The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

Creek Stewart has done it again!  After the success of Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag, Creek Stewart has released his newest book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.  This book is one that you want to have in your hands…or in your bug-out bag.

In The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, Stewart, a fan of the popular Hunger Games Trilogy, has written a “bridge book” that will reach many individuals that wouldn’t pick up a wilderness survival book.  But this isn’t just for fans of The Hunger Games.  This book is 100% wilderness survival!  One of the best that I have read.

The title of the book is a really fair description of what you will find.  One might think that a wilderness survival instructor and author might throw a few paragraphs in his book about The Hunger Games and suffice that to justify using The Hunger Games” in the title of his book.  But Fans of The Hunger Games Trilogy will be thoroughly pleased to know that Stewart links every chapter and survival skill to skills that Katniss, Peeta or many of the other characters in the book might use to survive.  So be it the Cornucopia, The Capitol, District 12, the GameMakers, or a number of other places, scenarios or characters in The Hunger Games, fans will immediately know what Stewart is talking about and see the relevance of the survival skill that they are reading.

But, if you take out all the references to The Hunger Games, you would still have an awesome wilderness survival book, one that any prepper or survivalist would want to have with them in their bug-out bag or just going into the wilderness.

The book has 9 chapters and covers: Survival Mentality, Shelters, Water, Fire, Tools, Hunting & Gathering, First Aid, Navigation and Building a Survival Kit.  The book also has a good resource section with links and info. to help any “tribute” make it.  Every chapter has plenty of pictures with descriptions as well as Survival Quick Tips (Sent by Your Sponsor – of course) that provides the reader with even more survival knowledge.  The Quick Tips are set off by a little parachute, just like in the book – see pic below.  

For more ideas of what you can expect in Stewart’s writings, you can download a free copy of The Preparedness Review – Spring 2013 edition.

I say this is a “bridge book” because diehard fans of the trilogy will be more willing to pick this book up than any other regular wilderness survival book.  The references to The Hunger Games will keep them hooked as they read about survival skills.  The book provides the “how-to” that the Trilogy wouldn’t have time to cover effectively.

The book is $10.53 on Amazon and worth every penny! 

Creek Stewart is the owner of Willow Haven Outdoor, a world renowned Survival and Disaster Preparedness Training Facility.  Creek is a frequent guest survival expert in the media and has been featured on/in Fox & Friends,, Backpacker Magazine,, WGN-TV, and countless radio and on-line events. Creek also hosts a monthly Survival Segment on WISH-TV 8 in Indianapolis.

19 responses to The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

  1. Book Release & Give Away - The Unoffical Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide | Prepper Website May 22nd, 2013 at 5:27 am

    […] author and owner of Willow Haven Outdoor Training Facility has just released his new book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.  For those of you who have not read The Hunger Games Trilogy, don’t let the title fool […]

  2. Heartless of Bradenton May 22nd, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Seems to be a concise and decently pictorial guide to the day-to-day needs that are to be found in a wilderness and/or urban survival situation. Approximately the size of a larger paperback. The ‘quick tips’ act as an quickly visible bookmark guide within the text body making it easy to leaf through to find information needed quickly. Now, if only it came in a water-proofed or ‘baggied’ version.

  3. Doug Sell May 22nd, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I will take this in the opposite direction. I haven’t yet read the trilogy, but DO know a bit about survival techniques. I will read Creek Stewart’s survival book first, then apply it as I read Hunger Games.

  4. Rosemary Sloan May 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I think using the Hunger Games is a great marketing concept to encourage others to prep!

  5. Dave Dutra May 22nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Looking foward to obtaining a copy even though I would not understand the Hunger Game references.

  6. Scott W Fischer May 22nd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I love the fact that chapter one starts out with mentality; if you don’t have the right mindset, you’ve got no chance at all.

  7. Ben May 22nd, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Prepping takes a lot of skills, the most important can be using one’s imagination. It is very helpful to find information that will trigger an idea that will help save lives of your family and friends. Thank you for the info.

  8. Laura C. May 23rd, 2013 at 8:20 am

    This book can supplement all the information that I have gathered during the past years. With the pictorials is going to be quite easy to explain the methods to my kids!

  9. Tina May 23rd, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I am a newbie and working on gleaning all the info I can get my hands on but it needs to be something I can understand and pictures are ALWAYS helpful. From the review this definitely looks like a book I want, no, NEED to have . I am saving up so that I can take one of Creek’s classes in Anderson, In . Thank you for all of the helpful information you put on here and God Bless!

  10. Michael Murphy May 23rd, 2013 at 11:31 am

    This is an excellent addition to any Survival Library. I have been collection books, both electronic and hard copy, for my survival/prepper library for about a year now. This book is definately going to be an addition. By using the Hunger Games as a frame of reference to the survival skills one may need when TSHTF, the reader can see how they will apply to their specific situation. All the essential skills are covered from shelter water to first aid. Well done!

  11. Goodgoody May 23rd, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Interesting. As a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy, I look forward to this.

  12. Steven May 24th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Sounds like an interesting book. I look forward to reading it.

  13. Troy Elzey May 24th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I think it is a great way to get the word out to the sheeple

  14. Beverly Anthony May 24th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I have been looking for survival books and info and most of them is just to complicated.From the reviews of this book I think it would be easy to understand and follow.

  15. Mary May 25th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    This sounds like something my grandson would enjoy reading. He is always looking for something to teach himself about survival techniques.

  16. David Dean May 25th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I would love to have this book

  17. Michael Monroe May 26th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This looks like an interesting read. My daughter followed the Hunger Games trilogy, this looks like a viable next step in the right direction.

  18. Paul Radenberg May 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Cool cross over idea ! My kids and wife all loved the trilogy, this would make a great follow up !

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