The RSK shelter can potentially lower the risk of hypothermia
by supporting a layer of insulation or snow without collapsing
by using the free standing double RSK if the ground is frozen
by using simple reciprocal frames inside the shelter to create an elevated platform and insulated sleeping area.
The double RSK has special features to reduce hypothermia
In an emergency, unlike an "A" frame shelter, it has the ability to support a layer of insulatiion such as wooded planks, foliage or snow.
One or both sides can be lifted onto posts or a low wall to increase living space if needed.
Using reciprocal frames inside the shelter to prevent hypothermia
Reciprocal frame 1
can support a layer of insulation or snow.
Reciprocal frame 2
is a low platform to lift individuals off the ground when sleeping
Reciprocal frame 3
supports a tarpaulin and layer of insulation to create a warmer sleeping capsule.
All of these frames are simple and practical to use. The lightweight frame 3 can be disassembled in minutes and put together at night as required.