Setting up a tent properly can be the difference between a good nights sleep under the stars and waking up with aches and pains or even worse waking up with bugs in your sleeping area.
Choose the location to place your tent. Avoid areas that are not level. Also consider placing the tent between some trees to help keep the wind from destroying your tent site. Clear any debris or rocks from the area.
Slide support rods through the pockets on the tent. In most cases these rods will go over the top of the tent to form a half circle. Complete the raising of the tent by securing the end of the rod into the hole or socket provided near the bottom corners of the tent.