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You Will Need
- A pop-up tent
- A carrying bag with set-up equipment
- Guy wires
- A waterproof tent fly
- Support wires and restraining straps
- Manufacturer's instructions
Remove the tent from its carrying bag
Open the tent bag. Remove the tent and other parts, such as pegs, guy wires, or waterproof fly.
Remove the restraining straps for a spring-action tent
Grasp the edge of the tent and the internal support wires firmly for a spring-action tent. Remove the restraining straps. The tent erects itself automatically as a dome.
Expand the ribs of an umbrella tent
Place your weight on the top of an umbrella tent, forcing its series of flexible ribs to bow outwards. The expanded tent pops into place in a dome shape.
Secure the tent on the ground
Position the tent on the ground, and secure it with pegs and guy wires as described in the tent manufacturer’s instructions.
Attach a tent fly
Attach a tent fly if there is any chance of rain.