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    Turtle Tuff Survival Shelters


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    Turtle Tuff Survival Shelters

    Post  DiVineEnvy on Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:48 pm

    Turtle Tuff Survival Shelters

    This one fits the bill for a portable, semi-permanent survival shelter that is cost effective and easy to assemble. Based on Buckminster Fuller's lightweight, high strength geodesic dome design, the Turtle Tuff (great name!) shelters can withstand winds of up to 147 mph, and can also handle snow loads.

    Turtle Tuff Shelters began in 2005 with a desire to design and build a light weight, portable, strong, low-cost, quality geodesic dome shelter. The geodesic dome is the lightest frame structure for its weight in existence. Cover and floor materials are selected that will resist UV rays, high winds, rain and snow, for many years.

    The Turtle Tuff is not a tent, but a very strong home away from home. It can be used in an emergency (earthquake, hurricane, etc.) to relocate to a safe area and with a few hours set up, have a safe dwelling for the family in any weather.

    The frame is made out of Aircraft Aluminum Alloy and tempered it to have the strength of steel but without the weight.. A steel frame is four times heavier. The cover is made of a multi laminate polymer with rip stop nylon grid fibers. It is similar to the material used in the Denver, CO airport, but not as thick. The cover will hold out water to 90 lb/sq/in, and there are no seams to leak.. Unlike tent canvas, no water proofing treatments are required and snow easily slides off of the cover.

    The 16 foot diameter unit will house up to ten, and the 24 foot diameter unit will house up to twenty. The frame is strong enough to support four to five hammocks from the “hubs” for extra sleeping capacity..

    The dome frame is designed to withstand 147mph of wind when securely staked to the ground. The cover and attaching system will also take very high wind speeds…. The dome shape also helps make the unit aerodynamic so wind will slip over the surface.

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