I did an online course with this guy last year. Frank Ahearn, 'How to Disappear.' Laurie did it too. I wasn't thinking of leaving home, I was curious from a research/writing perspective.
This is for normal people like you and I, not government people with all those resources.
It seems quite simply really. Basically confuse everyone and then, don't return to your old habits. Frank puts it much better than that :) He's a lovely man--very willing to answer my endless questions and he was featured in an article in GQ last month. I have the mag somewhere but I think DH has run off to admire the suits (not).
Anyway, during the course I said, 'You know, it is a shame you're not going to the RWA National Conference in Reno.'
He said, 'Invite me and I'm there.'
Fortunately for the people going to Atlanta, the woman setting up workshops for this years RWA also took the course--and Frank is doing a workshop there this week.
Am I jealous?? You betcha.
I wonder what it would be like to actually drop off the map? Think anyone would notice?