Your shelter should ALWAYS be secured when it is inflated. Even if there seems to be no wind at all.
There are two primary ways to secure your shelter.
1. The included "tire" or weight patches can be attached to the side of
the base tubes and a vehicle or weight can be placed on them. This is
acceptable if there is little or no wind. If there is any appreciable
wind then the tie down straps MUST be used.
2. Depending on
the size of your shelter you may have between eight and twelve tie down
straps. When there is any wind present these straps must be secured to
something that is permanent or solid(ie a car/truck). Some examples are
light poles, fence post or a guardrail. A thirty inch long, one inch
diameter ground stake that is driven into the ground is also an
acceptable spot to tie the straps to.
Our Water Logs can also be used to secure your shelter. Fill them with water and you have 200 lbs of support at the corner of your shelter.
FAST Shelter (610) 415-0225 659 South 2nd Ave (610) 935-7808 fax Phoenixville PA 19460