July 24, 2024

The new batch of 32-gigabyte waterproof SurvivalBlog archive USB sticks is pre-selling very rapidly!  Many readers are ordering 2, 3, or 4 sticks.

I’ve had some folks write to ask about what is included in the new 2005-2023 SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. There certainly is a lot!

These sticks of course have everything that has ever been posted in SurvivalBlog, dating back to its launch in August, 2005, and up to December 31, 2023. In my humble opinion, these feature articles, product reviews, columns, and quotations just by themselves are worth the price of the archive stick.

But then there is also a veritable mountain of carefully curated bonus material from the public domain.  Many of these are rare pre-1928 books from my personal library that I had professionally scanned, at considerable expense. Many of these books are not available online. Here is a partial list of what is included:

The pre-1928 bonus books that were recently scanned to include with the new 2005-2023 edition sticks are:

  • Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries
  • The Lincoln Library of Essential Information — Parts 1 & 2 (a compact encyclopedia: 2,174 pages!)
  • John Brown’s Body, by Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Dr. David Roberts’ Practical Home Veterinarian
  • Practical Muskrat Raising, by E.J. Dailey
  • Anyone Can Bake, published by The Royal Baking Powder Company
  • Stories of Classical Fables — A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Junior Game Book, by T.S. Denison & Company Publishers
  • The Oregon Trail, by Francis Parkman
  • With Lawrence in Arabia, by Lowell Thomas

Also included are all of the great bonus content from the previous years’ editions, including:

King James Bible
English World Messianic Bible

Food Books, including:

  • Preserving Game Meats
  • Preparing and Canning Fermented Foods and Pickled Vegetables
  • Food Storage: Use It or Lose It
  • Canning Principles
  • Culinary Herbs – Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses
  • The New Butterick Cook Book
  • Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them, by Eugene Christian
  • Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer
  • Milk and Its Place in Good Cookery by Mildred Maddock Bentley
  • Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail

Information on Homesteading, including:

  • Backyard Composting
  • Basic Knots
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • The Practical Poultry Keeper
  • Farm Knowledge – Volume 1 (Farm Animals)
  • Farm Knowledge – Volume 2 (Soils)
  • Farm Knowledge – Volume 3 (Implements)
  • Nut Growing, by Robert T Morris
  • Pioneering Knots & Lashings
  • How to Feed the Dairy Cow
  • Orcharding, by Victor Ray Gardner
  • Practical Plant Propagation, by Alfred Hottes
  • How to Make Baskets, by Mary White
  • Construction and Repair Work for the Farm, by F. Theodore Struck
  • The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Volume 1 (a practical formulary)

Several Medical and First Aid books and military manuals.

A wide range of U.S. and Allied military manuals, including:

Basic Visual Tracking Australian Air Training Corps
Incendiaries FM31-201-1-20
Infantry Patrolling (Canadian Army)
Map Reading & Land Navigation FM21-26
OSS Simple Sabotage Manual
USMC Martial Arts
USMC Winter Survival MWTC
Survivability FM 5-103
Combatives FM 3-25.150
FM 3-22.68 Machine Guns
Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals (2009 edition) FM 3-23.30
Navy SEAL Sniper Training
Nuclear War Survival Skills 1987
Ranger Unit Operations FM 7-85
Telephone Set TM 11-5805-243-13 (TA-1).pdf
US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook
USMC Survival FNM21-76_MCRP 3-02F
Camouflage FM 5-20
Camouflage of Vehicles FM 5-20B
Explosives and Demolitions FM 5-250
Field Hygiene and Sanitation FM 21-10
Fire-Fighting Operations FM 5-415
First Aid FM 21-11
Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs TM 31-210
Infantry Rifle Platoon-Squad FM 7-8
NBC Decon FM 3-5
NBC Protection FM 3-4
Ranger Handbook SH 21-76
Special Forces Unconventional Warfare TC 18-01
U.S. Marines Close-Quarters Combat Manual
Soldier’s Handbook for Individual Operations and Survival in Cold-Weather Areas (1986)
Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) Operations
Military Mountaineering
Arctic And Sub-arctic Operations
Arctic Tent, 10-Man Manual TM 10-8340-222-10
Physical Security FM 3-19.30
Basic Communications Rules
Canadian Military Fieldcraft B-GL-392-009/FP-100
Civil Disturbance Operations FM 3-19.15
First Aid FM 4-25.11
Mufti-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Kill Box Employment
Visual Aircraft Recognition FM 44-80
Special Forces Use of Pack Animals FM 31-27
Scouting, Patrolling, and Sniping FM 21-75
NBC Protection FM 11-9
Mao Tse-Tung on Guerrilla Warfare FMFRP 12-18
Management of Dead Bodies After Disasters
Internment and Resettlement Operations FM 3-39.40
Special Forces Communications STP 31-18E34-SM-TG
Special Forces Tracking TC 31-34-4
Engineer Field Manual FM 5-34
Mountain Operations FM 3-97.6
Engineer Field Manual FM 5-34
Mountain Operations FM 3-97.6

Various Firearms Books and Manuals, including:

  • Amateur Gunsmithing, by Townsend Whelen
  • M16 and M4 Marksmanship
  • AK-47
  • FN-FAL 7.62mm
  • Mossberg 500
  • M24SWS (M700 Remington)
  • Beretta 92FS
  • Glock Pistols
  • Remington 870
  • M1/M2 Carbine
  • Colt 1911 Series 90
  • HK 91
  • Ruger 10/22
  • M1 Garand
  • Colt AR-15
  • M1A
  • Ruger Mark II

Anti-Intrusion Devices (Multiple manuals)
Meteorological Equipment (Multiple manuals)
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Multiple manuals)
Radio and Communications (Multiple manuals)

And a panoply of other useful books and manuals, including:

Nuclear War Survival Skills (1987)
Winter Survival Course Handbook
Wilderness Survival Guide – Military. Abridged EditionTerrain Analysis
Soldier’s Handbook for Individual Operations and Survival in Cold-Weather Areas (1986)
The Individual’s Guide for Understanding and Surviving Terrorism
How to Start and Train a Militia Unit
The Effects of Nuclear Weapons (1957)
Sun Tzu on The Art of War
CIA Lock Picking Field Manual
Basement Fallout Shelter
The Nameless Island – A Story of Some Modern Robinson Crusoes
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
Western Europe in the Eighth Century and Onward
History of the Fall of the Roman Empire Vol 1
History of the Fall of the Roman Empire Vol 2
Forensic Spoorology
Counter Insurgency Lessons
Civilization During the Middle Ages, by George Burton Adams
Games, Contests, and Relays, by Seward Charle Staley
Sports and Pastimes, Young and Old, by Mrs. Grace Townsend
The Guardians of the Columbia, by John H. Williams
The Science of Everyday Life, by Edgar F Van Buskirk
Hoyle’s Games
The Book of the Sailboat – How to Rig Sail and Handle Small Boats
18,000 words often mispronounced; William Henry Pinkney Phyfe
Famous paintings of the American Revolution
Beyond Khyber Pass, by Lowell Thomas
Great Poems of the English Language (1,502 pages!)
The Practical Book of American Antiques
The Royal Road to Romance, by Richard Halliburton

And even more books that are not listed individually, here, for the sake of brevity…

USB Stick Specifications

The 2005-2023 sticks are now available for pre-ordering. It is loaded on a 32 GB stick, which also allows plenty of extra room for you to load your favorite e-books, scans of all of your important documents, and your treasured photos on this waterproof, vibration/shock-resistant, and highly EMP-resistant stick. Just as with previous editions, it is mounted in a threaded alloy case with an o-ring seal. So it is great for your bugout bag, or for caching at a secure site. We recommend passing along your older-edition sticks to family members. This new edition is engraved “SurvivalBlog.com 2005-2023.”

Note: This year for the first time we opted for more expensive USB 3.0 sticks so they will be faster to load, if your laptop, desktop, or smartphone is USB 3.0-compatible. But these sticks are of course also backward-compatible with USB 2.0.  Note that with some operating systems, it may take up to one minute for the stick to initially load.

They Will Sell Out Quickly!

Last year’s edition of the archive stick sold out within five weeks, so be sure to order yours, soon! 

USB stick mailings should begin by February 5th, but with the expected rush of orders, please allow up to four weeks, for delivery.

As usual, all U.S. orders are shipped in the sequence of their order numbers. So the sooner that you order, the sooner that yours will arrive. This is truly a  “First come, first served” situation.

To order, see the 2005-2023 SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick ordering page.

Again: This year the stick capacity is 32 gigabytes and we upgraded to the faster USB 3.0. We had to raise the price from $29.95 to 30.95 due to increased product costs. The postage is flat rate, so you’ll pay just $7 postage for your order whether you buy 1 stick or 100. Deliveries will begin in the first week of February.

Note: Orders must be made through our automated ordering system. 

Stick mailings to customers should begin on or before February 5th. Allow up to four weeks for delivery. Thanks for your patience.

These sticks sell out quickly each year, so order your sticks soon!

– JWR