The RSK shelter kits
Components of all RSK shelter kits are locally sourced
1. Bamboo central frame poles
2. Bamboo side and ridge poles
3. Bamboo support posts
The emergency and urban RSK kits use bamboo support poles instead of posts and two guy ropes.
The standard RSK shelter kit
THE EMERGENCY RSK
Designed for disaster preparedness and large scale disaster responses in any climate or terrain. This kit uses only 9 poles, is easily carried, very strong and provides secure shelter for 5 persons. It can be erected, even on sloping ground, in under one hour. With a frame costing less than USD $5 it can potentially be affordable for the most impoverished families.
THE STANDARD RSK
This highly versatile shelter sets the high standards we look to achieve. It is an 8 pole and 4 post highly versatile shelter kit that provides temporary living space for a family of 5 persons. Families that have received an emergency RSK shelter kit on day one of a disaster can use their roof frame to upgrade to this shelter as soon as more bamboo becomes available.
This 4 unit RSK shelter kit is basically two double RSK shelters lashed together.
It provides over 36 square metres of covered space; enough for a temporary classroom or reception. Four of these 4 units make a temporary medical or isolation ward for 18 beds that can be built very rapidly in two days.
THE URBAN RSK
This17 pole shelter kit been designed to be free-standing on concrete. Like the emergency RSK it uses only bamboo poles and has no posts buried in the ground. The kit includes 6 large sacks that can be filled with earth or rubble to assist with anchoring the frame to the ground. It could be potentially be used for earthquake response in urban areas.