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.

The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills, and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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How to Make Pemmican

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“Bugging out” is a term that has gained popularity in recent years but it’s actually not a new concept at all. Native Americans used to change camps several times a year as they followed the animal herds and their scouts spent a lot of time on the trail. Born from …

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How to Make Soap at Home

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In a SHTF scenario when you and your family have to bug out or even in the event you have to bug in for an extended length of time, personal hygiene is going to be more important than you think. After several days of hiking through mud and fighting off …

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How to Use a Compass

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For those who regularly spend time in the woods and mountains, the compass becomes a vital piece of survival equipment. Prior to GPS becoming so popular and accessible, a compass was frequently used for geocaching, a form a treasure hunting for people of all ages. Every compass has at least …

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15 Ways to Carry Money in Your EDC Kit

Nowadays, people don’t carry around money as much as they used to and use credit cards instead. In fact, according to a study by the New York Post, a mer 1 in 4 Americans carry cash regularly. In addition, of those who carry cash regularly, most only have about $25 …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Knives

Swiss-army knife have always been used as tools. When I was a child, my family always got together for Christmas. With 4 granddaughters in the family, gifts always included that horribly tough, impossible to open, plastic packaging. It wouldn’t be long before my grandfather, my dad, and at least one of …

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20 Biggest Survival Myths Exposed

There is a lot of information out there on the best way to prep for an upcoming natural disaster or governmental breakdown. Many tidbits and so-called “facts” are spread via Internet articles, TV shows, or even conversations with like-minded friends. Sadly, there is a growing number of tips that are, …

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