How to Put Down a Pop Up Tent

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How to Put Down a Pop Up Tent
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Pitching a tent can be a difficult and frustrating exercise. With a pop-up tent, however, setting up your camp becomes simple and efficient. With these instructions, you will be able to put down a pop-up tent in a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Pop-up tent
  • Pegs (included with tent)
  • Hammer/mallet

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  1. 1

    Choose a flat area of ground to pitch your tent. Thoroughly clear stones, branches and debris. Make sure your tent will be at an appropriate distance from those nearby.

  2. 2

    Turn the folded tent right-side up and undo the restraining cord or strap. The tent should feel loose in your hands.

  3. 3

    Lob the folded tent into the air over the area you've cleared. The tent will naturally unfold, or pop-up, without any further effort.

  4. 4

    Position the tent where you want it and hammer the pegs into the ground through the tent's peg slots.

  5. 5

    Climb into the tent to make sure it is secured and comfortable.

Tips and warnings

  • Pound the pegs into the ground at a 45 degree angle to make the tent more stable.
  • Don't pitch your tent under trees. A falling branch could seriously injure you or damage the tent.

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