Let's go over how to set up a teepee without using any tent poles. This is most beneficial for a lightweight hiker who is looking to save weight out of their backpack or someone who wants to set up without a center pole.
First choose which trees will line up directly with your campsite area. Then simply run a cord or rope between two trees. Put the cord through the top loop at the peak of our Hexpeak, Octopeak and Minipeak teepee tents. Add the tent stakes to the ground, then pull the line tight until your shelter is at its desired shape.
This technique will work with any brand of tent that has a loop at the top of the shelter.
Set Up a Teepee Without Poles Video
Cord Pitch Video Transcripts
Using Two Trees and Cordage
We've been getting a lot of customer service questions, on how to pitch your teepee tent without the use of a pole. Today we're going to show you a method, using two trees and a piece of line.
Align Shelter with Trees
First line up the center of the teepee tent, directly between two trees. After you've laid your teepee tent out flat, you want to grab a bundle of strong line or rope.
Your Tent Needs a Top Loop
Our Hexpeak, Octopeak and Minipeak tents all feature a Center Top Loop, this is where you run the line through.
Perfect Pitch Tips
You'll want to make sure the anchor points, where you tie the line to the tree are much higher than the top of the tent, this helps create a tight pitch and a stable structure.
Extra Space Inside Using No Center Pole
Now you can see we're finished setting up our teepee tent without the use of a pole, just two trees and a piece of line. Now let's take a peek inside of this simple setup and you'll see that there is no poles.