Hints & Tips

Hints & Tips

ALWAYS avoid open flames / insecticides / soap detergents 

ALWAYS allow excess mud, bird droppings etc. to thoroughly dry before softly brushing off and washing with lukewarm water only 

NEVER store on a concrete floor (rather place on protective shelf off ground) 

NEVER stand on canvas area of tent. If an occasional seam leakage occurs, apply a recommended seam sealer or wax stick. A properly cared for tent will not need to be waterproofed. 

If you do rewaterproof your tent the following product can be used ( NU Seal) - apply using an air compressor. 

Note: Your tent should not be stood on, stored damp, stored on a concrete floor, sprayed with insecticide, washed with detergent or pitched near an open fire. 

This leads to immersive de-generations of the Canvas fabric which in turn could dramatically shorten the life of your tent.

Pitching your tent:
Secure tent when pitched, in order to avoid any wind damage. Always use your guy ropes

Pitch tent with all the doors and windows CLOSED. This will avoid excess pressure being placed on the zips when the tent is secured.

USE A GROUNDSHEET. This prolongs the life of your tent and prevents the floor from feeling damp.

Remove tent pegs from the ground with either another peg or an "Easy Peg puller". NEVER pull the tent out the ground by pulling the tent fabric.

Avoid pitching your tent directly under a tree that may drop sap as this may stain the tent or damage the waterproofing.

Should any stains occur, the area can be lightly sponged. Do not use a scrubbing brush or any form of detergents as the waterproofing of your tent may be affected.

Ensure that all open ends of poles where joined together are all completely free of mud and dirt which may seriously hamper assembly on future occasion.

Never use excessive force when erecting tent onto frame - double check all poles ends are free from dirt and frame is securely assembled 

Before use:
Your Tents should be fully pitched at home to ensure that all parts are complete.

Use the pitching instruction guide provided.

Check all parts each time. Ensure that you have left nothing behind.

It is always a good idea to have extra pegs, guy ropes and a storm strap in case of strong winds.

Attend to any repairs that may be required well prior to deprature.

During use:
Find a dry and level spot to camp

Choosing a level spot on a knoll will prevent your tent from being swamped in a rainstorm

Remove all sharp rocks or sticks etc. in order to avoid damage to the ground sheet.

Always use a netted or PE groundsheet between your tent floor and the ground.