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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 Nest.

In this Badge Bit you will wash your dishes without a dishwasher.



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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - wash dishes without a dishwasher
      - use minimal soap
          - must be greywater friendly soap
      - fill a dishwasher with clean dishes using less than 3 gallons of water
          - or approximate equivalent
              - might require five rounds in a small dish rack
          - yes, you are using the dishwasher as a dish drying rack

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a picture of the dirty dishes in the sink
 - post a progress picture of the dishes being washed
 - post a picture of the completed dishes with obviously less than 3 gallons water used
 - OR post a 2 minute video of you washing the dishes by hand
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We always wash dishes by hand. Used considerably less water this go round than I usually do. However, no required pic of the water used. Or one of the table as we usually eat in the living room, or in my case, carry it into the bedroom. Your call on badge bit.
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Pile of dirty dishes.
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Clean counter
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Clean stove
 
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This may be too much Permaculture According to Erica, but here's my dishwashing routine from our Tennessee shelter, two days ago.

Here's the set-up, with the dirty dishes stacked to the right.


Here's the water I started with (from our spring, running great right now)


That suck on fried egg was no match for a pine cone!





Clean!


Water left.






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I certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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How can it be "too permie"? I think you got me whupped with my kitchen sink and appliances and such.
Good going!!!
 
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Bill Anderson wrote:We always wash dishes by hand. Used considerably less water this go round than I usually do. However, no required pic of the water used. Or one of the table as we usually eat in the living room, or in my case, carry it into the bedroom. Your call on badge bit.



I'm thinking Paul would like a picture of the water Thankfully, dishes get washed a lot!
 
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Bill Anderson wrote:How can it be "too permie"? I think you got me whupped with my kitchen sink and appliances and such.
Good going!!!


Well, this is only my set-up a month out of the year, when we're camping. I do watch other people wash dishes sometimes, though, and wonder at the water use!
 
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Dirty dishes pile up if you turn your back!
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Dirty dishes
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In progress
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Clean once again
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- post a picture of the dirty dishes in the sink


- post a progress picture of the dishes being washed
- post a picture of the completed dishes with obviously less than 3 gallons water used


Clean dishes and sink!
   
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I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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