If you set up a tent once a year on an annual camping holiday you may have forgotten the trick to getting it up first time, no sweat.
We jog your memory with this handy guide to erecting a dome tent.
1. Select a site
Choose a flat area without large branches overhead to set up the tent.
Select an area that receives morning shade, as the heat of direct sunlight can become unbearable in summer.
Clear the ground of twigs and rocks that may damage the tent. Ensure campfires are a safe distance away.
2. Insert the poles
Lay out the tent, then assemble the poles and lay them in position.
Insert the poles through the sleeves, pushing rather than pulling to avoid them coming apart or catching on the fabric, then attach the clips to the poles.
TIP: If there is a slope, position the tent so your feet will be facing downhill.
3. Erect the tent
Insert one end of the first pole into the eyelet at a corner, then insert the other end into the opposite corner, bending the tent pole and adjusting the fabric as necessary.
Repeat for the other pole to raise the tent.
TIP Have a second person help you align the poles with the eyelets.