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.

50 Survival Products 100% Made in the USA

When it comes to survival products, many preppers prefer to keep their money at home, in the good old USA. This means searching out and buying only those products that are 100% made in the USA. With today’s global economy however, it can be difficult to find survival products that …

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Which Are Better Preppers or Homesteaders?

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When it comes to preppers and homesteaders, members of the two groups can live very different lifestyles. But which are better, preppers or homesteaders?  And are they really that different? It’s true, the person you visualize when you hear the term “prepper” is likely very different from who you picture …

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20 Kitchen Items That Can Save Your Life

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What will you do if you happen to be the unlucky one who gets trapped or attacked far from home such as in a hotel room, or even in your own kitchen? Your EDC may be able to help but, then again, maybe you can find something better to defend …

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Post-SHTF Issue: Which Food to Consume First?

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When SHTF, food is definitely a high priority for many preppers. If you’ve ever watched the reality show “Naked and Afraid” you know how important your caloric intake can be in a survival situation. The average adult needs to consume 2,000 to 4,000 calories daily to maintain a healthy body …

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17 Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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If you’re someone who remembers your parents slathering your chest and neck with horrible smelling slimy cough medicine and then tucking you into bed, then you’re probably over forty. It worked wonders back then for cough, congestion, and runny noses and it was a common fall back of parents everywhere. …

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11 Survival Uses for Super Glue

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If there’s one thing you’ve likely learned pretty quickly as a prepper it’s the importance of having the right materials and supplies with you when SHTF and things go wrong. No matter what else is in your bug out bag or bug in stockpile, consider adding several tubes of super …

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17 Survival Uses for Safety Pins

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Did you know that before the Winchester repeating rifle was invented, Walter Hunt patented the “combined piston breech and firing cock repeating gun”? Not only that, according to the Smithsonian, he also invented the fountain pen, the sewing machine, and that little thing most of us call the safety pin. …

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