Crystal Moon Tent Set Up and Care Instructions


Enjoy the magic of beeswax coated natural organic canvas with its unparalleled ventilation and protection from wind and cold. This tent is designed to fit two people comfortably with gear, pets or small children. Made from organic canvas coated with beeswax which is embedded with Amethyst Powder, Shungite Powder and EM Ceramic Powder. Also, the fabric is also treated with boron which is completely non-toxic, healthy for humans, and offers superior fire and mold retardant properties.

This four season tent should last many years with proper care. 

Do not touch the inside of the tent during a rainstorm. This type of tent is designed to keep you dry by shedding the water but the water actually runs down the inside of the tent. If you touch it, it’s not the end of the world. You will simply notice a few drops fall and it will stop again soon.

Ground cloth

You should use a waterproof ground cloth inside during wet weather. Ask us about it as we offer two types which are not listed on the website. We have a canvas ground cloth which is treated with lime. We also offer a silnylon ground cloth..

Aroma Therapy

When the tent first arrives it may smell like a beeswax candle. Basically it IS a beeswax candle. The smell will go away within a few days of use. Some people love the smell as beeswax has healing and antioxidant properties.


You will notice many inconsistencies in the color and appearance as different parts of the wax simply show up in different ways. This is simply the nature of the materials and our small batch, artisian process and should be enjoyed as part of the beauty of the natural materials.


Measures five feet, six inches tall and 8 feet diameter. Weighs about ten pounds. 

Octagonal shape makes this tent amazingly stable in wind. 

Sets up in five minutes using sixteen stakes (provided) and poles you find on site. 

Golden rules of canvas

The main thing to keep in mind is the tent needs to dry out 100% after it gets wet, before storage. The other golden rule of canvas, when pitching the tent, don’t let the bottom touch the ground, unless it is for a short stay such as a few days. The bottom edge should be just slightly above the ground, unless it is winter or for short periods only.

Stakes and alternatives on hard ground: 

If you are on ground which is too hard to use stakes, you can use either rocks in the area or plastic jugs filled with water or sand. You can also use small sand bags. You will need eight weights of some sort, and each weight should be about 5 pounds or more, depending on the wind. A two liter sized soda bottle is about the right weight. 

How to Set Up:

You need to support the top (tip) by fastening it to something that is five feet six inches high. There are four ways. 

1) The tripod method (most stable and easiest)

Make a tripod out of three poles you find in the area you are camping. Or make them from tree saplings or bamboo. These should be 10 feet long each. Lash them at the top as shown. This is the ancient method used to erect tipis and similar structures. Use your own body height to position the lashing point of the top of the tent. Estimate the six foot mark based on your own body height. It doesn’t have to be exact.

2) The tree limb method

If you find a tree limb right where you want to pitch the tent, you can take your parachute cord and throw one end up over the limb. Tie one end to something secure such as the trunk of the tree, and with the end hanging, tie the tip of the tent at the six feet high mark.

3) The horizontal rope method

 Tie a rope or cord from one tree to another at about seven feet high, or high enough so when the rope is taught the place where you tie the top of the tent will be about six feet off the ground. When using parachute cord, you can wrap it twice to create more strength. Also you can use a pole (fallen limb) to adjust the taughtness and thus height of the rope by propping it between the ground and the rope, a few feet away from the tent.

Staking Down:

Once you have the top tip tied securely at the five feet six inches mark, Start staking down the bottom corners. 

  1. Make sure the tent is zipped shut. Find the zipper and pull the bottom corner until the tent is tight there (which will be about five feet horizontally from the center tip which is tied).
  2. Find the opposite corner from the one you just staked. Pull it tight until you see how the tent is making a pyramid shape, so it is about five feet from the center and stake it down.
  3. Go to the corner which is exactly in the middle of the two you just staked. Pull it tight and stake it down. It should be perpendicular to the two corners already staked.
  4. Go to the opposite corner from there, pull it tight and stake it. Now you should see a four corner pyramid.
  5. Next stake down each of the four remaining corners. 
  6. Then walk around and see places that need tweaking. Just go to a loose section and pull the stake up and back or to one side or the other until the section is tight.

That’s it! You are ready to move in!


Best Uses: Perfect for Rewilding Base Camp, car or canoe camping, festivals, earth skills rendezvous, forest bathing, backyard sleeping, or even sleeping in your house. Kids love it!

EM Ceramic Powder emits the Shumann’s Frequency of 7.83 H which is also the frequency of Infra Red and Alpha Brain Waves. 

Amethyst Powder is praised for its sleep enhancing qualities and also amplifies the Infra Red to create a relaxing field inside the tent. 

Sacred Geometry of the Octagonal Pyramid shape also add the the sleep enhancing qualities of this tent.

For a fascinating discussion on how scalar and pyramid energy is healing to the body/mind/spirit listen to this podcast.

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