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What I've Learned: Tents

July 30, 2011

We set up both of our tents today for  out little one’s birthday party and doing so made me realize that perhaps not everyone knows this little trick that Elizabeth from Curly Pigtails and I have discovered. So, I decided to share this little tiny tip with you and open the forum to see if you have any tent tips to share;)

We both have EZ- Ups and they are by far THE easiest tent I’ve ever owned to both put up and take down (and load back into the tent bag). However, sometimes putting up the tent walls (and taking them down, and putting them back in the bag) creates a slight problem, or just a time suckage issue. So, this is what we discovered:

Before you raise the tent legs and before you even fold down the four corners of the canvas, attach your tent walls. Attach your front velcro, then when doing the wall next to that FIRST zip the first inch or so together and then velcro. Continue around the tent. This way, when you raise your tent legs and stake your tent, it should all fit perfectly.

Secondly, when you put them away – ROLL THEM UP as though you were just pinning them back for a show to get them out of the way. Then LEAVE them rolled up, fold them in half, and put them in your tent bag. This way, when you get them out to use the next time they’re already rolled and super easy to velcro. And there’s no folding involved!!

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  1. July 30, 2011 7:45 pm

    Yes! This has been a lifesaver, especially when you’re short like me! I highly recommend doing this so you’re always prepared….

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