|At the time of this writing (July 2010), the troop has six new
backpacking tents. These were purchased in preparation for the
Yellowstone trip, but should get us many years of service. Below are
some notes on how to set them up.
Lay everything out...
|The tent itself (assembles better if zipped closed)|
|The fly (silver side goes out)|
|Two poles (big one for the front, small one for the
|14 tent stakes (count and be sure, especially when packing up - all
|A tie cord|
|Cases for the above.|
Put the poles in. Make sure they go into the
grommet holes closest to the tent.
Stake down the smaller arch. Note the steep
angle. It should be able to stand upright, more or less on its own.
Stretch out the bottom of the tent and stake down.
Start from small end and work towards front.
Notice how doing this results in the larger loop standing
up on its own.
If it's a great night, with good temperatures and no
chance of rain, stop here. You're done!
IF you want to put on the fly, start with it zippered
closed. Drape it over the tent, making sure to align the main seam
over the larger hoop. Silver side out.
Stake the fly down all around. Pull corners out and
away from tent.