• That is a splint so that if a pole breaks you can place that on top and it will hold it in place for the time being.
    Answered on 6/29/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • Some sketchy instructions were included with my tent. The short pole is a "spreader". It fits between the two long poles near where they cross... on the wide end of the tent. There is a little sleave to pass through and eyelets for the ends. Hope this helps.. Jerry
    Answered on 7/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by Jerry from So Carolina
  • The instructions are connected to the bag. Have a look...
    Answered on 3/13/2012 12:00:00 AM by Nancy the Newbie from Barstow, CA