If we had a dollar for every time we’ve had to eject from a smoking aircraft only to fall directly into hostile territory, we’d have exactly the same amount of money we have now. Chances are, you would too. (If you actually have, we owe you a drink… just bill our boss.) That doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or twenty from the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook. Any book that can help us live is a solid purchase—seeing as how living is one of our primary goals in life. It contains detailed explanations and diagrams on surviving at sea, in the desert, while lost in the Arctic and more. Plus, you’ll get the lowdown on what it’s like to be tortured in case that ever happens (Hint: It’s actually worse than watching Twilight!).