A safety guide to Crua tents

A safety guide to Crua tents

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FIRE, VENTILATION & GENERAL PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY

• Do not use gas or other combustion appliances anywhere in, or near your tent.
• Do not place hot appliances near the walls, roof, or curtains.
• Always observe the safety instructions for these appliances.
• Never allow children to play near hot appliances.
• Keep all exits clear.
• Make sure you know the fire precaution arrangement on the site
• Make sure ventilation openings are open all the time to avoid possible suffocation. 

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.

SAFETY INFORMATION IMPORTANT

Read and follow all instructions before assembling and using.

A safety guide to Crua tents

FLAMMABILITY

Keep all flame and heat sources away from this tent fabric. Any tent, even ones treated with flame-resistant chemicals, is not fireproof, the fabric will burn if left in continuous contact with any flame source and could result in serious injury, permanent disability, or death to you or others.

For these reasons:
• DO NOT use matches, lighters, stoves, heaters, grills, lanterns, candles, cooking equipment, or other fuel-burning devices in or near the tent.
• DO NOT build fires in or near a tent.
• DO NOT leave campfires unattended.

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CARBON MONOXIDE GAS WILL KILL YOU

Stoves, heaters, grills, lanterns, candles, and any other fuel-burning devices that burn propane, natural gas, charcoal, kerosene, coal or other fuels produce a toxic gas called carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, and colorless gas and a dangerous level can accumulate in a tent that cannot be detected by sight, smell, or taste.

 When breathed in even small quantities, carbon monoxide is absorbed into the bloodstream, replacing and reducing the oxygen in the bloodstream and causing carbon monoxide poisoning and suffocation, which will cause death, serious injury, or permanent disability.

For these reasons:
• DO NOT use stoves, heaters, grills, lanterns, candles, cooking equipment, or other fuel burning devices in or near the tent.
• DO NOT build fires in or near a tent. 

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SUFFOCATION HAZARD

Any tent must be properly ventilated in all weather conditions to allow sufficient airflow into and out of the tent. If airflow into and out of the tent is obstructed (for example, heavy snow or bedding/pillows covering vents) you and other persons will suffer from a lack of oxygen and suffocate resulting in death, serious injury, or permanent disability.

For these reasons:
• DO clear snow or other materials away from any external vents frequently.
• DO ensure that bedding, pillows, backpacks, etc. are keep away from an internal vent.
• DO NOT use stoves, heaters, grills, lanterns, candles, cooking equipment, or other fuel-burning devices in or near the tent
(SEE CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING).

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SEVERE WEATHER HAZARD

In some climatic conditions (for example severe storms, high winds, or heavy snow cover), stakes and guy lines may not be sufficient to anchor a tent securely, which could result in the tent being picked up or blown away, which could cause serious injury, permanent disability, or death.

Under such conditions:
• DO use supplemental means to anchor the tent, for example, snow pegs, skis, and/or heavy rocks or other heavy objects.
• DO seek appropriate shelter, for example, in a house, cabin, building, or a secure structure other than a tent. 

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PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

Children will not understand the FIRE, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, SUFFOCATION, AND SEVERE WEATHER hazards described above, and will not know how to avoid or respond to these hazards if no adults are present.

For this reason:
• DO NOT leave children unattended inside a tent, hammock, hanging chair, or in camp.
• DO NOT allow children to assemble a tent or hang a chair or hammock.
• DO NOT allow children to enter or exit a tent except through the door.
• DO NOT allow children to remain in a closed-up tent on hot days.
• DO NOT allow children to play with any plastic bags or other packaging material as there is a risk of suffocation.

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VENTILATION

Any tent must be properly ventilated in all weather conditions to allow sufficient airflow into and out of the tent. Please familiarize yourself with all vents and openings in your tent to ensure you can maintain adequate ventilation. There are three main reasons we promote ventilation within a tent, as in the same way, we would in any dwelling like a house or apartment.

These are - Airflow, Air quality, and Condensation reduction.

• AIRFLOW: Without a flow of fresh air into the tent, your environment will become stale and stuffy. It's important to promote good airflow throughout your tent.
• AIR QUALITY: A buildup of any harmful gasses (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and others) is possible in an enclosed space. For this reason, you must have adequate ventilation applied in your tent to ensure a good flow of air from outside.
• CONDENSATION REDUCTION: Through perspiration and breathing, an adult gives off about a pint of water overnight. If it cannot escape, the water vapor condenses to liquid. Most often, water found in the tent is a result of this condensation rather than from the tent leaking. A well-ventilated tent allows the vapor to escape to the outside, keeping the inside of the tent dry. Leave the vents open, supplemented by partially opening windows and doors at night to provide cross ventilation and further prevent condensation.

Cross ventilation becomes more important in very humid or extremely cold conditions when the permeable roof is less effective. Given the importance of proper ventilation, for airflow, air quality, and condensation, we use high and low venting in most of our tents. This allows cooler air in through the low vents and warmer, moist air up and out through the high vents. If your tent has vents in the vestibule, then it is important to keep those vents open. Unvented, it can inhibit airflow into the tent. Failure to vent your tent properly may result in serious injury, permanent disability, or death to you or others 

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HAMMOCKS, HAMMOCK TENTS, HANGING CHAIRS & STANDS

• Please read all safety and set-up instructions before using any hammock, hammock tent, hanging chairs, or stands and adhere to the weight restrictions of the products.
• Ensure that tree straps are correctly and securely placed on the tree and the carabiners are correctly secured to the tree straps before entering the hammock, hammock tent, or hanging chair.
• Never hang your hammock/tent or chair higher than 18" (45 cm) hanging height and ensure that the area under the hammock, hammock tent, or hanging chair is clear of rocks or debris in the event of a fall.
• Hammocks/tents, hanging chairs, and stands are meant for sitting/laying. Please do not jump or swing aggressively. 

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

Before using this product, read and fully understand:
(1) attached warnings;
(2) the instruction manual and all accompanying documentation.

 Failure to follow these directions can cause an unsafe situation leading to fire, burns, severe injury, or death.

You should carefully consider the conditions of your campsite to reduce the risk of loss or injury to the occupants or tent:
• Make sure you know the fire precaution arrangements on the site.
• Consider the possibility of falling rocks or tree limbs, lightning, flash floods, avalanches, strong winds, and other potential hazards.
• Make sure you anchor your tent properly at all times 

IMPORTANT

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our information. We do however have a policy of continuous improvement and we, therefore, reserve the right to change or amend colours and specifications without prior notice. Please refer to www.cruaoutdoors.com for the most up-to-date safety and set-up instructions. 

A GUIDE ON VENTILATION:

Types of vents you'll find on Crua tents and how to use them. 

CLAN SERIES (OUTER TENTS) / CORE, DUO, DUO MAXX

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ROOF VENTS

• The roof vents (braced vents) may be closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are open at all times when the tent is erected.
• Be mindful of the snow load on top of your tent that it does not push the roof vents closed.
• These vents should only be closed when packing away the tent.

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GROUND VENTS

• If the ground vents are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are fully open (guyed out) at all times when the tent is erected.
• When guying out these vents, ensure that the stake is firmly in the ground.
• Be mindful of snow build-up and ensure snow does not block any openings, vents or inhibit airflow into the tent.
• These vents should only be closed when packing away the tent. 

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FLYSHEET VENTILATION

• Ensure the flysheet is on correctly and orientated in the correct direction. (The slits for guy lines and vents will match up)
• Be mindful of snow load/build-up and ensure snow does not block any openings, vents or inhibit airflow into the tent.
• Ensure the vents of the tent are not covered. NOTE: there are slits in the flysheet to match the vent openings so that they are not covered.
• Ensure that the braces of vents are always correctly secured.

CLAN SERIES (INSULATED INNER TENT) / CULLA*, CULLA MAXX*

*FORMERLY COCOON, COCOON MAXX

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ROOF VENTS

• These vents will always remain open.
• For maximum airflow, remove the dogbone toggle and roll up the vent.
• Ensure that these vents are not blocked either on the inside or outside.

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GROUND VENTS

• For maximum airflow, zip the vent all the way around and rollback. Ensure that these vents are not blocked either on the inside or outside with bedding, pillows, backpacks, etc. 

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USE IN ANOTHER (NON-CRUA) TENT

• Ensure that ALL available vents in the outer tent are opened. - If there are not sufficient ventilation options, a door or window may need to be opened.
• Please note that Crua Outdoors does not take responsibility for the ventilation or safety of a non-Crua Outdoors tent.

MOR SERIES / TRI, L03, COTTAGE

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WINDOW VENTS

• On applicable tents, ensure that all outer window vents are open and guyed out.
• For maximum airflow, these window vents can be rolled up fully.

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SIDE (BRACED) VENTS

• If the side vents (braced vents) are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are open at all times when the tent is erected.
• Be mindful of snow loads on your tent and ensure that snow build-up does not cover any vents.
• These vents should only be closed when packing away the tent.

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INNER DOOR VENTS

• If the door vents (braced vents) are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are open at all times when the tent is erected.
• Be mindful when rolling up the door that you do so carefully and do not damage the vents.
• These should only be closed when packing away the tent.

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DOORS/VENTS

• For maximum airflow, any of the doors of the Crua Loj, Cottage, or Tri can be rolled all of the ways up.

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INSULATED INNER TENT (CULLA)

• Always ensure that at least two vents are open inside the insulated inner tent/Culla. This should be one low and one high vent for best results.
• For maximum airflow, all vents can be rolled up and windows and doors can be used to supplement airflow throughout the tent. 

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FLYSHEET VENTILATION

• If using the additional reflective flysheet, ensure that the flysheet is guyed out, independently and away from the tent. There should be sufficient space to allow air to flow between the flysheet and the tent.

AER SERIES / HYBRID, HAMMOCK TENT

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OUTER FLYSHEET VENT

• Ensure that this space does not get blocked by snow or other materials.
• Ensure that there is sufficient space between the flysheet and the ground for maximum airflow. 

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FLYSHEET ADDITIONAL

• Open the flysheet vents on both the head end and the foot end by using the brace.
• These vents may come closed but ensure that they are opened at all when the tent is erected.
• Be mindful of snow loads on your tent and ensure that snow build-up does not cover any vents.

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INNER TENT

• Open the inner tent vent by staking out the guyline.
• Ensure that the vent is opened at all times.
• Ensure that the vent is not blocked on the inside or outside.

SLIABH SERIES / MODUS, XTENT, XTENT MAXX

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MODUS FLYSHEET

• As this flysheet is also a hammock, there are no vents on the flysheet material. Ventilation for this flysheet comes from the gap between the flysheet and the ground.
• It is important that you ensure that nothing (snow or other materials) is blocking the space under the fly.
• Ensure that the fly is staked out well from the ground.

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MODUS CULLA INSULATED TENT

• Be aware of your surroundings when camping, including above you, and remember that the weather can change quickly.

• Always make sure that your tent is anchored down securely - Don't allow children to stay in the tent unattended

• Carbon Monoxide will cause serious injury or even death - remember to never burn anything in or around your tent

• When using your Modus, remember that there should be a gap between the flysheet and the ground all around. This gap allows cross-ventilation so please make sure it's not blocked (pic 1)

• If you have purchased the Modus Culla (Cocoon) make sure that the overhead vent is always fully zipped open (pic 2) and that one of the doors are also left slightly open (we recommend at least 15cm - 30cm) to ensure good cross ventilation (pic 3)

• Remember that ensuring good cross ventilation is important with all tents. - If using your Modus and/or Modus Culla inside any other type of tent or shelter please ensure that there is always adequate ventilation and airflow inside that outer tent or shelter. If not, ensure that a door and/or windows are always left open. 

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XTENT OUTER FLYSHEET (UP POSITION)

• If the braced vents on either side of the tent are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are fully open at all times when the tent is erected.
• Ensure that the bottom of the flysheet is guyed securely, independently, and away from the inner tent for maximum airflow.
• The side vents should only be closed when packing away the tent.

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XTENT OUTER FLYSHEET (DOWN POSITION)

• If the braced vents on either side of the tent are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are fully open at all times when the tent is erected.
• Ensure that the bottom of the flysheet is guyed securely, independently, and away from the inner tent for maximum airflow.
• The side vents should only be closed when packing away the tent. 

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XTENT INNER TENT

• If the ground vents are closed when you receive the tent, ensure that they are fully open (guyed out) at all times when the tent is erected.
• When guying out these vents, ensure that the stake is firmly in the ground.
• Be mindful of snow build-up and ensure snow does not block any openings, vents, or inhibit airflow into the tent.
• These vents should only be closed when packing away the tent.

Crua Outdoors USA
 40675 County Road 21,
Ault, CO. USA 80610
1-518-354-3987

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Unit 1 Clash Industrial Estate
Tralee, Kerry, Ireland, V92A8RH
+353 (0) 66 401 3140

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