Yes...I understand the feeling that you had. I was hunting ona conservationarea in northern MO and got lost. I scouted it briefly with my cousin and friend the day before and hung my stand that evening. I usually stay very late in my stand and got down and started heading for camp, so I thought. I made a wrong turn at some point and was lost for about an hour. I called my cousin on the 2 way as he was very familiar with the layout of the land b/c he had hunted it the previous 5 seasons or so. We ended up finding each other by communicating with each other. Needless to say, I heard about it from everyone the rest of theweek we were there.
I had always carried reflective twisties and put them at anypoint I change major direction that doesn't have a landmark that stands out. I failed to do so on this trip.
My first purchase was a Lowrance iFinder when I got home! I haven't been lost since