Tent Care and Tips for Pitching
- 10-12 Minutes, around a central pole.
- Can be pitched by one person.
- Firstly the heavy duty groundsheet is laid down.
- The canvas is spread over the groundsheet, ensuring the 'door' position matches the groundsheet.
- The very sturdy metal pegs are pegged through both the groundsheet and the canvas 'loops' ensuring a snug fit.
- The central pole consists of three parts, which fit together. The 'hook' attachment for inner tents is the 'top' part of the pole.
- You then need to position the pole centrally within the tent - this will act to 'hoist' the canvas outwards.
- You are then ready to peg the guy ropes out.
- Ensure the guy ropes are in line with the 'seams' of the tent and peg loosely.
- Ensure the door of the tent is closed as this point and the guy ropes are not pulled too taut.
- 'Tuck' the six inch storm flaps under the groundsheet, to prevent bugs and water from entering the tent.
- Then go around making sure all of the pegs are well into the ground and tighten the guy ropes using the wooden sliders.
and finally, have fun decking out your tent to be cosy and comfortable.
Cleaning and Maintenance
- Our canvas is already pre treated to ensure it is waterproof and mould resistant. There is no need to retreat the canvas.
- The first use can let some moisture in along the seams - this is perfectly normal. After this the tent will be extremely waterproof and 'sealed' from the elements.
- The tent is 'coated' is a special waterproof membrane. This means dirt and markings can be 'wiped' off with warm, soapy water.