I had the misfortune of having to change accommodation while I was at university. I had my stuff stored for a week while I was away, and before I could move into the new accommodation. The storage room got flooded during a torrential downpour, and when I got back, there was damp in all my books, and also some of my sleeved films. A large part went unscathed, but I did lose a few films. Nowadays, I store my negatives a lot better. I try to scan everything, too, but it is time-consuming. At least that way I have an electronic copy if the analogue version is lost, but it is obviously not quite the same thing.
Originally Posted by ToddB