Hexamid Solo Tent Setup
Cutting Guy Lines:
36 feet of spectra cord is included. Cut Guy lines to the following lengths, singe each end w/ a lighter, and tie a 2 inch (5 cm) loop at both ends. The guy lines can be looped on to the tent tie outs.
Front center (1x) – 54 inches (137 cm) (Attach to the longer loop in the front middle of the tent)
Front and back corners (4x) – 29 inches (73 cm)
Back center (1x) – 24 inches (61 cm)
(2x) – 46 inches (117 cm)
You may also want to cut four 7 inch (18 cm) pieces to tie to the zipper pulls.
Setup Instructions (or search for the “Hexamid Setup” video on YouTube.com):
1. Adjust your trekking pole to around 48 inches (~122 cm)
2. Stake out one of the front corners.
3. Pull the other front corner’s guy line tight, then give it about 8 inches (21 cm) of slack and stake it out.
4. Insert your trekking pole with the
handle at the peak of the tent and the tip through the button hole in the patch
of reinforcement material on the floor.
Depending on how long your pole is you can angle it to get desired height of the tent. If it is the very windy put the pole more vertical for stability.
5. Stake out the main guy line. The front corners of the tent should be about 6 inches (15 cm) off the ground.
6. Stake out the back center guy line.
7. Stake out the back corners, and back wall guy lines. The tent should be about 6 inches (15 cm) off the ground all the way around.
If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:
· The distance apart of the two front corner stakes when you first lay out the tent.
· The length and angle of the trekking pole.
If you are
using a tent pole instead of a trekking pole consider adding padding to the top
such as a sock, glove, or pack towel. Padding may help prevent damage to the
tent should the pole get knocked out of the reinforced area.
Optional Extended Beak:
There is a longer elastic cord clipped to the tip of the extended beak. Tie the other end of the elastic to the loop at the end of the front center guy line. You might want to tie some leftover yellow cord to the elastic to make it easier to see and grab from inside the tent.
To open or close the extended beak simply clip or unclip the mitten hook from the tip of the beak. When not in use the beak should be rolled tightly upwards. There is a small elastic cord with hook on the underside of the beak. Clip it around the beak to secure it up tight. Keep the beak up 99% of the time for better ventilation, unless rain spray is coming in the front of the shelter.
You will need a ground sheet on the inside of the tent on top of the screen. Having the sheet above the screen allows you to move it around as necessary, and any rain water or spray will run down the screen underneath it.
There should be 5 elastic loops with hooks attached at the five back corners of the shelter and a 6th at the peak. They can be clipped to your groundsheet to hold it in place and to keep the edges of it elevated above any ground water or spray. The 6th loop can be moved from the peak to the front center of your groundsheet to attach it around the trekking pole if you want. All the elastic and hooks come off if you choose not to use them.
Hexamids now have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.