Attaching Corner Eave Lines and Inserting Tent
Pole (2, fig. 2-17).
Drive pins about 6 feet from corners of
tent and attach corner eave lines to pins. Pins on
opposite sides of tent should be in a straight line.
Open door and push pole, extended to 8
feet 6 inches, under tent.
Insert spindle of pole through grommet in
peak of liner and through handworked ring in peak of
Raising Tent (3, fig. 2-17).
With one man inside the tent, close inside
and outside D-rings and snaps on door; close slide
Fasten loops to wood toggles on door.
Raise tent and liner; place butt of tentpole
in center of tent area.
Attaching Door Eave Line and Intermediate
Eave Lines (4, fig. 2-17).
Stake door eave line far enough to hold
Stake intermediate eave line pins.
Attach the five intermediate lines to pins.
Adjust and tighten all lines.
Propping Up Door Eave Line. The door eave
line 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
keeps the door from sagging, makes the slide fastener
work better, makes the tent easier to get into and out of,
and gives the tent greater stability.
Fastening Liner. Fasten liner in place by
inserting wire toggles, which are secured to tent, into
grommets set in liner. Allow approximately 2 inches
between tent and liner for insulating purposes. Tie tapes
around stovepipe opening in liner to corresponding tapes
around stovepipe opening in tent to keep stovepipe
opening in place. The 35-foot sock line is threaded
through the eyes of the toggles at the eave line and tied
to the toggle at each corner of the door. The 30-foot
sock line is threaded through the eyes of the next row to
toggles and the two ends are tied in a square knot. The
19-foot sock line is threaded through the eyes of the
remaining row of toggles and the ends are tied in a
2-12. Striking, Lightweight Tent (M-1950)
Loosen liner tie tapes.
Loosen door eave line.
Remove all footstop pins.
Loosen all eave lines and remove all eave line
Remove tentpole, and telescope pole to its
Remove liner only if repairs are needed.
2-13. Folding, Lightweight Tent (M-1950)
Folding Tent (fig. 2-18).
Engage snap into D-ring inside door and
close door slide fasteners.
stovepipe opening panel on top fold. Grasp corner eave
line (to the right of stovepipe opening) and pull out
corner of panel. Then coil intermediate eave line and
corner line neatly on extended panel (1).
Reaching to the left, grasp corner eave
line (to the left of stovepipe opening) and pull the second
panel to the right, making an accordion fold (2).
manner, having six folds in all. As each fold is
completed, coil intermediate eave lines, corner eave line,
and door eave line neatly between folds (3).
Coil on top of folded tent panels the last
remaining intermediate eave line and corner eave line
Fold snow cloth over sidewalls of tent.
Fold peak of tent to edge of snow cloth (5).
Fold short side of tent toward center to
make a rectangle of the tent (6).
Roll or fold tent to the smallest possible
size, and place tent on cover. Place nested pins and
telescoped pole into pocket of cover (7).
Close cover, securing it with straps and
loops. Care should be taken that flaps are tucked neatly
Folding Liner. Ordinarily the liner is not removed
from the tent. When necessary, the liner can be folded
separately in the same manner as the tent. After the
liner is folded it can be placed inside the cover with tent,
pins, and pole.