I have acquired a black SUV and been able to keep it for several days now. My current gear include a pile of weapons (DMR, multiple AK's, Bison, MP5SD, pistols etc), plenty of food, a tent and lots of other stuff. I've been keeping everything in my car, and I've found a very good place to park it when I log off. I'm playing on a semi-busy server with peak daily player count at around 20-30.
I haven't really been able to keep a base in DayZ for very long before. Mostly my tents have been looted within 2-3 days, and I've lost all my vehicles pretty quickly up til now.
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice on how to keep and maintain a base over longer periods of time. I know location is important. But how about routine server restarts? Are tents safer than cars? How about enter/exit routes to and from the base? Perhaps splitting a base into several smaller bases?
Any advice will be appreciated.
EDIT: I always thought the end goal of DayZ was to establish a base somewhere to operate more freely out of. Recently I've realized that this isn't the point of the game at all, and that "horders" (players who accumulate lots of gear in a car/tent) is often critized for playing this way. More seasoned players will often destroy bases they find without even looting them first.