I wanted to throw out this idea to the group. Long term food storage requires a cool dark place. I own 1/2 of a double house with no front yard and a very small back yard. I have a full basement, but It still warms up near 80 during the summer. I only run the a/c if I really need to and only cool the livingroom and bedroom. My goal is too get something that will not attract attention from the twp. and not cost too much. I don't mind getting dirty to do it. I have read of guys putting a concrete cript in the ground flush with the surface and mounting something like a bench to it so it can be opened easy. The idea is that if a storm damages or levels your house you still have your supplies. My idea is to cut through either the floor or the wall near the floor, dig out a hole and drop in a large container maybe a plastic 55gal drum. If I go into the floor I could go bigger and use something like a 250 gal - 300 gal plastic tote. It could be filled and topped with a few inches of insulation. Both ways would be dark and cool. Both are very cheap, nearly free to build. Putting it in the house instead of the yard adds security and puts it 6 feet deeper than doing it in the yard. I think the floor would be easier to dig, but ground water could be a problem. I only get a trickle on the floor from my bilco door, but you know Murphy. What do you guys think?