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.

10 Things to Never Do in a Disaster or Emergency

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The worst thing about emergencies and disasters is that they are often unpredictable. We don’t often get much warning, if any, that our life is about to hang in the balance. It can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you haven’t put much thought or practice into …

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Can a Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?

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The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, 28 days, the list of shows about a zombie apocalypse seems to be endless. If you’re a fan of any of the “zombie” focused shows that have become popular in the last decade or so, you may have found yourself wondering a zombie …

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The Top 10 Best Food Dehydrators of 2019

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A food dehydrator is typically a device that is used to draw out moisture from fruits, meats, vegetables, and other foods to create jerky, chips, fruit leathers, and powders that can be stored for a long period of time. If you’re looking to extend the shelf life of your food …

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How to Keep an RV Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer

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More and more people are hitting the open road in an RV, whether part-time for a short ski trip or Disney vacation or as a full time lifestyle change with the bonus of traveling wherever the mood strikes. Some are even considering bugging out in one. The increase in extended …

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Can You Eat Pine Cones or Not?

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If you’ve been lost in the woods for hours or even overnight, you know how quickly hunger can set in. According to all the experts, the average human can survive up to 3 weeks or longer without food. I guarantee most of us will be trying to convince our stomachs …

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How to Pick the Best Pressure Cooker

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Most of us have heard a horror story or two about grandma’s pressure canner or cooker exploding and turning the kitchen into a mangled mess of metal and food. In fact, many people may be hesitant to use a pressure cooker or canner because of these accidental explosions which were …

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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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