How to Connect Screen Tents

How to Connect Screen Tents
Screened tents are useful when camping in a small group or large. They will keep the rain off you and cut down on bugs, such as mosquitoes and flies, bothering you while you eat. If camping in a larger group, you may need to use two screened tents to accommodate everyone. Though you probably will not be able to zip them together to form one large unit, you can creatively connect them together. It will only take a few extra items, which you probably have stored away in your gear bag.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Tarp
  • Bungee cords
  • Rope
Step 1
Set both screened tents up as close to each other as possible. Butt two sides with the zip open door, next to each other. There will be a gap in the roof section, but you will fix that later on.
Step 2
Use a tarp that is as wide as the screened tents, to cover the gap between the two. This will cover the opening in the roof section and protect you in the event rain occurs and will assist in making the two tents one large unit.
Step 3
Pull the tarp over the two tents, covering the center section. Allow an even amount of tarp to hang down on all sides.
Step 4
Attach the tarp to the tents by using bungee cords or rope tied off or attached to the tarp's grommets. Tie off to the screened tent's poles, or any trees located next to the tents, to hold the tarp in place. Be sure your ropes or bungee cords are long enough to reach the tie off point.
Step 5
Secure the tarp in its place by pulling it taunt, as you attach your ropes or bungee cords. In the event of rain or wind, the more secure the tarp is tied, the less chance you have of it moving from its place situated on top of the tents.
Step 6
Unzip the two openings that are facing each other, inside of both screened tents. Many screened tents will only allow you to unzip the bottom and center sections of the door. The top of the opening will be secured to the tent and will not open.
Step 7
Pull the screened doorways open and secure them in place. There should now be a walkway between both tents with no opening in the roof between them, as the tarp is covering that. Your screened tents are now connected and ready for use.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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