Subject: Re: storage for 20′ yurt
thanks very much- worked well.
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009
See online manual: https://shelter-systems.com/lighthouse-manual.html
Storage: Brush off all the dirt that you can. Make sure the dome is completely dry. If you have to take the dome down wet, plan to hang it indoors from the top clip until it’s dry before packing. Remove stakes, vent tubes and poles. The liner may stay attached. We’ve found the following folding technique to be the easiest. Lay the dome on its own floor. Put one stake in the ground, to use as an anchor during folding. Hook the clip string at the very top center of the dome to the stake. Pull all the dome’s edges so that it fans out and lies flat, one half on top of the other half. Then pleat-fold it so that the canopy forms a narrow triangle 4′ wide at the base. Try to get each fold as flat as possible. Slip the tip of the triangle off the stake now and begin rolling it tightly down toward the wide end until you’ve got a nice bundle. Clean and dry both sides of the floor. After the floor is dry, fold it into a 4′ wide strip. Lay the tent roll and other small parts at one end and roll the whole thing up tightly. Wrap your dome in the material you received it in and use strings to hold the roll tight.
Now tie the poles into a bundle. To get it nice and tight, wrap string twice around the bundle of poles and use a packer’s knot. This is a kind of slip knot that holds tight.
You can use a house vacuum to compress your packed dome to about 1/2 its volume; roll and pack up your dome as above; warp in its wrapper it came with; tape the long seam of the wrapper; tape any holes in the wrapper. twist one end tight and then fold and tape this twisted end to the package; insert your vacuum hose in the other end twist and tape it tight; turn on your vacuum; with the vacuum on push on the package and it will compress to about 1/2 its original size; now tape around and around your package with the vacuum still on (this is to hold the package compressed when you remove the vacuum. now remove the vacuum and tape the end of your package closed.
On Sep 8, 2009
We own one of your 20′ yurts and have been delighted with it so far. It arrived nicely folded but we have had trouble finding a way returning it to a compact form. Is there an easy way to roll, fold, stuff, or otherwise miniaturize it for storage? If so, is there an appropriate stuff-stack size?
Thanks for your help-
San Mateo, CA