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How to Pitch A Tent

December 24, 2016

 When you are going camping in the wilderness, you will come up with a problem of pitching your tent and taking it down. Pitching your tent quickly and setting it up very well will not only help you have a comfortable sleep, but also release your concerns about the wind and frost at night. Meanwhile, if your tent is being well packed, it will look more beautiful and save a lot of mountaineering bag space. In addition, correct folding methods can help extend the life of waterproof coating. The following passage is the pitching and packing methods. For the first time you use a tent, no matter what design this tent is, you should set it up and test it somewhere like your backyard before you really bring it for staying several nights in the wilderness.


Tent pitching method:

Firstly,  decide a site to erect your tent, in accordance with the order, corporate with other fellows together, you can simply set up your tent without consuming much time. Consider the withdrawal of the tent, try to remember the pitching process, it will be more convenient for you to take it down.

Tents nowadays have a variety of different types, at the same time, there are other diversities including production, design of accessories and ways of combination. Small tents, A-shaped tents, wall-type tents due to the construction of the order, their combination way is to use rope and poles for erection which is called the "erection of tents". And recently developed warheads and cabin-type tents, it is "combination tent."

The following is the erection of one of the basic type of tent, quite popular for decades or centuries , the wall-type tent, for example.


1.Location decision

After considering wind direction and terrain, choose a flat ground to pitch your tent.

2. Tent equipment inspection

Take out all the accessories of your tent from the carry bag, check each part of the various accessories. In order to take off and pack your tent up conveniently and avoid missing small items, you’d better record the accessories when you take them out and during the process of erecting your tent.

3. Laying the ground pad and Foot print

Lay  a ground mat that fits your tent ground with your tent body. If the campground is moisture, then you need to place a footprint under your tent to avoid moisture as well as keep your tent clean.

4. Erect pillars, pull the main rope

Stick the bottom of the pillars through the supporting holes of the ground pad, at the same time, place the upper end of the pillars through the holes of the fly cover, pull up the left and right main rope to make you tent stable. In this way, the main body frame of the tent is formed.

5. Adjust the main rope, pull up the ropes that fasten the tent corner and waist area.

Adjusting the shape of the tent with the ropes attached to the main rope, erect the two pillars perpendicularly to the ground. Secondly, adjust the angle rope, waist rope, to form the shape of the tent.

6. Fixed wall

Connect the fabric of tent ground, floor mats and the lower part of the wall together.

The above steps is the erecting process of wall tents. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete pitching through division of labor by 4 people familiar with tents in this kind of style.

Usually, in order to get rid of exposure to wind and rain, and release the impact of cold, camping tents are paired with roof. In step 4, the wall tent is covered with a roof as the pillars are inserted into the hole at both ends of the building. And then, pull the main rope, and fixed the main rope by nailing it to the ground. Waist ropes should not be too tight, these area are the weakest of the tent fabric, once being too tight, it may torn your tent out.


Storing Tent

Firstly,  the tents are taken down, and are laid on the ground.

Secondly, fold the tent body for three times just like you fold your quilts. Is wise to remember how it folds as you unfold it for the first time, and fold it according to the former folding lines. And it’s width after folding should be shorter than the outer bag which is used to pack all the parts of your tent up, because its length may extend as you roll all the inner tent and fly or cover up with other accessories, which will make it really difficult to pack it with the outer bag . Generally, folded width of the tent body is 5 cm shorter than the outer bag is good.

Thirdly, also, fold the rain fly into a similar width, and then stack it on the tent body, and put the poles and guy ropes as well as pegs there.

Fourth, start rolling, roll the tent body up as it’s wrapping the other parts of the tent slowly and compactly, until the tent is completely rolled up. Remember to roll  it slowly, so that the gas inside the tent will leak to the upmost level by compression. And pack all roll up parts of the tent into the outer bag finally. Why should we roll the tent up instead of folding it all the way? Because the coating layer of the rain fly or tent body will be damaged severely or even collapse if they are being folding constantly with reinforced compression. It is recommended to volume and pack your tent rather than forced folding, so that the life of the tent will be increased. In addition, the folding method of sleeping bag and the tent is also very similar, can be common to each other.

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