If you’re running from ground forces, they will expect you to seek the higher ground to survey potential pathways. You could be better off going through ravines and passes. Try to veer to your less dominant side—trackers know that right-handers who are relying on their internal sense of direction will tend to circle right, and left-handers will circle to the left. (There is no information on the ambidextrous and for those who know my love of hand transplant stories, YES! I did think, I wonder which way a fugitive with a hand transplant would veer but this might require some FOIA work.)
Do not stay on the run indefinitely. When you feel you have eluded any imminent capture, begin establishing your new identity.
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