The German government is considering to ask all households to make sure they have food and other necessities for at least ten days.
The goal is that people should be prepared and self-sufficient in the event of a major disaster or an armed attack, writes the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.
If society were to stop, one should have a source of food for at least ten days, it says in a report to the civil defense that the German newspaper has had access to.
It says further states that the population should also should be encouraged to have first aid equipment and to store up to ten liters of water per person.
The proposals, which are part of the civil defense strategy that was initiated in 2012, are to be discussed in the Cabinet on Wednesday.
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This is the first strategy meeting for civil defense in the Cabinet since the end of the Cold War.
In any given emergency, the is idea that people should be able to protect themselves before the government puts in measures to ensure adequate supply of food, water, energy and money.
Also to be discussed is the need for a reliable alarm system, protection and hardening of buildings and sufficient capacity in health care, writes the German newspaper.
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