Trailstar 2OookStar Nest pitching instructions

Here are pitching instructions for attaching the 2OookStar nest to the MLD Trailstar. After following this method, you’ll have a perfectly tensioned 2OookStar ready for a comfortable wild camp.

Lay the nest on the ground under the erected Trailstar
Lay the nest on the ground under the erected Trailstar

1. Throw the whole thing behind the pole. There is a bit of red cord attached to one of the groundsheet main seam tie-outs. This is the back centre pegging point and helps to get things positioned correctly the first time.

Hook each tie-out to the stakes
Hook each tie-out to the stakes
Attaching the 2OookStar nest
Attaching the 2OookStar nest

2. Attach the 3 main seam back tie-outs (starting with the centre one identified by the red cord) to the corresponding pegs on the Trailstar outer. Attach the midpoint tie-outs at this point too, if you think they’re needed. Adjust until it looks ‘right’ – evenly positioned in relation to the outer.

Hole to fit around the walking pole
Hole to fit around the walking pole

3. With the 2OookStar still flat, line up the top hole and the bottom hole.

Feed the hiking pole into the middle hole
Feed the hiking pole into the middle hole

4. Lift the pole and drop the end through both holes into the ground.

Fit the nest around the walking pole
Fit the nest around the walking pole
Tying to the hiking pole
Tying to the hiking pole

5. Grab the cord and lift the whole thing up. Clip the cord to the apex hook in the Trailstar apex and adjust using the linelok until the 2OookStar looks tight.

Corner tie-outs attached
Corner tie-outs attached

6. Peg out the two front tieouts.

Hiking pole in situ
Hiking pole in situ
Walking pole support
Walking pole support

7. Tighten the drawcords on the OookGussets to keep wee beasties out.

Pitching the 2OookStar with a Trialstar
Pitching the 2OookStar with a Trialstar

08. And there you have the 2OookStar double nest pitched under the Trailstar ready for a couple to go wild camping.