When the shades rattle at 5AM with the first breezes, you know that Santa Ana Winds have returned. These annual winds come reliably near the end of October to dry out the hills, fan fires, and chap lips. To me, they also mark the last transition from Summer to Autumn, as if he heat of […]
Before the Information Age, you had to predict the weather the old fashioned way, like with your eyes and stuff. This handy chart can help you tell if you’ll need that umbrella or if you have the thumbs up for that flip-flop and speedo combo after all.
What Are We Up To? In our last episode, we set out to rediscover how to dehydrate food using the oldest Stone Age method – piercing it with a stick and leaving it in the sun and wind to dry. To test, we used sliced tomatoes and apples and whole peaches, all skewered on willow […]
What is the Experiment? Preserving food by dehydrating it is one of the oldest ways we’ve used to prepare food for storage. I’ve dehydrated food before, but only inside and using a modern device with a plug. So how did they do it in the old days? What were the problems you needed to watch […]
A New Way to Make Fire? I was researching techniques for making fire, and I stumbled across this concept by Rob Bicevskis on Wildwood Survival. Making fire from water and a plastic bag was such an interesting idea, I thought I would put it to the test. Check out the Suburban Stone Age Mini Challenge to […]
Happy First Day of Summer! Things are typically a little slow this time of year, but that’s about to change. Coming up for summer… straw bale gardening, trellis building, the peach harvest… and more! Stay tuned as we gear up for summer madness at Suburban Stone Age!
Why is Biodiversity important? According to Wikipedia, biodiverstiy is simply “a measure of the health of ecosystems“. I can’t control a lot of things out there, but I can control a thing or two on my postage stamp on Earth. And hopefully leave it better than I found it. With that in mind, every insect, […]
Happy Mother’s Day from Suburban Stone Age!