A step-by-step guide to setting up and taking down your Trakker Tempest shelter
Take your Tempest out of the bag and connect the poles.
If using a groundsheet, position it where you want the bivvy to be, with tension hooks on the underside and logo to the front.
The Tempest is easiest to erect without the front panel in place; however, if the front panel is zipped in and you do not want to remove it, you MUST ensure the door is OPEN.
Whilst standing, position the junction block in the mid-dle of your chest, hold the two outermost poles attached to the rear part of the block and fan the poles out SO THEY PULL ROUND PAST CENTRE, so as to tension the fabric. If you find it difficult to spread the poles, STOP AND CHECK THE FABRIC IS NOT TANGLED around the pole ends. DO NOT FORCE IT.
Next, reach over and pull the handle attached to the rear half of the centre junction block all the way over. Pull up the middle front pole and squeeze the two together until they touch. Slide the locking ring over the end of the handle and release the tension to lock it in place.
Attach the tension rings on the inside of the first left and right poles to the tensioning hooks on the groundsheet – if you are using the bivvy without a groundsheet, then please use the tension strap provided.
Peg down the rear bivvy poles using the lower ring on the bivvy and the corresponding groundsheet ring, and then peg out the front pegging points. If using a ground-sheet, tuck in the draught skirts under the groundsheet to prevent moisture from entering the bivvy.
1. To disassemble the bivvy, firstly remove the pegs (do not pull on the material to remove pegs, pull the pegs themselves) then unclip the bivvy from the groundsheet/tension strap.
2. Squeeze the handles together to release the tension on the locking ring and slide the ring towards you, allowing the handles to come apart.
3. Carefully allow the bivvy to fold and lay it on the groundsheet (or on a clean area of bank). Once the bivvy is in this position, you can disassemble the poles and fold the bivvy in half. You must ensure no material is wrapped over the ends of the poles during folding, as the fabric could become damaged.
4. Lay out the carrybag and place the bivvy in it junction block first. When zipping up the carrybag, make sure not to trap any fabric in the zip.