Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Riverwalker’s Book Review and Gear Giveaway - The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

In his latest book, “The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide”, Creek Stewart has put together a rather impressive and unique wilderness survival guide. This survival guide utilizes a theme based on a very popular series of books and a major motion picture. Hollywood special effects and make-up crews can create on camera sequences that almost make survival look easy. In real life, you will need a lot more to survive. This book showcases many of the survivals skills and tricks utilized by the characters in the movie and gives a thorough explanation of how to develop those same survival skills. It is having a proper working knowledge of survival skills that will ultimately keep you alive.

One of the things that is fairly unique to this book is the number of illustrations it contains. It is positively loaded with pictures from start to finish and this makes visualizing the skills being taught much easier. It also makes it an excellent guide for younger people who are quite likely to be more “visually” orientated. If you like illustrations, this survival guide has plenty from start to finish. 

Building a primitive survival shelter is one of the more impressive sections of the book. Techniques for building a debris hut are clearly illustrated so that even the novice survivalist can build an excellent shelter for their survival. These shelter instructions are very good.

Even if you haven’t read the trilogy or seen the movie, this is still an excellent survival guide with many useful tips and tricks for developing your primitive survival skills. The subject matter is laid out in an easy to understand and organized manner that closely follows the table of contents. It also has a very impressive index that can quickly guide you to the location of relevant survival information you may be seeking. This also allows you to review specific survival topics quickly, easily and in a very precise manner. Creek has also included a section that lists numerous survival kit resources that will allow you to find additional survival gear or information that you may need.

Creek also includes a number of “Survival Quick Tips” throughout the book that can help you further enhance your survival skills. These tips cover a wide variety of survival techniques that can be of value to anyone reading or using his book.

All things considered, this is an excellent survival guide that is well organized, with easily referenced topics and numerous illustrations to help the reader have a much better understanding of the survival skills being outlined and taught in the book. This can certainly help to put the odds in your favor.

Whether you are new to the game of survival or you're a seasoned "pro", this book will help the novice develop new skills and the more experienced survivalist to reinforce their current skills. 

Riverwalker gives The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart a thumbs up!

Special Reader’s Bonus - Free Survival Gear Giveaway

As a special bonus to my readers, Stealth Survival is also having a survival gear giveaway sponsored by Creek Stewart and Willow Haven Outdoor. Two lucky readers will win a multi-function survival tool, a bandanna,  a drawstring backpack and a free copy of “The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide” signed by the author.

In addition, the winners will receive an added bonus. A signal mirror from Riverwalker and Stealth Survival will be included in the gear the winners receive. This is the same signal mirror featured in the recent series of posts on “Building a Survival Kit.”

How do you win? It’s simple and easy. Leave a comment on this post with a “Survival Quick Tip” of your own that you feel others may be able to use. That’s all you need to do in order to have a chance at winning the gear giveaway. Two winners will be chosen from the responses received and will be announced in a special post on June 1, 2013.

You may also want to check out Creek Stewart’s first book, ”Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit”This is another excellent book that you may wish to include in your survival library.

Creek Stewart is the owner of Willow Haven Outdoor, a Survival and Disaster Preparedness Training Facility located in central Indiana.

Are you ready to put the odds in your favor?

Then let the “games” begin!

Staying above the water line!


Disclaimer: This book is unofficial and unauthorized. It is not authorized, approved, licensed or endorsed by Suzanne Collins, her publishers, or Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation.


Beth said...

I always keep water with me. You just never know.

Hey Mikey... said...

It's basic but just be aware of your surroundings. So many people just tromp through the woods without any regard to what's around them. Stay alert!

Anonymous said...

A sewing bobbin of thin wire is an easy way to keep a handy item always at hand. I've made several DIY tools out of these, one gluing a spark rod through the center, the other using a Chicago screw to attach the bobbin to the side of a multi-tool belt pouch. If you want to keep it by itself, that change pocket at top of your jeans is perfect for that. A safety pin to keep it in place if you like (those handy tools as well).

This wire can be used to bind a broken part or parts together. To build a frame for a tarp. Replace a broken shoe or boot lace. Makes a VERY strong repair when sewing two materials together. Snare wire. And much more, limited only to your imagination.

One more tip - keep one of those 'string' book bags handy. They fold up into nearly nothing and are a handy container if you come across something to bring back. I keep one of those folded and bound in my windbreaker inside pocket, pinned into place.

Don Fenix said...

The best survival tool is always yourself. The fanciest toy/tool is useless if you don't know how to use it or why you need to at a certain time.

Scott S said...

Know the edible wild food in your area. Clover is everywhere where I live and completely edible.

QDman said...

Toss some zip-top bags and garbage bags into your kit. From water-carriers to rainsuits, they serve a number of purposes and take up very little room.

Anonymous said...

Don't move unless you must. Staying put minimizes energy output, forces you to observe your surroundings thoroughly (you're gonna be bored, right?) and gives you time to think through your situation and arrive at a wise course of action.

highdesertlivin said...

Saturate some cotton balls in Vaseline in a small non leak container.Say goodbye to troubling fire starting.

Anonymous said...

Highdesertlivin - don't you wish you had save more of those black w/ gray topped 35MM film canisters now ? I kick myself for not saving more of them - a great pocket container that came free with your film.

Ed Vaisvilas said...

In our home, after using it, the bathtub is always rinsed of any soap residue. If there is just an hour's warning that the city water will shut off, the tub can be filled, and that's a couple hundred gallons we wouldn't otherwise have. Then a clean tarp will be placed over it, to stave off anything airborne.

Randy said...

An easy minnow trap can be made by taking a 2 liter bottle, cutting the top of and reversing it, then pushing it back into the rest of the bottle.


Congetta said...

My best survival tool is to teach my 7 year old son the skills and information that I learn. I completed a first aid/CPR/AED class the other day and I will be teaching him the techniques.

bswxby said...

Don't have the time or logistics to prepossition all your "GOOD" bag supplies? Try first making 3x5 evacuation task cards; sort by priority & location of your critical items. Practice laying your hands on each card in the time allotted. Reorganize your gear to speed up your virtual evacuation.

joecoles said...

Unique Outdoor Survival Skills

Don't you find it ironic that even with all this scandalously expensive education, people today know so little?

If they can't even fix their car, how are they supposed to handle a - let's say - long term food shortage?

You can't possibly hope they'd know how to garden and produce their own food, save seeds for next year, and use leaves plowed under to fertilize the soil.

Not to mention trapping, catching, skinning and cooking a rabbit...

These may seem advanced outdoor survival skills now, but back in the days, they were merely called "Living".

Watch this short video now and discover a set of unique and fantastic survival skills used and perfected by our ancestors.

Don't wait for the next crisis to hit and live to regret you had the chance to learn these skills but didn't.

Click here to watch video!

Thanks again.


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