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New to Camping - Hints and Tips

1/ Read all Instructions carefully before use

2/ Always erect and check your tent prior to your first Camping Trip.

3/ As a precautionary measure a seam sealant has been provided with your tent.
The majority of seams on your tent flysheet have been seam taped during manufacture. However it is sometimes not possible, due to the nature of some materials used and sewing methods employed, to fully seal all seams. It may therefore, in some circumstances, be necessary to manually seal certain seams with the sealant provided. Do not over apply the sealant building up a thick layer of sealant. Over application can leave 'bubbles' of sealant
where the outer surface dries giving the appearance that the sealant has cured. If the tent is packed away with these 'bubbles' in place, the bubbles will burst and glue your tent together. Please allow at least 48 hours for the sealant to cure. The tent should never be packed away until the sealant is completely dry.
Further instructions on this are available in our Frequently Asked Questions section of our website.

4/ We recommend the use of a Stone Protection groundsheet or under sheet to minimise damage from sharp stones. Please ensure that groudsheets do not protrude out from underneath the flysheet where they can gather water, which can run in between the groundsheet of the tent or inner tent causing possible condensation or leakage issues.

5/ Please note it is extremely dangerous to use naked flames in or around any tent.

6/ We want you to enjoy your holiday so please remember a tent is a portable structure and needs to be fully pegged and sercured at all times. Please ensure you tent is pitched ready for bad weather, even if bad weather is not expected.

7/ When inserting tent poles into the flysheet do not force them. If you are finding it difficult then check to see if the tent pole is stuck on a sleeve or caught in a joint on the pole. Also check that, where fitted, adjustable webbing straps are fully extended allowing easier pole insertion. These should then be tightened fully during pegging.

8/ We really hope that you do not experience any bad weather on holiday. However we strongly recommend purchasing a comprehensive Camping Equipment Insurance policy as storm damage is not covered under the Khyam warranty.

9/ Please remember that Poly Cotton tents require ‘weathering’. This process allows the natural fibres used in the construction of the tent to ‘shrink to fit’. The canvas itself, along with the sewing holes and sewing threads will swell and shrink during the first time the tent gets wet. This ‘weathering’ process will mean that the tent may leak during the first rain fall.

10/ We supply a standard range of pegs with our products suitable for normal ground conditions. However we recommend carrying a supply of numerous other specialist pegs suitable for both loose and rocky terrain so you are able to secure your tent against unprecedented bad weather conditions.

Finally if you have any other questions please feel free to contact our Technical Help line on 0844 850 4401 our technical department will be happy to help.