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OUR STORY Advanced Shelter Systems grew out of 25 years of extreme camping experiences in some of the most extreme environments in the world. Adopted by festival goers and fueled by a desire to help those in need, we started with a simple ethos; buy a shelter, have fun and help others in need. For every 20 shelters sold we donate to a family in need. As villages of SHIFTPODs were deployed at festivals worldwide, first responders and relief agencies took notice. This led to the development of the RESPONSEPOD, SHELTERPOD and CAMP-IN-A-CONTAINER.

Designed in partnership with some of the largest users and providers of temporary shelters in the world, our SHELTERPODs and RESPONSEPODs have been purpose-built to be the most rapidly deployable and robust shelter solutions for disaster response and recovery operations on this planet! We provide scalable shelter needs from housing a single family to supporting thousands of responders, refugees or displaced persons, Advanced Shelter Systems has a solution.

Christian Weber, Founder & CEO

Christian Weber


Responder & Disaster Deployment SHELTERPOD: For those wishing to be better prepared for when disaster strikes, the SHELTERPOD is designed to provide a comfortable and secure shelter environment for you and your family during times of survival or simply enjoying the outdoors. Complete with a preparedness kit containing the necessary tools for surviving, the SHELTERPOD provides the best environment for you and your family to sleep comfortably.

SHELTERPOD preparedness Kit

RESPONSEPOD: Purposefully built to provide a rapidly deployable and highly mobile and multi-purpose SHELTER solution that is as tough as you are. This line has been designed with all-inclusive features to meet the specific mission sets of medical, fire, law enforcement personnel and relief agencies alike.


RESPONSEPOD commander: A force multiplier; expanding your shelter or workspace footprint to increase both capacity and capability. Designed with all the same features and durability as our other PODS with double the size. The Commander can serve as a stand-alone expanded mission shelter or can be connected to other PODS to increase work or bunk space.


SHIFTPODXL: When extreme heat is your foe, the SHIFTPOD has you covered! Designed to be the most energy— efficient shelter on this planet. Built to the same robust specifications as our other lines with the addition of extra thermal insulation and comfort features provide a more luxurious living environment. SHIFTPODmini: Sleeps 1-2 adults, super portable at 37 lbs.

SHIFTPODmini vs xl

CAMP-IN-A-CONTAINER: A complete selfcontained, rapidly deployable and National Incident Management System (NIMS) Typed camp system ready to go in one package. Establish a fully functional camp within hours with only a few personnel, no specialized equipment and little to no training required.


Designed for Emergency Response

MISSIONS SETUP TIME Record setup of 22 seconds! Setup time of seconds to mere minutes with one person. No special tools and no training required. Establish a camp within hours. WIND-RESISTANT Due to its geometric design the RESPONSEPODs can stand up to sustained winds of more than 50 MPH! In a recent demonstration our shelters survived sustained winds of over 100 MPH. VIEW VIDEO CLIP HERE (ONLINE VERSION)

REFLECTIVE With a new synthetic down micro-fiber insulation our composite super-fabrics reflect and retain heat better than ever and even dampen outside noise. INSULATION Patented insulation, reflects or retains heat depending on the need Our advanced proprietary fabric technology is comprised of a 12-layer super composite reflective fabric that will help maintain a comfortable environment. Stay warmer in the cold and cooler in the heat. SCALABLE Connect using our patented tunnel systems. Customize your footprint on the go to meet your sheltering needs. Our PODs provide a multi-mission capability ranging from individual PODs to “clusters” to meet your mission requirements.

responder-focused features Meticulously thought out features have been designed with first responder needs in mind. Removable floors permit cleaning, disposable floor covers allow sanitary triage or treatment, and use without the floor allows the RESPONSEPOD to be placed directly over a casualties without interruption. A “bay door” accommodates two Strykers side by side or can be used for ADA access. Heat or cold a factor? Our RESPONSEPODs have built-in ports and are HVAC ready.

Wind Test Video Triton 32 disaster preparedness exercise

PORTABLE SHELTERS FOR‌ privacy shelters for mass casualty events triage and treatment basecamp shelters Command centers Portable de-con ICS clusters Fire rehab

2 Minute Set-up Purposefully built to provide a rapidly deployable and highly mobile and multi-purpose SHELTER solution that is as tough as you are. This line has been designed with all-inclusive features to meet the specific mission sets of medical, fire, law enforcement personnel and relief agencies alike. DEPLOYED: 14’ x 14' x 74” at shoulder/88” center height STOWED: 13” X 13” x 84” WEIGHT: 90 lbs (40.8 kg)



These units can be set up in under two minutes by one operator and can be lifted over a victim and responders without interruption.



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responsepod Commander

RESPONSEPOD COMMANDER A force multiplier; expanding your shelter or workspace footprint to increase both capacity and capability. Designed with all the same features and durability as our other shelters with double the size. The commander can serve as a stand-alone expanded mission shelter or can be connected to other shelters to increase work or bunk space. DEPLOYED: 96”x 192” x 80” STOWED: 13” X 13” x 84” WIEGHT: 50 lbs


shiftpodxl When extreme heat is your foe, the SHIFTPODXL has you covered! Same size and features at the RESPONSEPOD but in highly reflective composite silver material to reflect the heat of the sun. The is the best unit for high temperature environments. These units feature one large baydoor and five v-doors with tunnel connectors. Connect multiple units together, connect to our other shelter products or connect to your command vehicle. Can be set up for many mission profiles depending on your needs. Keep your teams together, cool and comfortable. Features: Portable, sturdy, tunnel connectors, and reflective DEPLOYED: 14’ x 14' x 74” at shoulder/88” center height STANDING: 13” X 13” x 84” WEIGHT: 90 lbs (40.8 kg)



SHIFTPODmini On prolonged deployments mental health is key. Keep your team sane by giving them the down-time and privacy they need. Insulated walls keep you comfortable and reduce noise. The shape sheds wind with no buffeting. Dark-out fabric allows you to sleep even in full sun. The SHIFTPODmini is small and easy to travel with weighing in at 37L bs. Includes a backpack bag so you can carry it through airports or to your camp site! DEPLOYED: 72” x 72” x 66” STOWED: 8”x 8”x 40" WEIGHT: 37 lbs SHIFTPODMINI does not have AC Ports It is not compatible with AC units unless you cut holes yourself. The power port is a 3.5” opening.

Mini VS. XL

Accessories & Features

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Tie-Down Cleat Set (6) Use Caribeaners to connect. Simply pinch and slide to set tension. Each holds 300 lbs of downforce.

12 x Metal Carabiners used to attach the tie downs to the shelter

Stainless Steel Stakes 6X, 12-inch stakes with 900+ pounds of combined down force to hold fast in high winds Lifetime Warranty


600D Zip Out Floor Welded Composite Fabric Internal and Fiberglass Spars

Center Pole Extra support for the roof and supports lights, IV bags and other accessories. Aluminum pole with slide clamp

Heavy Duty PE Fabric & Hydrophobic Thread 300D PE outer shell and patented , 12 layer composite fabric reflects or retains heat depending on the need. Thread will not wick water.

Heavy Duty Zippers #10 Vislon Door & Floor Zippers #5 Vislon Window Zippers Can be reset in the field Pro Tip: Always clean and lubricate your zippers!

S3 Seam Seal

Three-Pocket Wall

Technology TM For Maximum Weather Resistance! We seal seams three ways - inside outside and in the middle.

Organizers Net mesh pockets clip on spars. Put them anywhere to keep things organized.

Pro Tip: Reseal every 2 years for best results.

meticulous features

Large Bay Door Wide enough to roll two gurneys through side by side. Secondary D doors and micro mesh screens.

HVAC Port Two 6� ports for air handling hoses. Designed for use with small or large AC / heaters with cinches to close down tight.

Heavy Weight Fabric 300D PE Heavy duty outer layer — 12 Layer composite Hydrophobic Thread which does not wick water through the hull

Rubber Hub Covers These offer a clean Look and protect the Fabric walls during transportation.

Doors & Windows Vision zippers and fine mesh screens keep the dust and bugs out.

Power Ports (2) Push cables through and cinch the closure to keep bugs and dust at bay. 2.5" opening accommodates many cables.

thoughtful details

Combo Locks Easy to use. Push button on bottom and set your combination. Lock both doors when you leave.

Team Carry Bag 6 side handles 2 end handles 600D PE Canvas Vislon Zipper For SHIFTPOD2 & LX

Tunnel Connector Connect SHIFTPOD2s together or SHIFTPOD2 to SHIFTPODXLs. Need a more rooms, use the tunnels to connect. Velcro connection - not water tight. In heavy rain water may run down walls


Use the tunnel system to configure clusters to meet your mission requirements. Connect them in clusters OR connect an entire camp! Need a single shelter? No problem! Need to establish an entire responder support camp complete with work space, dining areas and bunk space? No problem! The shelter tunnels will keep you “connected!�

NOTE: Connecting units with the tunnels will increase setup time. While tunnels will keep rain and dust out they are not completely waterproof but are designed to reduce exposure.



Withstands high winds in the field and in landing zones

Wind Test Video



NATURE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE Disasters are a regularly occurring event

Be prepared with the SHELTERPOD survival

across our nation at an ever-increasing rate

kit. The SHELTERPOD can be set up by one

costing billions of dollars and leaving

person in under 2 minutes and can sleep up

thousands of families temporarily or

to 8!

permanently homeless. SHELTERPOD features include military grade If you had to shelter you or your family away

spectra stitching with S3 seam seal

from home, where would you go?


technology for the best protection available,

you feel better knowing you had a quick

with a multi-layer composite fabric designed

solution for shelter and survival all in one

to help regulate internal temperature to keep

package at the ready? If so, the SHELTERPOD

you cool during the day and warm at night.

with preparedness kit has you covered. Deployed all over the world, the SHIFTPOD The SHELTERPOD Preparedness Kit comes

has proven itself as the most reliable and

with many of the tools and gear you and your

quick deployable shelter on the planet!

family will need to survive on the worst day of your life.

The ultimate shelter for durability, reliability and FAST setup time. Be prepared.


SHELTERPOD preparedness kit includes DEPLOYED: 11’ x 11' x 6'7" STOWED: 12" x 12" x 76” WEIGHT: 65 lbs TECHNOLOGY: This product utilizes our patented 8-layer supercomposite reflective fabric with a fiberglass frame and metal hubs. PREPAREDNESS KITS INCLUDES: •


1x Survival Water Filter System

1x Medical First Aid Kit

1x Survival Kit

4x Sleeping Systems with Air Pad

4x Sleeping Bag

4x Air Pillow

1x Family Care Kits — Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Laundry Soap, Combs, etc.

1x 15 Liter Water Bag, Solar Shower, Dry Bag Combo

2x Camp Cooking, Mess Kits

2x Mini Stick Lights

1x Wind-Up Solar Radio, Battery Charger

1x Machete & Saw

1x Team Carry Bag with tie-down straps

2x Locks

same attention to detail as the responder

1x SHELTERPOD Set up: 11' x 11' x 6'7" Stowed: 12" x 12" x 76� Sleeps 2—6

Ceramic Water Filter (1) Fill it with dirty water and then pump it up. Clean water comes out. Makes 1000 liters of clean water. Easy to clean and store.

Mess Kit (2) Includes cooking pot & pan two plastic bowls, sporks and folding ladle

preparedness kit

Sleeping Kits (4) Sleeping Bags Inflatable Sleeping Pad Inflatable Pillow

Combo Locks Easy to use. Push button on bottom and set your combination. Lock both doors when you leave.

Mini Light Stick / Phone Charger 3 levels of white light 3 modes of red including SOS Waterproof to 60 feet Rechargeable via USB

1x Set of Tie-Down Cleats 1x Set of Poles

Center Pole Extra support for the roof and supports lights, IV bags and other accessories. Aluminum pole with slide clamp.

Mini Light Stick / Phone Charger 3 levels of white light 3 modes of red including SOS Waterproof to 60 feet Rechargeable via USB

attention to detail

Team Carry Bag 6 side handles 2 end handles 600D PE Canvas Vislon Zipper For SHIFTPOD2 & LX

1x Wind-Up Solar Radio, Battery Charger 1x Medical First Aid Kit 1x Survival Kit

Family Care Kit (1) Tooth Brushes (4) Tooth Paste (2) Shampoo (2) Conditioner (2) Detergent (2) Soap (2) Feminine Pads Wet Wipes

bunk it

This COT based sleeping system includes the comfortable collapsable cot, the cot pad, a medium-weight blanket and a little pillow. It keeps you 15 inches off the ground and has a p a d to help keep you comfortable and warm.

BUNK COLOR: Khaki WEIGHT: 22lbs, Capacity 300 lbs FOLDED: 5" x 5" x 30" TECHNOLOGY: Heavy PE canvas and foldable metal frame COST: $129.99


Rapid Deploy Camp System National Incident Management System (NIMS) Typed camp system Establish a complete support camp in a matter of hours with a small staff requiring no special tools or training Lease options available for qualified agencies/organizations Eligible for funding through state and federal grants

SHELTERPOD preparedness Kit



TYPE 1: Supports up to 830 personnel

TYPE 2: Supports up to 482 personnel

Contains 243 pods

Contains 110 pods







TYPE 3: Supports up to 294 personnel

TYPE 4: Supports up to 226 personnel

Contains 74 pods

Contains 54 pods







Mission Operation(s) Center Comes in a Steel Shipping Container Need a pre-staged turn-key camp solution for your responders to be on site at the ready? Need to deploy a highly mobile camp to support your sheltering operation for those displaced? The Camp-in-a-Container comes in a NIMS typed self-contained, self-powered shipping container complete with office space, dispensary, phone charging station, and a camp communications center with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Camp-in-a-Container is available for agency and organization purchase through a direct made to order sale or through our cost-effective lease option. Our staff is available to assist you in identifying the best purchase option with grant identification and writing assistance available at no cost.

it is the ultimate all-season quick-setup/quick-strike camp system

communications (options) -

Cell Tower for Mobile Phones Level-5 Ballistic Dispensing Room Office Air Conditioning / Heat Camp Air Conditioning / Heat


On Board EMP Hardened




Low Voltage Electrical Grid for Camp RO Water Filtration System & Storage Camp Shower System w/Water Recycling


Basic Decontamination System

mission profile -

Command + Control Communications Commissary / Dispensary Medical Lavatory / Decon


Systems are fully configurable for 100 to 1600 people per unit with the ability to expand the footprint if needed. The system can be stored at your site and at the ready and fully charged.


Our crews can set up and strike approximately 800—1200 units per shift and can run 2 shifts per day. We can provide the pods delivered on pallets, or deliver, set up, strike, and provide camp management turn-key.

16,000 BTU COMMERCIAL AC & HEATER UNIT Designed specifically for fire departments and commercial customers. Insuring durability and sure fit to our SHIFTPOD and RESPONSEPOD. Commercial grade AIR CONDITIONER/ HEATERS built specify to our specifications for the SHIFTPOD 2 , SHIFTPODXL and RESPONSEPOD. This unit has an RF remote control thermostat and plenty of power; keeping

you cool in the hottest weather, or warming you up in the cold. Units come with hoses to connect to one SHIFTPOD or RESPONSEPOD. You can purchase parts at your local hardware store that split airflow to heat/cool 2 units.

It will cool two SP2s or one SHIFTPOD XL and one SP2.

built SPECIFICALLY for the


Please note: These units are metal and very durable. These are designed so they do not create a vacuum or pull the air out of the SHIFTPOD. Most store-bought AC units rob air from the upper circuit (the room) and blow it outside. Warning: You should not plan to use a consumer-grade "off the shelf" AC unit (without modification) with the SHIFTPOD without verification that it will not create a vacuum that will collapse the SHIFTPOD. DIMENSIONS: 3”x 3” x 5” 26" wide, x 24” tall x 32” long Approximately 150 lbs

110-115 VAC 1500 Watt Start 1200-1300 Watt Run INCLUDES: 1x AC Unit 2x Wheels 1x Pull Handle 2x Hoses 1x Power Cord 1x Remote Control Instructions PRICE: $1,899


MORE blast shield

Our all-new BLAST-SHIELD offers more protection from the sun and rain and eliminates the need for any secondary structure even in the hottest desert environments. If you want maximum protection from the heat of the sun in the smallest package possible, the blast shield is the right choice! Tie it down farther away if you want air in the windows.

DIMENSIONS STOWED: 6”x 6” X 15” INCLUDES: 1x Blast Shield 1x Storage Bag 6x Tie-Down Lines (No Sakes) WEIGHT: 10 lbs


TECHNOLOGY: 210D Composite SHIFTPOD Mirror Finish

COLOR: Silver

PRICE: $149.99

Hot Wet wind RAIN FLY Extra protection from the sun or rain AVAILABLE COLORS: Soft Grey and Camo Can be customized with your branding ICS response colors coming soon DIMENSIONS STOWED: 6” x 6” x 15” INCLUDES: 1x Solar / Rain Fly 6x Tie-Down Lines WEIGHT: 8 lbs FOLDED SIZE: 5" x 5" x 15” TECHNOLOGY: Standard Warranty PRICE: $59 QUICK CLEAT TIE-DOWN Another ASSI innovation, these QUICK ZIP ratchets make tie-downs quick and painless. No knots to remember in stressful conditions, just click, click and pull. Synch down, but do not over-tighten. INCLUDES: 6 Pack of Quick-Zip Tie-Downs TECHNOLOGY: 3mm reflective line with a nylon and metal ratchet system. PRICE: $19

APP mobile app for finding your place and space at camp! Download the SHIFTPOD BEACON phone app to tag your shelter, camp, car or meet-up spot and follow the BEACON. Share your BEACON with others so they can locate your tagged spot. Simply look through the camera on the your phone and follow the BEACON. Works in dust storms and even works without cellular service! Available for Apple and Android. Send your team a BEACON, and they can follow the path to your location. Simply look through the camera on your phone and follow the BEACON.


LED WATERPROOF LIGHTS & PHONE CHARGER This dual LED lamp and power bank makes a great utility light and beacon in the rare case you get lost. As an added safety measure, it has a backup battery and USB charger. FEATURES: • Rock solid and tough LED that lights up to 60 ft • Waterproof • Strong polycarbonate shell and bright white and red LED lights • 3 Settings for brightness • 2 Emergency red flashing options and beacon in case you ever get lost • A backup battery and USB charger DIMENSIONS: 2” x 2” x 6" INCLUDES: 1x LED Light 1x Charging Cord TECHNOLOGY: USB Charging Cord PRICE: $29.99


WARRANTY Same Great Warranty and 15 Days to Decide! All SHIFTPOD products come with a 15 day satisfaction guarantee! If you purchase a SHIFTPOD product, and are not satisfied, repack it, call us for a return authorization number, and send it back **UNUSED** for a full refund (less shipping costs). See warranty page for details. Lifetime Warranty (with registration) Against manufacturer's Defect! All SHIFTPOD purchases include and automatic lifetime “fix or replace�(Our Option) manufacturer's defect warranty. See warranty page for details. (You must register your product within 30 days of delivery to activate the warranty). Low-Cost Repair Assurance If damage to your ASSI product falls outside of the warranty, we will work with you to get your product repaired at the lowest cost possible. We also now offer do-it-yourself repair kits, replacement parts, and sealing kits. We are building a video library of repairs and fun modifications that will show you step by step how to fix issues you might run into. Units in need of repair can be shipped or dropped off at our Napa, California, warehouse location. New Shipping and Pick Up Options! Due to losses and theft, we have now switched exclusively to UPS signature required for our shipping. If you cannot be there to sign, you can request that the shipment is held for pick up at your local UPS center. We ship out of our new warehouse in Sonoma, California, and we also offer local pick up for $50 for single units plus $10 per additional unit, by appointment only.

SPONSOR veteran reintegration organization with Veterans and Civilians working together

Team Overland is a nonprofit organization based in Southern Oregon that guides outdoor adventures as an outlet for veterans to overcome challenges associated with service-related physical and mental health disabilities, and to facilitate veteran reintegration back into civilian society. On the Trail: Team Overland guides outdoor adventures and hosts campouts for veterans, veteran families, and kick ass civilian supporters. Team Overland is unique in that it is not exclusive to just those who served in the military. We want to have an impact on veteran reintegration and we believe that it is only possible by having an organization with veterans and civilians working together. At Team Overland, we value and lean on our non-military members. We noticed early on that

civilians were passionate about sharing the burden of service. We have found that our approach builds bonds between those who served and those who didn't, through the shared interests of outdoor adventure and teamwork on the trail. On the trail, we work as a team to overcome the obstacles encountered on the way to our destinations. Around camp we have a saying, “the fire facilitates,� meaning we don’t provide therapy or plan any set questions for guests. We light the fire and it facilitates conversation and forms connections. From the point when we meet up until the time we return home, guests have everything they need provided for them, including all meals catered and any camping gear needed. On the trip, guests have the option to ride with a Team Overland Trail Guide or bring their own truck as long as it meets our minimum safety standards ( determined based on trail difficulty).

how to wash your shiftpod 1. Remove your floor and wash it in a large washing machine or by hand with mild detergent and 2–5% vinegar/water solution. DO NOT MACHINE DRY! You will end up with a ball of plastic that does not bounce. LINE DRY ONLY. 2. Set up and anchor your SHIFTPOD. (We like to wash ours on the grass and dry on a tarp in our parking lot or on a patio). Clean it with warm soapy water. (Dr. Bronner's soap works great!) You can also mix in a 2–5% vinegar solution to get alkaline dust and dirt off of the SHIFTPOD. Make sure to clean the zipper too. Use a soft cloth to wash and wipe. Rinse with clean water. 3. DRY OUT your SHIFTPOD COMPLETELY. Use a fan to move the air and or a heater if it is not a hot day. Dry it twice as long as you think you should. Our fabric system is complex and has many layers. This needs to be considered when drying it out. 4. Re-read step 3: Dry, Dry, Dry your SHIFTPOD before packing it up for the winter. 5. Please refer to online resources and content for further information and visual instructions.

do not ever… 1. Do not use heavy duty cleaners that may damage fabric coating as they may be too aggressive or abrasive. Don't use hard bristled brushes or high-powered pressure washers. 2. Do not put it away wet! Like any other fabric, SHIFTPOD fabric can mildew! We do not ship them with mildew... so if you find mildew it is because you grew it! Mildew spores are everywhere and they take any chance they get to grow on anything moist. 3. Do not dry your SHIFTPOD on a wet lawn and expect that it will dry completely. Green grass is wet. 4. Do not set up or drag your SHIFTPOD on concrete or asphalt driveways without a tarp or other protection underneath. While the bases are protected and easy to repair, continuous grinding can wear away the lower pole pockets. 5. Do not assume the wind will not be a problem while you are cleaning or drying your SHIFTPOD! The wind can come up without notice and take your SHIFTPOD away! Make sure you secure your SHIFTPOD while tending to it. 6. Do not set-up your SHIFTPOD with the fat end down. This will set-up the SHIFTPOD insideout and ruin your day. Always set-up with the skinny end down. Note the RED TAG.


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