i still think there was something inside the tent, because if it was outside, why did they leave? and after that they walked, not ran, down the slope so what could it have been.
and if it was a rocket or acid from it wouldn't the search party have been affected by the acid too, as well as find the said rocket as they searched the area.
The S75 SAM used by air defence of that era was a guided missile so the army was able to locate and recover its parts almost immediately. The search group would have found nothing after 4 weeks had the army retrieved them. The fuel would most likely be burnt or evaporated (Lev Ivanov reported burnt tops of the trees in the area).https://www.ausairpower.net/APA-S-75-Volkhov.html
" Deputy Prosecutor General, comrade Urakov came to meet with us and gave orders that we were to all tell anyone who asked that the hikers’ death was an accident. Urakov evaded all our direct questions about tests of armaments. I mean, he did not deny this version, but simply avoided direct answers. What’s more, Urakov took absolutely no interest in the course of our investigation, as if the picture of the scene was absolutely clear to him already. He, however, took the case away with him." Okishev also implies that the search party that was set up on 26th February and subsequent investigation was not the only one going on.https://dyatlovpass.com/evgeniy-okishev-2013
PS. I am not at all saying that this is the only explanation or that there was not anything inside the tent that made them flee the place.
I just think one needs to take into consideration the aftermath of the incident and how it was treated by people involved in the investigation as well as try to explain why the group got separated and the injuries (I do not see how those happened inside the tent / no bloodmarks there, no signs that the hikers were seriously injured at the time of leaving) etc...
Nevertheless, any new thoughts or perspectives are welcome.