ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hunters, Hikers, Children And Pets, Lost In The Scary Woods or Maze.

Updated on October 31, 2015

Lost In The Woods

Don’t get lost in the spooky dark woods.Woods can be spooky you never know what's lurking behind the next tree, maybe a bear or a wolf.

Hunting season is starting here and every year there is usually someone who gets lost in the woods. It is so easy to get turned around and walking in circles. If you're lost call 911, get help.

Don’t feel like a fool this is the best thing to do before it gets too dark and cold. The woods here can kill you if you can’t get out. The temperatures drop down to freezing. Body temperature can drop very fast, hypothermia can set in. Don't forget your phone.

Hunters, Hikers, Children And Pets Don't Get Lost In The Woods
Hunters, Hikers, Children And Pets Don't Get Lost In The Woods | Source

Kids Lost In The Woods.

When our kids and grandkids were little we always watched them make sure they didn't walk too far into the woods.

I often went into the woods picking princess pine. I always made sure I could see the road. I never went in very far I know me it wouldn't take long for me to get lost.

Our little niece went into the woods one time and couldn't find her way out; luckily family members were able to find her before it got dark, actually the dogs found her.

Children will often go into the woods get scared, lay down and will not answer when called. Their body temp drops even faster than a grown-up.

Old Dog Reno
Old Dog Reno

Dogs Lost In The Woods.

Our neighbor and a family member lost their dogs in the woods and never found them.

They were older dogs. They think they may have gotten weak and died in woods. Did they crawl off to die? They may have.

We looked under every log and every rock but no sign of either dog.

The dog in the picture never got lost he could track a deer and go way in the woods and find his way back. The deer hunters in the family really miss him. They didn't hunt with him but when they shot a deer and lost it he could find it for them.

Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls

Take A Compass In The Woods.

My husband was born here and knows the woods like he back of his hand, but he says it is still easy to get turned around. He always takes a compass into the woods. He knows how to read it which amazes me I just can’t figure the thing out. Learn how to read a compass first, before planning a trip in the woods.

Put me in the middle of the woods with a compass and I would stay lost, a compass is one of the big mysteries in my life! I can find my way around a city, which my husband can’t do, but the woods to me is another story.

Hat | Source
Dark Corn Field
Dark Corn Field | Source

Items You Should Take In The Woods.

Stay safe when you go into the woods.

In your backpack or big pockets take along these items.

cell phone

tie a scarf around your neck just to take a long, use as a shawl to add more warmth or to wrap a wound which has been covered with gauze from your kit.

knife hooked on your belt

small packets of tissue, I would recommend putting tissue wherever you can stash it just so you don't have to use leaves or a roll of toilet paper in your backpack.

tie a jacket or sweater around your waist


bear spray


extra socks

small first aid kit

something to eat (keep any paper from your food it will help you get a fire started)

a light foil blanket (small enough and can go in your pocket)


Drop a black pepper container in your pocket to stop bleeding in case you get cut.

wear a bright color

carry a cheap whistle (Also good to give to a child who might be going into a maze or while camping.)

hand warmers


medication if you need it just in case

stocking cap if it's cold (Even in the summer it can get damp and cold)

always tell someone where you're going.

I know hunters have trouble carrying a backpack, but they can put many of these things in their big pockets in their hunting outfit. Items like flashlights are so small and strong now.

Cell phones may not work in the woods, but it is a good idea to take one with you, if it doesn't try texting sometimes this will work when a call won't work. You can get compass app and phones have GPS, but you have to know how to use both.

A personal locator beacon is not a bad idea to have it was suggested in a comment by Deborah-Diane.


Lost In A Corn Field.

Even our granddaughters were telling us how they got lost in a corn maze and it was getting dark and they couldn't get out. Luckily they were smart enough (even for city slickers) to get the owners phone number so they could call him if they got lost. They never go anywhere without their cell phones attached to their hands.

The owner came to get them. He surprised them by jumping out at them and scared the heck out them. They thought it was so funny and so much fun. If you can get lost in a maze you can image what it would be like in the woods.

Little ones who live by corn fields get lost in cornfields just stop and think how easy this could happen.

Please stay safe in the corn mazes. My husband loves the woods, but he thinks corn fields are spooky. He's just thinking of Children Of The Corn!

I feel bad for the young family lost in the maze. They did the right thing by calling for help better to panic than to be unsafe. I'm sure they were worried about the children. It looks like a big maze to me. The maze on the right is the one they got lost in.

Christmas Tree Cutting in Woods

Many people each year get lost in the woods while going on their family trip to cut down a Christmas tree.

Going into the woods looking for a Christmas tree can be dangerous. A family in Colorado one year got lost in the woods while looking for the perfect tree. They had to call 911 to get them out.

While going on what you think is just a small trip to the woods looking for a Christmas tree be sure to take along things you may need, water, food, always have a lighter with you, cell phone, and warm clothes. When night comes even in warm climates it can get cold.

Do Not Copy
Do Not Copy | Source

Copyright © 2015

Hunters, Hikers, Children And Pets Don't Get Lost In The Spooky Woods.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      DDE, thank you for stopping by sorry it took me so long to answer your comment.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Getting lost in the woods I can only imagine such an adventure you have shown such great strength here.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Paul Kuehn, I would have gone into a full panic if my two year old got lost in a corn field. I remember seeing on tv a child lost in a corn field I think it took until the next day before they found him. Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • Paul Kuehn profile image

      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      7 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand


      This is a very interesting and useful hub. None of my family or I were ever lost in the woods. I remember, however, my second youngest sister getting lost in a corn field when she was about 2. Luckily, the field was very close to our farmhouse and Patty was only lost for less than an hour. Just the same, it was a traumatic experience for the whole family. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Deborah-Diane, Good idea I know they use them where there might be an avalanches, forgot about them for hiking and in the woods. I added it into my hub. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote up.

    • Deborah-Diane profile image


      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wonderful advice about getting lost in the woods! You may want to add an Amazon module to this article promoting emergency locators. So many people get lost here in California that it is frustrating when they do not take emergency locators with them before they go hiking in the wilderness areas. I think that everyone who likes to hike should own one. Voted up. Very helpful!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Au fait, Thank you for that. Your right soon people will be going camping and maybe they are in the south not here yet. I appreciate you stopping by.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      7 years ago from North Texas

      Just wanted to bring this hub to the attention of people again because the weather is warming up all over the country and the time when lots of people will be venturing out camping, hiking, and so forth is here again. This hub can help people avoid scary situations. Voting it up and sharing again.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      rajan jolly, Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. I appreciate it and the vote.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Very interesting and a great list of things to do and carry to stay safe.

      Voted up and useful.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Peggy W, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the vote and share.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Excellent advice in this hub! It would definitely be easy to get disoriented and lost in a woods if it was of any great size. Voted up, useful, interesting and will definitely share to get the word out about taking precautions.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from America

      Au fait, That is true never know if your going to have that signal or not. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      8 years ago from North Texas

      Lots of good and important advice here. I hope everyone will read this and stay safe and do the smart thing. Hopefully there will be a cell phone signal should that be necessary. Voting this hub up and will share!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      SanneL, Thank you for stopping by. It is very easy to get lost in the woods and turned around it happens here all the time.

    • SanneL profile image


      9 years ago from Sweden

      It's very easy to get lost in the woods. It has happened to me a few times. Getting lost in the large, dark, wild woods in Sweden is no fun, let me tell you! However, It's very important not to panic, stay focused and collect your thoughts before you start running all over the woods.

      Good hub with great tips!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Clayton Fernandes,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my hub, glad you liked it. My husbands and his brothers were that way in the woods. Their mom let them out in the morning and away they went exploring the woods.

    • Clayton Fernandes profile image


      9 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Man very informative. I have a house up with my grandfolks back in the ol' country. Surrounded by woods, paddy fields and a lake. As a kid i'd get lost, but the more familiar i got with the territory, the further i explored & adventured. Come nightfall. I'd have already marked out certain trees to know which routes i'd crossed out or where i was heading. Everything is very very different when the sun sets. Survivability is everything. Thank you for the brilliant hub Dex. i love it!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thanks for stopping by. Your right both of the dogs were old and we wondered if that is what happened it was their chance to go off and die. Rarely does a dog not find his way back home. One of the dogs being a Golden Retriever, she had lived near this woods all her life and the other a Beagle, they can smell their way home any time.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      moonlake: Thank you for the practical information and the real life stories which you use so well to explain your points. It's sad about dogs getting lost since they ordinarily seem so savvy, but then animals often like to go off by themselves to die, particularly if it can be in a natural setting.

      Voted up, and everything else too,


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Alastar Packer, Thanks so much for stopping by. Your right if your lost you shouldn't panic or start running in all directions.

    • Alastar Packer profile image

      Alastar Packer 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Its easy to get lost even in small woods sometimes. As for big forest this one from a hundred years ago is worth noting. This feller was the most knowledgable guide and hunter in the Great Smokey Mts. Knew them better than anybody else. When asked if he'd ever been lost he said,"Not exactly, but I have been known to go around and around on occasion." or words to that effect. Number one is to not panic. Very good hub with the tips. Liked reading on your family n neighbor too moonlake.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Eiddwen, Thank you for stopping by so glad you enjoyed the hub. You also have a great day.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      Oh wow!!! What a great hub and one which I vote up up and away.

      I really enjoyed this one and here's to so many more to share on here.

      Take cre and have a great day.


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      doodlebugs, that's true according to my husband he tells me you have know direction you started from. I really don't get it. I guess one when I'm more interested in the compass I will have him show me. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    • doodlebugs profile image

      Nolen Hart 

      9 years ago from Southwest

      I like to carry a small compass on my keychain. Of course it is of no use in the woods if you don't know what direction you started from.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Gypsy Rose Lee, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is really easy to get lost and turned around. Even in a corn maze.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      9 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Very interesting hub. Here where we live in Latvia fall is the time to go mushroom and berry picking in the woods. So many people especially elderly ones get lost. Some are saved but unfortunately not everyone and sometimes when it's too late.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      writer20, that's cute.

      I don't remember ever walking away from home I can remember thinking I wanted to run away. My little friend down the street was going to meet me at my window and away we going to go. Of course, the next day we had some kind of excuse why we didn't go.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.

    • writer20 profile image

      Joyce Haragsim 

      9 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great hub. I've never actually been lost. But one day I did just walk away from the house and went to my Auntie of course I was taken home, darn it.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Bob, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. Never been to the UK. I think it can be just as bad if lost in the heat we have all had this year. We use to live in Texas and our parents always told us not to wonder out in the desert.

    • diogenes profile image


      9 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Interesting and good advice. I was "lost" for an hour in the desert near El Triunfo in Baja once. (thick shrubs trees and cactus). I went down hill till I found an arroyo and it was warm so not so bad as northern woods. You are lucky in the US to have so many wild areas. You'd have to be demented to get lost in the UK! Bob

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      RealHousewife, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. I don't blame you for telling the kids about snakes anything that will work. Kids always think their Mom's don't know anything and will go ahead and do what their told not to do.

    • RealHousewife profile image

      Kelly Umphenour 

      9 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Great advice - and just this morning my mom told me about a family that got lost in a corn maze near here last night. They called 911 and were actually only about a few feet from the entrance and didn't realize it! My house is adjacent to a very large corn field and I have warned my children a million times not to go in there when it's over their heads because it would be so easy to become disoriented and get lost. I also tell them there are lots of snakes in there too just to scare them a little. Happens here all the time as we have lots of woods and farming communities.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)