If you’re stranded in the dark, your best resource is the night sky above you. Rich Johnson explains how to use the stars to guide you home.
The Ultimate Survival Manual is my new outdoors bible. Written by the resourceful, hilarious and clearly slightly insane ex-paratrooper Rich Johnson, the book covers 333 skills that’ll extract you from the hairiest of situations, with guides ranging from which bugs are safe to eat to how to survive a stampede, find water in the desert, make emergency snow goggles or shoot a crossbow. If you’ve ever idly wondered how to wade through a swamp or whether it’s safe to drink your own urine, this is the book for you. Published by Bloomsbury, it hits the shelves on the 14th March 2013.