Studies show that 10/10 people who get lost don’t know where they are. That is good news for you.

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1. Find Somewhere You Have Never Been Before.

Look on paper map for a place with immense space and no people. Avoid searches on the internet because they can be tracked. Do not predetermine your destination or it will be more difficult to get lost. Make it your goal to end up somewhere in that general region of wilderness.

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2. Burn The Map And Destroy Your Phone

You wont be needing them anymore.


3. Leave

Do not tell anyone you are leaving. Avoid telling anyone about your intentions. Preferably, leave at a time that you normally do during the day so no one suspects anything.


4. Ditch your vehicle

Car, truck, motorcycle, or bike, it’s got to go. The less evidence the better. Depending on where you go, try rolling your vehicle off a cliff or driving into a lake. Best scenario = it rolls off a cliff into a lake.


5. Walk Away From Civilization

If you still have a vague sense of what direction other people are in, proceed to walk in the opposite direction. Keep walking late into the night. Once the sun is gone, it will be much easier to loose all sense of direction. This will help you to get lost more quickly.


6. Disregard all indications of direction

Ignore which way the sun rises and sets. Do not interpret the stars or use high ground to determine your whereabouts. Sleep when you need to, but avoid staying in the same place for too long because staying might get you found. Keep going. No fires. Remember that it can take up to a day or two until you are totally lost. However long it takes, once you are completely disoriented and unfamiliar with your surroundings, you can take pride the fact that you are now 100% lost. If you followed the previous steps correctly, be comforted in the knowledge that you will also likely be lost for a long time. Keep in mind: you can’t be lost if you’re found.

Congratulations! You are now lost. Try not to regret your decision at this point. It is too late to change anything.

Disclaimer: Get lost at your own risk. In order to not get lost, do the exact opposite of what these steps suggest.

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