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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.

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  • Exclusive everyday member discounts on top-quality products in the Mother Earth News Store to support your self-sufficiency goals
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Access all of Mother Earth News' content, from 1970-2022, 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 sifting 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 expanded the archive to cover more of the magazine's past issues on disc.

Now, we are pleased to reintroduce the 1970-2022 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 1970-2022 … 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 53-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 53-year archive simultaneously!


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jim Kilgore
Read between the lines

The publication are mainly text from articles. Illustration are of poor resolution.

Royace Buehrlen input

Great source of medium, I did have to download and install SumatraPDF reader for the one thumb drive. None of my PDF readers would open them. Maybe include a PDF reader???

Gerald Boman

The USB drive performs fine on computer. I have not been able to ty it on An android device.

Randy Bardell

the archive's format and browsing performance as expected.

Kurt Bessler
Easy to use

The thumb drive is a wealth of information, to be able to search through years of publications is awesome. Not having previous magazines is great, plus I don’t have to find a place to save old magazines.