Have you ever been lost or "turned around" while in the woods. Not just a momentary thing, but long enough where you had to think about things for a little bit, or spend the night?? I've followed some short cuts and paths that didn't quite work out as planned and have had to go cross country to make up for lost time to get out before dark. Getting off the trails and into the brush can be some real tough going and get you into even more problems. Once even got a little worried when I was fishing, as the bridge that I knew was downstream wasn't as close as I thought it was. Common sense told me to keep following the river, but gave some serious thought about back tracking to where I'd started. Do you carry a compass, matches and a little "survival kit" even on short excursions in the woods??