If you have spent any time in the woods, then you've been lost. Most of the time it's a simple question of pausing, looking at your map, looking around, and reorienting yourself in the right direction. On occasion, it is more complicated than that. You didn't bring a map or compass, or it's getting dark, or you're tired and cold and not as sharp as you normally would be. Which is why you should always, always, bring a compass. You wouldn't go shopping without your wallet. You should never go into the woods without your lensatic compass (or wrist compass).