Pitch and Strike a Tent Correctly Pitching a tent means to set it up. Striking a tent means to take it down and properly store. It is easy to pitch a tent if there are half a dozen people to help, but an experienced camper can do it alone by following a simple routine. Even the best-pitched tent will sag eventually, so tighten the lines from time to time to keep the roof taut. During rain, on the other hand, slacken the lines deliberately to offset the shrinking of wet lines and tent materials. As an example, this is the procedure for one very common style of tent
CAMP BED For an overnight camping trip, prepare your bed at home before starting out. It does not have to be very elaborate. But if you are staying for awhile on the same site, the extra time you spend making a camp bed will be repaid by the added comfort you will have.
Fold a Square Blanket With one Layer under you, Two on top. In cooler weather, you need at least two blankets. Fold first blanket with two layers under you. Then bring bottom up over your feet. Swing half of second blanket over you, and fold bottom under your legs. Resource Pathfinder Field Guide, Scout Shops, Camping and Sporting Gear Shops.