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How to erect your canvas bell tent

Step 1)

  • Peg out the tent keeping the (sewn or zipped in) groundsheet taught in all directions.
  • Note the long straight edge is the entrance.
  • If you have a detachable groundsheet lay it out tightly first (pegs only half-way in), lay the tent out to match the groundsheet, take out one peg at a time and put back in through the groundsheet then through the eyelet in the trim of the tent (remaining trim to go under the groundsheet).
How to pitch your glamping bell tent Step one

Step 2)

  • Under the entrance
  • Place the long centre pole inside with one end in the peak of the tent and the other in the exact centre of the groundsheet.
How to put up a bell tent by king tents Step two

Step 3)

  • Fit the internal A-frame around the door (spike in eyelet through roof, ends of A-frame in pockets of groundsheet)
  • Close the entrance
  • Fit guy rope on to spike of A-frame pulling straight out from tent
  • Fit remaining guy ropes – ensure they follow seam lines of tent and pulled tightly.
Step three on putting up a bell tent by king tents