The first few times you set up a wall tent with your new metal frame can be intimidating and daunting. But there’s a few tricks that you can use to organize yourself so it will get easier and faster. First, take the angle or joint pieces out of their bag and separate them into corners, ridges,and eaves. I generally like to orient my tent door towards my fire and kitchen. Ten feet back from the fire is a good distance but ultimately depends on your camp site location. So, starting with the door ridge corner there will be three spokes where you want the door to be. The two spokes that will be connected to the corners of the front of the tent will be roughly angled towards your feet the third spoke will head directly to the back of the tent location. Now find to corner ankles, what for the left one for the right placed them about where the corners of the tent will be for the front wall and door. Now place ridge middle pieces and the Accompanying Eve pieces, there might be only one or there could be two depending on how big your mall tent is. Now move onto the back I can place the ridge home three spokes with the two spokes going to the corners towards the back of the tent and the third spoke well now face the front of the tent, place to corner angles. With these angles laid out in a General array appropriate locations I’ll be faster and more concise link the polls out to go with that.
Most often the polls will come with runners stamped on them they should say either leg, ridge, Rafter, or Eve. If you’re Walton is rectangle then you were eaves and you were ridge poles should be the same link. D’s will run front and back, both along the sides Poor Eve and the middle, or ridge. Fit these polls in to eve and ridge holes on your angles. Now get all of the rafters (these should be labeled). Fit them to the rafter holes starting at the front of the tent and moving your way to the back of the tent ,the last angle that gets put together will probably be somewhat tight,that is good, A slightly tight fitting frame will stay together in case of a bad cough has been my experience.
It is now time to get the tent out of the back. Un fold it so one of the long side of the tent frame matches up with the tent, now unfold it so that the bottom of the tent is next to the frame and the ridge of the tent is away from the frame. Grab a mud flap of the top corner steak nearest the frame, pull the tent over the frame until the ridge hole in the tent is settled on the ridge of the frame in both the front and the back of the canvas. Settle the canvas and ropes around the edges. Get the leg pieces positioned at each eve and leg angle, lift HLAF of the tent and insert legs, then the other half.
Now for staking it down, 1st off if you have those silly plastic stakes go get some some good metal ones. Angle the stakes with the bottom of the stake toward the tent center. I generally put 1 steak for 2 ropes and every other stake hole on the bottom unless I am going to be around 1week or more. Of your I. Supper soft ground sometimes it helps to put In a cross stake. Do this by placing the 1st stake as described above, then pound a second stake directly in the ground crossways i. Ground of the 1st stake. Once the stakes are in you may want to install a stove like the mountaineer stove, if your needing a little added warm on those chilling evenings or Rainey afternoons. Once the stove is Intsalled (if you need one) place the floor in the bottom. I recommend digging a trench on the outside of your tent right near the walls, on the down hill side take your trench out away from camp to drain.