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Meet Creek

Creek Stewart is a survival expert who honed his survival skills through a 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 now 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 takes three “average Joes” into the woods to survive for a week with only one objective: to teach them the skills that make a man… a man. The popular series returned to The Weather Channel in June 2015 for its second season.

Creek has been featured as a guest expert in outlets including 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 four books under his belt. His first book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit, is an 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 debuted in February of 2015. In addition to his books and blog, Creek is also a regular contributor to the popular men’s interest blog,

In 2015, Creek delivered the keynote speech at the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting and was bestowed one of the organization’s highest honors for distinguished service, the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.