Thank you so much for the thoughtful and kind response, Alisa! I’ve been thinking about the following things: If I were to blend in to the surrounding using “the Grey Man theory,” what extra precautions must I consider? It may be difficult to do this if I stand out based on color of my skin (especially in rural areas around here that are nearly homogenous). This may impact my escape destination (a friend suggested that I escape to a college town that has many exchange students). What extra precautions might I take to ensure that I appear harmless (but not an easy mark)? The Prepared has done a great job of recommending that I ensure that my BOB fits in with the surroundings. Once again, thank you!