Instructions for a Tunnel Tent

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Instructions for a Tunnel Tent
Tunnel tents can be small and easily blend into the existing environment. (Tent image by Einar Bog from

There are a wide variety for tents available including A-frame, dome, cabin, geodesic and tunnel tents. Tunnel tents can be an ideal choice because they are lightweight, durable, and easy to set up. Small tunnel tents accommodate one or two campers while larger tunnel tents that can hold four of more people. There also are children's play tunnel tents that can be used indoors or outdoors.

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Things you need

  • Tunnel tent with included accessories
  • Hammer

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  1. 1

    Lay the tent out on the ground with the door facing the preferred direction. Stake down the corners of the tent; put the stakes through the loop holes and pound into the ground with a hammer.

  2. 2

    Unzip the doors. Put the frame poles together. Insert the larger of the two poles through the designated pole sleeve near the centre of the tent and the smaller pole near the foot of the tent.

  3. 3

    Put the end of the large pole into the hole in the stake loop closest to it. Go around the tent and push the pole up into a domed position until you are able to fit that end of the pole into the hole in the stake loop. Repeat this process with the smaller pole. Snap the frame clips onto the poles for stability.

  4. 4

    Attach the rainfly by placing it over the tent in the correct orientation. Snap the stake loop clips into the clips on the corners of the rainfly. Pull the ends away from the tent, and stake them into the ground.

  1. 1

    Lay out the tent on the ground with the door facing the preferred direction.

  2. 2

    Assemble the poles. Insert each pole into the corresponding sleeve; pay special attention to whether there is a pole designation for those in the front, middle, and rear of the tent. Place the ends of the poles into the corresponding grommets in the stake loops.

  3. 3

    Stake down the tent by placing the stakes through the stake loops and pounding into the ground with the hammer. Stake out the guys lines as necessary.

  1. 1

    Undo the Velcro straps around the ring of the tent holding it in the collapsed position.

  2. 2

    Allow the tent to spring open automatically.

  3. 3

    Place in desired location. Attach to any tunnel accessories.

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