Delivers a Disaster Relief Kit
"I could live in this tent"
That is the reaction of most people when they first step inside our spacious 24.4 square metre tent. We have observed the international standard of 3.5 square metres per person, and the height requirements for relief tents.
Google "Oxford tent material"- you will find that it is a preferred material for this type of tent because it is durable yet lightweight. Ours is 210D Oxford material with a waterproofing factor of PU4000mm and silver coated UV50 protection.
The tent was designed by an experienced former ShelterBox USA Response Team Member based on his experiences out in the field and the needs he saw there. For example, many cultures require a distinct separation of sleeping areas for women and children, especially in disaster zones where they are particularly vulnerable. Our tent provides three separate areas, each with its own entry with privacy and mosquito screening.
Most relief tents are designed with sleeping areas on each side and a hallway down the centre. This makes it difficult for children, or the elderly for example to sleep while other family activities are going on. Our sleeping area is designed to be completely separate from the living area.
Many relief tents are stifling hot during the day; we have made the whole front section able to be rolled up as you see in the sample photo so that combined with the other two doors on either side there is a constant airflow. All the doors are netted for mosquito protection.
Our boxes are blue and yellow to better reflect our Rotary roots and connections, and equipped with wheels and handles for easier movement; they are sturdy and not susceptible to breakage.
Tents can be connected together to form community centres or schools.
Disaster Relief Kit
Boxes are blue and yellow to reflect our Rotary heritage. A typical Kit contains:
- A UN & SPHERE compliant dome tent
- Quality tools
- Multi fuel stove
- Dishes, pots, pans, utensils
- Innovative waterproof multi-purpose blankets/ponchos
- Mosquito nets
- Repair kit
- Water purification tablets
- Sawyer water filter
- Water containers
- Nylon rope
- Childrenís school set
Each box has wheels and a pullout handle. Anyone who can pull a cart can move the box. These features expedite the way through areas such as customs as well.
International Sphere, and UNOCHA standards/guidelines require a minimum of 3.5 square metres of covered shelter per person. Our tent at approximately 24.4 square metres is rated for 7 people.
Our separate living area floor can be removed and used as a tarp (additional 10 square meters), providing cover for another 2.85 people.
The specifications of our tent are as follows:
- Material: Oxford polyester 210D ripstop 300D 5mm (DAC tents sent to Pakistan are Oxford polyester 210D )
- DACís tent waterproofing is 4000MM
- Our tent has a 50 UV protection
- Silver coated and fire retardant CPAI-84
The tension on the fiberglass poles of the Disaster Aid International tent is minimal because they are connected to the steel poles using fittings which reduces stress on the fiberglass poles in extreme heat. Additionally the steel poles can be replaced with any straight wooden, metal, or any other material pole. The DAI tent uses guylines in the upper and lower sections of each steel pole.
Ventilation: Many relief tents become unbearably hot inside during the day. That is why the DAI tent has, in addition to the four vents in the corners, three windows with mosquito netting that can be sealed, two side doors with mosquito netting and canopies that can be sealed, and the front wall has the main door with mosquito netting and canopy that can be sealed as well.
We invite you to take a look at the pictures of our tents in Pakistan in our photo gallery.