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Originally posted by Doc Velocity
This is simplicity.
The first rule of "going off the grid" and "dropping off the radar" — even in the Information Age — is to stop using cell phones, state-issued ID, check cards and credit cards.
I don't care if you're Dog the Bounty Hunter or Sherlock Holmes, if a fugitive is not participating in "The System," you will not find that fugitive.
Bring on the FBI, bring on the CIA, bring on Interpol... Even these highfalutin agencies can not find you if you refuse to participate in "The System"... Just that simple.
Second rule of dropping off the radar is to stop trying to contact your family, even by public payphone. Your family members will be monitored, and the calls easily traced back to your location.
Now, how do you survive like a "normal person" in a world that is feverishly searching for you?
Easy... You go where the authorities never search. You take on day labor, working elbow-to-elbow with illegal aliens, picking oranges or watermelons or whatever — they pay you in cash at the end of the day, no questions asked.
You take on the filthiest jobs on a day-by-day basis... Down at the docks, for example, hosing down the decks of commercial fishing boats. Again, they pay you in cash, you walk away without ever divulging your identity.
Or — and this is the time-honored method of disappearing — you go to work on the carnival circuit. Be warned, though, you'll be working shoulder-to-shoulder with fugitives of every stripe — murderers, drug runners, you name it.
I only know all this because I successfully dropped off the radar for 2 straight years, when people a lot worse than the government were searching for me.
I have many, many more tricks up my sleeve, but they wouldn't be tricks if I discussed them in a public forum.
— Doc Velocity
Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
One thing to add; just make sure you don't have any contact with the government.
also, it might be a good idea to have something on hand to curb panic, and allow you to handle the situation more comfortably, because it WILL be scary.....be it some booze, weed, or valium.
Originally posted by silo13
The LAST thing anyone will need is something to dull their senses and give them a distorted view or reality... That's just insane.
Originally posted by cupocoffee
I personally would not have the patience and energy for all that though - nor could I stand being away from my family and friends. I think I'd rather they just get me. If it's my fate to die or end up in jail or a camp somewhere, so be it. I don't want that, and I don't think I deserve that, but - whatever.