The Survival Handbook

This new book by Colin Towell, a former British Royal Navy Chief Survival Instructor and former Chief Instructor at the US Navy SERE school, comprises 320 pages of awesome wilderness survival skills, tips and general knowledge and presents the info with full-color, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Survival Handbook ($30; DK Publishing; dk.com) should be considered a compulsory addition to any survival library. In this gallery, we've excerpted just a few of the great tips and illustrations you'll find in the book.

Essential skills for outdoor adventure.