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.

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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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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The Best EDC Pouches

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The gear you carry with you on a daily basis is more than just convenience items. Some of those items may just save your life or the life of someone else. EDC is about being prepared at all times for life’s emergencies both big and small. The best EDC pouches …

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50 Excellent Ways to Start Becoming More Self-Reliant

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If you’re paying any attention to world affairs and particularly the current political condition of the United States, it’s obvious that trouble is brewing which could lead to economic collapse or some other SHTF event. But even if you don’t believe that our world could change as we know it, …

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10 Mandatory Preps Regardless of How SHTF

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One of the key things to learn about prepping is that even though each person has in mind specific SHTF events they believe will happen, there’s really no way to predict when SHTF or how it will happen. One of the most dangerous things a prepper can do is to …

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