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This is for camping lovers. Putting up and packing a tent is greatly concerned when camp outside. Only a nicely put up tent can make sure you a sweet dream. Then, let’s see how to set up and pack a tent.
Practice setting up your tent before you go camping.
Setting up your camping tent at least a couple times, directions in hand, before twilight on the evening of your camping trip is a good idea. While some camping tents have simple designs, like family tents, other tents have complex designs, like dome tents, which will not be easy to assemble when it’s dark and you’re in the woods.
Find an area that is flat and free of sharp objects.
Clear the area of any large sticks, rocks or other debris which could cause a rip or puncture in your tent or that would be uncomfortable to sleep on.
Unpack the tent and all of its parts.
Sort the parts of your camping tent into respective groups — tent stakes, tent poles, rain fly and so on — so you’re not hunting for them as you set up the tent.
Unfold the tent and lay it in the respective area.
Make sure it is facing the direction you desire. Point it towards the east if you want to open your tent door on the sunrise. When setting up your tent, it's important to put a barrier in between the ground and the bottom of your tent to protect it from gathering moisture. A good-quality plastic or vinyl tarp should accompany any tent.
Stake down the corners of your tent.
If your tent has a ground cloth or a footprint (a tent footprint is simply a ground cloth shaped specially for your tent), set that down first. Next, stake down your tent, making sure to pull the floor of the tent fairly taut as you do so. Big tents and family tents almost always have to be staked down, but some backpacking tents do not. This is a nice feature if you plan on camping where staking might be a problem, like on slick-rock in the American Southwest, but even free-standing tents should be staked down if possible. Most tents have to be staked before they’ll stand up.
Connect your tent poles.
Depending on your particular tent, they may be connected with bungee ropes, or they may be numbered and require that you connect them yourself. Put the tent poles together and lay them across the flat tent.
Assemble the frame of the tent.
Tents for camping come in a variety of different designs. Some tents are free-standing, like many dome tents, and use several poles that support each other, while other tents have simple two-pole designs and stand up only when the tent is staked down. However your tent works, actually erecting the frame of the tent will involve sliding the tent poles through sleeves on the outside of the tent or securing the ends of the poles in grommets at the base of the tent, and then attaching the body of the tent to the poles via clips. After you've fit both poles through their connection spots, they should probably bend of their own according, straightening up and raising the tent into what looks basically like something you could sleep in.
Secure the rain fly of the tent.
Here’s an interesting fact about tents: camping tents usually aren’t waterproof. At least, the body of the tent itself is not waterproof. Some tents come with an extra rain guard, called a rain fly. It's basically another sheet of material that covers the tent. Some have corresponding tent poles and are more elaborate than others, so read the instructions that come with your tent to learn how to put it together if you have a complicated one.