This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.
In this Badge Bit, you will install at least 30 feet of permanent clothes line. (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- install a permanent clothes line
- at least 30 feet of line
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
- a picture of the materials for installing the clothes line
- an in progress picture halfway through the installation
- an action shot of clothes hanging on the clothes line that is obviously more than 30 feet long
- OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
There's also mention of this clothesline from 5.5 years ago here
Here's a video of my clothesline, with me describing how it works.
To give extra documentation that I can actually make these clotheslines, and because one of the poles was leaning way too much, I took it apart and put it back together again! Here it is taken apart:
I hauled some big rocks to prop it up straight
Annoying clothesline tightener was stuck, so I couldn't loosen the line to get it to go on the post. After oiling it, I loosened it about 6 feet so it could go onto the poll. Here I am oiling it with olive oil:
Top clothesline hung again
Lower clothesline needed to be untied to reach the other side
So I tied it again with a laundry knot and reinstalled it
And here it is with clothes on it!
I measured the lines I took apart and reassembled. They were 30+ feet one way (my tape measure only went to 25 feet, and there was still at least 5 feet to the other end of the line.) Since I can and do use both top and bottom of each line, that's 30+30+30+30 (not even counting the longer line that I didn't disassemble that's at least another 45 feet one way.)