You never know when you’ll be placed in a survival situation. Whether it’s a natural disaster, becoming lost in the wilderness, or surviving a bear attack (like we talk about on the show today) your knowledge of survival skills could literally spell the difference between life and death.
At the very least, your ability to successfully navigate a dangerous situation says a lot about who you are as a man.
My guest today, survival expert and TV Show host, Creek Stewart, teaches us the basics of survival, the biggest survival mistakes people make, and how to be prepared for any situation.
“I started doing survival skills because they were fun and I still do them almost 20 years later because they matter.” Tweet That— Creek Stewart
Meet Creek Stewart
Creek Stewart is a survival expert who has honed his survival skills through his lifelong study of outdoor living and thousands of hours in the field. He started leading survival skills courses at the age of 21, and is the owner and founder of Willow Haven Outdoor Survival Training School, located in Central Indiana.
In 2013, Willow Haven was named one of the “5 Top Adventure Trips in the US” by Chicago Magazine and one of the “Top 10 Survival Schools” by MSN Travel.
In 2014, Creek became the host of the original series, Fat Guys in the Woods, on The Weather Channel. In every episode of Fat Guys in the Woods, Creek brings three average Joes back to the woods to survive for a week with only one objective: to teach them the skills that make a man, a man.
Creek has been featured as a guest expert in outlets including, TODAY Show, INSIDE Edition, Fox & Friends, Men’s Fitness Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Outdoor Life Magazine, WGN-TV, WISH-TV 8, The Weather Channel, Living Ready Magazine, American Survival Guide, Huffington Post, MSN News, Lifehacker, and The Daily Beast, as well as numerous radio and online outlets.
In addition, Creek is a published author with three books under his belt. His first book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit, is an Amazon best-selling title. His second book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, was released in Spring 2013 and Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle released in Summer 2014. His latest title, Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills was released in Spring 2015.
Creek is currently the Lead Trainer for the new survival competition series, Escape the Woods.
“When you’re in a survival scenario, fire is your best friend in the woods.” Tweet That— Creek Stewart
What You’ll Be Learning
- How Boy Scouts can be a great opportunity for young men to learn life lessons
- How learning survival skills can change your life
- Basic survival skills every man should learn
- 5 ways to start your own fire
- The biggest survival mistakes you can make
- The best way to survive a bear attack
- How to best prepare for a survival scenario
- Intro to the “bug-out bag“
- How to to take care of your body to survive extreme scenarios
- How to turn a passion project into a career
“There’s just something about a connecting with the outdoors that is powerful.” Tweet That— Creek Stewart
Priority of Survival Strategies
The Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
“There’s a lot of lessons that come from survival skills and the struggle to master them.” Tweet That— Creek Stewart
Connect with Creek Stewart
- Website: www.creekstewart.com
- Website: www.escapethewoods.com
- Youtube: www.willowhavenoutdoor.com
- Facebook: Creek Stewart
- Twitter: @creekstewart
“When you’re down and out, survival is 90% mental and 10% physical.” Tweet That— Creek Stewart