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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 Greywater and Willow Feeders.

In this Badge Bit you will reuse water from a poo-less shower to flush a toilet or water something.



Here are some related threads on going poo-less and taking showers to save water
 - Going Poo-less: No Soap/Shampoo in the Shower
 - Podcast 240 - Poo-less: Shampoo and Soap-less
 - Skiddable Shower at Wheaton Labs
 - Low Water Showers
 - Off Grid Shower

Here are some threads on the larger context of willow feeders and poop beasts:
 - Tree Bog vs Dry Outhouse
 - The First Willow Feeder
 - Poop Beasts

Here are a couple about being poo-less and showering in a way that water is saved in a bucket



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  place a bucket in your shower to collect some of the water as you (and others) shower
     - it might only collect 10% to 20% of the water, and that's okay for this BB
     - it might take a few days to get enough water for this BB
  use a bucket of water from a shower
     - to flush a toilet, or to water something outside
     - at least three gallons
     - from pooless showers only!
 
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
 - a picture of the water from your shower that's obviously poo-less and at least three gallons of water
 - a picture of you giving the water to something outside or to flush a toilet
 - OR a 2-minute video of you doing the above
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Full bucket after my cool shower today, someone had left it partly full. Been poo-less about a month now and feeling good! I watered the willows across the path from the willow bank and showers.
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Staff note (Dave Burton):

I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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Thanks Dave!
 
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I don't use funny shower products just homemade soap bar and Liggets shampoo bar, which is also just soap on my hair once a week, so my showers are short and I have low flow shower heads

I was pleasantly surprised on how little water had to run before it ran hot, first 2
bucket picture. After capturing that water I put the bucket where I thought it would get the most splash off of me.  I take short showers so you can see the amount collected.

I left it upstairs in the bathroom until this morning when I needed to flush, this was easier than carrying it all the way outside.
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I have been summoned because the staff are not sure about this one.  

Debi,

My guess is that what you are saying is:

  A: that you ran the water directly into the bucket while waiting for the water to get warm.  

  B: And then you left the bucket in your shower while you showered

  C: you used soap in the shower

A+B is good.

C is not allowed for this BB.

Further, the bucket looks like a five gallon bucket. So the amount of water in the bucket would need to be more than half full to meet the 3-gallon requirement.

 
 
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- a picture of the water from your shower that's obviously poo-less and at least three gallons of water


- a picture of you giving the water to something outside or to flush a toilet


Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify this BB is complete! (the delay in certification was some debate over whether this was, actually, 3 gallons)

 
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