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Platform camping, how to pitch a tent

Just wondering what i need to pitch a tent on a platform.  Going to Heckscher State park next month and have never put a tent up on a platform.



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I have camped on platforms a handful of times. Usually there is always a way to rig out and secure the tent(if that’s what you meant).

sometimes you can go to surrounding trees, the platform itself or stake it on the ‘outskirts’. If there’s a will there’s a way when platform camping.

have a good pad and plenty of cordage!


here is a picture of cranks around the campfire 3 day mountain bike festival. REI had a bike mechanic station there and if it wasn’t for them my bike wouldn’t have made it all 3 days.


Thanks Josh.  I’ve got all kinds of accessories, and I will. Ring plenty of cordage.  Thank yo again.