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Austin Durant wrote:Hallo BB gods & goddesses! I finally made my 20th BB (for real this time!) and humbly request the new badge. Thank you!


Congratulations Austin,
Please edit your post above to update your list.  There is a "..." button at the top of your post that will add some buttons - one is an edit button so please edit and submit as a bb post. Then we can award your shiny new BB20 badge.
2 days ago
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L. Johnson wrote:Excellent bowsaw frame BB is confused between wood and iron badge. I would fix it if I knew for sure which it's supposed to be.

https://permies.com/wiki/128240/pep-woodworking/PEP-BB-roundwood-iron-excellentbowsaw


I edited it as it is on the badge page under wood.
1 week ago
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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 Badge Earned


Straw Badges Earned


All 22 Sand Badges Earned
                                         


  Animal Care
Straw
- Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge including up to 15 new projects from the Joel List (1 pt each)
  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
  Build a Nice Bird House for House Wrens 1 point - Joel List
  Build a Solitary Bee House (mason bees) 1 point - Joel List
  Collect 12 Eggs from your Fowl 1 point - Joel List
  Shear a Sheep - 4 points
  Chicken - Slaughter and Clean 1 point - Joel List
  Rabbit - Slaughter and Clean - 1 point - Joel List
  Prove your animal’s food is fit for human consumption
  Prove that your animal’s water is clean/fresh/healthy
  Show How Offal From One Animal System Is An Input to a Different Animal System - 2 Points
  Food/Water/Egg/Safety Check For Your Fowl - 1 point - Joel List
  perform maintenance on a mason bee house (possibly other solitary bees)
  build an insect hotel - 1 point - Joel List
  create six different toad habitats - 1 point - Joel List
  create snake/lizard habitat - 1 point - Joel List
  create frog habitat - 1 point - Joel List
  plant a three-season nectar harvest for pollinators - 1 point - Joel List
  build a bat house - 1 point - Joel List
  plant seeds for hummingbirds - 1 point - Joel List
  plant 60 mulberry tree seeds - 1 point - Joel List
  Sheep Health Check - 1 point - Joel List
Wood - Complete 180 points to Earn this Badge including up to 30 new points from Sand and Straw Lists
  Harvest 20 Lbs of Fiber From a Domestic Animal System - 10 Points


Commerce Sand Badge


Community Sand Badge
Straw
- Brand a Piece of Equipment - 1 point


  Dimensional Lumber Woodworking
Straw - 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
  Swanson List
  Swanson List
  Swanson List


Earthworks Sand Badge


Electricity Sand Badge
Straw - Move a Lead Acid Battery to the shop, charge it, and put it back - 1/2 point


Food Prep and Preservation Sand badge


Foraging Sand Badge


    Gardening
Straw - 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 - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
     Up to 10 points of duplication allowed - 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
  drive a truck and trailer backward with turns - 1/2 point
  Setup a Security Camera System (from a kit) - 2 points
  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 carbon monoxide detector - 1/2 point
  Sand Little List - install a carbon monoxide detector - 1/2 point (duplicate)


Metalworking Sand Badge


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


    Natural Medicine
Straw - Complete 10 BBs from the Quin list and 40 new BBs from the Sand Badge
  Quin List - 10 BBs required
    Bruising
  Herb List - 10 BBs required - 11 BBs completed
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Alfalfa Leaf or Blossom
     Harvest, Dry, and Store Burdock 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 - 2 BBs completed
     Burdock Root Decoction
     Garlic Decoction
     Mullein Root Decoction
     Willow Bark 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 - 1 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



  Nest
Straw - Complete 35 points to Earn this Badge


    Oddball
Straw - 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 Abandonded Railroad Spikes - 1.5 points

  Plumbing and Hot Water
Straw - 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), and 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)
  pending: Tiny List: Clean/Decalcify a Shower Head - 1/2 point (duplicate)
  planned: Tiny List - Unclog a Drain with a Zip Tool - 1/2 point (duplicate)


Rocket Sand Badge


  Roundwood Woodworking
Straw - Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge
  Carve a Lightweight Spoon
  lightweight stool
  shaving horse
  3 three log benches
  bowsaw frame
  decent sawhorse
  decent sawbuck
  basic heavy kitchen chair with a back


  Textiles Straw Badge Awarded 2/28/2021
Complete 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 - 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 (pick one)
       pair of shoes - 12 points
       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


  Tool Care
Straw - 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


Useful Links

My Log of Sand Badges and Bade Bits

My Photo Log

Peppers in Action!

Nicole's Post - Badge Artwork
1 month ago
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Rosemary Root Salve BB.  

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 - a picture of my rosemary, freshly harvested
 - a picture of the rosemary in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
 - a picture of my completed salve in its permanent, labeled container


freshly harvested rosemary


rosemary in Organic EVOO
(12 ounces comes to the collar of the jar but is hard to see) - no other ingredients used
My Make a Rosemary Infused Oil BB


completed salve in its permanent, labeled container

1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Ginger Root Salve BB.  

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
a picture of your ginger root ( store-bought)
a picture of the ginger root in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container

a picture of your ginger root (store-bought)


a picture of the ginger root in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used


Making the Salve - Gingerroot oil and beeswax is at the 12-o'clock position


a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container

1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Burdock Root Salve BB.  

I harvested Burdock Root near the Clark Fork in Missoula while attending the PTJ 2021 then dried it in the amazing solar dehydrator at Wheaton Labs.  I made the Burdock Root Infused Oilve Oil in August and completed the Salve yesterday.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
  - Plant material in oil with a description of the oil and other ingredients you used in the oil or added to salve
  - Making the salve
  - Finished salve in a labeled container

Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)


Plant material in oil - Oilve Oil and dehydrated Burdock Root


Making the salve (I made three salves and the burdock salve is in the jar on the lower right with the letter "B' on it)


Finished salve in a labeled container

1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Gingerroot Tincture BB.

I purchased organic Gingerroot in Tacoma and used a large carrot peeler/slicer to slice the ginger root and added Everclear on September 15.
- 1.5 ounces of ginger root
- 4.15 ounces by weight (not volume) Everclear

I gently shook the spice jar several times a week and decanted the tincture on December 1 - about 2.5 months of infusion time.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- picture of the ginger root
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar

Ginger Root - with peeler/slicer


adding Everclear


shake me


decanting


finished, stored, and labeled


1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Rosemary Tincture BB.

I harvested rosemary in Tacoma on September 15, 2021, removed the stems and added Everclear.
 - 0.80 ounces of rosemary (leaves?)
 - 4.35 ounces by weight (not volume) Everclear

I gently shook the spice jar several times a week and decanted the tincture on December 1 - about 2.5 months of infusion time.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- picture of the rosemary, freshly harvested
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar
1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Make a Rosehip Syrup BB.

I harvested and dried rosehips this fall and used them to make rosehip syrup.  I reviewed instructions and recipes from  River Cottage and Jeremy Taylor.  As I've recently started exploring a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting I decided to reduce the sugar slightly and use both raw sugar and Erythritol so I've included the ingredients and BRIEF instructions below.

Recipe:
 - 44 g (1.55 oz) Dried Rose Hips
 - 600 mL Water
 - 175 g Raw Sugar
 - 140 g Erythritol

 - combine rosehips and water
 - boil for 30 minutes
 - strain
 - return to heat and add sugars
 - once dissolved, boil for 3 min
 - transfer to storage container
 - allow to cool and label

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 - Harvested plant material (Harvest, Dry, and Store Rosehips BB for reference)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container



Harvesting Rosehips this fall


Adding water to ground rosehip


Straining (first pass) rosehips after cooking/boiling


Adding Sugar


Finished Rosehip syrup in a labeled container


1 month ago
Here is my submission for the Plumbing & Hot Water Aspect - Sand - Clean and Decalcify a Shower Head BB (duplicate).

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- Dirty/calcified showerhead operating poorly
- Cleaning/decalcifying the showerhead
- Newly cleaned/decalcified showerhead operating properly
- A description of the method for how the shower head was cleaned/decalcified

This showerhead is in my sister's private bathroom.  I soaked the showerhead in a white vinegar bath.  I also used a silicone scrubber to remove the last of the calcium and debris.
1 month ago