Traditional German Boy Scout Tent Tortuga KOHTE I prefere to put shorter and lighter poles (like the wooden pegs made in the forest every evening) inside the Kohte, they are standing next to the stone circle around the fire in the middle of the tent and are pressing the spreading cross up. That is more stable and allows thinner and shorter poles that can be easier found and faster made. Both options are usual in german boy scout circles. The best variations of that tent are the small version ( diameter 4,10 metres) with 20 cm earth stripe (thats is wind proof) and especially the larger "Wanderkohte" (diameter 5m) in the lighter 290g/m2 black Tencate pure cotton fabric. Here you can see the differences in the sizes: Little different set up of the larger Wanderkohte. In the small pegs in this video I wouldn't trust if using this large tent, I have cordage loops in the eyelets and use far stronger wooden or steel pegs: Four usual NATO ponchos are usefull as ground sheeds, two persons can sleep on each, so up to 8 persons will fit in this tents. In heavy rain you can throw another poncho over the smoke hole, what usually isn't necessary if the fire is burning. German boy scouts usually hang a 6 litres pot under the cross over the fire by using a cooking chaine with ring in the top and an open hook in the lower end, that goes through the handle and upwards where you can adjust the height of the pot. Working gloves should be used for that. 600g hatchet and small bow saw are highly recommended in this case for processing fire wood in the right sizes and to make poles and pegs and to get the large wooden pegs into the ground. Because you can light a well sized fire inside this tent it is very comfortable in most conditions. Because it is of course relatively heavy that tent can be used by groups with 4 to 8 members. 4 persons easily can carry the 4 sections. For spring, autumn and winter times the Kohte is the best option for small groups who are hiking in the woods, in my opinion.