I recently purchased a (for me) reasonably decent tent (North Face Westwind) and I'd like to keep it doing well. The tent was missing it's instructions and although I got it up ok I could use some advice.
Aside from the usual maintenance tips do any of you have pointers concerning pitching in order tot keep stress to a minimum?
For instance the rain-fly attaches to the poles by means of a velcro loop. Mating the two surface allows for some play. It's also possible to tighten this up by overlapping it sideways but as I was doing that, I figured that might pull one of the seam sides too hard under heavy wind.
Surely there must be some do's an don'ts here. (and maybe some instructions for my tent if someone could find them)