Imagine the following scenario.
You live in a post-apocalypse Britain. You're the only survivor of some devastating event in the entire country. Everyone else has left, or is dead.
Except for a gang of 12 men intent on finding you. You can assume they're armed and have vehicles. Perhaps they've broken into old army bases and taken Land Rovers, night vision equipment and powerful weapons. But they won't have aircraft. They could be soldiers of some hostile army, or pirates, or psychopaths. It doesn't matter. They are looking for you.
There's no electricity unless you can find equipment to generate some yourself. But there are plenty of gas lights, camping stoves, there's plenty of food. You can fish or hunt animals, or just live on tinned food from deserted supermarkets. You'll surely be able to find a vehicle and fuel.
Britain is a country with a surface area of about 81,000 sq miles. About the same as Kansas, Minnesota or Idaho, for our American friends, or more than twice the size of British Columbia, for Canadian readers. It has a few big cities, large towns, small towns, villages, mountains, huge natural spaces, like most other countries.
What would you do? Would you find a place in a city and stay there? Find some remote location in the Lake District or the Scottish Highlands? Would you try to live a normal life as far as possible, content that 12 men in a country that size would be unlikely ever to find you? Or would you stay indoors, staying away from the windows, moving around by dark, and only as far as absolutely necessary? Would you move around from place to place? Would you prefer a hilltop location with a good view all around, or would that be too conspicuous?
They could be searching for you as a group of 12, or split up into 6 pairs, or 3 groups of 4 or any other combination, searching randomly or scouring the country methodically. You have no way to know.
How would you live?