The mess in Japan has caused me to start thinking about the caching of supplies. 4 years ago I finally escaped from California and moved to Iowa. Last year my employer got borged by a bigger company and my job went away, so I'm now living near a big city again - Chicago this time. If TSHTF but leaves my neighborhood liveable, my wife and I are ok. But if some sort of disaster strikes while I'm at work and my wife is away from home and our neighborhood is rendered uninhabitable, we would be pretty well hosed. This suggests that having a standby cache somewhere remote from home might be a good idea. Has anyone given any thought to where you could cache supplies in an urban area? It's not like we have expanses of wilderness near here (other than some small and heavily used forest preserves), and I don't know any outlying farmers. The only idea I can come up with is paying for space in a storage outfit, and I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be with that. Comments?