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Super excited to share PEP and SkIP with you all tomorrow morning!
Welcome to my PEP2 Adventure of Straw and Wood Level Badge Bits and Badges.  You can check out my PEP1+ Adventure Log where I recorded all the Sand Badge Bits and Badges as I completed PEP1 and earned all 22 sand badges.

PEP1 & Straw Badges Earned
     

All 22 Sand Badges Earned
                                         


  Animal Care 
Straw Requirements - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge including up to 15 new projects from the Sand List (1 pt each)
  Pest Control BB - 8 points
  Breed a Rabbit Resulting in 3 Kits - 4 points
  Breed a Ewe Resulting in 1 Lamb - 4 points
  Breed a Goat Resulting in 1 Kid - 4 points
  Shear a Sheep - 4 points
  Sand: Build a Nice Bird House for House Wrens - 1 point
  Sand: Build a Solitary Bee House (mason bees) - 1 point
  Sand: Collect 12 Eggs from your Fowl - 1 point
  Setup a Moveable Electric Fence for Paddock Shift - 1 point

Commerce Sand Badge


  Community Living

Straw Requirements - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Brand a Piece of Equipment - 1 point
  Thorn List: Prepare a Basic Meal for 8 or More People - 1.5 points
  Thorn List: Give a 1-hour Presentation to 8 participants - 1.5 points


  Dimensional Lumber Woodworking
Straw Requirements - Complete 4 required BBs and 4 New BBs from the Swanson List to Earn this Badge
  Basic Shelves  - custom sized for a need, at least 2 shelves high and 6 feet wide
  Bench with a Back
  Small Deck
  Picnic Table
  Swanson List: Wood Box/Crate
  Swanson List: Sturdy Firewood Rack
  Swanson List: Simple, Open Toolbox
  Swanson List: Install 40 Square Feet of Siding


Earthworks Sand Badge


  Electricity
Straw Requirements - 35 Points required
         Get at least 5 points from new items from the sand badge
         No more than 20 points of duplication allowed
         Oddball points allowed
  New Sand: Move a Lead Acid Battery to the shop, charge it, and put it back - 1/2 point
  New Sand: Small DC Solar Power Station - 4 points
  New Sand: Replace Motion Detector Flood Light - 1/2 point
  Duplicate Sand: Install Permanent Light Fixture - 1/2 point
  Duplicate Sand: Install Permanent Light Fixture - 1/2 point
  Duplicate Sand: Install Permanent Light Fixture - 1/2 point
  Electricity Oddball: Convert floor lamp to table lamp - 1 point
  Electricity Oddball: Replace a Thermostat - 1/2 point
  Electricity Oddball: Replace a Fan Light Combination Unit - 1 point
 

Food Prep and Preservation Sand Badge


Foraging Sand Badge
Straw Requirements - 35 Points required (New items from the various sand lists allowed - ½ point each)
  20 Pounds of Seed Balls - 4 points

    Gardening 
Straw Requirements - Complete 5 BB to Earn this Badge
  seed saving
  encouraging volunteer or wild plants (probably mulching or chop and drop)
  grow and harvest 100,000 calories from at least 12 species
  build a hügelkultur 7 feet tall and 12 feet long
  direct seed perennials


Greywater and Willow Feeders Sand Badge



  Homesteading Straw Badge Approved 08/30/2023
Requirements - Complete 35 Points or Complete 34.5 Points plus 1 required BB to Earn this Badge
         Up to 10 points of duplication allowed - I have included 3 points of duplication
         New items from Sand list allowed (little list items count as ½ point each, big list items count as 1 point each)
         Homesteading Oddball points allowed
Straw BBs
  Drive a Truck and Trailer Backward with Turns - required - 1/2 point
  Setup a Security Camera System (from a kit) - 2 points
  Tow a vehicle 100 yards with another vehicle - 1 point
Sand List - New and Duplicate

  Sand Little List: install a fire extinguisher - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Sand Little List: install a fire extinguisher - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Sand Little List: install a smoke detector - 1/2 point
  Sand Little List: install a smoke detector - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Sand Little List: Properly Attach/Lash Something Ten Feet Long or Longer to a Vehicle - 1/2 point
  Check a Game Cam - Gate - 1/2 point
  Check a Game Cam - Pond - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Check a Game Cam - Ant Village - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Check a Game Cam  Well - 1/2 point (duplicate)
Homesteading Oddball: Build (Weld and Assemble) and Operate a Gasification Unit - 44 points
     (27 points applied to straw level and 17 points applied to wood level)
 
Homesteading
Wood Requirements - 180 Points required plus other requirements
  Drive a truck/tractor/vehicle backward with a wagon (front wheels of wagon turn with tongue) - required - 1/2 point
  Homesteading Oddball: Build (Weld and Assemble) and Operate a Gasification Unit - 17 points
     (44 points total with 27 points applied to straw)

Metalworking Sand Badge


Natural Building Sand Badge
Straw - Donkey's List: Build a Solar Finder and Permanently Mark True Solar South


    Natural Medicine Straw Badge Awarded 4/18/2022 
Requirements - Complete 10 BBs from the Quinn list and 40 new BBs from the Sand Badge
Quinn List - 10 BBs required - 10 BBs completed
     Help with Acne (used created concoctions and purchased ointment)
     Help with Burn (successfully used created concoction)
     Help with Bruising (successfully used created concoction)
     Help with Cold (successfully used created concoction)
     Help with Cut (successfully used created concoctions)
     Help with Earache (successfully used created concoction)
     Help with Foot Fungus or Athlete's Foot (purchased concoctions)
     Help with Sore Throat (successfully used created concoction)
     Help with Toothache (purchased concoctions used)
     Help with UTI (successfully used created concoctions)
Herb List - 10 BBs required - 13 BBs completed
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Alfalfa Leaf or Blossom
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Burdock Root
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Comfrey Leaf
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Dandelion Root
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Culinary Sage Leaf
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Elderberries
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Horsetail
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Lemon Balm
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Mullein Leaf
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Red Clover
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Rose Hips
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Rosemary
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Uva ursi (kinnikinnik)
Infusion List - 3 BBs required - 8 BBs completed
     Brew an Infusion - Alfalfa leaf with some flowers
     Brew an Infusion - Horsetail
     Brew an Infusion - Lemonbalm leaf
     Brew an Infusion - Mullein leaf
     Brew an Infusion - Red clover blossom
     Brew an Infusion - Rose hips
     Brew an Infusion - Rosemary leaf
     Brew an Infusion - Uva ursi (kinnikinnick) leaf
Decoction List - 3 BBs required - 4 BBs completed
     Burdock Root Decoction
     Dandelion Root Decoction
     Garlic Decoction
     Mullein Root Decoction
Vinegar Infusion List - 3 BBs required - 3 BBs completed
     Fire Cider
     Garlic Infused Vinegar
     Rosemary Infused Vinegar
Tincture List - 3 BBs required - 6 BBs completed
     Burdock Root Tincture
     Ginger Tincture
     Mullein Tincture
     Rosemary Tincture
     Uva ursi (kinnikinnick) Leaf Tincture
     Yarrow Leaf Tincture
Salve List - 3 BBs required - 5 BBs completed
     Burdock Salve
     Comfrey Salve
     Ginger Salve
     Mullein Salve
     Rosemary Salve
Syrup List - 3 BBs required - 3 BBs completed
     Burdock Syrup
     Ginger Root Syrup
     Rosehip Syrup
Oil Infusion List - 3 BBs required - 6 BBs completed
     Burdock Root Infused Oil
     Comfrey Leaf Infused Oil
     Ginger Root Infused Oil
     Mullein Leaf Infused Oil
     Peppermint Leaf Infused Oil
     Rosemary Infused Oil
Poultice List - 3 BBs required - 3 BBs completed
     Comfrey Leaf Poultice
     Mullein Leaf Poultice
     Yarrow Poultice


Natural Medicine  
Wood Requirements - Complete 180 Points from the Watson or Quinn Lists and
         guided cancer care
         Quinn BBs count for ½ point
         Complete at least 25 different BBs
         Watson tasks can be performed on yourself
         Up to 30 points of duplication allowed
         At least 20 different times your concoctions were part of the solution
     Watson List - Help with Obesity (guided) - 2 points
     Quinn List - Help with Stomache/indigestion - 1/2 point
     Watson List - Help with Cancer (guided) - 20 points
     Watson List - Help with ___________ - _____ points
     Quinn List - Help with ____ - 1/2 point
     Quinn List - Help with ____ - 1/2 point


  Nest
Straw Requirements - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  clean an oily dish without soap - now required for Sand - Previously Jeeves List - 1/2 point
  clean four windows - inside and out - now required for Sand - Previously Alice List - 1 point
  replace a locking door knob - ½ point
  deep clean the fabric on a couch or chair using natural cleaners  - now required for Sand - Previously Alice List - 1 point
  make a general purpose natural cleaner - ½ point


    Oddball 
Straw Requirements - Complete 35 New Points to Earn this Badge
  Ply-Split Braiding - 1/2 point carryover from Sand level
  Make Fabric from Silk Ties - 2 points
  Build a Silk Hanky Frame - 1/2 point
  Build a Silk Cap Frame - 1/2 point
  Repair HansenCraft MiniSpinner (electric spinning wheel) - 1 point
  Ike's Spikes: Coat Hooks and Shelf Brackets from Abandoned Railroad Spikes - 1.5 points
  Clean and Repair a Household Vacuum - 1/2 point
  Pneumatic Door Closer Replacement - 1 point
  Solarium Entry - 3 points
  Solarium Vertical Exhaust - 1/2 point
  Harvest Lumber - 1 point
  Shear a Rabbit - 1 point
  Build a Rag Rug Frame/Loom - 1.5 points
  Build a Spinning Wheel from Bicycle Parts - 12 points
  Roof Transition Improvement - 1.5 points
  Repair a Woven Rug - 5 points


  Plumbing and Hot Water
Straw Requirements - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
         Up to 10 points of duplication allowed
         Up to 5 new points (non-duplicates) from Sand list allowed (tiny list counts as ½ point each, big list items count as 1 point each)
         Plumbing Oddball points allowed
  Install a Valve in an Existing Pipe - 1 point
  Tiny List: Repair a Hose - 1/2 point
  Tiny List: Repair a P-Trap - 1/2 point
  Install a Valve in an Existing Pipe - 1 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List: Fix a Leaky Toilet - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List: Repair a Toilet Lid/Seat - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List: Clean/Decalcify a Faucet Aerator - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List: Clean/Decalcify a Shower Head - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List - Unclog a Drain with a Zip Tool - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  Tiny List: Flush the Water Heater - 1/2 point

Rocket Sand Badge


  Roundwood Woodworking Sand Badge


  Textiles Straw Badge Awarded 2/28/2021  
RequirementsComplete 7 required BB and 31 Points including minimums in 6 of the 11 categories to Earn this Badge
  Seven Required BBs:
      Start a Button Jar (harvest buttons from old shirts)
      Sew on a Button
      Create a Textile Toolbox
      Harvest Fabric Scraps for Future Sewing Projects
      Make a Small Loom Capable of Weaving a Belt
      Mend a Small Hole or Tear Invisibly
      Sewing Machine Maintenance
  Repair: 3 point minimum - 3 points earned
      Remove Lint and Pills from Clothing - 1/2 point
      Mend a Hole in a Sweater - 1/2 point)
      Unravel Old Sweater into Yarn for Other Projects - 1 point
      Alter the Waist on Pants to fit - 1 point
 Sew: 3 point minimum - 3 points earned
      Sew a Skirt (20+ gore and pockets) - 3 points
 Spin: 3 point minimum - 6.5 points earned
      Prepare at least 8 ounces of wool - 3 points
      Spin a Plied Yarn (8 ounces and 200 yards minimum) - 3 points
      Make a Drop Spindle - 1/2 point
  Stickwork: 3 point minimum - 5 points earned
      Knit Socks - 3 points
      Knit a Hat - 1 point
      Crochet a Scarf - 1 point
  Upholstery: 4 point minimum - 4 points earned  
      Add a Permanent Upholstery Cushion to a Chair or Stool - 2 points
      Make a Bolster Pillow - 2 points
  Weave: 3 point minimum - 6.5 points earned
      Weave a Camera Strap - 2.5 points
      Weave a Belt - 2.5 points
      Weave a Leash - 1.5 points
   Felt: no minimum - 2 points earned
      Needle Felt a Figure - 2 points
   Wax or Oil Cloth: no minimum - 1 point earned
      Make Three Wax Cloths - 1 point
   Dye: no minimum - 0 points earned
   Leatherwork & Fur: no minimum - 0 points earned
   Shoes: no minimum - 0 points earned

Textiles 
Wood Requirements - Complete 3 required items and 125 Points to Earn this Badge
           (new items from Straw level allowed - no duplication and no points for items that were counted for the Straw Badge)
   seed list (required)
      long sleeve woven shirt - button or pullover
      short sleeve or sleeveless shirt
      sweater or cardigan
   quilt (required)
      patchwork
   mattress (tick) (required) - create a camping cot-size mattress (tick) stuffed with natural materials
   wardrobe list - complete a full outfit
      undergarments
      Knit Socks (completed for straw points)
      woven or knit shirt or sweater
      Sew a Skirt (20+ gore and pockets) (completed for straw points)
   complete the straw dye list
   complete the straw bedding list
   shoe list  
       pair of shoes or pair of boots - 12 points
   big upholstery list (pick one)
       couch - 35 points
       comfy chair (one-person sofa) - 25 points
   small shelter list (pick one)
       oilcloth tarp (at least 12’ x 14’) - 5 points
       recanvase a marquee tent, shelter frame, or easy up - 15 points
       sleeping tent for 2+ people (at least 64 feet square footprint) - 10 points
       10’x10’ open tent with removable walls or bug screens - 8 points
   big shelter list (pick one)
       yurt - 100 points
       teepee - 50 points
       canvas tent - 25 points
       event tent (or event canopy with walls) - 45 points
   housewares list (pick one or two)
      starting from yarn or raw fiber - showing a good choice of materials and methods appropriate for the goal
       towels - 2 kitchen/dish towels and 2 washing cloths - 15 points OR 1 bath towel and 1 washcloth - 15 points
       rug - 25 points (24 square feet or bigger and not fur/skin)
       privacy drapes - 8 points (10 feet wide total and can be multiple windows)
       winter wool drapes - 8 points (10 feet wide total and can be multiple windows)
   Additional Projects
       Knit Fingerless Gloves - 2 points
       Process Silk Cocoons into Hankies or Caps - 4 points
       Spin Singles (a single-ply yarn - 9 ounces and 1,000 yards) - 2.5 points
       Sew an Apron - 2 points
       Remove Damaged or Unwanted Embroidery from a Garment without Damaging the Garment - 1/2 point

  Tool Care 
Straw Requirements - Complete 18 BB to Earn this Badge
  Sharpen Three Knives
  Make a Handle for a Tool from the Pin Handle List - Peavey
  Sharpen a Tough Earth Working Tool
  Sharpen Pruning Shears
  Remove Rust, Clean, and Oil a Hand Tool
  Thorough Chainsaw Sharpening Video


  Woodland Care Sand Badge
Straw - Put up One Cord of Firewood
Wood - Put up Three Cords of Firewood


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1 week ago
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Finn Torrey wrote:Hi! I'm hoping to do most or all of PEP 2 this year and I was wondering about the '40 items from sand list' part. It seems like a lot of work to submit all 40 herbal preparation projects in separate threads - would it be acceptable to collect them in a public access google doc and then submit that once you're done, as long as your pictures/descriptions still meet the requirements?


So glad you have set a goal.  You can do as you describe but to receive PEP badges and badge bits you MUST submit them one by one on the appropriate thread.
I think the pace of the drawing would have been too fast if I hadn’t seen the construction. Thanks for adding the drawings.
3 weeks ago

https://permies.com/wiki/105851/pep-food-prep-preservation/Pickle-vinegar-brine-PEP-BB

Opalyn, I'm not really sure what you're describing, but I'm happy to follow an alternative, equivalent method.  Do you have a link to anywhere describing how to do water canning without a bath?


If you look at the submissions, there are lots of examples. Few of the submitters have a complete water canning setup.
water bath canning is the simplest and often safest type of canning as I understand the world of canning (limited though it is).  Any stock pot can do the job as long as the glass is not in contact with the pot and the water covers the sealed jar.
Nice design.  I like the design with four keyholes in the center.

As you consider the width of the paths consider which paths need to accommodate a wheelbarrow (and its size) and any equipment (harvest basket, hod, etc) that will be wheeled or carried into and out of the area.  Also, where is the turnaround spot for wheeled equip?
2 months ago

Cheryl Gallagher wrote:I have a drum carder I can bring!


Great!
2 months ago

Samantha Lewis wrote:I will bring wool and my picker
Do you have a drum carder you can bring?  


I do not.  

another potential challenge is that the fiber has to be clean
2 months ago

Chris McClellan wrote:Opalyn, what do think of a quilt stuffed with some local fiber?


I love it!  The challenge is to prevent the stuffing from bunching unevenly.  
Options:
- use old sheets as layers
-  use old sheets and stitch boxes to keep the fiber distributed
-  the fiber can be drum-carded into batts then laid out and stitched to a sheet or the backing layer
 
3 months ago