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Welcome    This page is a way to visually share my Sand Badges and Badge Bits.  I started another page to track Straw and Wood Badges and BBs.  I have now earned all 22 Sand Badges!

Sand Badges Earned
                                         


Animal Care   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 5 BB from the Joel List to Earn this Badge - Received 3/9/2021
  Make a Bee/Insect Watering Station
  Training Animals for Goodies
  Daily Food/Water/Safety Check for 4-Legged Livestock
  Clean Out 4 Chicken Nest Boxes
  Milk a Goat


Commerce   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 4 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 3/24/2021
  Develop a Possible Residual Income Stream that Brings in at least $5 per Year
  Perform Some Sort of Labor Over the Internet and Get Paid at Least $50
  Sell Goods I Made (Snowmen from Forest Waste)
  Get Paid for an On-Homestead Service (Cottage Industry)


Community   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/8/2021
  Brand a Physical Location
  Thorn List - Create or Update a Map
  Thorn List - Teach a Workshop to at least Eight Students


Dimensional Lumber Woodworking   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 6/30/2021
  Wood-Burned Sign (Part 1)
  Wood-Burned Sign (Part 2 and certified)
  Swanson List - Build a Nice Birdhouse
  Swanson List - Build a 2-Step Stool

Earthworks   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 07/29/2021
  Small Dry Stack Retaining Wall
  Three Scoops with an Excavator
  Move Dirt/Soil with the Loader on the Tractor
  Trail Maintenance for 200 Feet of Trail
  Eliminate a Road Pothole/Puddle
  Add a Small, Simple Trail to a Berm
  Improve a Berm
  Seal a Tiny Pond

Electricity   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge - Received 6/10/2021
  Install a Permanent Light Fixture - 1/2 point
  Install a Light Switch - 1/2 point
  Label the Breakers on an Electrical Panel - 1/2 point
  Replace a Bathroom Fan Switch with a Timer - 1/2 point
  Repair a Light Switch - 1/2 Point
  Install a Power Outlet - 1/2 Point
  Repair a Lamp - 1/2 Point
  Put a New End on an Extension Cord - 1/2 Point
  Perform Maintenance on Four Lead Acid Batteries - 1 Point

Food Prep and Preservation   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 13 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/26/2021
  Cook Rice  - stovetop
  Cook Rice  - rice cooker, crockpot or instapot
  Cook Rice  - solar oven
  Cook Rice  - haybox cooker and rocket stove
  Make Soup
  Make a Stir Fry
  Fry an Egg on a Cast Iron Skillet so that it Slides Around
  Salt Brine Ferment/Pickle Something
  Bake 2 Loaves of Bread
  Make Pizza
  Dry Food in a Solar Food Dehydrator
  Vinegar Brine Pickle Something
  Water Bath Canning

Foraging   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 5 required BBs and two electives to Earn this Badge - Received 7/26/2021
  Harvest, Dry, and Store 1- # Mint
  Harvest Fresh Food - Serviceberries
  Forage Strawberry Leaf and Make a Cup of Tea
  Prepare a Dish using Foraged Food
  Make 4 Pounds of Seed Balls/Bombs
  Electives List:
  - 2 more items from the dry list (duplicates are okay)  
        Harvest, Dry, and Store - 1# Pineapple Weed
        Harvest, Dry, and Store - 1# Pineapple Weed
  - 4 more items from the dish list (duplicates are okay)  
        Prepare a Dish using Foraged Food
        Prepare a Dish using Foraged Food
        Prepare a Dish using Foraged Food
        Prepare a Dish using Foraged Food


Gardening   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 11/02/2020
  Chop and Drop (50 square feet)
  Build a Hügelkultur
  Ruth Stout Composting


Greywater and Willow Feeders   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/13/2021
  Give Urine to Growies
  Use Water from a Dishpan
  Use a Bucket of Water from a Shower
  Plant Five Trees
  Jenkins List - Move One Willow Feeder Can to a Willow Candy Warehouse
  Jenkins List - Move One Willow Feeder Can to a Willow Tree
  Steinfeld List - Add a Wood-Burned, Oil-Sealed Sign to a Willow Feeder or Dry Outhouse

Homesteading   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/20/2021
  Drive a Truck and Trailer Backwards
  Little List - Repair a Window Screen
  Little List - Restock a First Aid Kit
  Little List - Install a Fire Extinguisher
  Little List - Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
  Big List - Clean, Repair, and Improve Gutter
  Big List - Spring Clean
  Big List - Sand, Prime, and Paint a Rusty Patch on a Piece of Equipment


Metalworking   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge - Received 3/10/2021
  Build a Kindling Cracker - 4.5 points
  Dress a Mushroomed Chisel - 1/2 point


Natural Building   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 3 BB from the Lloyd List to Earn this Badge - Received 7/08/2021
  Lloyd List - Create 12 Adobe Bricks 12X6X3
  Lloyd List - Use Low-Grade Cob to Fill Between Logs in a Wofati - 20 Feet
  Lloyd List - Make White Wash and Use it on a 4X8 Area
 

Natural Medicine   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 7 BB (each from a different category) to Earn this Badge - Received 2/25/2021
  Create a Natural Medicine Journal
  Harvest, Dry, and Store Peppermint
  Water Infusion - Brew a Peppermint Infusion (Tea) from Fresh or Dry Materials
  Salve - Prepare a Peppermint Leaf Salve
  Syrup - Make an Elderberry Syrup
  Vinegar Infusion - Make Elderberry Infused Vinegar
  Decoction - Make a Ginger Decoction
 
not a bb: Fire Cider: Custom Recipe


Nest   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 14 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 2/26/2021
  Wash Laundry by Hand
  Wash Dishes without a Dishwasher
  Clean a Bathroom
  Clean a Kitchen
  Jeeves List - Install a Permanent Clothes Line
  Jeeves List - Sweep Floor
  Jeeves List - Make Rags From Old Clothes
  Jeeves List - Set up a Burnables Collection System
  Jeeves List - Oil Wooden Kitchen Utensils
  Jeeves List - Clean an Area Rug
  Jeeves List - Grease Hinges
  Jeeves List - Set up a Wood Ash Management System
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Interior of a Freezer
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Exterior of a Stove


Oddball   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge - Received 11/03/2020
  Ply-Split Braiding - 4.5 points
  Build a Bookshelf - 1 point


Plumbing and Hot Water   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 1 BB from the Big List and 6 BB from the Tiny List to Earn this Badge - Received 2/23/2021
  Big List - Replace a Faucet
  Tiny List - Install an Instant Bidet
  Tiny List - Clean/Decalcify a Faucet Aerator
  Tiny List - Clean/Decalcify a Shower Head
  Tiny List - Repair a Problem with the Lid/Seat on a Toilet
  Tiny List - Fix a Leaky Toilet
  Tiny List - Unclog a Drain with a Zip Tool


Rocket   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 11 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 07/29/2021
  Start and Operate a J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Different J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Different Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start a Rocket Oven and Bake Pizza
  Start a Rocket Cooktop and Cook Something
  Start a Rocket Hot Water Heater and Get the Water Temperature Above 140°F
  Use a Rocket J-Tube Stove to Boil a Gallon of Water
  Do the Annual Ash Cleanout of a Rocket Mass Heater
  Spread Some Ash on a Garden Spot (just a dusting)
  Build a Dakota Stove and Cook Some Food


Round Wood Woodworking   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/08/2021
  Club-Style Mallet (hand tools only)
  Compound Mallet (hand tools only)
  Two (Three) Coat Hooks (hand tools only)
  Carve a Simple First-Timer Spoon (hand tools only)
  Dry Peg in Green Wood Project: Stool
  Three Log Bench
  Add One Horizontal Log to Hügelkultur Berm Scaffolding


Textiles   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 6 BB to Earn this Badge (I did all 7) - Received 11/01/2020
  Mend a Hole - Quick Darning
  Crochet a Dishcloth
  Sew a Patch
  Make a Small Pillow
  Weave a Basket
  Knit a Hotpad
  Make Twine (Cordage from Yucca plant)


Tool Care   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 6 BB and 2 Points in Bicycle Maintenance to Earn this Badge - Received 6/5/2021
  Clean the Shop
  Sharpen a Knife  
  Sharpen a Hatchet
  Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain
  Sharpen, Clean, and Oil a Shovel
  Make a Handle for a Tool from the Wedge Handle List
Bicycle Maintenance
  Clean and Oil Chain - 1/2 point
  Repair a Flat Tire on the Rear Wheel - 1/2 point
  Adjust Shifters - 1/2 point
  Adjust Brakes - 1/2 point


Woodland Care   Sand Badge Earned
Complete 10 BB to Earn this Badge - Received 7/26/2021
  Drop 6” to 8” Live Tree with a Hand Saw
  Drop 6" to 8" Live Tree with a Chainsaw
  Drop 6" to 8" Dead Standing Tree with a Chainsaw
  Drop 6” To 8” Dead Standing Tree with a Hand Saw
  Limb 4 Trees
  Peel 2 Live Trees and Put Up Off the Ground to Dry
  Split and Stack Dead Standing Wood as Firewood - 1/2 Facing Cord
  Prep 10 Junkpoles
  Build 12 Feet of Junkpole Fence
  Cleave 6 Shakes with a Froe


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Looks good, very good, Opalyn!
I track my BBs only in an Excel-like document.
 
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I got my very first BB on September 16th.

I got my first sand badge - in Textiles - yesterday and two more today.

   
 
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Plumbing Badge Earned  :)
 
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 Natural Medicine Stand Badge Earned

Nest Sand Badge Earned
 
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My first straw badge (textiles) and three more sand badges (animal care, metalworking, and commerce) this month.

     
 
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I started a new page to track Straw and Wood Badges and BBs.  
 
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Excellent. Was wondering how you were keeping track of all your BBs. Holler if you ever need help with any particular one. Some if it I know very well, some of it I don't know anything. Always willing to help anyone who is as serious as you are though!!!
 
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Last month, before arriving at Wheaton Labs, I earned the Tool Care, Electricity, and Dimensional Lumber Sand Badges.
     
 
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At the PTJ, I earned Community and Natural Building Sand Badges.
 
 
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Roundwood Woodworking and Greywater and Willow Feeders too. Finished these two just as the PTJ was wrapping up.
 
 
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I did it!  I have completed 16 Sand Badges!

You can check out my PEP 1 Certification here. The images below are links to the badge certification post.

                             
 
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As the SkIP Event wrapped up, I focused on finishing a few outstanding BBs on my way to earning a sand badge in each of the 22 aspects.  I'm glad to report that I have submitted my last sand BB toward that goal and am awaiting certification on two more BBs before I say, "I have 22 Sand Badges."  Actually, I'll only have 21 sand badges (in my signature) since I already completed a straw badge.  

During SkIP, I finished Homesteading, Foraging, Food Prep and Preservation, Woodland Care, Rocket, and Earthworks.

         
 
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Thanks to all the Certifying Staff and PEP Participants!  I now have 22 sand badges!
 
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Congratulations Opalyn! At the PTJ,  I was a witness to how hard you worked for this.
 
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