If you want to store items, you need to pitch a tent or a create a stash. Both are persistent and will stay after a server restart, but are subject to our cleanup rules.
There is a single type of Stash. As a stash is upgraded from small to medium, it will change appearance and get larger.
The player who pitched a tent or created a stash is considered the owner, although anyone can access it. Ownership is lost after the player dies, although the tent or stash is still accessible and persistent. Ownership is not transferable.
If you die after pitching a tent or creating a stash, you will no longer be the owner. You should upgrade tents and stashes to their maximum capacity immediately after creation.