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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in woodland care.

Junkpole fences are nifty ways of turning a forest fire fuel material into a fence to keep critters in or out of an area.  If built with some creativity they can be made with minimal fasteners.  Before we build a new one, let's repair an existing fence to get the hang of it.

Sometimes some of the sticks in a fence rotted and need to be replaced.   Sometimes a nail needs to be replaced.   Sometimes the green junkpoles dries and shrunk a bit, so a few more junkpoles should be added.   Sometimes several loose junkpoles have bunched up to one side, making a bit of a gap at the top that is too big - so adding a few sticks as spacers or a few upside down junkpoles will help.  Sometimes there is too much gap between the horizontal poles because there are some junkpoles that are really fat - either shave down the fat junkpoles or replace them.   Maybe add some rocks near the bottom of the fence to discourage baby chicks from getting through.  Sometimes a fence post is loose or a rock jack needs some love - mend.  Some of the older junkpole fences were built in a way that is not "the new way" - taking them apart and rebuilding them goes pretty quick.   Overall, make sure that the fence is chicken and deer tight and ready to stand for years of solid service!

Here's a thread on building a junkpole fence that covers several iterations of the design along with many cool pictures.  Junkpole fence: Freaky cheap

To get certified for this BB, post the following pics.  

- Fence section in need of repair
- Repaired fence section
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