I came up with a computer model for a dome which possibly uses fewer parts than others. It started as a 12-sided dodecahedron, then quad-divided into quadrangles. Then I cut it in half to make a dome. Each of the 36 quadrangles are the exact same size and shape. If someone sees a reason that this design might be flawed, weak, or otherwise please tell me. It looks okay to me, if I don't get any problems with it then I intend to look into a fast, cheap, and easy way to construct it. I haven't quite figured out how many "sticks" you need. I'm guessing about 40-60 sticks, which is not that many.
If this is indeed a strong design, someone could collect and cut the parts beforehand, and construct the dome at the last minute if need be. You could keep all the framework parts in a box or bag somewhere. A 10' x 10' x 5' foot dome would be a small, but good short-term shelter, enough for 2 or 3 people to crunch in. Any ideas about what to cover the framework with after construction? Something with insulating qualities? The picture explains it better.
Offered by Joe.