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Latest News

New "Maquisapa" Climbing Gear Promo Video

Monday, July 16, 2018

Check out our short promotional video featuring one of our long-time partners, Italo Mesones. This is part of our ramp up to large scale distribution in the Peruvian Amazon where we have been testing the gear for the past several years to great effect. Enough with the case studies, we are intent on ending the massive cutting of wild palm trees that still occurs to feed fruit to cities such as Iquitos. ...more

Palm Climbing Project Expands to Peru

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In mid-April, we took Caura Futures' palm climbing gear to the Nanay River watershed in the Department of Loreto, Peru. Members of eight communities participated, and we were very impressed with their enthusiasm. The workshops gave us an opportunity to talk with fruit harvesters about their own experiences climbing palms for fruit. One man had taken a 30-foot fall when the worn webbing he was using for stirrups broke. He'd had a two-month stay in the hospital and was a bit tentative at first using our gear, but soon climbed several trunks. ...more

Initial Success With Small Production Run of Tanks

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Maracay, Venezuela. Caura Futures’ innovative fuel tank has finally seen the light of day. Its design challenged the blow molding shop due to the tank’s unique nesting shape. In the blow molding process, a hot-extruded high density polyethylene (HDPE) sleeve is pinched off inside the mold and expanded forcefully with a burst of pressurized air. In tests using our mold, the corners of the blown tank were too thin. To correct this problem, the extrusion die had to be ovalized, which resulted in more material reaching the corners. ...more