Remember how a couple of days ago the German government advised its citizens to start stockpiling food and water?
Well, today they have announced that they are considering reintroducing conscription… the draft, to 'help with any future disaster'. And Germany isn't alone.
There are increasing hints in countries around the world that something big is on its way…and it won't be pretty.
Do they know something we don't?
The German government will discuss their emergency plans Wednesday.
Germany only scrapped conscription in 2011.
However, it was not removed from the country's constitution, which means it would be incredibly simple to reinstate.
Not sure I like the look of this.
The German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance published a list
As said on Monday, the German government is urging citizens to get prepared - and quickly.
The German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) put the following list on their website as a guide:
This it states is a survival list that should last an individual for two weeks in the event of a national emergency.
Wolfgang Kast, a public health manager with the German Red Cross said,
In addition to the food list he suggested medicines, a flashlight, spare batteries, and candles.
Hardly comprehensive, but it's a start.
The American government has also issued recent warnings
Last summer there were two alarming warnings urging Americans to get prepared.
First, in May, President Obama said:
This was followed by DC Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart issuing a warning to residents:
And that's not all...
The hints are everywhere that war could be on the horizon.
The rest of the world hasn't exactly been calm and peaceful, either
In general, Europe doesn't have the prepping mentality that exists on this side of the pond but it looks like they are starting to consider that the government may not be in a position to help its citizens.
The UK hasn't come right out and said that Brits should start stockpiling food and water, but the government there has produced a Preparing for Emergencies booklet that few people even know exists.
It's 'What You Can do' page lists essential items that should be to hand in the event of an emergency and advises that enough food, water, and medication should be available to last a few days.
The booklet also gives advice on various emergency situations and how to deal with them.
The pace of world events is picking up… yesterday it was announced that Turkey had evacuated an entire town as it intends to engage in across border action with Islamic State in Syria.
North Korea has fired a missile from a submarine in violation of International law.
Venezuela? We all know it's a disaster there.
Every day, something worrying occurs on the international stage. Worrying developments that threaten stability across the globe.
There's something very suspicious about all of these unsettling events happening in such close succession.
We shouldn't be waiting for governments to tell us to prepare. We should be doing it of our own volition.
And we should be doing it now...