• MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2016: CLASSIC USB DRIVE

    In 2003, we introduced an archive of all Mother Earth News' issues from the 1970s on CD-ROM, presenting a new way of accessing past issues of the magazine in a digital environment. Thousands of readers responded to the notion of being able to sift through our first decade at the click of a mouse, and to the ability to search for what specifically interested them.

    Following that success, we continued to expand the archive to cover more of the magazine's past issues on disc. Also available is the Multiplatform Edition, which makes the magazine content available not just on desktop and laptop computers, but also via smartphones and the multitude of portable reading devices that have become so ubiquitous. Now, we are pleased to reintroduce the classic version of the archive, for the first time with enhanced search functionality across Mother's entire 46-year history. With this version of the archive, you can search for articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects and much more.

    Mother Earth News has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all the delicious directions we've published in the magazine. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2016 … more than 20,000 articles!

    Confused about the difference between our two archive products? These are the key distinctions:

    • The Multiplatform Edition contains files for each year of the magazine in a format that can be transferred for viewing and searching on multiple devices. The content can only be viewed and searched year by year.
    • The Classic Edition provides a browser-based interface for accessing the archive on your desktop computer or laptop. You can do advanced searches and view content from the entire 46-year archive, all at once!

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    The archive content is now available on USB flash drives. Increasingly, computers and laptops are sold without DVD drives but with USB ports. With the archive available on a USB flash drive, you can upload and access Mother Earth News articles without needing an external DVD drive. Note: Some tablets and mobile devices are equipped with USB ports, allowing access to archive content without having to first upload the flash drive's content to a computer.

    The Classic Archive Edition on USB may also be used on tablets equipped with USB ports (Android or Windows tablets). At least 1.6 GB of storage space is recommended for it to run the most efficiently on these devices.

    Please Note: We recommend using the Firefox Web browser to view this USB. You can download Firefox here.

    Item: 8131

    Format: USB Flash Drive

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2016: MULTIPLATFORM USB DRIVE

    You can now access Mother Earth News from anywhere, on any device. The Mother Earth News Archive 1970-2016: Multiplatform USB Flash Drive contains more than 20,000 articles and web posts, published from 1970 to 2016, in an all new format that can be viewed on your PC, Mac, iPad, smartphone, Kindle and more!


    The archive content is now available on USB flash drives. Increasingly, computers and laptops are sold without DVD drives but with USB ports. With the archive available on a USB flash drive, you can upload and access Mother Earth News articles without needing an external DVD drive. Note: Some tablets and mobile devices are equipped with USB ports, allowing access to archive content without having to first upload the flash drive's content to a computer.

    Mother Earth News has been the leader of sustainable and wiser living for 47 years, and with this archive, you'll quickly see why. The magazine has been publishing articles about homesteading, real food, sustainability and alternative energy since 1970.

    Find articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening and raising chickens … plus do-it-yourself projects and much more.

    Mother Earth News has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all of the recipes we've published in the magazine from 1970 to 2016. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine from 1970-2016: more than 20,000 articles that you can access from anywhere, on any device, without the need of an Internet connection.

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    To enable users to view this archive on as many devices as possible, we provide it in the MOBI format (for most Kindle devices) and the EPUB format (for computers and all other mobile devices). There are dozens of options for viewing, and we have included detailed instructions on the USB Flash Drive for viewing on a computer, electronic reader, smartphone or tablet. Once the desired reading software has been established, the content can be accessed with or without an online connection.

    Readers who plan to view the archive on their computer without an online connection will need an e-book management application. Two applications we recommend are Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre. Both of these are free but require an Internet connection to download the application. Once installed, you no longer need an Internet connection.

    Mother Earth News Archive Instructions For Use

    Item: 8130

    Format: USB Flash Drive

  • MEN TUMBLER/ARCHIVE CLASSIC PACKAGE

    This archive consists of all MOTHER EARTH NEWS' issues from the 1970s through 2016, presenting a new way of accessing past issues of the magazine in a digital environment.

    Thousands of readers responded to the notion of being able to sift through our magazines at the click of a mouse, and to the ability to search for what specifically interested them. With this version of the archive, you can search for articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects, and much more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all the delicious directions we've featured in the magazine. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Enjoy almost every story, tip, and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2016 … more than 20,000 articles!

    This deal also includes our MOTHER EARTH NEWS tumbler. The 20-ounce stainless steel vessel features a double wall with a copper lining to keep liquids hot for 5½ hours and cold for 24 hours. With a copper-colored base and MOTHER EARTH NEWS logo, this tumbler is just as distinctive as it is handy. Go easy on your wallet and the environment by ditching plastic and plastic foam cups. Whether you’re on a hike, in the office, or just on-the-go, this tumbler will keep your iced tea or coffee just as fresh as when you first poured it.

    Item: 8500

    Format:

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SELF-RELIANT COLLECTION

    There are hundreds of ways to save money on your grocery or home repair bills: growing your own food, doing your own home repairs, preserving or baking your own food, and so much more. Mother Earth News and Grit have compiled five special guides that will help you save money on food and your homestead. You will learn how to buy and build your dream homestead, discover delicious homemade bread recipes, grow food in small spaces, and more.

    Item: 7785

    Format: Paperback

  • CAPPERS' FARMER GUIDE TO SLOW COOKING

    There is no better time of year to start using your slow cooker or pressure cooker than fall and winter! Having your home fill with the aroma of soups, stews, roasts, or vegetables that have been cooking slowly for hours is a thing of comfort, especially when the weather outside is not so warm and comforting. Cappers’ Farmer put together a special guide dedicated to cooking with your slow cooker or pressure cooker. There are 79 delicious recipes to try in this 100-page guide, plus you can learn more about your pressure cooker, read how to try new and exciting recipes, and much more.

    Item: 8033

    Author: Capper's Farmer

    Format: Paperback

  • CAPPERS FARMER SUMMER 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE

    Directions for creating nontoxic cleaning products, advice for raising baby animals, delicious recipes, gardening guidance, recycling ideas for farm fixtures, flower-growing techniques, summer holiday memories and more are included in the Capper's Farmer Summer 2013.

    Enjoy amusing, helpful and knowledgeable articles by experts Oscar H. Will III, Barbara Pleasant, Susan Belsinger and others, all of whom offer practical advice for the homemade life.

    Prepare for the birth of your livestock and know what to expect and what to do. Learn the secrets of buttermilk baking and turn ordinary baked goods into spectacular biscuits, pancakes and more. Discover ways of getting rid of those itchy summer burns and ouches with herbal remedies. Follow seven easy tips for growing anything in containers.

    Other articles include:

    • Incubate Your Own Chicken Eggs - Gather your hens' fertile eggs and start replacing those old layers.
    • Memories Bloom on Memorial Day - Remember passed-on love ones with these flowers.
    • Easy & Useful Flowers - These special plants provide beauty, fragrance, food, medicine and more.
    • Life's a Bowl of Berries - Whether you harvest them from your own backyard or buy them at your local farmers' market, berries in season are a sublime treat.
    • Try This: Make Pillow Covers From Fabric Swatches - Turn designer fabric into beautiful pillow covers with this easy home-decorating project.
    Item: 6677

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WOODLOT

    In this guide you'll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more. The Complete Guide to the Woodlot explores ways to get the most out of your woods, from the science of stacking firewood and choosing the best wood for burning to picking the best chainsaw and selling timber from your land.

    Whether you want to heat your home with wood, grill with wood chunks, or pick the perfect log splitter, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a kitchen island, make your own wooden shakes, or maintain your property with a chipper-shredder.

    Other articles include:

    • The Time-Honored Art of Splitting Wood: Once you’ve mastered the tools and techniques, splitting wood by hand can be a pleasure.
    • The Art of Coppicing: This ancient technique lets forests produce timber without killing trees.
    • How to Make a Homemade Fire Starter: A few ordinary household items can be combined to easily create a starter for your fireplace.
    • When to Choose Wood Heat: For some households, heating with wood is a smart, sustainable option. Learn about the benefits and costs of using a woodstove to heat your home.
    • Home Lumber Mill: Crafting Dimensional Sawed Timbers: Portable sawmills let you use your lumber from your land.
    • Profit With a Portable Sawmill Business: Learn how to generate money for the homestead by processing wood, custom cutting lumber, and more.
    Item: 7362

    Author: GRIT

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES AND HONEY, 3RD EDITION

    Build a honey extractor. Use top-bar hives. Bake with honey. Find your favorite honeybee. Read about all this and more with GRIT's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 3rd Edition. This treasure-trove of bee knowledge has more than 75 ways to get more from your bees. Cover-to-cover, this 100-page guide includes great advice, tips, techniques, instructions, recipes and more to help you get started with beekeeping … or, if you are a seasoned beekeeper, to help you learn new tricks of the trade.

    Save money while building your own beehive or honey extractor with simple materials available at your local hardware store. Read how to use a top-bar hive, a less expensive method to raising bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb. Honey adds something natural, healthy and sweet to any recipe, whether it's appetizers or main dishes.

    More articles include:

    • Top Tips for Happy Bees: Expert advice for novice urban beekeepers.
    • Bee Byproducts: Honey is but one of the items created by ever-industrious honeybees.
    • Go Native with Wild Bees: The humble little orchard mason bee is the best-kept (pollinator) secret.
    • The Case of the Disappearing Honeybees: What is colony collapse disorder, and what can be done?
    • Winterizing Your Bees … Naturally: There may be snow on the ground and ice on the trees, but your bees are a balmy 96 degrees Fahrenheit inside their hive.
    • And more!
    Item: 6499

    Author: GRIT Editors

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES AND HONEY, 4TH EDITION

    Keeping bees is a great hobby. It provides you with an unlimited supply of honey; the bees help pollinate your plants and crops; and can provide enjoyment for you and the whole family. This 100-page guide is filled with some of the best articles on keeping bees, building your own beehives, cooking with honey and how to identify different types of bees.

    Inside you'll find more than 77 ways to get more from your backyard bees. Read how to get to know your bees and all it takes to get started raising bees. Discover how to build your own beehive and save money in the process. Learn how to keep bees with top bar hives. You can also find 10 easy steps to becoming an urban beekeeper.

    Other articles include:

    • Beginning With Honeybees: Questions and answers help beginning beekeepers.
    • Wholesome as Honey: Famous as a sweet treat, this bee staple is packed with good nutrition and health.
    • Bee Byproducts: Honey is but one of the items caused by ever-industrious honeybees.
    • Go Native With Wild Bees: The humble little orchard mason bee is the best-kept (pollinator) secret.
    • Community Buzz for Overwintering Bees: GRIT bloggers' best tips for keeping your hive healthy during its most difficult months.
    • Beehive Baking: Put down the sugar bowl and switch to honey with these wholesome recipes.
    Item: 6986

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES AND HONEY, 5TH EDITION

    The secret – how enjoyable and rewarding owning and maintaining a backyard hive is – is out! Not only are the benefits of owning your own hive (or hives!) numerous, this hobby that will benefit your family, your land and the environment. More backyard beehives are popping up all over the country. Whether you are a seasoned beekeeper or on still on the fence about taking the leap and starting your own hive, the 5th edition of GRIT’s Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey is an excellent source to help you get started!

    This 100-page guide is filled with some of the best articles published in GRIT magazine, covering almost everything you need to know about starting, maintaining and benefiting from owning your own beehive … everything from buying and installing your first package of bees into the new hive to cooking with the delicious honey they produce. Several articles cover step-by-step instructions on how to build your own beehive. Other articles cover how important bees and other pollinators are to the land. Plus, are you brave enough to take the “Name that Bee” quiz and identify more than 10 different species of bees?

      More articles included:
    • Homesteading With the Bees – Our bloggers offer up their well-earned expertise on keeping backyard bees.
    • Getting to Know Your Bees – The sweet truth about the life and times of one of humankind’s most important social insects.
    • Building a Top-Bar Hive – A different approach allows the beekeeper a simpler method of checking on his charges.
    • Wholesome as Honey – Famous as a sweet treat, this bee staple is packed with good nutrition and health.
    • How to Build a Honey Extractor – You can make an inexpensive honey extractor from simple materials available in your local hardware store.
    • DIY Beeswax Crafts for the Home – With the increased interest in beekeeping, the use of honey and beeswax has become an artisanal trend.
    Item: 7497

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES AND HONEY, 7TH EDITION

    The Grit Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 7th edition has more than 39 ways to be the best beekeeper! Plus, its articles include recent studies on the honey bee’s decline; businesses that provide classes for beekeepers; lessons on capturing a swarm wherever and whenever; recipes for cooking and baking with honey; and guidance for extracting and processing of honey the easy way.

    Read how to get to know your bees and the sweet truth about the life and times of one of humankind’s most important social insects. Discover the 10 items to take to the bee yard. Learn the difference between hives and the lists of pros and cons of the three top beehive designs: Top-Bar, Warre, and Langstroth. Read how to build a honey extractor from simple materials available in your local hardware store. Put down the sugar bowl and switch to honey with the wholesome recipes inside this colorful guide.
    More articles include:

    • Beekeeping with a Honey Bee Allergy – I had never had a problem with honey bees, so I didn’t think too much of being stung three times in short order.
    • How to Install a Package of Bees – Your bees have arrived in the mail … now what?
    • Nectars of Nature – What’s your favorite type of honey? Learn what factors play into honing the best-tasting honey.
    • A Honey of a Meal – Honey adds something natural, healthy, and sweet to each course of any great meal: appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and soups.
    • Go Native with Wild Bees – The humble little orchard mason bee is the best-kept (pollinator) secret.
    • Solving Bee Behavior Problems – Understanding normal bee behaviors is essential to identifying unusual behavior and correcting any problems.
    Item: 8136

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 5TH EDITION

    As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb. There are more than 57 keys to having a healthy, productive flock that you can benefit from - via eggs and meat! - and enjoy.

    Nearly 20 articles fill this glossy-paged resource, and they are penned by the top experts in the poultry industry. Whether you are just starting your chicken-raising adventure or are a seasoned chicken farmer, you will find something in this guide worth crowing about, whether it be a tip to keep predators away or instructions on building the perfect chicken tractor. Every reader can find something to benefit from here.

    Read proven advice on chicken breed selection, heritage breeds and modern hybrids. Discover how to use your flock to turn over your garden soil and keep pests away. Learn how to build a weatherproof, pest-proof chicken feeder that discourages mold and mice. Facts about other poultry are also covered, with nine facts you didn't know about the humble turkey and how to add waterfowl to your backyard flock.

    Also included are delicious recipes that you can enjoy (and know that most or all of the ingredients came from you own backyard). They include Cheesy Egg Casserole, Vanilla Pound Cake, Moroccan Chicken With Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout, Lancaster Country Casserole, and much more.

    More articles include:

    • Hatch a Flock: Insider tips on incubating eggs.
    • Eggscellent-Laying Heritage Hens: Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive.
    • Get Smart! Protecting the Flock From Predators: Knowing the enemy is the first step to keeping your chickens safe.
    • Building the Whizbang Plucker: Take the tedium out of processing meat chickens.
    • Portable DIY Chicken Tractors for Any Budget: Tested over time, here are three portable laying-hen coops that might suit your homeplace.
    Item: 7074

    Author: GRIT

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 7TH EDITION

    Anyone, at any age, can enjoy the benefits and pleasures of keeping a backyard chicken flock. Whether you have yet to take the plunge and buy your very first chickens or are a seasoned chicken owner, the newest Guide to Backyard Chickens is an enjoyable read for everyone! This guide from Grit is 100 pages of articles written by chicken experts. It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl, ducks and geese.

    Item: 7873

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 8TH EDITION

    Perfect for anyone looking to raise a great flock, the eighth edition of the Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens has great advice for both beginners raising their first chickens and seasoned chicken owners.

    It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl and geese.

    Learn how to feed the flock on pasture and save money. Discover new ways to use extra eggs for delicious dishes. Read how to make the ultimate brooder box.

    More articles include:

    • Raising Chickens for Meat: From pasture to freezer, home processing offers rewards far beyond the dinner table.
    • Fermentations for the Flock: Improve your poultry’s health while saving money at the feed store.
    • Build a Weatherproof, Pest-Proof Chicken Feeder: Feed your flock without encouraging mold or supporting the local mouse and starling populations.
    • Keep Backyard Chickens with Class in Grit’s Mini-Coop: Everything you need to know to construct this small home for your flock, including plans and diagrams.
    Item: 8202

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 4TH EDITION

    Raising rabbits has never been easier with the help the new Grit Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 4th edition. This guide has more than 43 keys to raising happy, healthy rabbits along with helpful advice to find the breed for you, instructions for keeping rabbits out of your garden, advice on how to build the best hutches and equipment, and so much more.

    Read about the necessary tools, equipment and routines it requires to keep healthy rabbits. Discover the basic bunny diet, and how feeding your rabbits a healthy mixture of pellets, hay and a few treats will keep them happy and strong. Learn how to ban bunnies from your garden by building a safe, simple and humane trap to keep uninvited critters out of your garden. Rabbit housing plans are included for a good weekend do-it-yourself project.

    Other articles include:

    • An Introduction to Rabbit Breeds: Ask yourself why raising bunnies is a priority, and then consider the many beautiful and cuddly, exotic and common varieties.
    • Rabbits as Food: When the first cute and cuddly kit arrived, worry set in about processing day.
    • The Rabbit House: If you’re more of a hands-off animal husband, keeping rabbits together in a colony – rather than in individual cages – may appeal to you.
    • Permaculture Principles for Rabbits: A couple of rabbit aficionados contemplate ways to keep rabbits in captivity, though in a more natural setting.
    • Calming the Rascally Rabbit: Discover the many activities you and your furry friends can do together for a healthier, more enjoyable experience.
    Item: 7550

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 5TH EDITION

    Looking to start raising rabbits for meat? Want to be successful in the rabbit show ring? Wondering how you can keep those pesky wild rabbits out of your garden? GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits is the answer to all these questions and many more. Inside this 100-page guide you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise. Nearly 20 articles are included, as well as heartwarming photos and a list of recommended rabbit resources.

    Item: 7881

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 6TH EDITION

    Looking to start raising rabbits for meat? Wondering how you can keep those pesky wild rabbits out of your garden? Grit’s Guide to Backyard Rabbits is the answer to all these questions and many more. Inside this 96-page guide you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise.

    Follow the simple instructions to help your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality, with easy-to-follow rabbit housing plans. Discover how to cook with rabbit meat. Learn the best time to start breeding rabbits, and how to care and feed your pregnant does. Read how to keep your rabbit healthy by following basic guidelines.

    Other articles include:

    • Historic Meat Rabbit Breeds: Find the perfect meat rabbits for your patch of paradise.
    • DIY Rabbit Homes and Equipment: Your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality with these rabbit housing plans.
    • Cooking With Rabbit: Broaden your meat horizons with healthful, domestic rabbit.
    • How to Tan Rabbit Hides: Don’t let any part of your animals go to waste.
    • Ban Bunnies from Your Vegetable Patch: Build this safe, simple, and humane trap to keep uninvited critters out of your garden.
    Item: 8201

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO CAST-IRON COOKING

    Read all about cast-iron cookware, the versatile, durable, and easy to use, original nonstick cookware. This beautiful guide from Grit contains more than 25 ways to use cast iron, including more than 50 recipes using cast-iron cookware. Nearly 100 pages of articles cover the history of cast-iron cookware, teach how to season new or rusted cast iron, guide you to become an expert with a Dutch oven, and much more. Discover how to make easy, no-knead artisan bread, delicious desserts, roasted coffee beans, and more. Learn how to bake, fry, and sear in cast-iron cookware. Read how to build a fire for cooking, and about family cast-iron pans passed down through generations, vintage cast-iron radiators, and more.

    Item: 7947

    Format: Paperback

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