HANG OUT with Creek tonight, July 29th, at 8:30pm eastern



Hello everyone. JJ over at RealitySurvival will be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout tonight (July 29th) at 8:30pm Eastern with yours truly. He’ll be asking about the upcoming show – FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS – and also discussing survival life in general. If you get a chance stop on in and HANG OUT. You can participate live with your own questions and we’ll be on for about an hour. All you have to do is go to the URL below at about 8:30pm Eastern and you can check it out. Hope to see you there!


Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


APOCABOX: Spend less time finding your gear and more time using it.

I’m excited to OFFICIALLY launch the APOCABOX!  Even though I haven’t publicly announced it yet, the response has already been a bit overwhelming so a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is already on the list for the August 15th Inaugural Shipment!  I can’t wait to see what you think!


Sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself…

For those of you who haven’t heard of the APOCABOX, you should definitely watch my launch video linked below.  (Yes, that’s me in the screen capture!  Even more of a reason to watch this video!)

Video URL:  http://youtu.be/9eTRAd5qgmE

The DEADLINE for the next APOCABOX drop is August 1st.

Find out more at http://www.myapocabox.com.

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


Show me your BOVS!

To celebrate the launch of my my new book BUILD THE PERFECT BUG OUT VEHICLE, I’m holding a BOV photo contest on INSTAGRAM.  Well, it’s not really a contest because the 2 winners will be chosen by random but you get the gist.  Below are the details!


Not familiar with INSTAGRAM?  Download the app to your smartphone.  It’s FREE.  Then, search using “#buildtheperfectbugoutvehicle” under TAGS to find all of the uploaded photos who have used that hash-tag.  Be sure to follow @creekstewart while you’re at it.

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


I’m on a COVER! Check out STAY ALIVE on news stands now.

Hello everyone – just thought I’d share some cool news with you.  I’m on the cover of STAY ALIVE!  Stay Alive, the annual issue from Living Ready, offers year-round survival and preparedness information for everyday readiness.  This is a great issue packed with all kinds of different articles.  Thanks to everyone over at http://www.livingreadyonline.com!


For those of you who have been to Willow Haven you may recognize the background in the photo.  That’s our urban disaster classroom, or what I typically refer to as the Book of Eli house.  That old house has been the backdrop to so many photos for me.  It has a ton character.  Most people wouldn’t be that thankful for an old run down destroyed house on their property but I guess I’m weird like that.  It’s been a huge blessing to me.

My Dad recently gave me one of his old ARMY shirts that he wore while in the service many years ago which I’m wearing in the photo.  It’s used and abused but I love it.  You can’t see it that well but it still has a patch with his last name on it over the chest – STEWART.  I think that’s pretty cool, too.  Of course, I’m sporting my Blackbird survival knife with Hedgehog sheath.  The pack I’m wearing is my Get Home Bag – the Maxpedition Falcon II.  I love that pack.  I’m also sporting the Bug Out Bandana from our store and my favorite vest of all time under my shirt from http://www.filson.com - the Oil Tin Cloth Vest.  I have beat that vest to death and it looks better now than the day I bought it.

Below are several of the article topics in the magazine.  It’s definitely a good read if you get a chance to pick one up.  They’re at all major bookstores and also on the news stands at many grocery stores as well.

  • The Top 50 Items: What Disappears After an Emergency
  • Post-Disaster Tools
  • The Modern Air Rifle as a Legitimate Survival Tool<
  • Best Survival Knives
  • Generator Basics: Considerations Before You Buy
  • Space Blanket vs. Sleeping Bag Showdown: Which One Will Keep You Warmer?
  • Customize Your Bug-Out Vehicle
  • Survival Firearms: Six Requirements to Understand
  • Water: Procure and Purify
  • Food Storage: Solid Advice on Storing Food for the Long Term
  • Preserve Your Garden Bounty
  • Sustainable Feast: Grow Your Own Food and Take Control
  • Backyard Foraging: Identify Common Edible Plants
  • Survival Hacks: Household Items Transformed into Survival Gear
  • Fortify Your Home
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Trick Out Your Phone as a Multi-Tool
  • Easy Knife Sharpening: Use This Trick
  • Know Your Knife Rights
  • Medical Know-How
  • The Day the Cell Phones Died
  • Be a Hard Target: Awareness is Key to Avoiding Danger
  • A True Story of Surviving the World’s Worst Hurricane
  • Photo Essay: Tiny Houses

Anyway – just thought I’d share this with you!  Have a great week and stay in touch.

BTW – I started an Instagram account for those of you who use Instagram.  I’m trying to share more survival-esque photos of things you might find interesting.  My account is http://instagram.com/creekstewart if you’re interested in following.

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


NOTIFBUTWHENSURVIVALSTORE.com to Launch Friday, February 21st at 9am e.s.t.


Hello All.  As many of you know I’ve been building an extensive survival products web-site over the past few months called the NOTIFBUTWHENSURVIVALSTORE.com.  It’s a hand-picked collection of survival and Bug Out themed products from a variety of reputable vendors.

I live by the philosophy that “It’s not IF but WHEN” we may be faced with a sudden and unexpected survival scenario. The world we live in is just too unpredictable. I believe that learning basic survival skills and owning specific survival tools is important. The ever-growing collection of survival tools found on this web-site are ones that I believe are worth owning. Whether on your person, in a purse, stashed in a glovebox or packed in a Bug Out Bag, I believe that many of these tools, combined with proper training, can give you the survival edge necessary to come out on top. I pray that none of you (or myself) are ever faced with such a scenario but I think we all know it’s naive to think it will ‘never happen to us’.

The web-site will go live Friday, February 21st at 9am e.s.t. on http://www.notifbutwhensurvivalstore.com.  Hopefully you see something you’ve never seen before.  I will always appreciate suggestions for products that you would like to see there as well.

The web-site, customer service and order fulfillment will be run primarily by my parents, Margaret & Leslie Stewart.  This is their first rodeo with internet sales/order filling/email, etc… so you’ll have to give them a break initially :)  But, I promise they will take good care of you regardless.  For those of you who have attended courses at Willow Haven and have met my parents you already know they are good, hard-working people.

When you get a chance check out the site and let me know what you think of the products, design, etc.  After all, it’s your support of my business that made it all possible to begin with.  We’ve got some great deals running the 1st week or so.


That’s it for now.

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


Land anyone???

Dear Friends of Willow Haven Outdoor,

I am involved with a documentary series and we are looking for locations to film. We are looking for PRIVATELY OWNED LAND (40+ acres of wilderness). This includes woodland, swamp, desert, mountain, seaside, etc…within the United States.

If you have land available for filming (or know anyone who might), please feel free to contact me directly at creek@willowhavenoutdoor.  Thanks for your time & consideration.
Looking forward to hear from you!

FREE Summer 2013 Digital Issue of LIVING READY Magazine

Living Ready magazine is one of my favorite self-reliant magazines.  It’s always packed full of great articles about survival, homesteading, sustainability and self reliance.  I’ve written for them several times.  If you’ve not picked up a copy at your local outdoor store or book store, here is a great opportunity to download a FREE Digital copy of their Summer 2013 issue.  They have made this possible exclusively for Willow Haven subscribers – for a limited time!  Below is the link to download.  ENJOY & have a great week!


Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,



Creek’s Thermo-Regulation Kit by Living Ready: Save $37.97 + Get FREE Shipping

A special offer from LivingReadyOnline.com!

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Creek Stewart’s Thermo-Regulation Kit from LivingReadyOnline.com

Humans can die in under 3 hours without shelter. Hypothermia is the #1 outdoor killer in the United States. Don’t go anywhere without the tools to help regulate core body temperature against exposure to the cold. This kit contains 3 effective tools to help stave off hypothermia: the SOL Emergency Bivvy, a LightMyFire Swedish Firesteel and WetFire Tinder. They are all light-weight and low-profile; fitting into even the smallest spaces including day packs and vehicle glove boxes. The firesteel and tinder can help you get a fire going quickly and easily. The sleeping bag style emergency bivvy reflects up to 90% of your body heat and acts as a moisture barrier against wet conditions. Combined, these items can help a survivor mitigate even the harshest cold weather environments. For the price, size and weight of this kit, you will not find a more effective grouping of thermo-regulating tools. BONUS – Creek’s 2 best-selling books also included: Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag and The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.  Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN.

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Here’s the link to order: http://store.livingreadyonline.com/creek-stewart-thermo-regulation-kit-t0330

The Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em Giveaway: 3 Winners, 5 Awesome Prizes

Sponsored by: http://www.gameandgarden.com, http://www.knowledgeweighsnothing.com and http://willowhavenoutdoor.com




The contest will end on Friday July 26th at midnight.  To enter you have to click on the link below and like the 3 sponsor’s facebook pages.  3 random participants will be chosen by a 3rd party selector.  Winners will be notified by e-mail on Monday July 29th.


FREE Digital Copy of Self Reliance Illustrated – JUST ASK!



A Special FREE Offer for Willow Haven Fans!!! The guys over at Self Reliance Illustrated would like to offer you a FREE Digital Issue of the magazine! All you have to do is is email them at info@selfrelianceillustrated.com and request the copy that you want. You can see all of the magazines at http://www.selfrelianceillustrated.com/backissues.htm

Tell them Willow Haven sent you!

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,