Once focused on enforcing state laws that prevented homeless folks from illegally camping on public lands, out-of-work Oregon Park Ranger Raymond Gulley is now trying to do something positive about the problem with the Warmpod. Warmpod is a small portable modular emergency structure that anyone can build, empowering communities to help keep homeless people warm in the winter and to prepare for natural disasters. The Warmpod is built for extreme weather and can withstand high winds. The sidewalls are made from fir with rigid foam insulation that can bounce back when stressed. The floor module has a unique “inner lip” which directs moisture outside of the unit and keeps wall modules in place. Once completed, the Warmpod is made of 6 interlocking modules that can easily fit in the back of a pickup and be assembled by one person, to help make a difference no matter where it is needed.

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