[GSBN] Bullet Resistance of Straw Bale Walls

martin hammer mfhammer at pacbell.net
Tue Aug 16 16:46:03 CDT 2016


Hi Darcey,

CASBA member Rebecca Tasker has on the website of her Simple Construct
company the following:

³Anecdotal evidence from Israel tells us that straw bale walls can stop
bullets from an AK47.²

http://simpleconstruct.net/straw-bale/about-straw-bale-building/

Maybe she can guide you more. Her e-mail address is:
rebecca at simpleconstruct.net

Don¹t know if you¹ve done a google search with different key words. If not
you might try.

Martin



On 8/16/16, 11:15 AM, "Darcey Donovan" <darcey at paksbab.org> wrote:

> Hello friends,
>  
> Are there any tests out there regarding the bullet resistance of straw bale
> walls? It is a concern in Pakistan, and I've received an inquiry about it and
> if cement plaster would increase it.
>  
> Our bales are 13" thick and we use earthen plasters, lime-stabilized earthen
> plasters and lime plasters.
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Darcey
>  
> Darcey Messner Donovan, P.E.
> Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB)
> +1-530-902-5516 Ph
> darcey at paksbab.org <mailto:darcey at paksbab.org>
> www.paksbab.org <www.paksbab.org>
>  
> 
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