Always store the tent when it is absolutely 100% dry. Never store the tent if the canvas flysheet or the groundsheet is damp or wet. Both the groundsheet and the canvas must be completely dry before storing. If you are forced to pack your bell tent away when it is damp or wet then it must be set up again within 24 hours. Store in a dry place. Extremes of temperature will harm the structure of the canvas. Ideally store at room temperature. Do not store anything on top of the tent as this can distort the canvas or damage components. The tent should be taken out of storage at least once a year allowing it to recover from its compacted and stored state. Rodents and insects can cause damage to stored tents.