These days it seems like most Western governments are reluctant to tell their citizens to be prepared for disasters. They seem more interested in keeping their citizens in the dark, and dependent on them during a crisis. So on the rare occasion that a government does tell the people to get ready, you know something crazy is in the works.
That’s what seems to be going on in Germany, where for the first time since the end of the Cold War, the government is planning to tell its citizens to stock up on food and water. They’re about to roll out a civil defense plan that was written in 2012, to deal with an attack or catastrophe. Though details are sparse, German newspapers have been told that “the population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days.”