Vikings used A-frame tents during missions to foreign shores. They were relatively easy to set up quickly, and the components could be stored away neatly on boats. The Viking A-frame tent is actually a pavilion of various sizes to provide shelter to groups of people. A Viking A-frame tent can be erected on most flat, dirt surfaces.
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Things you need
- Tent fabric
- Metal stakes
Place the tent material on the ground and spread it out.
Place the sideboards on the outside of the material and the poles outside of the baseboards.
Put the sideboards together so that their holes overlap. The sideboards, of which there are four, go on either side of the tent and create the A-frame. The tops of each should have holes in them.
Put the centre pole under the tent material at its midpoint and slide it into the holes in side boards on each side. Raise the centre pole to make the tent stand up in an A-shape.
Open the A-frame until the material is tight, then push stakes into the ground to hold the boards securely.
Tie and stake each tip of the A frame, with rope, where the boards connect with the poles. Tie the boards from opposite directions. This should keep the tent sturdy even in the wind.
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