Science & Health

Australians Develop Bush Fire Shelter That Can Withstand 1000 Degrees Celsius

“It is hard to believe that in 2016 we can send people to the moon but still have not protected ourselves against the very real and increasing threat of bush fires, even though more and more people live in rural areas,” say Tune and Ulla Johansen, inventors of a fire shelter that you can survive in during a bush fire — tested above and beyond the Australian standards.

Other shelters already on the market have either not been tested, or only tested to the Australian standard, according to Johansens. They shelter they have created has been tested to above 1000°C for 135 minutes with steady internal temperatures of 20° for the first 20 minutes.

The average bush fire lasts 15 minutes and reaches 250°C to 450°C, with firestorms lasting 5 minutes and reaching above 1000°C.

You can find out more at the Johansen’s IndieGoGo campaign.


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