When setting up a folding tent, it is interesting to assess some issues, because we do not always take into account important aspects, which improve the safety of our tent.
For this reason, we have thought that nothing is better than making a post with some simple tricks to set up a folding tent properly. If you don’t know how to, this post will serve as a guide to help you overcome the challenge.
- The Area Where the Assembly Will Be Done
The first thing we have to think about when setting up a folding tent is to be aware of where we will install the tent and the type of terrain where the tent will be.If we set up folding tents in very exposed areas, such as squares, open fields, or similar, it will be much easier for the wind to affect us.
The ideal would be to install the American tent in an area that is as protected from the wind as possible or, at least, with one of its sides with some protection. So at least, we can deduce where the wind can enter and act accordingly.
- Type of Terrain
Another aspect to take into account is the type of floor where we will do the assembly. If it is a soft and uneven ground, such as dirt or grass, the best thing would be to nail the tentusing pegs and fasten itto a fixed element, using fixing ropes. A tree, a railing, or even a vehicle can serve as an anchor to limit the options of our tent to fly off.
The same can be applied if the terrain is hard. However, it is most likely that we will not have the possibility of nailing the tent to the ground. In this case, it would be best to use folding tent ballasts, which increase the total weight of the tent and limit the possible impact of the wind.
- Consider What Elements Are Essential
We must also think about whether it is essential to mount the folding tent curtains. If we need them, it is logical that we install them. But if they are not entirely necessary and there is a wind of a certain intensity, it is best not to place them.
Not surprisingly, the curtains are the elements that can cause the greatest sailing effect, dragging the tent with them in case of strong wind.