Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart
Born and raised in NE Ohio, with early memories that include grandpa teaching her to bait a hook and watching her mom, aunts, and grandmothers garden, sew, and can food, Megan is a true farm girl at heart. For Megan, the 2003 blackout, the events of 911, and the increasing frequency of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, spurred a desire to be more prepared for whatever may come along. Soon to be living off-grid, this mother of four and grandmother of nine grandsons and one granddaughter, is learning everything she can about preparedness, basic survival, and self-sufficient homesteading. She is passionate about sharing that knowledge so that others can be increasingly prepared to protect their families.

Top 12 Solar Battery Chargers

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Finding yourself at an important event like a wedding, graduation, sporting event, or child’s school play with a phone or camera that has gone dead is inconvenient. It’s disappointing to not capture those photos. But finding yourself stranded on the side of the road, in a city-wide blackout, or in …

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46 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

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When SHTF, you will be dealing with multiple threats to your life and the lives of your loved ones. On top of the chaos, you may find yourself in a situation where traditional products and medicines are inaccessible, simply unavailable, or cost-prohibitive even if you could get to them safely. …

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11 Ways to Avoid Prepper Burnout

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Irregardless of why you start prepping, after several months or years, you may find your enthusiasm for prepping is waning. If you find yourself procrastinating about the things you know need to be done for you to be prepared, you may be starting to burn out. Just like with job …

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24 Uses for Q-tips for Survival

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Just about every doctor will tell you that Q-tips aka cotton swabs are NOT recommend for cleaning your ears but did you know they were invented for exactly that purpose? And, the idea was inspired by a mom. It’s true. In the early 1920’s, Leo Gerstenzang, an immigrant from Poland, …

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The Best Portable Camping Toilets

One thing most people take for granted until they experience a temporary outage is indoor plumbing. We recently had a plumbing situation where every single drain in the house began backing up, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, tub, toilet, etc. We tried everything, plunging, liquid drano, baking soda and vinegar, boiling …

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37 More Foods to Hoard for SHTF

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If you’re preparing for a SHTF event, chances are you’ve already started building your food stockpile. There’s absolutely no doubt that having an adequate food supply will be critical to survival when grocery stores and other commercial resources are unavailable or being rationed. We previously published a list of the …

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The 9 Best Credit Card Knives for Preppers

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Most preppers can get on board with the EDC or everyday carry concept. For most people, EDC includes items or gear you wear and other vital items your store in your phone, carry in your pockets, attach to your keyring, or tuck into your purse or wallet. Minimally, EDC is …

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