I've been camping and backpacking with my family pretty much since I was born and I've put up my fair share of tents over the years. All tents are different, but one of the most basic and popular designs is the dome tent. They usually have 2 or 3 poles for the tent and sometimes 1 or 2 for the rain fly.
In this instructable, I will be showing you how to assemble this specific, 2-person, 3 pole dome tent, but the same general idea can be applied to most other dome style tents.
Step 1: Pick a Location
Find a flat spot that it free of large rocks and branches that is big enough for your tent to fit. If there are smaller rocks, twigs or pine cones on the ground, move them out of the area to make a smoother surface for sleeping. Your back will thank you!
If you want shade so you don't roast in your tent every morning, try to find a spot that is sheltered by trees.