Standard RSK shelter
This is the standard shelter unit that all the modular RSK shelters are based on.
It provides dignified and secure well ventilated living space for 5 persons. It is the first simple upgrade for families that have received the emergency RSK shelter.
12 pole shelter kit
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS SHELTER :
There are different options for the door position and the front flap or awning. A second reciprocal frame is easily added to one side to provide an outside covered cooking area. Walls are simpler to fill in with available materials such as earth bags, mud bricks or stones.
The ability to adjust and improve ventilation has considerable health benefits. Surface hygiene is now made possible.
STANDARD FEATURES ( ALL RSK SHELTERS) :
All RSK shelters use 33% less bamboo than any equivalent span shelter. This is due to the efficiency of span of the reciprocal frame roof and not using bamboo lattice roofs. Transportation costs are also considerably reduced and saving limited bamboo resources has a positive impact on the environment.
All RSK shelters aspire to meet Sphere guidelines and the standard RSK shelter is no exception.
SIMPLE ASSEMBLY USING MINIMAL SKILLS
All the RSK shelters use only 2 different lengths of bamboo for their roof frames. These roof frames are lashed together ON THE GROUND thereby avoiding the usual overhead work. This not only results in stronger lashing ties but also enables family members to assist with assembly and then simply lift the roof frame onto its support posts when completed.
RSK storm shelter opened for demonstration Bangladesh MSF training
Frame members are interchangeable and can easily be replaced without disassembling the roof frame
All roof frames are identical . This enables modular additions to be made to any RSK shelter as required.
The standard RSK can be easily upgraded to the double RSK when further bamboo becomes available.
Using complete bamboo poles instead of split bamboo and canes enables all materials in the kit to be recycled over time for animal shelters etc
In very severe storms the roof of all RSK shelters can be lowered to the low wind profile " storm shelter" within minutes. Fire safety is greatly improved by using less highly combustible materials and its unique fire break option.