Mandatory stocking of supplies turns all of Germany into a prepper’s dream.
Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber-security threats, a zombie apocalypse — all these possibilities could drive a person to do a little extra preparation. Here in the good old U.S.A., we love a great prepper story so much that reality TV shows and popular Hollywood moves about the idea have started surfacing.
Germany, however, has a different approach to prepping. In fact, the country is determined to turn every citizen into a prepper. In its first civil defense strategy in 21 years, the German cabinet has outlined a plan to protect citizens from modern-day threats, including weather crises, terrorist activities, and cyber attacks affecting critical infrastructure.
So, what should I pack?
This new civil defense plan requires each German citizen to maintain supplies for emergencies lasting as long as two weeks. This list of supplies includes the following:
- 6.2 gallons of water
- 10.8 lbs of bread, noodles, rice, and potatoes
- 12.3 pounds of vegetables and pulses (Beans, lentils, peas, etc…)
- 8 pounds of fruits and nuts
Can you say, “Time for a bigger pantry”?
A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry of Germany put it this way: “Precaution demands that people prepare appropriately for a development that could threaten our existence and cannot be categorically ruled out in the future.” You know, like a zombie apocalypse or Armageddon.
Hunters, campers, and outdoorsmen alike will all agree that proper preparation is of vital importance. Like a modern-day MacGyver, we like to know we can get through any sticky situation. What do you think about Germany’s mandatory stocking of supplies?