The roof frame of an RSK shelter can easily be swung down to the ground to dramatically lower the wind profile of the shelter within 5 minutes.

Once lowered the edges of the tarpaulin and frame can then be anchored to the ground with heavy bamboo stakes and ropes or buried in a trough to create a survival capsule.

The aim is to prevent the wholesale collapse that occurs with traditional makeshift shelters in severe storms. It will also get the family down and close to the ground at a time  when airborne debris, especially CGI sheeting, is most dangerous.

Anchoring the edges of storm shelter to ground Myanmar Delta village 2016

Storm shelter opened up  in MSF training 2018

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tarpaulin buried

The survival capsule is anchored to the ground with heavy bamboo stakes and ropes over the top of the roof frame.

The tarpaulin edge is buried under lengths of bamboo in a trough dug around the shelter.