Mobile Shelters

Bug-out bicycle camper

April 12, 2019

  The 2006 Burningman Theme was ‘Hopes and Fears of the Future’. I chose fear. Back then the bird flu virus was a big scare. I came up with this Mad Max style post apocalyptic bug-out rig for wandering around the playa. I also brought it along the following year. Left to right, Solar window…

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Homeless stealth bivy tent

April 12, 2019

This Bivvy bag tent was made by sewing a cheap 8 by 10 foot camouflaged tarp together. Shoes are used to maintain the opening. Rocks on a windy day. The bottom of the wood pole was carved sharp to stick in the ground, and the top was carved to fit through the top grommet hole…

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Stealth camper

April 12, 2019

Back in 2002 after 9-11 I and many others were laid off from Boeing. I’d been working straight for 14 years and decided a break in routine was in order. Traveling across America sounded good. Money was tight for lodging, but I had a good Toyota truck. The 6 foot bed was just long enough…

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Nomad bicycle camper

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Nomad bicycle camper was fashioned after the Homeless emergency shelter using just the strength of the arced panels to hold the structure up. This kept construction simple and kept the weight down to 60 pounds, loaded with foam pad, stove, and bins. t The front of the camper was…

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Homeless push cart

April 11, 2019

Several years ago the website Design Boom reached out to designers around the world to come up with the ultimate homeless pushcart. The common grocery cart is great for toting stuff around, but it lacks, amongst other things, a place to sleep. Some of the designers made great computer renderings while others made nice models. Only a…

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Push Cart

March 28, 2019

Here’s a little push cart I made using 2 sheets of fluted plastic and some 1×2 lumber for the shell frame. I used button head screws to attach the paneling and 3″ wide Gorilla duct tape to cover the seams. Here too you can see the 4 soffit vents attached to the back wall for…

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