Megan Stewart

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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 six grandsons, 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.

The Top 12 Edible Bugs for Survival

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You may have heard that there are some bugs that are safe to eat and you may even be aware that cultures around the world include various insects as part of their regular diet. In truth, there are nearly 2,000 edible bugs on the Earth, which means when SHTF, it’s …

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Can You Bug Out in an RV?

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When it comes to preparing to bug out, one of the most important considerations is your actual transportation. Unless you and all of your family members are in extremely good physical condition and are used to regularly hiking or walking long distances, your last resort should be bugging out on …

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Wild Lettuce – A Prepper’s Treasure

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If you are looking to add to your medicinal stockpile for a survival or SHTF situation, there are a number of plants that simply grow wild throughout the United States and around the world. One of these you may have already heard of is wild lettuce or Opium lettuce. Similar …

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Manure Management 101

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If you raise animals, no matter how large or small your farm or homestead, there’s one thing that you must deal with, manure. Different animals produce varying amounts of waste, anywhere from 50 lbs a day per horse to about 11 lbs per day for pigs and just under 5 …

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Here Are All The Bags Preppers Have

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When you bring up the topic of prepping and especially bugging out, one of the first things that comes to mind is an image of a guy (or gal), hiking off into the wilderness with a huge exterior frame backpack stuffed to the gills. Thanks to shows like Doomsday Preppers …

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Forget The Woods, Bug Out To These Places Instead

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There’s a popular strategy among new preppers and among some experienced, yet stubborn, preppers who think that bugging out to a random patch of woods is their best option when SHTF. If you are in either of these camps, you may be setting yourself up for a harsh reality check …

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The Perfect Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit

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When things go wrong, and especially when SHTF, your level of medical preparedness can be critical to your survival or the survival of your family members. Many people who begin to learn about prepping, bugging out, and being prepared get sucked into the gear buying vortex created by the survival/prepping …

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22 Disasters That Can Sneak Up On You

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There are many different kinds of disasters that preppers can prepare for in advance because there is usually some kind of warning or sign or way to see it coming. But there are almost as many disasters that can sneak up on you, with little or no warning at all. …

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29 Containers That Can Hold Your Seeds

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If you’ve been storing and planting seeds for a garden for a few years, you’ve probably at least once, probably early on, learned the lesson of planting or storing seeds incorrectly. The biggest disappointment about storing or planting seeds improperly is that you don’t find out you’ve done it until …

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