When does the camp start? While some people answer this question “the moment they set off”, according to others, camping starts after pitching a tent in the camping area. Although those who think differently are arguing, the subject that everyone agrees on is the relationship between tent and camp. Tent is one of the basic camping equipment and a must for camping. The tents, which are very easy to set up, vary, but basically all of them are set up and assembled with the same principle. So how to set up a tent in the camp? Although tent setup is a very simple process, it can be overlooked by new campers.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How to Set Up a Tent in the Camp? (Step by step)
It is quite possible that those who will just experience the camping life often give up their camping enthusiasm with questions such as “how to set up a tent” or “let’s set it up somehow, how will we collect it”. However, setting up and assembling the tent is indeed one of the easiest aspects of camping life. As long as you follow the steps you need to follow in order, it is almost impossible to fail to set up and assemble your camping tent. In this article, we will answer questions such as how to set up and assemble a tent, and what to consider when setting up a tent. If you’re ready, we’ll start.
You have arrived at the area where you want to camp. After that, you should set up your camping tent and prepare your home in nature for the night. At this stage, there is one detail that inexperienced campers should pay attention to. The most important question to be asked before the question of “how to set up a tent” is “where to set up a tent”. Because the place and ground where you set up your tent is an element that will fundamentally affect your camping comfort. Moreover, this stage is an important stage of setting up a tent.
- Floor Selection for Tent Installation
First of all, the place where you will set up your tent should be relatively flat and dry. In addition, it is very important to clean the area where the tent will be set up from stones, branches and similar objects in order not to damage the tent and not disturb you when you lie down. Another point to be considered is to ensure that the tent is not under the sun. If your tent is left unprotected in the sun, you may wake up drenched with sweat in the morning. For this reason, we recommend that you set up your tent in shaded places as much as possible.
- Joining Tent Poles
You cleaned the ground where you will set up the tent and laid the inner tent of your tent on this ground. Next is to assemble the tent poles. Let’s explain for those who say what a tent pole is: Tent poles form the skeletal system that allows the tent to stand. Assembling tent poles made of plastic or aluminum rods with a rubber rope running through is one of the easiest stages of setting up a tent. Poles designed to interlock together form the roof of your tent. Let us remind you that when these poles are combined, a flexible structure is obtained, and this flexibility is utilized when integrating them into the tent.
- Integrating Tent Poles into the Tent
You laid the floor of your tent and assembled the tent poles. It’s time to put these two pieces together. To integrate the tent poles into the tent, you need to place the two ends of the poles diagonally on the small attachment points in the corners of your tent. After placing both tent poles, you need to sew them to form a roof and attach them to the hook on the inner tent of your tent. After doing this process, your tent is almost ready in general appearance. All that’s left is to fix the tent by driving the tent stakes and inserting the outer awning into the tent.
- Fix the Tent Stakes to the Ground
The stakes are driven into the four corners of the tent floor to increase the stability of your tent. This process is necessary to fix the ropes on the tent awning to the ground by stretching. In addition, driving the tent stakes ensures that the tent is resistant to weather events such as wind, as well as ensuring the continuity of the air flow inside the tent. The factor to be considered while driving the piles is that the piles are driven at a 45-degree angle towards the tent. Your tent will be in its strongest shape when the stakes are driven tensely at an angle of 45 degrees to the tent. If you don’t have the equipment to drive tent stakes, you can make use of the surrounding stones.
- Passing the Tent Outer Awning
If you have followed the steps we have described so far, your tent should be almost ready to stay. All that’s left is to put on your outer awning, which will protect you from external factors such as rain and wind. Installing the outer awning is a very easy process. After putting your outer awning to the tent, you should connect your outer awning to the poles that form the skeleton of your tent and to the inner tent. At this stage, you should make sure that the connection points at the end of the outer awning are integrated into the connection points at the corners of your tent.
- How to Pack the Camping Tent?
If you have followed the basic steps we explained above, you and your tent are ready for camping. It is enough to follow the same steps in reverse while assembling the tent. However, let’s remind the steps one more time: First you have to separate the outer awning from the tent and fold it. Then you should separate the tent poles from the tent and remove them from the connection points and bring them to the dimensions that will fit into the tent carrying bag. Then you have to remove the stakes of your tent floor and the inner tent attached to it and fold the tent floor. Simply pack all the latest tent equipment to fit in the tent carrying case. Now that you have learned how to set up and assemble a tent, you can finally start your camping fun.
How to Set Up a Tent on Uneven Grounds?
If you are going to camp in nature rather than a campsite, you will realize that it is almost impossible to find an ideal flat place to pitch a tent. In such cases, there are a few simple solutions you can apply instead of giving up on camping and returning. If you need to set up your tent on a sloping ground, you should set up the tent so that your head and feet are at the same level. You can use your excess items inside the tent to reduce the slope. In this way, your spine will lie on a straight axis and you will not have to wake up with low back pain in the morning.