Many people use tents as quick and easy shelters, but find folding the tent an unexpected hassle. Storing the tent involves folding the poles and then one over the other. This will collapse the tent into a circle that you can seal in a bag until you need it again. With a little knowledge of folding techniques, you can pack up your tent until the next time you need it.
Collapsible Large Tents
- Clean the tent before you start folding. Most of the time, all you’ll need to do is shake off the dirt, sand, and pine needles. Although you can try again later, dirt can get stuck in the folds of the tent. Tilt the tent to dump the debris. Wipe down the tent with a little powdered laundry detergent and a damp rag when you have time.
- Never pack a wet tent, or you’ll end up mouldy.
- Fold the two top poles together. Stand next to the store. The poles are the ridges at the top of the tent to your left and right. Reach to grab both sides and bring them together.
- Fold the two bottom poles together. The lower poles form the outer edges of the tent, now sticking out to the left and right. You will have to get to both. Fold one of the lower poles up and over to the upper poles. Do the same for the other bottom pole, so you’re holding all four poles together
- .Leave the tent door open to let the air out.
- Lift the tent sideways. The folded carp resembles a large taco. Keep holding all of the four poles and flip the tent sideways. Move it so that the open side of the cue shape rests against the ground.
- Fold the top poles to your rear hand. You will have to stretch your hands again. As it holds all four poles together, reach over the top of the tent. Grab the back of the taco shape and bring it into your other hand. Fight with the tent to crush it.
- The poles are lightweight, so you won’t need more than a minimal amount of force to bring the tent down. The poles are also flexible so they are unlikely to break.
- Slide the tent halves together. If you folded the tent correctly, it will look like two circles of fabric side by side. It becomes very easy to pack after this, you just have to bring one circle over the other circle, and it is done.
- Press and seal the store in a bag. Pop-up windows are designed to return to the shape of a tent, so you must keep a firm grip on the poles. You can press on it with your hands and knees to remove excess air and keep it from going flat. Then slip the tent into its bag to pack it up for your next trip.
Folding a Beach Tent
- Shake off debris before folding the tent. Clean the tent before putting it away. Tip it over and shake off any trapped dirt or sand. Then clean it with water running from hose. If you don’t have time to tackle tough stains now, you can pack up the tent and do it at home.
- A little powdered detergent helps remove tough stains.
- Grab the sides of the tent. Stand in front of the store entrance. The closest tent pole is the one that runs from side to side over the entrance. Take hold of both sides of the tent. Leave the door open if you have a cover.
- Beach tents are usually smaller than regular tents and do not have poles that span the width of the tent. You can also try this if you are still having trouble folding any other store.
- Fold the sides of the tent together. Pull one side of the tent to the centre, then push it against the ground. While holding it down, bring the other side over. It takes an oval shape now.
- Turn the tent on its side and press it down. Flip the tent over so it is on its edge. Press down on the centre of this edge. The tent changes to a figure 8 shape as you flatten it. You can put a hand on the side of the tent to help guide it to the ground.
- Fold the tent on itself. Bra in store! He’ll get in shape if you let him go. Raise one side of the tent, then bring it to the other side. This collapsed the tent in a circle. You can rest your knee on the tent while doing this to make sure you don’t lose your grip.
- The poles are very flexible, so don’t worry if they break.
- Pack up the tent. If the tent comes with an elastic band, wrap it around it to keep it in place. Put the tent in his bag. Tuck in any protruding poles, then close the bag until you’re ready to use the tent again.