Break-ins are increasing, especially in metropolitan areas resulting in substantial psychological impact, which, in contrast to material damage can be long lasting.  

The sense of security can, however, be improved through appropriate burglary-resistant measures.  

[If you are in Germany, you can find the police department in charge of your area under  

And here you find a link to the initiative “Riegel Vor” as well as additional information. A map with the break-ins of the last few days can be viewed here (e.g. for Cologne).]

In addition, it seems obvious to us that electricity comes from an outlet on the wall and water flows from a tap, 24 hours/365 days a year.  

But what happens when that flow is interrupted? How do we prepare for such an event?  

All too often, warnings or factual references in the media or other publications are ignored by citizens and businesses.  

Such disregard leads to inadequate preparedness in case of emergencies and, subsequently to life without power and water, sometimes for days.  

In 2005, for example, 250,000 people were without electricity for days under widespread outages in Germany’s Münsterland region. While this, like all similar events, was news, less known is the fact that after German nuclear plants were closed, power now comes from foreign energy sources (mostly also nuclear plants). The result is that electricity is no longer produced locally but has to be brought to the user from hundreds of kilometres away.  

How can we protect ourselves and be prepared? What are the legal defense options?  What are the technical options?  

The Federal Government now calls for emergency supplies to cover a minimum of 10 days. What exactly does a family with 2 children require for 10 days?

Link Bundesamt Bevölkerungsschutz and where can it be stored?  

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