They suggest 10 litres water per person, enough food supplies for 10 days, real cash (in Euro notes and coins) and spare primary batteries for torches, transistor radios etc.
This is the first time since the Cold War the Germans have updated their emergency supplies suggestions (which were about the same anyway) and is part of a wider debate about civil protection and emergency planning procedures. It does to be fair make sense given that Germany is a physically large country bordered by coast on one side and is prone to extremes of weather (on top of the current global/political situation where it is under strain both from migration and a backlash from its own citizens especially disaffected young men….)
Article from Dutch NPO (the Dutch are also encouraged to keep these supplies but on a lesser scale and it is less commonly practised).
below is a report in English from the UK Independent newspaper.
This is not something directly provoked by recent incidents, DE govt started this planning in 2012; and TBH encouraging at least some Germans to hoard stuff is like telling them to drink Bier and eat Sausages.
There is some sense in it given how even a cyberattack on regional infrastructure could easily disrupt food and drink supplies to an urban area and there have also been major transport related incidents in the rural areas….
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