Homeless Shelter

I recently ran across the site of a gentleman by the name of Paul Elkins who builds bikes, shelters and all kinds of homeless shelterstrange things.  Here is a link to a video he made on an improvised homeless shelter.  He made it out of four, 4 X 8 sheets of coroplastic (also known as coroplast) and cable ties. http://bit.ly/rZ5II4 It looks like a very interesting idea and can be built very cheaply.  He says for less than $100.  There are plans on his website.  Coroplastic is available in many different colors and is often used by sign shops.

On his website he has several other useful ideas, including taking one of the old bobbins from your wife sewing machine and using it to carry fishing line in a small survival kit.  The hole in the center of the bobbin will hold two split shot.

His website is http://www.highmileagetrikes.blogspot.com/ .  You kind of have to hunt a little to find the good stuff, but it is there.

Howard

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3 Responses to Homeless Shelter

  1. Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Thats awesome but I couldnt find the plans

  2. admin says:

    http://www.highmileagetrikes.blogspot.com/ Scroll way down past the video and you will see the plans and some still pictures. Click on the plans and they will enlarge.
    Howard

  3. Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Got it, thanks! I’m gonna look into this real hard. The Japanese live in similar cubicles and while long term this would stink it has merit over tents in toughness with things like wind, snow and protection from some critters. The lack of weight and the ability to put things in them while they are on a trailer being moved to the bugout has me real interested. Very similar to the box deer blinds they sell

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