Pitching the Bug Shelter

NOTE: Bug Shelters currently come with a triangular piece of fabric sewn in at each corner of the tub. This simplifies pitching and allows you to get a good pitch while only staking out the bottom corners. The bug shelter still comes with the upper shock cords installed for those who wish to use them for more secure attachment to a tarp, but you can omit them if you'd like. Alternatively, you could omit the lower shock cords and just let the floor hang after clipping the top of the tub to your tarp.

Clip the shock cords
  • At each corner, clip the top shock cord's mitten hook to the mitten hook on the bottom shock cord. This will form a loop between the bottom and top corners of the tub.
Stake the corners
  • Place a stake near each corner and pass the shock cord loops around each stake.>
Raise the rear peak
  • Stake out the rear guyline.
  • Place your pole's tip in the grommet located on the guyline.
  • Adjust the length of the pole so it is several inches above the rear peak.
  • Tension the guyline.
Raise the front peak
  • Stake out the front guyline.
  • Place your pole's tip in the grommet located on the guyline.
  • Adjust the length of the pole so it is several inches above the rear peak.
  • Tension the guyline.