Camping for Beginners: How to Pitch/Put Up a Canvas Dome Tent (How To Camp)

Another episode in our Beginners series, this time we tackle how to pitch/put up a Canvas Dome Tent, as well as how to fold/pack it away.

Below is a list of timestamp/chapter links to take you straight to particular elements of the tent setup instructions.

0:28 – Orienting & Tent Positioning
1:32 – Tools/Equipment
2:06 – What’s in the bag?
2:35 – Which tent
2:54 – Opening up the tent, positioning
3:27 – Information on the tent frame
4:23 – Putting up the tent: Frame
6:39 – Putting up the tent: Erecting
8:27 – Securing tent to the ground (tent pegs)
9:50 – Windows
10:47 – Skull cap/Fly sheet/Rain cover
11:55 – Securing the fly sheet to the frame
12:07 – Deconstructing
12:25 – How to fold and pack away the tent
17:42 – Wrap up and tent info

First Tent Review:
Follow-up Tent Review, One Year Later:


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