You can get a 12×12 tent up a lot faster than that if the people doing it have some practice. Presumably you could do the 9×9 about as quickly, though the reduced space you’d have to work in would probably slow things down a bit as people would be tripping over each other.

These appear to be a lot, lot larger when packed for transport though. Looking at the space used I wonder how many you could fit in a chinook/C130/back of a truck. I’d imagine you’d get at least 3 times more 12×12’s (packed) in the same space which would seem to be an issue in disasters- i’d prefer to have 3 times more tents personally.

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December 30, 2014 7:02 pm

@RoundTower: glad you appreciate the direction it’s moving in. We are working on integrating multi-band radios and spectrum sharing but this is the simplest technology to stay updated and provide line-of-sight comms. It’s best viewed as a place-holder for any system the end-user would like their unit configured for.

@monkey: an added benefit of the hard-surface raised platform, other than providing a thermal barrier, is that it provides a robust anchor for the canopy, allowing the unit to withstand sustained heavy gusts without any additional tethering.

: survivor sheltering is certainly essential in disaster response but so is command and control; we largely focus on the latter and the logistical issues that come with it. Our systems are configurable and can be stocked with all the equipment a response worker needs to accomplish their mission in one conveniently delivered package. 6 systems fit in a Chinook, 4 fit on a standard 463L air-cargo pallet, and 36 on a flatbed (2 abreast and double stacked.)