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Ashley Cottonwood Badge Bit Submissions

PEP Badge bit submissions by Ashley Cottonwood

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
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
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
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
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
BBs submitted for electricity - sand badge
label the breakers on an electrical panel
Install/Repair an AC Outlet
Install a Light Switch
BBs submitted for dimensional lumber woodworking - sand badge
Make a sign
Simple beginner bird house
wood box/crate
BBs submitted for community living - sand badge
Make and install public art
Brand a location
Make a map
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
BBs submitted for textiles - sand badge
Sew a patch
Crochet or knit a dishcloth
Quick darning
Sew a small pillow
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
BBs submitted for gardening - sand badge
Build a Hugelkultur
Chop and Drop
Ruth Stout style composting (2 spots)
BBs submitted for earthworks - sand badge
Three Scoops with an Excavator
small dry stack retaining wall
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
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
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
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