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1. Make sure that all guy-lines are in place.
You will drop your tent, and potentially damage spokes or hub if you don't have all the guy lines up.

2. Pull all the wall stakes.

3. Remove and fold the walls.
Fold accordian-style as you go. (Easier to set up next time than if it is rolled)
If you have two people, have one remove the loops from the roof toggles while the other one takes the stake loops. Stay in sync with each other and you can fold the walls without them ever touching the ground.

4. Remove the spokes.
Start by taking out every other one, then take out the rest.
A bungie cord or bit of rope will keep the spokes bundled, making them much more managable.

5. Set the center pole down.
With one hand grab the center pole and roof as high up as you can easily manage.
With the other hand grab the pole at about waist level.
Lift the pole out of the baseplate and walk to one side, allowing the centerpole and roof to start going horizontal.
Set it down as gently as you can without straining your back.
(it's nice to have a tarp or rug laid out to drop it on, to keep the canvas cleaner, but it's not critical)

6. Finish up
Pull the center pole out and dissasemble it.
Fold the roof accordian-style. With a helper you can do this in the air by having them pull on the peak while you fold on the seams at the eaves.
Coil up the guy-lines.
Put all the small bits in the stake bag.
Have a sip of beer, (or your frosty beverage of choice) Yum!
Load up the carriage. Mope about having to go home... On the other hand, a shower would be really nice right now :)

7. Drying
If the canvas or ropes are even a bit damp, hang them out to dry when you get home.
If you put your tent away wet, mildew will eat it. Then you will cry.

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