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Concrete Canvas: Build a Concrete Hut in Under 5 Hours

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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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Realfarmacy.com

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www.realfarmacy.com...
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There's not much to quote from the article.
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The video at the link is quite interesting to watch.
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The cement impregnated 'fabric' comes in a sealed thick plastic container about the size of the bed of a very small pickup--maybe a bit larger.
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That container is filled with water.
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Then, they have to move fairly quickly.
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The container is then hooked up to a surprisingly small air blower that begins to blow up the hut--the water soaked cement impregnated fabric.
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The hut is blown up to full size fairly quickly. Doors are included.
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It looks to me like this technology should be quite applicable to survival situations, homeless situations etc.




posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

So can you actually buy these things? How much do they cost?

Pretty darn cool.




posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

That I haven't found out, yet.

If you do, please let us know.

I'm guessing $3-5,000 plus shipping.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

That is a bargain for a concrete structure like that. Wow, what a great innovation.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

True. But that's just a wild guess of mine.

Concrete doesn't cost that much. The fabric probably doesn't cost that much. The packaging shouldn't cost much.

Just guessing.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 12:51 AM
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That is pretty smart.

You could use that material to make bunkers in no time with just a mini digger.
I'll bet you could make in ground swimming pools with it too just by backing it with a plastic liner.
You could mould cars out of it, or instant roads. Just roll it out and let it dry.

Would be great for building habitats on Mars.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 01:51 AM
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These things have a 10-year life span according to the manufacturer. They also take 145 liters of water to put up, if you're in a desert or deep woods, than might be a problem. There's also the weight of the sacks, again if you're in a remote area, not very practical. For the same cost you can get a 40-ft steel shipping container that might be a more suitable shelter



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:22 AM
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a reply to: angus1745

I think you're right.

And to coat it with a thick layer of the EMP preventing paint . . . might also lengthen it's durability.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:24 AM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Good points. Do you have a link to the manufacturer?

I suspect the lifespan could be lengthened without enormous trouble. If nothing else, add some rebar on top and pour a 3-4" layer of cement on top. Or, use the wire mesh and make a fero-cement (sp?) covering. They used to make very tough tuna boats out of that stuff.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:46 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Dammed expensive too. $50 - 60k in Australia



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:51 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

WOW. That's a LOT more than I expected. I figured it would be $10-12,000 at an extreme.

Doodness! You could put up a genuine conventional walled concrete structure for that, I'd think.

Curious.

Then the only advantage would be quick erection?



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:53 AM
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Then the only advantage would be quick erection?


There are many people that would pay big money for that...



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

You're probably right.

[Deliberately controlling my fingers . . . not going to talk about double meanings . . . not going to go there . . . (slaps fingers)]



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 03:27 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: Azureblue

WOW. That's a LOT more than I expected. I figured it would be $10-12,000 at an extreme.

Doodness! You could put up a genuine conventional walled concrete structure for that, I'd think.

Curious.

Then the only advantage would be quick erection?


quick erection does not happen for me these days.

It's really only the milittree that uses these things here at that price



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 01:30 PM
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SHOTCRETE:



Make your own. Layers of foam / concrete / wire mesh.

Take cat / dog food bags, fill 'em as sand bags ala Earthbag house, spray it over with shotcrete.

Etc!



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Sounds quite doable, durable and solid, to me.

I don't know about relative costs.



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