Tents That Turn Into Bunkers if You Just Add Water

C. Davis
By C. Davis October 21, 2015 13:02

Tents That Turn Into Bunkers if You Just Add Water

Two engineers Peter Brewin and Will Crawford came up with a totally innovative shelter that basically works like instant soup: “just add water”.

Yes, the magic of this shelter is that when it is sprayed with water turns to concrete within 24 hours. Just like the title:

Tents That Turn Into Bunkers!

The shelter arrives folded in a wooden crate and, once positioned, an electric fan is activated which inflates the plastic inner part until it can support itself. Water is then sprayed on and, 24 hours later, it is hard as a rock.

The Concrete Canvas Shelter can be deployed by 2 people in less than 1 hour and is ready to use after one day making it probably the easiest and fastest hard construction that you can build. The hard shell and lockable doors of a Concrete Canvas Shelter provide a level of security not possible with soft skinned structures, protecting stores, equipment and personnel.

According to the inventors, the shelters provide safer living space as unlike tents they are lockable, fireproof, cool in the sun and will last for decades.

Would it be Useful for Preppers and Survivalists?

Well it seems that the Concrete Canvas Shelter would make a decent bunker!

Grounding the shelterFirst, this shelter has been designed to withstand a very high distributed compression load, enabling berming by sandbags, earth or snow. This gives the shelter excellent thermal properties and can provide protection against shrapnel, blasts and firearms.

Second, it can be easily camouflaged either by burying it into the ground or by camo-painting it.

Third: according to the inventors “The Concrete Canvas Shelters are designed as part of a modular system. So units can be docked together to create arrays of structures to suit operational requirements.” This means that if you want to enlarge the bunker to shelter another family who want to contribute financially, you have this choice.

Forth: It doesn’t says in the video, but because of its shape, this shelter would make a good tornado shelter. And it’s fireproof.

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The only problem is that the company is based in UK and the company that distributes the shelter in US (Miliken) is too small to offer good prices. The shelter costs between $20.000 and $30.000 without tax depending on its size and other factors.

What do you think about these tents that turn into bunkers? And what would it be a fair price for it? 

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By C. Davis October 21, 2015 13:02
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27 Comments

  1. GunTroler October 21, 13:47

    indeed, cool thing. I would pay maybe $5.000.

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  2. lei October 21, 14:09

    what is the name of the company? I would like to look into a bit more. Thank you.

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  3. tmc2365 October 21, 20:16

    For the price 10 years seems like a short life span. Also are you able to set up cooking areas in them for long term living. Is it possible to hook up electric to them?

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  4. mike October 26, 22:13

    can you bury it underground and how much will is it’s weight capacity

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  5. patriot1 November 2, 12:26

    Cost: We currently only offer the CCS25 and CCS50 sized shelters for $25,000 USD and $36,000, respectively. These prices do not include shipping costs. We do offer bulk pricing for orders over 10 shelters. We hope to offer a smaller, much cheaper version of the inflatable shelters within the coming months.

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  6. patriot1 November 2, 12:27

    Hello, and thank you for your interest in our products.

    Concrete Canvas Shelters (CCS) are rapidly deployable hardened shelters that require only water and air for construction.

    CCS have two major advantages over conventional tented shelter:

    Operational: CCS enable a hardened structure from day one of an operation. They provide much better environmental protection, increased security and vastly improved medical capability.

    Financial: CCS have a design life of over 10 years, whereas tents wear out rapidly and must then be replaced. CCS are a one stop solution, saving effort and cost over the lifetime of medium to long term operations.

    CCS are deployed in four stages; Delivery, Inflation, Hydration and Setting.

    Packaging: CCS are supplied in polyethylene, airtight, water proof, rot proof sacks within ISPM15 heat treated timber/ply panel crates.

    Modularity: CCS structures are designed as part of a modular system; units can be docked together to create arrays of structures to suit operational requirements.

    Inflatable Inner: Each CCS has a flame retardant reinforced polyethylene inflatable inner with internal hanging tabs (maximum load 20kg/tab). Disinfecting with high chlorine concentration will not damage the inner.

    Requirements for deployment

    Both CCS variants can be deployed by 2 people. A CCS50 will require a vehicle or winch to aid with the unfolding of the shelter prior to inflation. Each shelter is provided with the ground pegs required for inflation.

    Rapid Construction: A 25sqm CCS can be deployed by 2 people in less than 1 hour and is ready to use in only 24 hours.

    Secure: The hard shell and lockable doors of a CCS provide a level of security not possible with soft skinned structures, protecting stores, equipment and personnel.

    Durable: CCS are far more durable than conventional soft skinned tents with a design life of over 10 years.

    Earth Berming: The compressive structure of CCS has been modelled to be covered with sand or earth fill, to provide additional thermal mass and insulation providing excellent level of thermal performance.

    Additional information can be found in our brochure at the following web address:

    http://www.concretecanvas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/1208-CCS-Civil-Brochure.pdf

    Cost: We currently only offer the CCS25 and CCS50 sized shelters for $25,000 USD and $36,000, respectively. These prices do not include shipping costs. We do offer bulk pricing for orders over 10 shelters. We hope to offer a smaller, much cheaper version of the inflatable shelters within the coming months.

    For serious inquiries with respect to purchasing, please send us an email with your name, shipping address, and phone number so that we may contact you with an accurate shipping cost estimate.

    Thank you,

    ACS

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  7. patriot1 November 2, 12:34

    I was very interested until I seen prices, you can build for possibly LESS. NO its not going to be one of these but 25 to 36k with a little bit of skill you can build one of these, I’m sure there’s not more than 40 yards of concrete in them . 40 x 100 per yard is still on 4,000 . So you can see the savings , yeah you would have to spend some for forms or even rent them say 2.00 a form still coming out money ahead PLUS you can reinforce it with some rebar which this do NOT have . The sales pitch is great but structurally speaking, they are not sound. A man with a hammer could get in or anything blunt a truck say?

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  8. Mahatma Muhjesbude March 10, 17:45

    Very Cool with the speed of construction a high value asset, but as usual in this venue, if it’s really a good option, it’s too expensive.

    You can build a better version of this by going to Monolithic Domes.com and building one of those of equal size or bigger for less money. These Domes are super insulated and also bullet proof and can be totally buried underground.

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  9. Labienus October 26, 20:30

    I can make something better for less. 30,000 for a concrete tent? No thanks.

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  10. majid December 3, 12:58

    how much is the price of each tent

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  11. majid December 3, 13:03

    i have got my answer it was above .but let me know about the price of sheets please.

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  12. Stumpy May 18, 14:04

    Not a bad idea it just lacks something.

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