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Dry 6 Different Types of Things - food.straw.drythings PEP BB

BB Food Prep and Preservation - straw badge
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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 straw badge in Food Prep and Preservation

For this badge bit, you will dry 6 different types of things!


(source: Pinterest.com)

Minimum requirements for this BB:
-Dry Six Different Types of Things ( each type only once)
  - Herbs - ½ lbs fresh weight
  - Veggies - 5 lbs fresh weight  
      - For soups and stews and such
      - As “chips”
  - Mushrooms - 5 lbs fresh weight
  - Meat (aka jerky) fresh weight - 10 lbs
      - Cold smoking allowed
  - Sauces - 1 qt
  - Cookies and crackers and such - 2 lbs dry weight
  - Energy bars (grains, dried fruit, sweetener, oil, nut butter) - 5 lbs dry weight
  - For flour (ex. Squash or acorn flour) - 2 lbs dry weight
  - Fruits - 10 lbs fresh weight

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
   - each thing you're drying at their required fresh weight (see requirements above for each item)
   - progress of drying each item
   - finished drying each of the six things
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Can the food that I am drying for my foraging sand badge count double here?
 
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Yes, since they're for different badges they usually can mesh up in cases like this.
 
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Can I use more than one variety of one type to totaled weight?

Herbs: yarrow, chamomile, borage, mint: total fresh weight of 1/2#
Veggies: onion, rhubarb, garlic, potato: total fresh weight of 5#
Sauce: chicken broth, beef broth: fresh 1quart
Meat: ground beef, ground sausage; total fresh weight 10#
Cookies: apple oatmeal, chocolate oatmeal
Fruits: apples, pears, crabapple for a total of 10#
 
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Yes I believe you can.  Although I don't think broths would work well nor would the likely count as sauces.  I think turning apple sauce into fruit leather would be what they're after...
 
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Would homemade granola count under energy bars?
 
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