Over the past decade, our clan has never lost a tent at Burning Man, but hasn’t been so lucky with tents used for long-term storage. This last winter, a storm wiped out all three of our tents that have stood for several years without any problems. There was 20 x 60 ft. of space dedicated to camp infrastructure thrown about and rain damaged as a result of this. All three tents were mangled into uselessness.
Storing gear is a challenge for all camps. They either must pay someone else a lot of money for rent throughout the year, or find land that can host other options. Why not build a building to house the stuff? We’d love to, but building codes either make it impossible or prohibitively expensive to do so. One person had to clean all of this up, get more tents and reorganize everything.