MAKE SHIFT SOLUTION
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.