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  • LIGHTS ON: THE NON-TECHHICAL GUIDE TO BATTERY POWER WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN

    Following the simple plans in Lights On will ensure that you are safe and secure during widespread long-term power outages. The United States electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. From aging infrastructure, severe weather, and EPA mandated closure of coal-fired power plants to solar storms, digital sabotage, terrorism, and electromagnetic pulse attacks, future outages are almost certain. And they will likely last far longer and cover much larger areas than anything experienced in the past. When the grid is down and you run out of fuel for your generator, and all the stores are closed, then what? Lights On has the solution. Energy expert Jeffrey Yago lays out the lost history of early residential battery power and delves into just how durable and universal battery-powered devices are. Battery-powered devices can provide lighting, communications, refrigeration, safety, and entertainment when all else fails. Yago covers the multiple ways to keep your batteries recharged and ready to go. There are many books and magazines on emergency preparedness, survival, solar power, and disaster planning, which show strong public interest in these topics. However, many offer brief introductions to each topic. Lights On provides easy-to-understand, detailed information on having a plan of action for setting up a battery-powered home in advance of widespread and sustained power outages. This is the only book you need to be prepared to keep your refrigerator running, your lights on, and much more.

    Item: 8259
  • 365 ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL SKILLS

    Survival situations can happen when least expected. The best defense is knowledge and confidence in the skills that will keep you alive, whether it's for a few hours, days, or long term.

    365 Essential Survival Skills comprises the best knowledge, tips, and tricks available in the world today, and each skill is explained in fun, easy-to-learn ways that any student (greenhorn or seasoned) will pick up with a little practice. With 365 skills inside this book, there's plenty of practice to keep you busy year-round.

    The book features:

    • Skills relevant to all four seasons of the year and desert, woodland, prairie, mountain, and urban environments
    • Vital insights on the four core survival needs: shelter, fire, water, and food
    • Other topics, such as navigation, first aid, tools, signaling, self-defense, and more
    • Practical applications for campers, hunters, anglers, hikers, climbers, skiers, and all who venture outdoors
    • Links to thorough, in-depth video demonstrations

    Item: 8249
  • TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE

    Turn This Book into a Beehive! teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. The fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage their imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. By following a few simple steps (including removing the book’s cover and taping it together), readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. This book lets kids make a difference in the world: Building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.

    For ages 8-12.

    Item: 9248
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2018: CLASSIC USB DRIVE

    We are pleased to reintroduce the classic version of the archive with enhanced search functionality across Mother's entire 49-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, delicious recipes, and much more. Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2018 … more than 22,000 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 content on the Multiplatform archive appears as the magazine itself, so you can simulate flipping through each page.
    • 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 49-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: 9256
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2018: MULTIPLATFORM USB DRIVE

    We are pleased to reintroduce the multiplatform version of the archive featuring all of Mother's entire 49-year history. You'll find articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects, delicious recipes, and much more. Find almost every story, blog post, tip and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2018 … more than 22,000 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 content on the Multiplatform archive appears as the magazine itself, so you can simulate flipping through each page.
    • 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 49-year archive, all at once!

    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: 9257
  • MAKING PLANT MEDICINE, 4TH EDITION

    Published in the year 2000, Making Plant Medicine has become a preferred herbal reference for learning to make standard herbal tinctures, teas, syrups, oils, salves, and poultices. The fourth edition includes 28 new herbs, including aloe vera, andrographis, Ashitaba, brahmi, Chameleon plant, hops, osha, and rhodiola. May your personalized copy soon be anointed with the happy splatter of homemade herbal remedies!

    Item: 8037
  • BEES, BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES

    Get an up-close look at the buzzing, fluttering, and squirming life teeming in your garden. Bees, Bugs & Butterflies explores the world of pollinators: the bugs that help plants thrive. Discover ways to attract the fascinating creatures that pollinate your fruits and vegetables, control pests and diseases, and even get rid of your organic trash. Learn how to create an environment friendly to butterflies, bees, ants, and bats; build habitats for garden allies like ladybugs and lacewings; and gain an appreciation for the complex food web right outside your door.

    For ages 4-8.

    Item: 9223
  • BEE'S WRAP VARIETY PACK (2 SMALL, 2 MEDIUM, 2 LARGE, 1 BREAD)

    Meet the comprehensive Bee’s Wrap kit, with a wrap for every job in the kitchen. Whether you’re storing half a lemon, bundling up a loaf of bread, or covering a bowl, this variety pack has you covered. Each size corresponds with a designated print; reach into your drawer and find the right wrap at a glance. The pack allows individuals and households to stock up on Bee’s Wrap and make the shift away from disposable food storage for good.

    Reusable. Wash in cool water. Made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin.

    The variety pack includes:

    • 2 small wraps (7 by 8 inches) in honeycomb print – wrap half a lemon or avocado, or a small snack.
    • 2 medium wraps (10 by 11 inches) in clover print – wrap cheese, carrots, or herbs, or cover a bowl.
    • 2 large wraps (13 by 14 inches) in geometric print – wrap half a melon, greens, or baked goods, or cover a bowl.
    • 1 bread wrap (17 by 23 inches) in honeycomb print – wrap fresh bread, cover a casserole, or use to roll dough.

    Item: 8423
  • COBRAHEAD 12" SHORT HANDLE WEEDER & CULTIVATOR

    Make your gardening easier with the CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator. Its blade is a steel fingernail® that becomes an extension of your hand. It weeds, cultivates, scalps, edges, digs, furrows, plants, transplants, de-thatches, and harvests with ease. The CobraHead out-weeds and out-digs all similar tools. The time proven blade design breaks up and plows almost any soil. The comfortable and efficient handle allows easy left-hand or right-hand action. Made in Wisconsin, USA!

    Item: 6551
  • COMPOST

    What happens to the food we don’t eat …all those discarded apple cores and rejected Brussels sprouts? Did you know that there are as many living organisms in a teaspoon of soil as there are people in the whole world? And that wriggly worms are our cool, earthy friends?

    For ages 4-8.

    Item: 9222
  • GRIT Cookbook Package: Lard, Comfort Food Cookbook, Bread

    The Grit Cookbook Package includes: Lard, Comfort Food Cookbook, and Bread. All of these cookbooks contain recipes that have been collected from the archives of long-running country lifestyle magazine Grit (as well as sister publication Mother Earth News). You’ll never have to ask the question, “What should we have for dinner?” again, thanks to the hundreds of recipes compiled into these three cookbooks. Whether you’re wanting to make homemade bread, craving the comfort of homemade soup, or wanting to branch out and use new ingredients, these cookbooks have you covered.

    Item: 8456
  • JERKY KIT

    Get everything you need to make your own jerky at home with this Jerky Kit! Whether you hunted your own meat or bought it from the store, there is still opportunity to make delicious tasting jerky. This kit starts with the book Jerky: The Complete Guide to Making It, full of recipes for beef jerky, venison jerky and more. It also includes a 6-Tray Digital Dehydrator so you can put your new favorite recipes to the test!

    Item: 9903
  • KILNER BUTTER CHURNER

    The Kilner butter churner offers the easy way to make homemade butter!

    Simply place heavy whipping cream into the butter churner, turn the handle, and in no time you can enjoy fresh and delicious butter. The churner can hold up to 34 fluid ounces and comes with recipes!

    It measures 4.3 inches wide by 10.6 inches high by 6.5 inches long, and is hand wash only.

    Item: 8994
  • MASON JAR SCIENCE

    Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more.

    For ages 8-12.

    Item: 9216
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS STRAW COMBO PACKAGE - 5 SMOOTHIE, 5 REGULAR, & 5 BRUSHES

    Did you know that an average of 500 million straws are used by Americans daily? That’s enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times! Cut down on this plastic waste by using Mother Earth News Stainless Steel Straws. Whether you’re at home or in a restaurant, you’ll always be prepared with the Mother Earth News Stainless Steel Straws Combo Package. This package includes five regular straws, five smoothie straws, and five straw cleaners.

    Item: 9169
  • THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD & THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD SEASONAL PLANNER KIT

    With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round. The Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive guide to self-sufficiency that gives you all the information you need to grow and preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains; keep chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep, and goats for meat or milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honeybees.

    Simple instructions make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried, and pickled produce all winter; use your own grains to make bread, pasta, and beer; turn fresh milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter, and cheese; make your own wine, cordials, and herbal teas; and much more. It truly is possible to eat entirely from your backyard.

    Want a companion planner book, too? The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

    Item: 8713

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