9 Easy Steps to Set-up Your Tent
Camping is not camping when there is no tent. To be very honest, setting up a tent isn’t a difficult task at all. For some new campers, it might be a challenging task, but if they can follow the quick steps given below they can easily set up any kind of tent.
Check the area before pitching/setting a tent
Now that you’re well prepared for camping, it is essential to select a perfect place for setting up a tent. Always choose an area that is not full of rocks and branches but is good enough for the tent to set.
Prefer staying approx. 200 feet ( 50m) away from a river or stream if in case you have made up your mind for setting up your tent at a place where there is a river or stream, it will prevent possible flooding problems. You can also select a shady spot for setting up your tent because in this way you will be safe from the direct exposure of sunlight entering your tent.
Apart from the area, the protection of a tent is also important because if there will be no tent, then what will you do. You have to protect your tent from the campfire because if the smoke gets inside the tent, then it will not be good for you.
Always make sure that the campfire doesn’t take the tent downwind and try your best to set up the tent at a distance from the campfire so that smoke can’t enter from the entrance of the tent. By following these precautions, you can easily shield your tent from burning up as well as keeping yourself safe from the health hazardous smoke of a campfire.
Tent Groundsheet – Tent Tarp
The next move involves unpacking your tent bag and putting all the parts of the tent on a groundsheet. Putting all the parts of the tent on groundsheet is essential because it can increase the lifespan of your tent by securing it from absorbing moisture from the ground that can damage the quality of your tent. After checking the area, now you’re ready to set any kind of tent!
9 Easy steps to set-up your tent
- Layout the ground tarp/footprint with the shiny side up.
- lay the body of the tent on top of the ground tarp.
- Assemble the tent poles
- Attach the poles to the body of your tent.
- Put the tent poles into the grummet.
- Put the rain fly on top of the tent
- Put the rainfly grummets underneath the tent poles
- Stake the tent
- Tighten the rain fly.
Good advice is to set up your tent in a practice session. The reason for doing this practice is to prevent problems when you’re setting up at the tent after the dark when arriving back in camp.
Before installing the tent you have to make sure that’s you did check the area on gravel Stones, Bricks and Wood as the surface for the tarp needs to be clean.
Using a tarp on groundsheet is typically to have your tent last longer. Therefore the advice is to always choose a tarp or groundsheet.
- Normally the groundsheet is placed with the shiny top upwards. important is that the groundsheet dimensions do not exceed the dimensions of the floor of your tent. If your groundsheet is way bigger when the dimensions of your tent base you could you run into problems with rain coming in.
- The next step is to lay the body of the tent on top of the groundsheet or tarp. if you lay your tent Out makes your that you take into account the exits of die tent. in some situations de tent has standard colors that correspond with the groundsheet this will help you to have a correct positioning of the tent.
- The next step is to assemble the tent poles, who normally fit as parts in each other quite nicely. Don’t be afraid that they will break down as they are stronger than you think and Made of plastic or glass fiber. Now you have to attach the poles to the body of your tent. Some tents use a sleeve to put in the tent poles others have clips, it’s depending on the tent type.
- The next step is to ensure wet the end of each pole fits into the Grommet. This is a fixed connection at the base of the tent where you fit in the poles on each corner en when more poles are available you will see more grommets being available.
- When the main body of the tent stands up it’s time to install the rain fly. The rainfly will have dedicated tab’s to fix the rainfly, in some cases, it is corresponding with a color-code, this will help you fix the rain fly in the correct manner. Make sure you will check the exits with the rain fly.
- You need to put all the grommets of the rain fly under the tent poles so they will be fixed. Now we going to stake our tent and this makes sure that when you’re moving around in your tent your tent isn’t moving with you or if there’s a lot of wind your tent isn’t blowing away. Start in the corners all right you’re going to put your stake through both loops of the body of the tent and the rain fly and you’re going to put it the stake in at a 45-degree angle. Sometimes it can be hard to push in so you may need to grab a mallet you can also use your foot.
- Make sure on the opposite side to make sure it’s really tight. After you have done the corners you want to do the sides of the tent and make sure that your door is closed. When the tent has two tabs and there’s some on the side of your tent, this just makes sure when it rains that the rain goes off of the tent and not inside. The last step is to tighten your rain fly, your tent may not have this, but most of the new tents do.
- When you have tightened all connections and the rain fly is set, you will see that there is a space between the tent and the rainfly, these two should not be touching each other.
- The area that is now there is called the Vestibule and can be used as a storage place to keep your boots and clothing dry.