Attaching Corner Eave Lines and Inserting
Tentpole (2, fig. 2-2).
Drive six pins about seven feet from
corners of tent, and attach corner eave lines. Pins on
opposite sides of tent should be in a straight line.
Open front door and push pole, extended
to 8 feet 6 inches, under tent.
Insert spindle of pole through hole in peak
of liner and through supporting ring in peak of the tent.
Raising Tent (3, fig. 2-2).
With one man inside the tent, close inside
and outside D-rings and snaps on doors; close slide
Fasten loops to wood toggles on doors.
Lift tentpole, and line up door openings,
stovepipe, and four vent openings of liner with openings
Insert D-rings of liner into snaps attached
Raise tentpole, placing butt of tentpole in
center of tent area.
Attaching Door Eave Lines, Intermediate Eave
Lines and Corner Lines (4, fig. 2-2).
Stake the two door eave lines far enough
to hold doors vertical.
Attach the four intermediate eave lines to
Attach the six corner lines to pins 18
inches out from corner eave-line pins.
Adjust and tighten all lines.
Propping Up Door Eave Lines. Each of the two
door eave lines can be propped up by placing the line
over an improvised pole (tree branch or other
object higher than the door entrance) at a distance of
about 5 feet in front of the door and then staking the line
out to a pin. This keep the doors from sagging, makes
the slide fastener work better, makes the tent easier to
get into and out of, and gives the tent greater stability.
Insert metal toggles through grommets of
Tie tapes around stovepipe opening in
liner to corresponding tapes around stovepipe opening in
tent to keep stovepipe opening in place.
Tie one end of the 18-foot 9-inch sock line
to toggle in each corner of door, threading line through
eye of toggles at eave line and tying to carrier toggles of
the opposite door. Use same procedure for the 18-foot
9-inch sock line on opposite side of tent.
Thread the 40-foot 6-inch sock line
through the next line of toggles, encircling the tent, and
Secure the 38-foot 6-inch sock line in like
manner in the next row of toggles.
Joining Two Tents Together. When two tents
are to be joined together, erect the first tent described
above. Fasten lugs (4, fig. 2-2) at front or rear of tents
together by inserting grommet lug of one tent between
grommet lug and becket lug of other tent, and chain-lace
beckets (4, fig. 2-2) on lug of one tent through grommets
on each lug of both tents (fig. 2-3). Begin chain-lacing at
bottom (near the ground) of lugs and continue until
bottom (near the ground) at the other end of the same
lugs is reached, securing last becket with a knot. Then
erect second tent in the same manner as first tent.