If you've ever walked around in the woods alone, there is a pretty good chance you have at least pondered the thought of getting lost. I've only been lost once (in the San Gorgonio Wilderness) and the event only lasted less than 30 minutes. Nonetheless, fear struck a chord that day and I began to panic. Yet I had only cut a switchback (big backcountry no-no), I was quickly turned around. I eventually located the trail and a few miles later I finished up a 16 mile round trip.
But this guy took it to a whole new level. Casper hunter Travis McMahan spent 15 days wondering if they might be his last. The gist of it is he was scouting from his camp for a hunt, got distracted by an animal and turned around, found a sheepherder's cabin, and was eventually discovered by his father after the Natrona County, WY rescue team had ceased S & R efforts 2 days prior. In the end he was came out alive and that is ultimately what counts.
If you have a few minutes, the Billings Gazette article is well worth the read.