To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- manual clothes washer or bathtub
- dry on a clothesline or drying rack
- at least “a standard load” (about eight large items and a bunch of socks and undies, etc.)
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- post two pics of clothes being washed
- post pic of clothes being dried
- post pic of clothes folded
Part A:I actually rather enjoyed using the manual washing machine here at Base Camp. A couple pairs of cargo pants, half a dozen shirts, and a bunch of socks and skivvies!
Filled the washer about 1/3 with water, a little soap from the outdoor showers here, washed colors then whites with the same wash water, then did a rinse cycle for each. Line dried them, folded and ready to use some after my shower maybe 2 hours later.
I had always meant to try out an emergency way to wash clothes. I have upper body health issues so I always thought I could wash the clothes in the tub by stomping on them, which was fine except that they had to be wrung out... The overalls realy do not wrong so they were draped over the shower head over night to drip then added to the drying rack this morning.
I do not like doing laundry and minimize it by having inside clothes and outside and rewearing This was 5 days clothes, 5 shirts, 5 panties, 3 pair wool socks, 2 hankies, 1 pair overalls to wear in the yard, 1 pair pj bottoms to wear in the house and 1 hand towel. ( There was actually a dress worn to town once but not washed with this load). I washed with low water in the bath tub with Oasis laundry liquid, a small amount, I used warm weather as it was more comfortable for me. The photos show the initial water with soap that I stomped in and you can see how much dirt came off, that was drained then clear water was stomped thru them and that was still dirty so then a second rinse which looked clean and that is the second photo.
I almost forgot to report that they all look clean, even the overalls, and they smell like nothing, just clean. So I am happy with the results
Any chance you could post a picture of folded clothes? I mean I trust that they got folded, but I have to follow the requirements. I think if you can post a picture of some of those same articles of clothing folded, I can certify this!
Nicole Alderman wrote:Any chance you could post a picture of folded clothes? I mean I trust that they got folded, but I have to follow the requirements. I think if you can post a picture of some of those same articles of clothing folded, I can certify this!
Thanks for reminding me. I got caught up in finishing the PDC. I updated my post with the folded pic.
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