Does anyone know if there is someone in the fire science or PPE side of wild land fire who is encouraging ideas for new fire shelter designs or holding any competitions for the general public/ universities/ research facilities to be a part of? Two nights ago after having a heavy heart about the Granite Mountain Hotshots I had an idea that woke me up in the middle of the night, and so far seems like a miracle in thermal survival. I am slowly finding some of the stuff to make it and handle it right now, but if it’s a viable option I’m going to need people power, a place to do it, other expertise, etc.. JUST TO COME UP WITH A SMALL TEST SAMPLE.. It would be nice if there were some kind of a “think tank” put together for improving safety that was comprised of more than just agency fire people. No offense to agency people because I was one for a decade. I just think it would be good to include engineers, materials scientists, doctors and anyone with a good idea. Please help me get somewhere with this. I have a wonderful idea that I think I need to share with someone/everyone. Please tell me who can help get this info out to everyone so they can put it through its paces.