I got a handy tip from the Tracker School that applies here. They said that many "primitive" survival skills are illegal to actually do in most cases (trapping out of season, trapping at all, having a fire or camping in certain areas, etc.) so if ever caught doing them the first words out of your mouth should be "THANK GOD YOU FOUND ME!!" and act the part. It's not illegal to do those things to save your own life in an emergency, and this might apply if you're caught tripping somewhere awkward.
I find this work equally well in urban situations. Especially Malls.
Edited by Severian, 20 March 2021 - 02:12 PM.