The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide
(c) 2013 by Creek Stewart. Published by Living Ready Books
Rating: * * * *
With frequent references to the materials Katniss and the other characters in The Hunger Games use to survive, this book provides the reader with an overview of survival techniques using the resources at hand to build shelters, find and purify water, forage for food, navigate, perform first aid, etc.
I really like this book because I expect it will grab the attention of readers who would not otherwise pick up an outdoors book. Each section is quick to read, full of references to the trilogy of books with which the author is clearly familiar, and contains photos for illustration. While not exhaustive, the book goes into enough detail to spur interest in exploring the survival techniques further.
The author stresses that while The Hunger Games aren’t real, occurrences like getting lost while hiking or car breakdowns on rural roads – outside cell phone coverage areas – are. A little knowledge can go a long way in preventing hypothermia and other adverse outcomes.