In light of what the news station calls “deep tension” over Syria, it advises people to start storing up supplies because of the threat of American aggression.
The news report went on to get very specific about what people should be storing up.
The number one thing? Water.
That makes sense. Water is critical for survival. And the Russians are talking about preparing for a nuclear exchange, which means clean water will be hard to come by. You want at least two weeks’ worth for your household, sealed in containers to protect in from radiation.
Next up, the Russians are recommending people purchase iodine pills to counter the effects of any radiation.
Then comes food. They’re keeping their focus on long-term storage:
- Rice — you can store this for 8 years.
- Oatmeal — store it for up to 7 years.
- Tinned meat — will last for 5 years.
- Canned tuna — will keep for 2 years.
They also recommend stocking up on powdered milk and salt.
It makes you wonder, if preparations for a nuclear exchange are being broadcast on a state-run TV station, what does the Russian government know? And what is it planning?
Now to be clear, I don’t think we’re headed for nuclear war, but when hostile nations are telling their people to prepare their survival food stores, it just makes good sense that we do the same.