The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide: Review and Giveaway

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I received a review copy of Creek Stewart’s latest book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.   I had read his first book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag and reviewed it previously.   I had great expectations for the second book, and I was pleased to read it.

It is well known that The Hunger Games books and movie had a lot of survival type situations and this book relates how one might actually survive when faced with such difficult circumstances.

First, the Big Question

We might as well get the big question out of the way:  Do you need to read The Hunger Games series of books or see the movie before you can appreciate this one?   I would say it helps, but it is not absolutely necessary.  I admit I have not seen the movie, but I did read the books a couple of years ago.   There is a tie-in, as the topics relate to some of the survival issues covered in the book, but if you have not read or seen the movie you will still learn a lot of survival lessons.

What I Thought about The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

I thought the book was very informative and covered all the necessities for survival.

Some of the topics include:

  • Finding water and making it safe to drink
  • Identifying edible plants
  • Building snares
  • Building a shelter to protect against heat, cold, wind and rain
  • Fire-starting
  • Navigation
  • First aid
  • Travel tips for rescue and evasion
  • Making tools to increase the odds of survival such as a bow, knife from a sharp rock

and a lot more.

I enjoyed the sections that I personally feel deficient in, such as identifying plants that are safe to eat, finding your way using things in nature, natural camouflage, good fire-starting materials etc.

I liked reading the “Survival Quick Tips” that were sprinkled throughout the book, giving helpful advice that is related to the section.  The book also includes a lot of photos and illustrations, making it easy for the reader to follow along.

The author gives specific advice on where to look when you need additional information about a subject such as the best guide for foraging plants, references and actual brands of gear that are known to work.   As anyone who has researched emergency gear knows, finding out about what works and what doesn’t takes time and money:  having concrete advice like this handy eliminates a lot of guesswork and wasted time.

Fortunately for us, we are not faced with life or death survival situations such as those experienced by the characters in The Hunger Games, but you never know when you will be faced with such a predicament.  The time to learn these skills is now, not when we’re already deep in the middle of a crisis.  As author Creek Stewart says, “Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN.”  I recommend The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide to anyone who wants to learn survival skills in an entertaining but illuminating format.

Now for the Giveaway

Two lucky readers will be chosen to win this giveaway of the following:

  • Autographed copy of The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide
  • Willow Haven Outdoor Logo Sling Pack,
  • A 100% cotton Willow Haven Outdoor Survival Bandanna
  • A Multi-Fuctional Survival Tool with built in lanyard, compass, ferro rod, whistle and water-proof container for storing matches other survival kit items.

Creek's giveaway 2

To win, please comment below regarding any of the following:

  • What survival situation in The Hunger Games you were most curious about
  • What you hope to learn from this book

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, May 26th at 8 pm Central.  We will contact the winners via email-please respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Note:  This giveaway is now closed.


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  1. I hope to upgrade all the survival skills that I have practiced. I also hope to learn some new skills and gain more confidence to lead others in a survival situation. Thanks for the contest.

  2. I’d hope to learn how to find water (since I live in the desert and NEVER feel as if I have enough stored! lol). And also the native/edible plants section… just something I haven’t gotten around to! PLUS, my 11 year old REALLY loved the Hunger Games trilogy and I’m hoping this will get him stoked about prepping! 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear about the hacking (they always go after the good sites). Try to remember what I wrote last time. Always at the top of my list is food and water. Anything that can improve or develop my knowledge of how I can help my family in different settings is important. I saw the movie and have not read the books yet. His last book on bug out information was great and I look forward to reading his new book.

  4. I really liked the books, the movie was okay it left a lot out. I am extremely curious if it says anything about sleeping in a tree. I think learning different water purification techniques are very important.

  5. I purchased the hunger games ebook collection, and Its on my soon to be read list, so I cant answer the first criteria 🙂 I really enjoyed Creek’s first book, and can’t wait to read this one. I am most interested in learning the foraging and build your own tool sections, both of those are holes in my skill set, and my library.

  6. I love creek his bug out bag book was my first real prepper book and got me to where I am today. Getting to see how he has evolved in wrighting and skill would be a treat that will also help me evolve in skill and technique

  7. I would hope to learn everything I could about wild edibles. If I don’t learn those things, I would probably starve. In the so-called “Great Depression”, all game disappeared quickly due to over-hunting. So, I am not counting on hunting, snaring, or trapping for subsistence.

  8. In the movie it was interesting to see what their solution was for First Aid; curious to see in the book and what reality it contains for First Aid. Also, the travel tips would be interesting.

  9. I am sorry about the hack. I hope you will get everything back to normal.
    I would love to learn more fire starting skills and water filtration. Wilderness first aid would be of great importance as well. I have read the Go Bag book and enjoyed learning the ideas within.

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