Glenn (41) lives in Assen with his wife and two children. He is a sheltered housing supervisor for people who need psychiatric care.
"We live in a world where everything is always available. We're used to that. We simply cannot imagine that this could disappear." But Glenn’s grandfather had lived through the Second World War, and he sometimes talked about it. "When we had a meal, there were no leftovers. Once there is a dire need, then the contents of your fridge are consumed in no time, especially if you have a family. That is why I now have emergency rations at home. Food that lasts long. Once it’s in stock you don't need to worry anymore, that’s ideal. I also think it's important to have a first aid kit, a water filter and a torch."
"The world seems to be becoming less stable, so perhaps it could be useful. Yet, most of my friends can't imagine that anything might happen, because in the Netherlands everything is so well organised. But suppose there is a flood or a power failure? Then I’d be able to cope for a few days. That gives me a sense of surety for me and my children."