How to pack up a pop-up tent in 5 seconds…

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Way back in February Jake got a pop-up tent for his birthday. It remained unopened for most of the year. However, with a music festival fast approaching, it was time to try out the tent. Testing began while we were sunning ourselves in Italy, so we only discovered just how successful the testing had gone when we arrived back. Our back room was full of pop-up tent ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Apparently the first part had gone really well. Once out of the bag the tent had sprung into shape in seconds. Putting away was a slightly different story. Even the neighbours had tried and failed and the poor tent was now looking a little sorry for it’s self. Tracy had another go, but the poles had simply had enough by now and the small metal ferrules that link the poles snapped ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Replacements bits were ordered and a bit of ‘pop-up tent packing away’ research was done. We found this…

 

…and it all looked really simple. With the new bits now fitted we had another go. The guy on the website we’d found had single-handedly packed his tent away in about 5 seconds. Jake, with the help of his mum, our dog, the informative video and a few helpful hints from myself, took slightly longer…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqw6KOL92zs