I have been doing some thinking about life after the collapse. And the steps we will need to take to keep safe. If we can stay low profile and stay under the radar our chance of survival will increase. Many people think to bug out to the deep woods or to there remote cabin to wait out the coming doom of the collapse. But what if you are in a city or small town and can’t or don’t want to bug out? What steps can you take to stay under the radar and not let any one know you are around?
It was dangerous living in a big city during the war. Cities were the target of enemy aircraft that flew over at night and dropped bombs. And at 4:56pm on 7 September 1940, the air raid sirens wailed as the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, launched a massive raid on London. Over 350 bombers flew across the Channel from airfields in France and dropped tons of bombs on the docks and streets of the East End of London. The heavy and frequent bombing attacks on London and other cities were known as the 'Blitz'. Night after night, from September 1940 until May 1941, German bombers attacked British cities, ports and industrial areas.
London was bombed ever day and night for 11 weeks. One third of London was destroyed. On the 7th September, 1940 the German air force changed its strategy of bombing the British air force and began to concentrate on bombing London. Nearly 2,000 people were killed or wounded in London's first night of the Blitz.
During the first month, German Air Force dropped 5,300 tons of high explosives on London in just 24 nights. Bomb shelters were built to help prevent the Germans from seeing where the towns were, a blackout was rigorously enforced after darkness. This meant that all sources of light had to be blacked out.
And I think black out shades and windows that are covered to keep light from getting out would be a good way to stay under cover in a small city or town. If you cover your windows from the outside you would need to do so as not to make people think you are hiding out or have something in side. You would want the outside cover to be a downed tree that covers a few windows or some other natural cover that would not stand out. And from the inside you could use black out shades and big thick blankets to keep the light from getting out. There are many was to keep your inside light from getting out for other to see, and I think if you are staying put and not bugging out and you live in a city or town you will need to cut down on your visibility and try to become a ghost. Do as much as you can at night and right before sun up. Keep your exposure to the bare necessity, only go out when you have to and only work around the homestead when needed. There will come a time when things calm down a bit and you can ease up a bit, but remember that the less people know about you after the collapse the better your chance of survival. Keep down your exposure in any survival event at first, unless to are trying to be rescued.
Keep in mind that every survival event is different and not everyone will want to stay put in a city or town, but the people who do stay cutting down on your exposure is a must.