Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods or storms leave one with nothing – be it energy, shelter, water or other means required for survival. However, the “ESiS” by Charlie Pyott is a portable yet functional shelter that offers an instant relief to the affected in the adverse conditions. Employing Sram bicycle components, the ESiS combines a human powered product with humanitarian aid and provides essentials, including food, shelter and clean water, through human powered systems to the affected without requiring any external support. The ESiS is not only easy to transport and set up, thanks to its compact and light weight design, but it also offers fully self sufficient aid anywhere, anytime.
The inflatable tent makes use of a see-saw pump to raise a bladder, within the structure, which doubles as a flywheel generator (powered by the pump arms) to produce standard 120-volt power. The sustainable energy can either be used to power the shelter itself or could also be moved to another location with minimum fuss. And, the shelter is big enough to provide adequate space for a small family of up to people. Definitely, we can’t control the furious nature, but with such measures we definitely can minimize the damage.