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Concrete Tent

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Jake514, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Jake514

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  2. cyrsequipment

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    Interesting, very interesting...

    Although the "potential to last for over 10 years" does seem to limit the use of this to a home owner.

    Then again, most storage buildings built by homeowners don't last nearly that long, so who knows.

    Great link, thank you.
     


  3. racerford

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    I thought this was designed for the creation of expediant, but strong and durable shelters. It is probably a better home than more than a billion people have. It appears too expensive to be practical.
     
  4. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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    Interesting...very interesting I'm wondering about price. I didn't see any firm prices on their website.
     
  5. BORNGEARHEAD

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    Very cool. They should give Haiti a group buy price on these.
     
  6. mixflip

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    I like how you can bury it to make it ballistically hardened and insulated. If the price is right this could sell like hot cakes right now?
     
  7. cowboy1964

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    I suspect this ain't cheap.

    Those interior shots at the end seemed to make it appear to be a lot bigger than the outside would suggest. What is this, a TARDIS?
     
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  8. G29Reload

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    about 500 sq feet, seems about right. Interesting.
     
  9. Cavalry Doc

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    I'm gonna go with "very expensive". If it was cheap, they would be advertising the price.
     
  10. magic

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  11. UtahIrishman

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  12. racerford

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    At ~$55/sqft one could build an ICF with a concrete roof dried in. Maybe more. A lot more. Granted it is harder to bring to the site and slower to get together.

    I had seen some early estimates on the 172 sqft structure at $2,100. That is a reasonable price.

    The $30k price is something only the DOD could love.

    A little bit of do it yourself could get this a lot cheaper. http://www.monolithic.com/
     
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  13. jdavionic

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    Very interesting concept. I suppose it would be a quick & convenient way to get a structure up in a BOL. As is often the case, you pay for "quick and convenient".
     
  14. i could see these being quite useful for the DOD in cases like the tent cities around baghdad and other similar places. alot faster and stronger than tents and sandbags. but like said above, move expensive.
     
  15. cowboy1964

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    It would be a giant pain-in-the-*** if and when the time comes to dispose of it. I guess some heavy machinery and a dump truck could take care of it for a few grand.
     
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  16. certifiedfunds

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    Buried, it would make the perfect facility for a pot growing operation.
     
  17. quake

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    +1

    On larger projects, I often tell customers, "Fast, cheap, and right. Pick any two." :cool:
     
  18. i used this same motto when i was doing renovation projects.
     
  19. Texas357

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    It looks like a quick (if expensive) way to get a bunch of buildings put up quickly. Quick and convenient aint cheap, usually. Probably easier than blowing up a shaped tent and blowing shotcrete on the outside, though.