The revised handbook offers lists of emergency prerequisites. On food, for example, it recommends stocking up on tortillas, spreadable cheese, instant mashed potatoes, precooked lentils, tins of Bolognese sauce and fruit purée, among other things.
Other necessities include buckets with lids, a car radio, wet wipes and a list of important phone numbers on paper.
The revised handbook also includes a special section on how to detect “false information,” a reference to propaganda or what has also become known as fake news.
“States and organizations are already using misleading information in order to try and influence our values and how we act,” the handbook states. “The aim may be to reduce our resilience and willingness to defend ourselves.”
Among the questions to guard against false information, the handbook states, are: “What is the aim of this information? How has put this out? Is the source trustworthy?”