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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 Nest.

In this Badge Bit you will manually wash your clothes and dry them on a clothesline.


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Step
1

Wash Clothes Manually



First, you need to wash your clothes by hand. This can be done as simply as you want, with just a bucket and your hands, or as complicated as desired, with various manual contraptions.

Here are some articles on washing clothes manually.
  - Hand Wash Clothes Correctly
  - How to Wash Clothes by Hand
  - Hand Wash Clothes to Save Money
  - Easiest Green Methods to Wash Clothes
  - How to Hand Wash Clothes in 9 Steps
  - Hand Washing Clothes with a Plunger
  - Wash Clothes with a Washboard
  - Hand Washing with a Bucket











Step
2

Dry Clothes on Clothesline



Second, you need to dry the clothes on a clothesline.

Here are some articles on drying clothes with a clothesline (and additional methods).
  - Drying Clothes on a Clothesline
  - How to Hang Laundry
  - Drying Clothes Without a Dryer
  - Drying Clothes Without a Clothesline









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
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Wanted to wait one more day to get a bigger load, but rain  was in the forecast for the next few days.
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Dirty clothes
Dirty clothes
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Hand washing clothes in a bucket
Hand washing clothes in a bucket
Hand-washing-clothes-in-a-bucket.jpg
Hand washing clothes in a bucket
Hand washing clothes in a bucket
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Rinsing clothes in a bucket
Rinsing clothes in a bucket
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Clothes hanging up to dry
Clothes hanging up to dry
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Clothes folded and ready to put away
Clothes folded and ready to put away
Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that this Badge Bit is completed!

 
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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.
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Dirty laundry
Dirty laundry
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Manual washing machine
Manual washing machine
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Ringing water out of clothes
Ringing water out of clothes
 
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Part B
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Line drying clothes
Line drying clothes
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Folded clean clothes
Folded clean clothes
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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
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Dirth clothes in a bath
Dirth clothes in a bath
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Washing dirty clothes
Washing dirty clothes
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Rinsing clothes
Rinsing clothes
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Hanging up clothes to dry
Hanging up clothes to dry
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Clothes all folded
Clothes all folded
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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