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Tent Care & Proper Use

Care & Washing

The fabric of your tent will last longer if you limit its UV exposure.

Do not leave the tent up for longer than necessary after each use (for example, in a tent left up over the course of an entire summer in direct sunlight, the fabric will slowly become less pliable and more brittle, as it gets damaged by UV rays)

If needed, the tent may be washed with soapy water and a sponge, then rinsed. Use a gentle detergent or dish soap.

Do not use any products which contain chlorine. Towel dry and then hang or spread flat to make certain tent is completely dry. We recommend a product such as Nikwax

Proper Use

  • Do not cook inside a tent
  • Do not smoke inside a tent
  • Do not pitch your tent too close to a campfire.
  • Do not use candles, matches or open flames of any kind in or near a tent
  • Do not use water collected from the surface of the tent for cooking or drinking.
  • Do not operate any device inside the tent which burns fuel. (Examples: Barbecue, cooktop, kerosene heater). Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide can build up and lead to serious injury or death.
  • Do not store flammable liquids inside a tent; do not re-fill lamps, heaters or stoves inside a tent
Keep all flame and heat sources away from tent fabric

The fabric may burn if left in continuous contact with any flame source. The application of any foreign substance to the tent fabric may render the flame-resistant properties ineffective.


Always make sure that the tent fabric is completely dry before storage. Storing a tent with damp fabric may result in the growth of mould.

Updated on September 10, 2019

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