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Gosztola at FDL: Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Day 52, OWS Has Military Tents Now. (Day 53, actually.)
If there were any doubts, it appears that #OccupyWallStreet is serious about wintering the protest. Having raised, in addition to material donations, over a half-million in cash, the protesters are apparently procuring some heavy-duty shelter, originally designed for the U.S. Military:
The [Rapid Deployable System tent] was developed for the US military as a rapidly deployable and tactical use shelter that maximizes modularity, ease of use, operational effectiveness, durability, and the ability to connect with vehicles and like shelters...
- Mission-ready in just minutes for first responders, medical and surgical suites, Command Post, logistics, operations center, billeting, food service and other remote base operations
- Passive continuous air ventilation system, proven performance on the MGPTS
- Components are compatible and interchangeable across the RDS line
- Detachable end walls allow all models to complex together
- Comes standard with TEMPER vestibule adapter, passive continuous air ventilation system and stove pipe vents
- Fully integrated floor and liner system
Click through for more specs (and a demonstration video.)
Mere pamphleteer that I am, I am fully prepared for a winter abatement in the #Occupy movements, as mighty spring looms. The dedicated heroes of Zucotti Park, however, seem to have other plans.