I came across a camping tent while playing, and the description says it acts as "extended safe storage" for items. After pitching the tent I noticed I was able to "save it", in addition to storing things inside of it. I assumed that saving a tent would save the tents location and contents in the games persistent server, and then the next time I loaded up the game my tent and its contents would still be there. Sadly, however, I was killed by a bandit before I could test this theory.
What is the purpose of a camping tent?