Are You Among Those Who Are Unaware Of How To Fold And Pack Up A Tent?
If yes, then have no worries. Until recently, I used to struggle with putting up a tent. Knowing how to put away a tent makes it easier to carry while backpacking or hiking.
One also avoids accidental tearing of the materials and unnecessary crumpling. Unequal weight distribution in a bag makes it heavier and bulkier.
While you might be able to ignore the weight during the first few minutes of carrying it, you will be able to feel it after the hour.
At this time is when you will start to wonder whether you did the right thing while packing the tent.
Just as many people do, I learned the hard way the importance of folding a tent. Knowing how to fold a tent is just as important as putting it up.
Tips on how to fold a tent can come in handy in case you decide to go on a camping trip. And these tips are especially useful for dome tents.
How To Fold A Tent? Main Steps You Should Know
1# Packing The Flysheet
Seems complicated, right? Seek an extra pair of hands, and with some practice, you will surely get the hang of a standing tent.
Your aim is for your tent to end up in a lengthwise state, keep that in mind.
2# Folding The Flysheet
The pole closest to you should be your primary reference point.
Guess what; the flywheel should have equal breadth as any of the folded poles.
3# Roll Up The Flysheet
4# Fold The Main Tent
5# Adjusting The Roof
You should do this with the tents pegged, and roof mounts acting as supports (clips and tubes).
6# Folding The Vestibule
Make the front or rear vestibule lie flat over the tent’s main body. The front one should be on top.
7# Folding The Tent
8# Put It All Together
Quite obvious, right? You are now ready and set to head out for, say, your camping trip.
I found a good video that sums up these steps really well!
There are different types of tents. Camping and cabin tents are but a few mentions. Keep in mind the following easy tips, whatever tent you may have:
If you think folding a tent is a hard work, then best popup tents are good candidates to be considered when finding a new camping tent. Because they're almost easy to fold and suited for everyone.
Did you enjoy reading the steps? Do you think they can be helpful?
Let me know what you think. I would be more than happy to expand my skills on packing a tent and add onto the few tricks on my list.
Drop me a text or two if you may. I helped myself I huge chunk from these tips. I saved my pocket lots of money. Repairing or replacing a tent cost me thousands of dollars.
I vividly remember when hiking with my friends, always complaining now and then that I am tired because of my heavy bag.
These steps are sure to lead you the other way, ‘the better way.' You will surely avoid the hard way.
Again, not all the tips which work for me are a guarantee to work for you. Therefore, the more the options, the more the fun.