The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart

Posted on: May 22, 2013

Creek Stewart has truly been there and done that. As owner of and lead instructor for Willow Haven Outdoor, he has taught thousands of people how to be better prepared for emergencies large and small. In his latest book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, he takes a unique approach to sharing his wisdom and experience in surviving in the wild.

The Hunger Games series written by Suzanne Collins has proven to be wildly popular. For the handful of you who may not be familiar, the gist of the story involves an annual contest called The Hunger Games (go figure). Each year, two young adults are chosen from each of a dozen districts to compete. The Games are essentially a battle to the death among the contestants. The primary character, Katniss Everdeen, comes from the poorest district and has a wealth of experience in living off the land, tracking, hunting, and related skills. Throughout the story, she uses these skills to survive.

What Creek has done is go through the story and pull out all those little tidbits of wilderness lore and then show the reader how it works in the real world. He covers everything from building shelters to making fire, locating water to navigation. Creek shows the reader how to put together a survival kit from scratch as well as how to choose a survival knife.

While throughout the book there are references to The Hunger Games, characters, scenes, and such, you certainly don’t need to be familiar with the story to learn a TON of great information here. One of the many things I like about Creek is his ability to convey knowledge without being overly technical or dry. He writes in a very conversational tone, which I think goes a long way toward allowing the reader to learn.

Look, I’ve read a ton of wilderness survival books. I’ve gone out in the field and tested techniques I’ve learned, seeing what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been at this for about three decades now. Yet, I still learned a few things in this book. To me, that’s the key element for whether I like a particular manual or not. If I can pick up at least one good tip, the book is worth it to me. In The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, even the most experienced outdoorsmen and women will learn a thing or two.

To help celebrate the release of this book, we’re doing a small giveaway. See this prize pack?

I have not one but TWO of them to send out! Each pack contains:

–A SIGNED copy of The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart.
–A Willow Haven Outdoor sling bag.
–A Willow Haven Outdoor bandana.
–A 5-in-1 survival tool.

To enter to win, simply leave a comment below. To gain an extra entry, share the link to this blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter. Either tag me in the post (@SurvivalWeekly on Twitter, here on Facebook) or send me an email letting me know you’ve done so.

Get moving though as the contest ends Friday, May 24, at 5:00pm CST!

26 thoughts on “The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart

  1. I have just gotten into survival in the past year so I know if someone that has been doing this for decades can learn a few things from the book.I personally would be honored to have this collection.There is no limit to what one needs to know or learn when it comes to survival.

  2. My daughter got into archery because of this book series, I would love to give her this 🙂

  3. This is a great take on survival, I hope it will help a younger generation take interest in being prepared outdoors.

  4. I think the book would be great. I want to learn all I can about survival in hard times. Thank you for having the contest.

  5. This would be a great book to own. It would be really handy if one had to head north to survive.

  6. The book looks realy interesting , I just read the chapter headings on Amazon and it looks like it’s covering all the bases in a pretty complete manor .

  7. Sounds like a great book – I know next to nothing on survival and would love to have this on hand. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Great approach. I’m looking forward to read this one. I like the movie and I am considering reading the books. It’s alwasy great to check other ways of approaching survival…

  9. I’ve read all the Hunger Games books, and found the survival issues fascinating. To have some of those spelled out for the real world, would make this book a must for me.

  10. I love the movie Hunger Games but I have not read the books though. I am pretty new to learning about survival and would love to win this so I can learn more and from your review of the book it sounds like a good one to learn from.

  11. Just so we’re on the same page, you understand the contest is to win a copy of Creek Stewart’s book, not one of mine, right?

  12. I have been wanting a copy of your book for a while. Can’t wait to read it.

  13. Nice way to get my kids involved in survival. They all have read the books so its an easy sell.

  14. Would love to try to practice some of these techniques, may the odds be in my favor 😉

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