Most users of our tents cook inside them, as a result grease and food is set on the canvas. Customers typically store out tent in the garage or attic; when this is done in a canvas bag the smell is not contained. When mice or some other varmint smells the food they will chew through the canvas tent bag and straight into the tent.
We recommend a hard container of some sort; a 33-gallon trash can with a lid or one of those giant plastic containers work best. Storing your (dry) tent in this type of container prevents critters from chewing on your tent, and can also protect it from other damage.