|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – January 2009
There's nothing cozier than a warm, dry tent on a cold night. But strong winds and rain can turn setup into a sopping, frustrating fiasco.
Pre-rig the guylines on each side of the tent before leaving home so they can be quickly attached to a single stake.
1) Tie one end of a 10-foot nylon cord to an outer guy loop, then thread it through a small O-ring. Making sure to leave slack in the cord, pull it through the middle guy loop, thread it through the O-ring again, then tie to the last guy loop. If there are only two loops, tie each separately to the O-ring.
2) Tie one end of a 15-foot cord to the O-ring. When pitching the tent, loop the cord around a stake and secure it with an adjustable knot, such as a trucker's hitch–which is easy to tie and untie even while wearing gloves.Setup