Could you live off the grid? Could you take yourself out of the American system completely and totally so no one could find your paper trail?
I have done this twice in my life.
I emptied my bank account, packed my things into the car, and grabbed my bike. I parked the car where I knew it would be safe at a cabin my folks own in Maine and I started backpacking through New England. It was a very dark time in my life and I had to be able to not be me any more. I had no kids and it worked. I left my folks a note saying I would be safe and would be home when I could. They hated it but they understood. My father says that was when I went away to "war with the world". My brothers go away in the Army so this was ok for me. I finally showed up at my uncle's house in Maine and took the train home. My folks were relieved but loved me enough to understand.
The other time I did it was another dark time. I had my baby with me and I again emptied the bank account. I took a train to North Carolina with some things and my bike. Yeah I love that thing. I cycled to Florida with my daughter, a tent, and hope. I then went to Georgia and finally ended in New Orleans before heading home. I kept in contact with my parents the whole time though. I knew it would kill my father if he didn't know the baby was ok.
I wonder if I could do it now with my family. I brought it up to my fiance and he grinned. He loves the idea of it but he has never done it. We have everything we need if we ever wanted to do it. I have all the skills to make it.
Do you think you could do it?