32099Re: [backpackgeartesters] Initial Report- Black Diamond OneShot Tent-Ralph Di...
- Mar 31, 2007In a message dated 3/31/2007 12:34:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
If there was a video of me trying to pitch it, it would have to be a
silent movie and the sight would not be pretty, mainly my backside sticking
out feeding tent poles into a supposedly yawning doorway that is a tad
Ah! That might be your problem, the view of your agitated derrier
not-with-standing. ; )
I find the best way to set up the tent is to stake out the four corners, then
sit in the open door facing out. Awning pole goes in first. Then, with the
two main poles out in front, I run the first straight into its corner without
changing my position. With the pole seated in the corner patch (not the
grommet!) I just start bendng the pole into place. I find the far end comes to the
opposite front corner quite naturally, with little strain. Once seated in the
corner patch (I still do not bother with the grommets) I pull the tent body over
the pole and my head. I then repeat the process with the final pole. The poles
sit roughly in the proper position.
This is when I check the grommets. I make sure the pole end is siting in the
grommet and fasten the hook&loop fastener immediately above it. I work all
four corners like this. I find that the poles work gradually into position with a
minimum of fuss using this method, tho some fussing may be required. I finish
by edging the poles into position and closing the remaining fasteners. All
this is done from my sitting position (I lay down and to the side when
positioning the rear corners and fasteners).
Takes just a few minutes. Easy as pie. No cussing required.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can
solve them. - Isaac Asimov
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