Survival Cocoon Lets you Hang out in Emergencies

Illustration for article titled Survival Cocoon Lets you Hang out in Emergencies

Industrial designer John Moriarty has come up with the Cocoon, a portable hanging emergency shelter that you sling from a tree and sit in, should you get into difficulties in the great outdoors. It'll keep you warm and dry, not to mention turn you into a laughing-stock when the park ranger eventually finds you, swinging like a psychedelic bird box, beneath a leafy bough. [Coroflot via OhGizmo!]

DISCUSSION

Why hasn't anyone invented a real stillsuit, like in Dune, yet?

Something like this could be really workable, and it appears to have anchor carabiners on the bottom if you actually are in a hurricane (as someone suggested), but it needs some water collection method.