paul wheaton wrote:
Aspects not in PEA:
plumbing and hot water
Mike Haasl wrote:For electrical I'm assuming the experiences (BBs) would be things you could do on a kitchen table in an apartment. Like repairing/making lamps, fixing appliances, making machines, etc.
paul wheaton wrote:Animal care for PEA:
raising guinea pigs for meat
Cindy Haskin wrote:Can the hides be tanned and used for making anything?
Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Jen, that's not silly at all! The struggle we have is that for PEA it needs to be something that anyone can do in an apartment anywhere in the world. So I don't even know if we can count on having a window, much less a balcony or sticks. I'm a bit stuck on it myself because I think almost anyone could find a stick if they needed to. But the hope is that the structure of PEA allows anyone to do it without leaving their apartment or finding a park to work in.
But there could be a lot of benefit in practicing building techniques, even if it's just with popsicle skicks. All the PEP BBs are for actual things or "artifacts" that are generally useful. But for PEA maybe they don't have to have a practical use except for the skill building experience.
Conversely the PeP skills often require access to land
gardening (in pots)
round wood woodworking (will need to buy materials like spoon carving blanks)
dimensional lumber woodworking
food prep and preservation
animal care (aquariums and small rodents)
metalworking (soda can, soup can, wire, purchased materials)