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Become a Member Today!

Your membership adds up to more than just extra money in your wallet

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have gained greater resiliency with the expert guidance of the Mother Earth News community. You can become less reliant on the grid, combat the whims of the supply chain, and resist corporate greed. Take matters into your own hands as a member and re-invest your time, money, and energy in the things that are most important to you.

Your Benefits Include:
  • Exclusive everyday member discounts on top-quality products in the Mother Earth News Store to support your self-sufficiency goals
  • Mother Earth News magazine (print and/or digital, bimonthly during your membership term), backed by 50+ years of trusted guidance in all things sustainability and self-sufficiency
  • 350+ how-to video tutorials and webinars (only available to members, with new videos added online monthly)
  • Unrestricted access to online content: members get to view the latest articles, recipes, and project ideas before non-members

Access all of Mother Earth News' content, from 1970-2021, with the updated Multiplatform 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.

Now, we are pleased to reintroduce the 1970-2021 Multiplatform version of the archive in a format that can be viewed on your PC, Mac, iPad, smartphone, Kindle, and more!  Mother Earth News has published thousands of articles; learn about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects, and much more.

Find almost every story, tip, technique, and even blog post published in the magazine and online from 1970-2021...more than 27,000 articles! Also available is the Classic Edition, which features a search functionality so that readers can search the magazine's entire 52-year history.

Confused about the difference between our two archive products? These are the key distinctions:
  • The Multiplatform Edition contains files for each magazine year 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 52-year archive, all at once!


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 are free but require an Internet connection to download the application. Once installed, you no longer need an Internet connection.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Michael Andrews
Must use updated computer

It did not open with windows 8.

Timothy Brown
Outstanding Information

The MEN Achieve is packed with all the information to run my gardens and farm. Great resource!

Hi Timothy, thank you for your order and taking the time to share this feedback. We're so glad that you're enjoying the 52 year archive!

Todd Quick
Outstanding so far

I like it very well. It’s clear and all the information is there to read over and over if you need to

Lawrence Scott
The Mother Earth News archive on a thumb drive is GREAT.

Incredibly easy to use & an amazing collection. Thanks for offering this item.

David Whitham
Good for Looking Back

Enjoying looking way back in time!