How To Disappear Completely When SHTF

James Walton
By James Walton September 14, 2016 07:48

How To Disappear Completely When SHTF

Reasons to vanish

Maybe it’s the fact the we are inherently a corrupt race. Mankind in and of itself is questionable. It’s now clearer than ever that this big wheel is running on greased palms and padded pockets. There is very little regard for human life at this level. Those at the highest levels of government, those supposed to protect us, are involved as well. What happens if they decide to come after you?

Why would they? Well who knows really? What’s much more important is the fact that they can and without impunity. We all remember waking up hung over to find out that on new year’s eve Barack Obama had brought back into existence the most terrifying bill ever propose, NDAA. In case you forgot about NDAA this excerpt from info wars should freshen you up a bit

Section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which itself defines the entirety of the United States as a “battlefield,” allows American citizens to be snatched from the streets, carted off to a foreign detention camp and held indefinitely without trial. The bill states that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” faces indefinite detention, but no trial or evidence has to be presented, the White House merely needs to make the accusation.

Of course as this country evolves we just can’t be sure who will become the next most wanted. It’s clear that those who hold a strong belief in the second amendment and those with a conservative voice are often targeted by the government and the media. If the time comes when you decided being you is far too dangerous this article will teach you how to vanish!

The Law

Whether you are a victim, taking precautions or running from something whatever your choice to disappear is it comes with some legal ramifications that you should consider.

Chances are you are in some sort of debt and that will be left behind when you jump ship as well. This will not sit well with collectors they will be allocating resources to find you as well. This is just another set of eyes out there looking for you. Of course we’d all pay off our debts if possible but just a connection to consider when severing ties.

Remember this debt could become the burden of your loved ones if you choose to leave it behind. If someone decides to report you missing you could also be held liable for the resources used to come find you. If you happen to disappear from a wilderness area or in the ocean you have to understand you will be using up precious resources that could come back to haunt you if you make the terrible decision to resurface one day. All this equals out to some serious penalties, fines or worse if you are found.

Scrubbing yourself from society

prepperAre you in love? Do you have a family that can’t live without you? Stop reading now if you answered yes to any of these questions. If you want to be effective at disappearing you must go it alone. Imagine for a second that there are tiny filaments of threat tied to you and every person you ever interacted with, with every transaction you ever made and every camera you ever walked by. This is a serious web that you have to avoid in your new world. Now imagine that web times two. If you bring someone else along you are vastly increasing the risk for exposure.

To do this right you will have to create a new you. Having someone who expects the old you makes this very hard. It could lead to other issues down the line that could increase the risk of exposure as well. If you are seriously looking to start fresh or hide away do it alone.

The internet is obviously your largest fingerprint. You will have some work to do to eliminate pictures of you and videos. That one is a no brainer. What about prior jobs, IDs, school pictures, other people’s photos of you all of these must be considered. You may not be able to get rid of everything but the more you can eliminate the better.

Cash only

bugoutbagmoneyNot only should you plan for a life of cash only but you should probably spend at least 3 months in that world prior to disappearing. Any clothes or tools you plan on buying to reach your goals should be purchased in cash. Also, consider thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. There is virtually zero traceability involved with these locations.

Saying goodbye to bank accounts and plastic will not be easy but it will certainly be necessary to your success. The other important thing is to consider how you will be getting paid for those three months prior. If you are getting direct deposit and pulling it all out of your bank in cash red flags could go up for those investigating your disappearance.

Until you establish a new identity and procure the proper documentation you will also have to have cash to get around in your new world. The new you will still be subject to the pangs and thousand shocks that flesh is heir to. In other words you will have to eat and sleep and what not. These things will cost money.

You will have to also consider where your new setting will be. Naturally if you move one town away your little run will come to an end pretty soon. That may be common sense but perhaps the next thought won’t be.

Did you love where you went to college? How about your favorite vacation spot? It may sound great to live in one of these locations but you have to be aware of not just the people you know but those who know you. You may not remember the girl at the coffee house but she might never have forgotten your face.

To do this right move far away. Go far and move into a highly populated area. Utilize the old adage of a needle in a haystack. You probably couldn’t find your own mother in downtown Philadelphia. How would anyone know you in a town like LA where everyone’s looking to be seen?

Creating the New You

This is a little bit morbid but let’s not forget that you are attempting to disappear yourself so let’s be honest about what’s going on here. You will begin by searching the death notices at your local library. Do not do this on the internet and especially not on your home computer. If you decide to be Harry Callaghan and the FBI finds a search of that name that can be linked to you I am pretty sure your efforts will be in vain

computersYou should seek out ID’s from the small towns of America. If you find someone in your age bracket call the county and tell them you left town years ago and need a copy of your birth certificate. Use a prepaid cell phone for this call and every call going forward. If you hook them they will send you a copy. From there you can get official ID. You could get a driver’s license under that name. After that it’s all in the bag

Do you feel a little nasty doing a thing like that. Well, there are other options. Pretend to be an illegal alien from an area through which you have roots. Somewhere you can fake an accent. Take on that persona and seek out ID through state or local organizations. You will either procure an ID legally or be approached by someone who can get you one illegally.

This process happens here in America all day every day. It is important to note that it’s not just our friends coming from the southern borders that are getting over on the system. There is no reason why you should use similar tactics if you are looking to make your own great escape.


What would you never do? List about 5 things you would never do as the person you are today. Next become an expert at all of them. Well, at least look into them and take them on as either a habit or a hobby. You see your old habits and your old hobbies are what will trip you up. That means if you smoke you better quit now! This little links are easy to make with someone especially if you are dealing with people who are trainer.

Work these opposites into your new lifestyle and the path back to the old you will get washed over by this new person. This is a quick technique for severing the old ties of who you were. It will be hard to do but this one step will pay dividends. You like country music? Listen to gangster rap. You like steak and potatoes? Well now you are a mouthy vegan. Bible toting Christian? When you are in public you are an atheist who wears witty tee shirts that mock religion. It sounds horrendous but this is what it takes.

Making a massive choice like this will not come without sacrifice and work. It’s not going to be comfortable and it’s not going to be easy. Just remember that if you put the effort and pre planning in this can be a reality. It is possible to start over or disappear altogether

Become a liar

Lie about everything. Lie for the fun of it. Make up stories of your origin as often as possible. Remember the scenes in the Dark Knight when the Joker was explaining how he got the scarred up markings on his face that looked like some twisted smile? He gave two very different stories about how these scars came to be. Both were terrifying but neither was probably true. Become an expert at this.

It’s almost just as important to never hammer down specific history of yourself. With the advent of technology it wouldn’t take much for someone to go home and Google you. They could find out a lot about who you are or who you are not based on that. So try not to form many connections.


In closing I would hope this article, for most of you, was for educational and entertainment purposes. If this is something you are considering just know that there are many other resources available on this topic and God bless you. If life has pushed you in the direction of disappearance I have to believe that you are suffering in some way. You are not trapped and this article could be your first steps towards freedom.

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James Walton
By James Walton September 14, 2016 07:48
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  1. Grammy September 14, 14:03

    I lived OTG for 7 years. During that time, I lived with others, acting as “housekeeper”. Nothing was in my name. Not as glamorous as you’d imagine, yet safe and effective.
    I agree, the “trick” is to deal in cash. Small things matter, such as scrambling the last 4 of your SSN. Even banks will accept your SSN verbally if opening an account. You can buy checks with that account. #, yet substitute a different (or additional) name, to match your new ID. Small things add to your credibility.
    It’s not expensive to do a name change. Women can resume maiden or former married names easily.
    Commitment is key, to success. The “system” is not the security you are taught to believe in. Self reliance is empowering! Learn to live without credit, the stress reduction alone is worth any offset.

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  2. Grampa September 14, 17:38

    What government doesnt realize is that in declairing US soil a battleground subjects its solders to the laws of war. if they include our officers then they must accept the same rules. If they are killedwe as combatants cannot be tried for murder. If we do not participate in the declared war then we defend our land and again cannot be tried for murder. Clearly this like so much of today’s laws are not well thought out.

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  3. CATT September 14, 18:18

    “Section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which itself defines the entirety of the United States as a “battlefield,” allows American citizens to be snatched from the streets, carted off to a foreign detention camp and held indefinitely without trial. The bill states that “any person who has commit/ted a belligerent act” faces indefinite .detention, but no trial or evidence has to be presented, the White House merely needs to make the accusation.”

    This was just a “reminder” of the Patriot Act signed into law by idiot Pres Bush after that atrocious 9/11 deal.

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    • vocalpatriot September 15, 23:49

      and the morons on both sides of the worthless aisle keep calling that idiot a “republican”…..he didn’t have a conservative bone in his body.

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      • NeitherHereNorThere February 22, 16:58

        When a human being runs for President of the United States of America, they must identify which party they are affiliated with. President George W. Bush was a registered Republican. Period.

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      • Enigma March 2, 05:32

        When you examine the ‘achievements’ of both Nixon and G.W. bush, you soon realize that neither was conservative, and neither honored the Constitution, regardless of their political affiliation.

        JFK was politically more conservative than either, which may be one reason he was murdered.

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  4. Shootit September 15, 17:04

    One must understand what the “United States” represents. Then you need to learn where the “United States” has jurisdiction. It is all spelled out, but cleverly hidden in plain sight.

    The District of Columbia Municipal Corporation is DBA the “United States”. Their jurisdiction(enumerated powers) is limited to 10 miles square(know as DC), forts, docks, and territories. That’s it.

    Much for everyone to grasp, but this has been the case since 1871. You can thank Lincoln for putting this scam in motion.

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    • Enigma March 2, 05:40

      Lincoln: few moderns realize that his forced ‘unification’ enabled the building to an imperial power. One first continent-wise and then dominating the planet. It was a genocidal disaster for American Indians.

      Lincoln was killed far too late, but I partly blame Robert E. Lee for the debacle; he should have pursued the early Confederate successes, overrun Washington DC, and captured or killed Lincoln and his corrupt Congress.

      The next presidents (and their complicit Congresses) which created this bad and dangerous world were William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and that sack of toxic waste styled Harry Truman’. (He was no true man, but instead a very false male who abandoned Eastern Europe to Stalin and East Asia to Mao.)

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  5. Pookna September 18, 17:01

    Remember, Lincoln was an Attorney. Shootout is correct. These are the little tricks that are played on us. So,, I am not a U.S. Citizen of the corporation. I am an American,,native born.

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  6. just me September 22, 14:09

    “Maybe it’s the fact the we are inherently a corrupt race. Mankind in and of itself is questionable”

    This is what they would have you believe, but the simple fact is that people inherently good. This has been proven over and over again. People who believe they are doing things for a cause for the higher good, are in their minds justified in harming others. The only thing inherently wrong in the world is government and religion. Once you think your power, your belief is higher than ANY individual, you are capable of terrible things. Again, proven over and over again. Mankind is inherently good. Power, and its ability to corrupt is inherently evil. I suggest reading: “the most dangerous superstition”

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  8. Pat. A prepper signed up November 24, 17:57

    Can you folks (preppers) tell me how to email Ron Melchiore and Johanna ? Tell them Pat would like to visit. Does Ron have a brother who wants to do what Ron & Johanna are doing? Ron and she are in Canada.

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  9. Spyoz007 February 1, 00:10

    Hi guys…an Aussie intelligence agent here…errr…did I miss something in this prepper advice…like…#1- LOOSE THE F-ING CELL PHONE!!
    Not sure about the USA yet…but in Australia… we have technology (supplied to our gov intelligence agencies by a private security/intelligence agency that provides CT services to the gov called – ANSS) where we can now type a cell phones IME number into a work phone which have a certain program in it which can be held up to recieve the exact location direction of the POIs phone aswell as its distance away…in additon to the old triangulation methods that we first use via mapping to get the general location. (We used to use the old GPS version like find my phone, but thats usless once gps is off) There is a number of other simple methods used which I wont disclose publically here that makes it extreemly hard, sometimes impossible to locate POIs for those interested.
    Cheers mates 😉

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    • Tinfoil Hats May Actually Work January 11, 06:58

      YES.!!! Yes, Yes, YES.!!! A common stalker with dime store technology can track you via cellphone. If your car has GPS….. Guess What?? You can run but you can NOT hide & police can now shut off your car in a chase. Have a plastic card with an RFID chip? It can be located by satellite (seriously). U.S. passports contain an antenna in the front cover that emits a radio signal for tracking (put it in the microwave for 30sec to prove I’m right). World govts are in the process of placing this tech INSIDE your body. It’s labeled a “convenience”.
      The future is cooked.

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      • AllenGib7952 January 13, 22:52

        Sounds nice but in order to do that it has to have the power to send a signal. That power would need at least a 6 volt battery which today is to big to fit in passports or credit cards.But can be activated when used. During the time of use. But it just using the old standard methods of credit card usage would be far cheaper and just as good.Plus if you was trying to hide. If you had half a brain you wouldn’t be using or even having a cell phone. Or GPS system of any kind. As a person that has hunted down people for a living. All that new technology you hear about out there. Does no good if the person is smart enough to not use it.

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  10. LoganStClare September 8, 07:46

    I have schematics for a device that could solve the problems mentioned. Problem is that if it works an entire segment of society could disappear, which might cause a lot of problems.

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  11. Labienus October 28, 14:13

    This sounds less like disappearing when shtf, and more like a guide on how to disappear before that happens. When shtf, you don’t need to change your name, scrub yourself from your social media etc. You merely have to leave. That is all. It isn’t that complicated.

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  12. Allen February 20, 15:26

    Retired now, but lived a life of repoman. There are a few things we did that most people don’t think of to find you.
    Which if you want to disappear you have to never do.
    #1 Calling mom on mothers day. Have found them even
    using a pay phone. Gave us a direction to start our
    search. Calling old friends and other’s can do it to.
    #2 Debit/Credit cards. Not only leave a trail that police
    can follow but anyone with a computer can. Repoed
    from a woman that went to the same store every 28
    days and got her womanly needs there after
    6:00 P.M. just had to wait till that day bingo.
    #3 Many that try to disappear unsuccessfully for got
    their utility bill this is public information leading to an
    Repo people and Private investigators have tools of access that police don’t have.In some cases legal issue in others it’s just cost. A repo man or PI has access to getting your SSN#, Bank account info Everything usage location amount spent and date. Driver Licence number. Utility bills, Phone records and any AKK name used in your history. Due to budget a police officer will just wait till you make a mistake like a traffic ticket to get you. They don’t put in much effort or money into finding you. Unless it’s an all out man hunt, and even there they are depending on civilians to do most of the leg work for them. You see this in major cities with the new technology posting a vehicle. make model color and plate #. They rarely post why.There is a new thing now store cams on the web. thou not that big yet some people are paid to watch store cams for theft only paid if they find someone photo taken. But this opens up a hole new way of hunting you down. Mixed with air port photo ID scans in the near future all you will have to do is walk into a store or on a street with security cams on it. Alert goes off on your computer BINGO. And with network links. You better stay out in the country way out there. Act disabled pay a neighbor to get supplies for. you.

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