How To Pitch A Tent And Build A Shelter?

Setting up an American tent can be a difficult task for a new camper. The few little tips that we offer will simplify the task considerably and help him set up a solid shelter that will protect him from the elements.

How To Pitch A Tent And Build A Shelter?

  • Put up a dome tent
  • Fighting to pitch a tent on a wet and windy campsite is the best way to ruin the start of your vacation. Follow these few basic rules and above all, always set up your new tent for the first time before going on vacation.
  • Install an additional groundsheet to prevent damage to the tent groundsheet with rocks.
  • Unfold and place the tent on the mat. First, install the interior part.
  • Secure the poles (frames) together and place them within easy reach.
  • Thread the poles through the top zippers of the inner tent through the center zipper to the top.
  • Start with the flysheet (or exterior) to fit some models by threading the poles into the guides.
  • Once the poles slip into their slides, bend the poles and lift the assembly so that the tent takes shape.
  • Some tents have an adjustable strap to secure the poles. In a single dome tent, the two poles intersect at the top.
  • Mount the roof canvas on top of the tent. Plant the stakes at an angle of about 45 ° that points towards the tent to anchor them securely in the ground. Retighten the tensioners.

Build A Survival Shelter

If you are stuck outside at night, you need to find a way to stay warm and dry. Don’t wait for the sun to go down to find a place to settle. This will prevent you from sleeping on a pile of rocks or a wasp nest. If you have a tarp or groundsheet and rope, you have everything you need to build a shelter.

  • Tie a rope between two trees and throw a tarp over it.
  • Press the bottom edges of the tarp into the ground to make a tent. Most tarps have eyelets designed for this purpose.
  • If you don’t have a tarp, assemble A-shaped branches.
  • Find a dry place, one branch two to three meters long and two other shorter branches 1.5 meters or more.
  • Form an A with the two shorter branches by driving them into the ground and tying their tops together.
  • Then, drive the longer end of your shelter’s top pole into the ground, and tie the other end to the top of your A. Make sure it is aligned so that the lower end faces the prevailing wind.
  • Tie more branches to the top pole, and weave twigs between them. Fill in the holes with evergreen or fern branches, and cover the ground inside the shelter with ferns or evergreen branches to create an insulation cushion.

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