Skill #48 Get Unlost without a map or compass
The moment you feel that you're lost, stop walking. Establish home base by fixing a strip from your shirt or hunting vest to a tree. Never leave this spot again without marking a trail, so you can return or enable searchers to follow you. Climb to a vantage point. If you can spot a familiar landmark, use your ability to keep to a straight course to reach it. If you know that a river, power line, or road lies somewhere to the north of you, or at any other point of the compass, determine the direction to walk with the sun or stars. Failing that, follow a ridgeline or watercourse to a lower elevation, where you are reasonably certain of hitting a road.