The Peak (Singapore) - - The Hot Seat -

If your idea of fun is liv­ing like you ar are at the an­nual Burn­ing Burnin Man fes­ti­val, ev­ery day, in­vest in some alte al­ter­na­tive camp­ing gear in the th form of a Shift­pod (www. ad­vanced shel­ter sys­tems inc. com). Ne­vada’s Black Rock Desert was dot­ted with these US$1,300 tents dur­ing this year’s edi­tion of Burn­ing Man, and for good rea­son. Ac­cord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­ers, these struc­tures are made us­ing “the most ad­vanced Na­sain­spired tech­nolo­gies and patented com­pos­ite fabric coat­ings”. In English, it means that it has su­pe­rior re­flec­tive and in­su­la­tion prop­er­ties to shield you from the el­e­ments. An­other huge perk is the easy set-up. Un­like aes­thet­i­cally ap­peal­ing but im­prac­ti­cal bub­ble tents that re­quire air pumps and la­bo­ri­ous set­ting up, Shift­pods can be erected in min­utes. The mak­ers throw in a feel-good give­away too: With ev­ery 20 sold, they will do­nate one to dis­as­ter re­lief.

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