Food, Water, Shelter, Medical
The criteria for deployment includes the need for the disaster site to be logistically manageable and physically safe. That said, it is a disaster zone.
To keep ourselves from becoming a liability to the other teams:
We cannot complete our mission without reliable sources of energy. Generators will be left behind in the disaster zone to continue to supply power to water purification systems.
Our default will be a two kW multi-fuel generator. Two of the best are the Honda EU2000i and the Yamaha EF2000iS (manual), which are used all over the world for emergency and remote power. Each is lightweight, reliable, quiet, efficient and adequate to any task we need to perform within the camp.
The Puralytics Shield System draws about 570 watts during water purification. The generators produce 2000 watts, so there will be more than enough left over for laptops, area LED lighting and recharging cellphones and tablets.
In many countries, including the US, generators are illegal for air transport, so purchasing near the disaster site may be necessary. Fuel provisioning can be difficult, so will also be testing out alternative sources—solar, microhydro, fuel cell, wind and long-term batteries (mostly metal-air)—during training and on deployments. We welcome new ideas!