Bergen 6 Tent Instructions

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Bergen 6 Tent Instructions
The Bergen 6 is ideal for group camping. (Jordan Siemens/Lifesize/Getty Images)

The Bergen 6 tent uses a tunnel design with two separate bedrooms and a common area. The tent also has a covered porch area, bedroom windows, storage pockets and mesh lining to prevent insects from entering. It can sleep up to six people or three in each room and the common area allows for equipment storage and cooking. The tent can be erected by a single person, but it is much easier with two people because of the large footprint.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tent
  • Poles
  • Ground sheet
  • Stakes
  • Hammer
  • Guy lines

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  1. 1

    Remove the tent, poles, ground sheet and guy lines from the stuff sack. Locate a flat camping area and remove all rocks and sharp objects from the tent site.

  2. 2

    Spread the tent out on the ground. Insert two tent poles through the sleeves on one of the rooms. Hook the ends of each pole in the corresponding grommet. Attach the clips located on the tent body to the poles.

  3. 3

    Insert two tent poles through the sleeves on the remaining room. Hook the ends of the poles in the corresponding grommets. Attach the clips located on the tent body to the poles.

  4. 4

    Pound the stakes through the ground loops on the corners of one room and into the ground. Walk to the other room and pull it away from the staked room until it is tight. Pound stakes through the remaining ground loops and into the ground.

  5. 5

    Attach the guy lines to the loops located on the tent body. Pull the guy lines tight to the ground and pound stakes through the guy line loops to finish forming each room.

  6. 6

    Pull the shade awning out from the common area. Attach the two remaining poles to the grommets in each corner of the awning. Place the other end of each pole in the ground. Attach the guy lines to the awning corners and pull tight to the ground. Use a hammer and stakes to secure the guy lines to the ground.

  7. 7

    Place the ground sheet in the common area. Use a hammer to pound stakes into each corner of the ground sheet.

Tips and warnings

  • Set up the tent on a mild weather day. Avoid set up in high winds as the tent will be difficult to erect. Obtain an extra set of poles from the manufacturer if possible. Wind and weather can cause poles to break and an extra set may keep your tent standing while others are down.

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