Drive the Pegs
19. DRIVE THE PEGS INTO THE GROUND IN LINE WITH THE PEBBLE TIE CORDS. If you are using wooden pegs, make the holes with a steel 'Pilot Peg' and then tap the wooden pegs Into place. The pegs work best if they are angled away from the tipi. Also, the pegs should be positioned so that the tie cords continue down from the fabric In line with the slope of the tipi cover when they are attached to the pegs.
20. TIE THE PEBBLE TIE CORDS TO THE PEGS. tie cords should be snug but not drum tight. Too much force can tear the fabric. To get equal tension, we tie the tie cord at the front of the tipi (to the bottom lacing pin) first. Then we tie one or two tie cords in the back (on either side of the lift pole). We then fasten one tie on each side of the tipi. The remaining tie cords are tied in random sequence. We are careful not to tear the fabric when we pull on the tie cord to tighten it. We pull on the fabric with one hand to take up the slack and snug the tie cord around the peg with the other hand. We secure the end of the cord with a couple of half hitches around the cord or around the peg.
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