• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading.

In this Badge Bit you will drive a truck and trailer backwards.

Here are some related threads and articles.
 - Reverse with a Trailer
 - How to Back a Trailer
 - Reverse a Trailer like a Pro

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must drive a truck and trailer backwards on a straight road for 100 feet
  - properly connect and disconnect trailer from truck
           o test that the lights are working correctly

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a 2 minute video of you:
          o connecting the trailer properly
          o testing the lights
          o driving a truck and trailer backwards for at least 100 feet
          o disconnecting the trailer properly
Posts: 7475
Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
hunting trees books food preservation solar woodworking
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ok, I was hauling stuff around today so the missus helped me video this BB.  The first time I tested the lights (hand outside the window) she was giving a thumbs up or down as I indicated which light I was testing.  As you can tell, the lights weren't working (at that time).  After backing into the parking spot, the lights were working so I showed off for a bit.

Staff note (Steve Thorn):

I certify this BB is complete!

Hold that thought. Tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic