Putting up a tent

Putting up a tent

When choosing a place to camp, we decide at the same time, where we will set up the tent, taking into account the location of other important points of the camp and paying attention to the safety of our temporary shelter. In the beginning it should be established, which way the entrance should be facing and how to attach the tensioning lines. The next step is to prepare the place for the tent – cleaning the substrate, branch removal, stones and any unevenness. First, pitch the tent, then take care of other work related to setting up the camp. When setting up the tent, as well as when performing other activities, try to do the same every time, predetermined plan. Over time, the next activities you perform will become your bloodshed. This routine turns out to be extremely useful, for example, when you need to pitch a tent in the dark. You also need to be sure, that by putting up a tent, you will find each of its elements without difficulty. That is why it is so important to systematically fold the tent and pack it.

1 Always pitch a tent like this, as if you were doing it in a raging wind. First, unfold the bedroom on the ground and fasten the floor immediately starting from the corners.

2 Fold the tent poles. Be careful, to connect the relevant parts of the masts, otherwise you may have problems unfolding later. Put the shorter mast in the circle and plugs at the back of the tent.

3 Podnieś krótszy maszt do góry i przymocuj koniec biegnącej od niego linki do ziemi. Stretch it like this, so that the mast is vertical. note, so that the back of the tent is facing, where the wind mostly blows.

4 Pass the tip of the longer mast through the opening in the front of the tent. Raise the mast and tighten the tension cable. Do these steps quickly. In strong winds, the tent is unstable when erected, and when it rains, an unimpregnated bedroom will get wet quickly.

5 Pull the flysheet over the bedroom from the back of the tent. Then fix the back of the flysheet with the herring in the ground.

6 Pull the flysheet over the entire tent by placing it through the opening at the front of the higher mast. Secure the front of the flysheet with herrings. Possible, that you will have to move the rope that pulls the bedroom towards the mast, so that the flys of the tropics could be undone properly.

When pulling out badly inserted pegs or pins, do not pull on the lines of the tent. They can break off. Taking the herring out of the packed earth, you can use other pegs or a special hook.

7 Close the flysheet zipper, closing its flaps over the rope pulling the front of the tent. The space between the bedroom and the tropics creates a vestibule, where you can store food and equipment.

8 Pull the lines from the sides of the bedroom and secure them to the ground with pegs or pins. Remember, that the walls on both sides of the tent are equally stressed.

9 Secure the walls of the flysheet by sticking herring stuck through rubber bands into the ground. note, that they are well stretched and do not touch the bedroom walls.

10 Open the flysheet flaps and adjust the tension of the lines to adjust the tension of the tent in this way, to be stable, and no loose folds formed on the walls. But remember, so that the lines are also not too tight.

11 The back of the tent should face, where the wind mostly blows. I tropical, and the bedroom must have well-stretched walls, make them effective
protection against wind and rain. Backpacks can be kept in the vestibule, food should never be stored in the tent unpackaged.

■ Zimą zawsze należy używać zarówno sypialni, in the tropics. At other times of the year, in warm climates, a double cover can be dispensed with. Sleeping under the flysheet increases the amount of space inside the tent.
■ Bardzo istotna jest odpowiednia wentylacja wnętrza namiotu. Never cook food inside, you can do it in the vestibule, with the tropics ajar.
■ Na kamienistym gruncie śledzie i szpilki mogą uszkodzić się. In this case, the tensioning lines should be tied, for example, for large rock fragments.
■ Między tropikiem a sypialnią powinien być odstęp, which makes, that an insulating layer of air is formed. Therefore, the walls of the flysheet must be stretched tightly, so that they do not touch the bedroom walls. Wet spots appear at the point of contact, because there is condensation on the inside of the bedroom. Water begins to run down the walls, which may result in the sleeping bag and other equipment stored in the tent getting wet.