German Government Urges Citizens To Stockpile Food, Water "In Case Of Attack Or Catastrophe"

Tyler Durden's picture

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

Following Angela Merkel's proclamation that Islamic terrorism is not a function of the massive influx of muslim immigrants into Germany thanks to he immigration policy, we could not help but be a little surprised that, as TagesSchau reports, the federal government, according to a newspaper report wants to encourage the population to begin stockpiling food and water again, so that they temporarily can take care of themself in the case of a disaster or an armed attack. As Reuters details,

Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.


"The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days," the newspaper quoted the government's "Concept for Civil Defence" - which has been prepared by the Interior Ministry - as saying.


The paper said a parliamentary committee had originally commissioned the civil defense strategy in 2012.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the plan would be discussed by the cabinet on Wednesday and presented by the minister that afternoon. He declined to give any details on the content.

People will be required to stockpile enough drinking water to last for five days, according to the plan, the paper said.


...the precautionary measures demand that people "prepare appropriately for a development that could threaten our existence and cannot be categorically ruled out in the future," the paper cited the report as saying.


A further priority should be more support of the armed forces by civilians, it added.


Germany's Defence Minister said earlier this month the country lay in the "crosshairs of terrorism" and pressed for plans for the military to train more closely with police in preparing for potential large-scale militant attacks.

So apart from stockpiling enough food and water for 10 days; supporting the military; protecting yourself from "a threat to our existence," everything is awesome and Merkel's immigration policy has helped?

We ask - what do they know? Or is this simply more scare-mongering since "A nation in fear is even better influenced and controlled."

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Erek's picture

The German government is now advising its citizens to stock up on at least ten days of food and water in case of catastrophe or armed attack.


For those of you who understand German:


The article is from the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The article states that the German government will release its concept for civil defense to the public on this coming Wednesday.


Hmm. What do they know? Or are they finally admitting that SHTF is just around the corner?

Deathrips's picture

Pops popcorn...opens cold beer. Grabs book.



Xatos's picture

Should let their people start stockpiling guns if they're really interested in their wellbeing.

Erek's picture

Weapons in Germany? You can't even buy or possess pepper-spray without a permit.

Overfed's picture

Just have to go to the free market then.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I've got enough at home already for quite a bit of time.  Water as well.  

What I find interesting in this report is what is being left out.  

Pray tell, if you cannot get food and water, what is the likely hood of your EC Karte (think debit card) working at the local Rewe (think Kroger)?  What about your pension?  Will that still be there if your access to food & water is so adversly affected you cannot go out and get more? 

Funny how they didn't say anything about money and the monetary system in their report.  Had to be an accident ... 

847328_3527's picture

German prep list:


1) water;

2) food;

3) toilet papier; and,

4) a good supply of "Don't Rape Me" bracelets.

BetaGap's picture

This is bullshit.


This stockpiling would only make sense if hundreds of thousands of soldiers would enter Germany.


Oh wait...

knukles's picture

S'all so uplifting, freeing and inspirational
Another Conspiracy Theory about to be come Fact?

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) knukles Aug 21, 2016 4:43 PM

Or is this really in preparation for the coming Putin aggression into Ukraine and possibly Europe.


froze25's picture

Yes the Russians are the enemy not the Jihadist that have already kill, rape, attack, Vandalize..... Look at the Russians pay no attention to what is happening all around you. Are you blind?

Manthong's picture

Ach du Freakin’ Lieber… Himmel

Der Scheiße is about to hit der Lufter.


Aw gee.. how could anybody not like a SHTF comment?


de3de8's picture

Better late than never

Manthong's picture

..damn rooskies

just look at all the people they have killed in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria and all them other places.

Oh.. and Mexico..  Chile, Argentina, Columbia, …and my geography is not good enough to complete the list.


oh..oh  oh Bonus Points.... can't neglect Obama and Holder's murders of US citizens and Border Guards.


Got 2,000 Fast and Furious Guns ?????

Got 10,000's  of Predator drone hits?

gatorengineer's picture

This is just shelter in place stuff for when the EBT cards (whatever the german equivalent is) for the Rapeugees dont work.

Unless  NATO plans to "pre-emptively" strike the pending russian -noninvasion of the Ukraine...

Frito's picture

Should include some pairs of scissors in that prep kit then ...  for self defence

StychoKiller's picture

Yeah, hope you already have a desk to crawl under, big Guy/Gal!

Memedada's picture

None of the above.

”Radical Islam” and ”Jihadists” are just proxies in an Imperial war:

Russia is an evil oligarchy, just like US. And yes, oligarchies tend to dislike each other (it takes one to know one).

The enemy is the oligarchy wherever you find it – and not their theatrical side-shows made to distract your attention (count almost all terrorism in this category).

Manthong's picture


"Or is this really in preparation for the coming Putin aggression into Ukraine and possibly Europe."



F'n Putin wants to invade Germany, start WWIII and destroy an export market.

After that, he will drop nukes on China to clear out some space for the radiation suited soldiers to start a new population explosion.

IS BE's picture

I've only got 10 IQ points left. You're kidding, right?

l8apex's picture

Manthong - I hope you simply forgot your sarc tag.  You do realize how much real estate Russia already has and how few people live there?

If not, I'd suggest looking at a map.

Manthong's picture

Suspend disbelief.

Envision the Russian hordes overrunning Mongolia and then angling south to Afghanistan.

Oops, I think they did that once before but they skipped the Mongolia action.

for Chrissake... they do not need more territory.

and oh.. I think we have more Honduran, Guatamalen and El Salvador criminals in the US than the Russians have hordes over there.

and um,,, I think I recall that Russia spans something like 7 time zones and that you could fiit 5 continental US land masses in their space

.they have a smaller population than California, New York, New Jersy and Illinois combined but we pay them $50mm each time we want to get somebody up to the the ISS.,

HopefulCynic's picture

I see all that Russian aggression because of all those Russian bases surrounding Germany. 


Mindless trolls, or well paid trolls, who knows. 

agNau's picture

All should be considered enemies of freedom.
"You're either for freedom, or you're with George Opium Bush, Syphlis Clinton, "Gangsta" Bama, George "Boy Wonder" Soras, or Zombie Hillary"

Wastes of good food and Oxygen.

Manthong's picture

if we could just get them to give up East Germany for a promise from us to not expand NATO and our influence into Eastern Europe..

maybe we could be assured of peace....

But them goddam rooskies keep moving their borders closer to our new military installations. 

agNau's picture

"Or is this really in preparation for the coming Putin DEFENSE OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY?"

There, fixed that stupid for ya!
Now you look intelligent!

CuttingEdge's picture

Langley or State Dept sponsorship?

Cloud9.5's picture

Europe, wake up.  The United States cannot supply you oil and natural gas needs.  It cannot even supply itself.  There is however one country just to the north of you who can sell you a good bit of the energy you need.  They in turn tend to be hungry for your products to include everything from fine wines to Ferraris. Nato is no longer in your self interest.

Implied Violins's picture

Which one? Comets and asteroids fuckpound the earth with far more regularity than is admitted by governments; or we live in a simulated reality created by aliens/archons/reptiles who run this earth like a fucking chicken farm? Or the one about the sun shooting X-1000 flares directly at the earth at least once every few thousand years?

Because I'm starting to believe that there isn't an untrue conspiracy left; and if there is, it's a conspiracy.

Manthong's picture

oh, no... I have not previously considered the reptiles and archon situation or the chicken farm.

and hell, we all know about the aliens.

SomebodySpecial's picture

Ten days of food but only five days of water? Hopefully that food isn't dehydrated!

Oh...what's to worry. The gvmnt will have everything back to normal in less than 5...count on it!

bluez's picture

Maybe it doesn't need to make sense because it's not even real?

{QUOTE}Is it not unreasonable to presume that the broad spectrum Psychological Operations will incorporate more and more intentional leakage of events to be staged with the aim to causing the populations in the affected countries to induce them to become skeptical of attempts by alternative media journalists to warn the citizenry, for example, of a pending global financial collapse. They need to control the world population in the fore of the collapse rather than try to gain control in the aftermath.{UNQUOTE} --
The Significance of Intentional CIA Leaks of Future Staged Events -- Dennis Cimino via the James Fetzer blog:

Son of Loki's picture

It's a positive sign that at least the Germans haven't blamed their own fuck up on Donald Trump or "years of white oppression,"....yet..

J Jason Djfmam's picture

It's okay.

They are stocking dehydrated water.

beemasters's picture

Only Soros has the means, power and real intent to facilitate the mass movement of terrorists for an attack on the Germans.

Deathrips's picture

A book is a great thing to hide a gun behind.



sessinpo's picture


Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one [x4]

Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me my friend

I'm not the only one [x4]

My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open sores
Appreciate your concern
You'll always stink and burn

Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one [x4]

Rape me! [x9]

Manthong's picture

“I'll kiss your open sores
Appreciate your concern
You'll always stink and burn”

So, WTF is wrong with some of you that you cannot appreciate real love ?????

JamesBond's picture

ISIS knows that Germany is pickings for the taking.  Socialism creates that environment.



falconer's picture
falconer (not verified) JamesBond Aug 21, 2016 4:54 PM

It's mind-bottling to see how many ZHers confuse socialism with Marxism

VZ58's picture

Yes, many of us seem to not differentiate much. Shit is shit...whether it is hard or slimy doesn't really change things much.

knukles's picture

Well .... just as long as I'm regular, it doesn't matter
Sorta like adherence to the Constitution, etc.  As long as it's regular, we be good.
Unfortunately ....

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

It's mind-boggling how many don't know the difference between bottling and boggling.


valjoux7750's picture

Lol, your avatar couldn't have said it better.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Confiscating my private property by force and redistributing it to others who did nothing to earn it.  Marxism?  Socialism?  End result's the same, whatever the label.

IS BE's picture

Please consider National Socialism. If only to piss off the International Socialist. 

Manthong's picture

falconer JamesBond Aug 21, 2016 5:54 PM

“It's mind-bottling to see how many ZHers confuse socialism with Marxism”


Gosh, I have to admonish a few of my fellows here,

You are spot on.

The confusion is that Socialism, Communism and Cultural Marxism has been bastardized by the Social Justice Warrior Marxists that are in control of the Educational Institutions and government at almost every level..

We are going to need to take them out one way or the other.

… and some red meat might not be a bad idea.


and.. I don't often get confused, but when I do, I prefer bottles to boggles.