We store our food, medicine, and other supplies in the basement, but more specifically, we store them in surplus Navy shipping containers: (small child not included, shown only for size reference) They're usually readily available on eBay, usually for around $25 - $35 each + shipping (look for local sellers to save money on shipping). They're watertight and airtight, which is just the sort of thing you need in an emergency situation. This is also a good place. This guy is selling his business, and is motivated to get rid of his inventory. A little elbow grease to clean them up (if you chose to) and not much money could get you a nice storage case (or cases): http://www.surplus-cases.com/Index.html So, how do YOU store your supplies?