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The RSK shelter frame can support an additional layer of insulation in an emergency


A frame of the dimensions we use for the RSK roof made from quality bamboo can support a heavy load of evenly distributed insulation.

However bamboo quality, and hence strength, is so variable that we do not advocate additional loading on top of the roof tarpaulin.

A cooler shelter helps to reduce dehydration and improve comfort levels in debilitated individuals.

In this training exercise with the Myanmar Red Cross the RSK roof is loaded with bamboo lattice panels.


Villagers in the Myanmar Delta have shown how the RSK roof can be thatched with palm leaves

This is particularly useful in remote villages where delivery of tarpaulins in a disaster may be delayed

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