Dear Self Reliant Friends,
I am humbled and excited to tell you about the release of my new book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. It is my first primitive skills survival book and has consumed much of my free time during the past year, which has been evident by my infrequent articles here on the blog. It is a collection of survival skills and concepts that would not have been possible to communicate without intense study and practice over the past 15 years of my life.
Never say never.
I’ve always said I would never write a basic primitive survival skills manual. There are too many primitive skills books on the market already – written by knowledgeable and practiced survival veterans. Quite frankly, I didn’t feel like there was anything I could add to the pool of knowledge already available.
Then came The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games young adult book series launched survival themes to the forefront of pop culture a few years ago and with three blockbuster movies yet to debut it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. That book trilogy features a series of young adults who use primitive survival skills to stay alive both inside and outside of a deadly arena in which they fight for their lives. From trapping, hunting, foraging wild edibles, making fire and building survival shelters, these books are packed with survival themes. It has been pretty cool to watch as people (especially young adults) get enthusiastic about survival skills through the lives and experiences of these fictional characters. Even Katniss, the main character in the series, is named after the Arrowhead Plant which has a delicious wild edible tuber. This book makes a great gift for a Hunger Games Fan in your family!
Strike while the iron is hot.
The Hunger Games gave me an opportunity to present life saving primitive skills to an eager market in a fresh, new and exciting way. My companion book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, is a primitive survival skills manual with a Hunger Games theme. I bring all of the skills (and more) mentioned in that book series to life! These are real skills for real survival scenarios. I spent 1000′s of hours both in writing and photography to produce a survival manual that is clear, concise and packed with life-saving skills. The Hunger Games theme is just a bonus! Whether you are a fan of survival or The Hunger Games or both, you will like this book.
Earning a spot in Your Survival Library.
If you’re like me then you have at least one shelf (or many) dedicated to books (both fiction and nonfiction) on the topics of survival, preparedness and self-reliant skills. I’ll often find myself in a chair on a lazy Sunday afternoon leafing through the pages of an old survival classic like My Side of the Mountain or a book from the Foxfire series, sometimes just looking at the pictures. Even though I’ve read them many times before, they never get old to me. If you’ve enjoyed my articles here at Willow Haven Outdoor or even my first book Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag, I’m certain you will enjoy The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide and I hope to earn a coveted space in your survival library next to some of your other favorites. It’s on special right now for a limited time on Amazon.com for only $10.53 (http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Hunger-Games-Wilderness-Survival/dp/1440328552) and is also available at Barnes & Noble and pretty much everywhere else books are sold. It’s normally $17.99. Did I mention that it’s packed with pictures???
Finally, a quick thank you. Thank you for visiting http://www.willowhavenoutdoor.com and subscribing to my blog. Thank you for buying the books that I pour so much time and energy into writing. Thank you for taking skills courses at our facility in Central Indiana. And, most importantly, thank you for being a part of the solution in this world and not the problem. Us self-reliant types have to stick together.
God Bless and Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,
PS – If you live in or around Cincinnati or Chicago I have a book signing and FREE survival seminar titled The Importance of Survival Every Day Carry (EDC) in both cities this week. I would love to meet you in person at one of these events. DETAILS HERE: http://willowhavenoutdoor.com/survival-course-and-event-calendar/
PPS – I will be GIVING AWAY 3 FREE Prize Packs and autographed books on our facebook page today at http://www.facebook.com/willowhavenoutdoor. To enter all you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and post a comment under the contest post (which gets posted at 9am EST) about why you think primitive survival skills are important! THREE lucky winners will be randomly chosen at 5pm EST. What are you waiting for????** This book is unofficial and unauthorized. It is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Suzanne Collins, her publishers, or Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation. ”Hunger Games” is a registered trademark of Suzanne Collins. ** About Willow Haven Outdoor & Creek StewartCreek Stewart is the Owner and Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoor - a leading Survival and Preparedness Training Facility located on 21-acres in Central Indiana. For more information on Survival Courses and Clinics offered at WHO, click HERE. Creek is also author of Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit and The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. You can contact Creek directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.