Hide, Blend, Deceive
When you find yourself in a place where you should not be, such as getting lost in a strange city and finding yourself in a dangerous neighborhood with thugs on every corner or perhaps you are being pursued by someone who wants to harm you, to protect yourself until you can get to a safe area, you will need to either hide from detection, blend in with your surroundings, or deceive the bad guys.
- Hide. Hiding is an option, but it does not help you get back to a safe area. However, it does help keep you safe until an escape opportunity arises, such as waiting until daylight, waiting until the area is clear of people, or waiting until police or groups of uninterested people are present.
- Blend. You may be able to blend with a group of inconspicuous people, such as a tour group or a church service. Blending offers the same advantages as hiding, but it may also permit movement toward a safe area. If you are discovered, you have some protection from being around other people.
- Deceive. Deception is an option if you have the ability to carry it out, but it is dangerous if you are discovered. When deceiving, you act as if you were a part of your surroundings; you move around as though you belonged in the area. However, if discovered, you may be unprotected with no help available.
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