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paul wheaton

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This is a 21-page PDF of Alan Booker's Notes on Making Thermophilic Compost for the Garden or Homestead.

11 hours ago
Kate, can your video go up on youtube or vimeo and then you embed it here?
1 day ago

Michael Holtman wrote:Maybe the oddball badge could use a podcast? Is it possible to support a single artifact on patreon?



Patreon doesn't work that way.   But there is a new thing called bountey.com - maybe there?

1 day ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Rabbits and squirrels are abundant and they're also good to eat.  There are many ways to capture a rabbit or squirrel, just make sure you're following applicable laws.  Be a safe and responsible hunter!

Here's a good video on dressing out a rabbit (graphic):


And here's on on a squirrel (graphic):


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to catch and prepare one wild rabbit or squirrel
   
To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of the harvested animal with the tool you used to harvest
 - A picture of the dressed out carcass
 - A picture of the prepared dish
 - description of how the animal was harvested, how it was prepared and how it tasted

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so it has to be wild game
1 day ago
Nicole,

I wonder if Fred could be included in this offer?   He used to take oodles of wonderful pics.  

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

Fish are fun to catch.  They're also good to eat.  Youtube and/or your grandpa can probably teach you all you need to know to catch and prepare a fish.  Preparation methods vary depending on the species and where it came from.  For instance, freshwater trout are often cooked with the skin and bones attached while warmer water freshwater fish are often filleted (walleyes, panfish, pike).  Preparation techniques also vary by country/region so do whatever you want as long as the fish is treated humanely along with the people eating your dish.


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to catch and prepare at least one pound of fish meat
      o multiple small fish or maybe one large fish

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of the fish with your fish catching gear and where the fish came from in the background
 - A picture of the cleaned/gutted/filleted or otherwise ready-to-cook fish (obviously more than one pound)
 - A picture of the prepared dish

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so the fish can't come from your aquaponics system, nor an aquaculture system, nor a store
1 day ago

Mike Jay wrote:Make a cup of tea from one of:
- nettle
- rose hips
- mint
- pineapple weed



What might be added to this list?
1 day ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Foraging is like gardening but without all the planting, weeding, nibbler protection or watering.  If you live in the country there are lots of road sides to search.  If you live in the suburbs there are tons of fruit trees that need to get picked.  In the city there are many businesses and parks with edible landscaping.  Just make sure you aren't trespassing when you work on this BB.

Plant identification is the most important part of foraging.  Get one or two good books on the edibles of your region.  Be sure you know what you're picking!

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Make a cup of tea from one of:
- nettle
- rose hips
- mint
- pineapple weed

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of one of the plants in the wild
 - A picture of the harvested goods with the remaining plant in the background
 - A picture of the yummy tea in a cup

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so the plants can not be cultivated by you.
1 day ago
Anybody have amazon links for stuff to track temps for the ATI test?
I feel that it is impossible for anybody to know for certain.  The stuff we are talking about is invisible - therefore we depend on others to measure and report, and we hope they didn't make mistakes.  And the same goes for the historical and cause.   I put more weight on the words of the scientist that says "high probability" than the scientist that says "fact."

Setting that aside for a moment, the thing that bugs me is the solutions for reducing carbon footprint.   It bugs me so much i wrote a book.

When I was a teenybopper, I would hike into the mountains and live off of the fish I caught.  Now, those fish have such a high mercury content, that would be a terrible idea.   This issue is certainly man made.

Issues with drinking water?  Air pollution?  

It bugs me that interest in electric cars is huge while rocket mass heaters are getting less than 1% of the attention.   Don't get me wrong, I applaud the electric car.  I just think interest in stuff about our heat would be bigger.

2 days ago