How to Set Up a Two-Room Cabin Tent

How to Set Up a Two-Room Cabin TentCampers obsessed with comfort and style while still wanting to actually camp often will purchase a two-room tent. These tents are perfect for family outings, one room for mom and dad, the other for the kids. They are easy to set up. All you need is some patience and some elbow grease. Note that it will probably take at least two people to set the tent up.


Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bars
  • Stakes
  • Ropes
  • Tent
Step 1
Unload your supplies. Find all of your bars, stakes and ropes. Also find your instructions because they will be your greatest aid when you are setting up your tent.
Step 2
Spread out your tent on the ground. In soggy weather you will want a dropcloth beneath your tent, but if you are in an arid climate it won't matter.
Step 3
Slide the top bar into the sleeve provided. Once you've slid the bar into the corresponding sleeve, connect the rest of the poles to the other overhead bars. They will have tapered ends and wide ends. Tapered ends go into the wide ends. For the other two overhead bars, hooks will snap onto the top bar portions for stability. As you erect the tent, push these bars solidly into the ground.
Step 4
Secure the tent. You may want to do this step before Step 3, but it can be done this way also. Go around the bottom of the tent and for each corner and places in the side there will be loops that need to have stakes in them to stabilize the tent. Without these stakes, the tent will be more prone to falling over in high winds.
Step 5
Set up your tent "porch." There should be four poles that you haven't used yet. These are for the "porch." Stretch the pieces of the tent out tightly and slide the pole into the eyehole. For each corner there should be a rope to stabilize the tent further.
Step 6
Set up the divider. If you choose to have two rooms instead of one huge room, go inside your tent and in the middle should be places where you can fasten the divider. In some tents, the divider will go all the way to the top; in others, it will only go up to where the tent starts to taper up. The fastening will be the simplest part of the job. It could be buttons, ties, or a zipper depending on the maker of your tent.

Article Written By Heather Broeker

Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.

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