Book Signing & Survival Presentation: Saturday, November 15th at 2 PM

Come out for a Free Survival Presentation & Book Signing if you’re in the area!



Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,




Well, Season 1 of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS has officially ended.  The last episode aired last night.  However, the survival instruction from these episodes is just beginning.  When 6 days of filming gets edited down to 42 minutes, some of the details are bound to get lost.  Oftentimes, these details involve specific survival skills.

Consequently, I’ll be writing a series of blog posts over the coming months called FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS: BLOG SKILL SERIES where I describe in great detail many of the survival skills I taught these guys over the course of the 8 episodes.  From creative fire starts and tinder selection to traps, snares and shelter materials, there are so many skills from Season 1 that I can’t wait to teach you.


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Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS – EPISODE 3 – Don’t miss it!


For those of you who are following the new survival television series I host on The Weather Channel called FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS, you don’t want to miss this Sunday’s episode.  This will be the 3rd episode aired and is one of my favorites!

This particular episode has a great mix of survival skills that I really think you will enjoy.  We build one of my favorite shelters of the whole season and we also have some pretty crazy wild edible encounters – including one of the largest GRUB worms I’ve ever seen in my life.  You’re not going to want to miss the guys’ reaction to “breakfast”!  Other highlights include net weaving, some primitive fishing, cool fire building skills and also processing wild edibles!

You’re also going to really love the 3 guys I take with me this week.  They are all very genuine and have a sincere interest in positive change.  Zach has battled with ankle issues his entire life and came to prove he can face Mother Nature and come out on top.  Opie is a fellow Eagle Scout who longs be reconnected with the wilderness.  It was great to spend a week in the woods with a fellow scout.  Lastly, Joe is a video gamer that needs a shock to the system.  Trust me, he got it!  Each of them will inspire you as they battle through this crazy week in a damp, cold river valley!

So set a reminder on your phone right now!  This Sunday night (August 24th) at 10pm Eastern ONLY on The Weather Channel!

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


Don’t Forget – FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS – Sunday, August 10th at 10pm eastern

Wow – I have had one crazy week.  I’ve been in New York City all week promoting FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS and it’s been a blast.  I was on the TODAY SHOW Wednesday with Kathie Lee & Hoda – CRAZY!  Here’s the link to the segment if you missed it:  Below is a pic of me right before we went LIVE.  I was just trying not to pass out.


I’ve also done 20 or so radio interviews and will be on WAKE UP WITH AL (ROKER) tomorrow – FRIDAY – at 6:40 am and then the AMHQ Morning Show with Sam Champion at 9:40 am.  We’ll be talking about the show and also hurricane survival.  Saturday, I’ll be in Tennessee for a series pre-premiere launch and to spend some time with some of the great folks who made this show happen.  Hats off to The Weather Channel, RIVR Media, the amazing production crew and of course the show visionary Evan Goldstein.

I’m writing mainly to remind you that the series premieres THIS SUNDAY August 10th at 10PM eastern ONLY on The Weather Channel.  This is the episode filmed during the POLAR VORTEX last winter.  Below is a pic of me and the guys in our massive wiki!  Those guys are freaking awesome!



Mother Nature has a very unique way of stripping away the clutter and introducing us to a very raw version of ourselves.  You learn a lot about yourself when you’re exhausted, cold, hungry and thirsty.  I’ve long believed the wilderness can change people.  Tune in to learn some survival skills, laugh, sympathize, cheer and be inspired!


OH, AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,


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:

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

Find out more at

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!


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 – 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 if you’re interested in following.

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,

creek-stewart-survivalist 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  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  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!

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