Timber Creek Screened Houses Instructions
The Timber Creek Screen House is a wonderful way to make camping even better. It is a tent-like structure but with all mesh panels, and it's very lightweight, making it easier to transport. Despite its weight, it is also very durable and is constructed using steel poles to add to its rigidity. These items are not expensive and are easy to put together.
Before setting up the tent, there are some tips that you should be aware of: Don't pitch the tent close to an open fire, don't smoke inside the tent, don't use candles or open flames inside of the tent, don't use insect repellent on the tent and don't store it on a concrete floor.
Other hints that you should know: Anchor the tent once it has been put up in case the weather conditions, such as the wind speed, change; ensure that the tent is correctly ventilated in any type of weather to ensure comfort and proper breathing.
Putting the House Together
Check the package and the contents against the instructions to make sure that all of the pieces are there before you leave home. When you reach the camping site, choose a spot that is level and smooth, without any sharp objects. Lay out the screen house on this area. Take out all of the poles and extend them out to their full length. Sort the poles according to their purpose, such as the leg poles and roof poles.
Lay the fabric with its underside facing toward you. Place the roof poles in the shape of an "X" with the arms pointed toward the corners of the fabric. Gently bend each pole and insert it into the pocket at the appropriate corner. When all of the pole ends are in the pockets, the material will be tight and in the shape of a bowl. Use the provided fabric ties to secure the poles in place. Flip the piece of fabric over. Take one leg pole and put the end with the curly top into a grommet. Use a screw to secure it into place and repeat this process for the other leg poles. Fit the screen into place firmly and make adjustments to the poles as necessary.
Staking It in Place
Find the webbed loops at the bottom of the house and place stakes through them. Drive them into the ground firmly.
Locate the guy line plastic slider and take hold of the piece of the line that is opposite to the knot. When you have a good grasp on the line, pull it to form a loop. Extend the guy line right down to the ground and to the stake. Repeat this process for the rest of the guy lines.
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