The Telegraph reports that Germany plans to tell its citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe for the first time since the end of the Cold War.
According to details leaked to the German press they include advice to citizens to stockpile enough food for ten days and clean drinking water for five days.
“The population should be urged by appropriate means to keep two litres of drinking water per person per day,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sontagszeitung quoted a government paper as saying.
Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month.
The new proposals hark back to the detailed West German civil defense plans of the Cold War, when the country was thought likely to be on the frontline of any conflict between the Soviet Union and the West.