I recently purchased two items and have two questions -

When not in use, how should I store my NEMO Tensor insulated sleeping pad (item 141-845-0002)? Is it ok to keep it wrapped up in the bag or should it be opened and flat (like my old Thermarest pad)?

Is it ok to store the poles for my new Trail Hut 2 tent (item 164-366-0001) folded and in the bag or should they be stored in the open/connected position as if they were going to be used?  Which is best for the internal shock cords for this or any similar tent?