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Ashley Cottonwood Badge Bit Submissions

PEP Badge bit submissions by Ashley Cottonwood

nest
BBs submitted for nest - straw badge
Wipe Down 3 Windows
Install 30 Feet of Permanent Clothes Line
Clean Interior of Fridge
Clean Exterior of a Fridge
Organize a Dysfunctional Closet
Set Up A Rag System
BBs submitted for nest - sand badge
Make Rags From Old Clothes
Clean a Bathroom
Clean a Kitchen
Sweep a Floor
Wash Dishes by Hand
Oil Wooden Kitchen Utensils
Do Laundry By Hand
Clean an Oily Dish Without Soap
Manually Clean an Oven
Deep Clean a Couch or Chair
Grease Hinges
Clean an Area Rug
Clean Four Windows, Inside and Out
Get Whiter Whites Without Using Chlorine or Bleach
Food
BBs submitted for Food Prep and Preservation - straw badge
Press or Render a Quart of Oil or Fat
BBs submitted for Food Prep and Preservation - sand badge
Cook Grain on a Stove Top
Bake a pizza
Pickle something in vinegar brine
cook soup, stew, pottage, or chowder
Cook a Stir Fry
Fry an egg on a cast iron skillet
Salt brine ferment/pickle something
Make two loaves of bread
Cook Grain with a Rice Cooker, Crock Pot or Instapot
Water bath canning
Dehydrate Food in a Solar Dehydrator
Cook Grain with a Solar Oven
Cook Grain with Rocket Stove and a Haybox Cooker
woodland
BBs submitted for woodland care - sand badge
felling a dead tree with a chainsaw
Drop 6” to 8” dead standing tree with a bow saw
Limb 4 trees
Felling a live tree with a chainsaw
Drop 6” to 8” live standing tree with a bow saw
Peel 2 live trees and put up off the ground to dry
cleave 6 shakes with a froe
Prep 10 junkpoles
greywillow
BBs submitted for greywater and willow feeders - sand badge
Use Water From a Dishpan to Flush a Toilet or Water Something
Give Urine to Growies
homesteading
BBs submitted for homesteading - sand badge
Install/Replace/Recharge Fire Extinguisher
Check Septic Tank Status
Install a CO Detector
Properly Install Proper Fire Tools at a Fire Contraption
Sweep a chimney
electricity
BBs submitted for electricity - sand badge
label the breakers on an electrical panel
Install/Repair an AC Outlet
Install a Light Switch
dimensional
BBs submitted for dimensional lumber woodworking - sand badge
Make a sign
Simple beginner bird house
wood box/crate
community
BBs submitted for community living - sand badge
Make and install public art
Brand a location
Make a map
animals
BBs submitted for animal care - sand badge
Make a Bee/Insect Watering Station
Clean Out 4 Chicken Nest Boxes
Plant 200 Seeds for Hummingbirds
Collect a Dozen Eggs
Grow Sprouts for Chickens
Build a solitary bee house
textile
BBs submitted for textiles - sand badge
Sew a patch
Crochet or knit a dishcloth
Quick darning
Sew a small pillow
medicine
BBs submitted for natural medicine - sand badge
Make a Plantain Leaf Poultice
Make a Peppermint Leaf Infusion
Make a thyme decoction
Make a natural medicine reference journal
Dry elderberries for a tea, infusion or decoction
Make an oregano leaf tincture
Make calendula infused oil
Make elderberry infused vinegar
Make a peppermint leaf salve
gardening
BBs submitted for gardening - sand badge
Build a Hugelkultur
Chop and Drop
Ruth Stout style composting (2 spots)
earthworks
BBs submitted for earthworks - sand badge
Three Scoops with an Excavator
small dry stack retaining wall
rocket
BBs submitted for rocket - sand badge
Start Rocket Hot Water and Get to 140
Start up and Cook on Rocket Cooktop
Build and Cook with a Dakota Stove
Annual Cleanout of RMH
Start and Operate Batch Box RMH
Add Ash to a Garden Area
Start and Operate a J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater - PEP BB rocket.sand.rmhjtube
Start a Rocket Oven and Bake Something
PEP BB rocket.sand.jtubewater - Boil Water on a J-Tube
tool
BBs submitted for tool care - sand badge
Sharpen, clean and oil a shovel
Sharpen a chainsaw chain
Sharpen a knife
Sharpen a Hatchet
Clean and Oil a Bicycle Chain
Adjust Brakes on a Bicycle
Repair a Flat on the Rear Tire of a Bicycle
Adjust Shifters on Bicycle
Repair Flat on Front Wheel of Bicycle
Clean the shop for at least an hour
Sharpen a Hatchet
commerce
BBs submitted for commerce - sand badge
Sell "goods" (something you made, grew, or foraged)
Perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid
Start a Cottage Industry from your home
Develop a possible residual income stream
roundwood
BBs submitted for round wood woodworking - sand badge
carving spoon from hand tools
Club style mallet from hand tools
Compound mallet from hand tools
add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding