ShelterBox is sending their awesome, super-compact, heavy duty disaster relief boxes to Japan (you can help them with a single $US1 donation). They pack 100 pounds of equipment in just 33 x 24 x 22 inches. Here's what is inside:
• A custom-made shelter tent that fits up to 10 people, designed to withstand extreme temperatures and rain. It even has privacy partitions inside. • Thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets. • Water purification system that runs for six months. • Industrial-grade mini stove that can use wood or any other fuel. • Cooking utensils. • Bowls, mugs and other containers. • Toolbox with hammer, axe, saw, trenching shovel, hoe head, pliers and wire cutters. • A children pack with drawing books, crayons and pens, to keep the kids distracted after losing all their toys. • And of course, the heavy duty box can be used to store anything, from food to water.