2) [ D ] Mark your position and try to find your way back to the last familiar place. This is called the "home base" method of navigation. Indicate your trail as you backtrack with bits of marking tape, toilet tissue, snapped bush branches, or tree blazes. If you can't find that familiar place, return to home base and make a short foray in another direction. Repeat the process until you locate a spot that gives you your orientation. If you can't, or darkness closes in, make camp at home base.