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How To Pitch Up a popup Tent

Set your tent in the wild easily in a few minutes

Popup tents are easy to set and fold. That’s why solo trekkers often prefer popup tents. Setting up this type of tent is easy if we practice it a few times. 


Unlike all other tents, popup tents don’t need extra nuts to tight. It comes with almost no extra accessory. So carrying these tents is also easier than conventional tents.


If you have purchased a popup tent or if you are making up your mind to get one, first know the basic thumb rules to set the tent properly and what factors we need to keep in mind also.

How To Pitch Up a Popup Tent

More or less, every camper knows opening and folding a tent with the help of friends. Every tent setup requires more than two persons involved. But a solo camper can set a popup tent without any helping hand.

Let’s figure out the basic process of getting a popup tent pitch up in the wild.

First of all, keep in mind that a popup tent features several springs. And these are attached with a flexible frame. While released from the fastened strap, it gets popped up almost instantly and takes the shape.

Pitching instructions

Selection of Location

Choosing a perfect location for pitching up is the first stepping stone. A flat yet higher than its surroundings is the optimum place.

[ # If we are to pitch the tent on an inclined plane, we prefer placing the tent opening side towards the downhill. It prevent the tent from getting flooded if in case we get caught into sudden heavy shower. ]

Clearing the area is a key step because small stones and objects can make the floor uncomfortable while sharp objects may damage the floor of the tent.

Working With the Tent

Now it comes to work with the tent. After clearing the ground, release the fastened strap. The tent starts opening automatically. 

  1. Wait for a few seconds to get it opened itself. We need to keep our eyes on the flexible frames of the tent. Because any obstacle like tiny stone, wood may prevent proper opening.
  2. Once it gets opened up, pull the cords from four ends. 
  3. Collect some stones to provide supports to the pins where the cords are attached. 
  4. hammer the pins into the ground at an angle of 45 degree. Place the stone on that.

 [ #Why 45 degrees is the best angle: Stormy weather with heavy wind can uproot the tent if it’s not grounded with stable support. This angle provides best support and tension. That’s why we prefer to set the pins at 45 degrees. Refer the image for a visual concept of how it should be done.]


We shouldn’t forget to place some loads around the pins. Stones are easily available for this purpose.

* Points to Remember: Tie a frame with a nearby wood stem. It’s not a mandatory one to remember. Sometimes storm uproots loosely grounded tents. And heavy wind may take that to a hardly reachable zone. All the measures are taken keeping weather, terrain and scope of backup in mind.



Choose a proper land

Choose a high land to setup the popup tent


Clean & Prepare the land

Throw away stones and wood and Throw away stones and wood and hammer the grounding pins into the ground at 45 degrees.


Tie the tent with a stem

Tie your tent frame with a stable wood stem nearby