Monday, 22 August 2016
Are you sitting comfortably?
I was interested to hear reports today that Germany has issued new civil defence advice to citizens. There is a summary at security-stockpiling . Sources differ slightly in the details of the leaked 60+ page report, but include up to 10 days water & food, blankets, cash, medicines, coal and wood, candles, torches, batteries and matches. It is also thought the government is setting up stocks of antibiotics, and dumps of petrol and oil round the country.
Given Germany is one of the strongest economies on Europe, and has very good air, rail and land links across the continent and beyond, this should be prompting some questions locally. We have but one airport, and one port, no road or rail connectivity to the rest of the world. We are far less self sufficient in physical material resources than Germany is. How much more precarious our position compared to Germany?
Still think my one man campaign for a proper government food security strategy is irrelevant?