|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – August 2003
Freshen up stinky clothes with this homemade, portable washing machine.
Load Start with a medium-size stuff sack, preferably waterproof. Toss in filthy clothes and fill halfway with water. Add a few drops of biodegradable soap and close the sack with a few twists.
Soak This cycle happens as you walk 200 Leave No Trace-approved feet from water.
Agitate Shake the sack vigorously for several minutes. Smell-test clothes. Repeat as necessary.
Rinse Drain dirty water and refill (halfway) with clean. Shake the sack, wring out clothes, and repeat.
Dry Run a clothesline in the sun, or drape damp clothes over your tent. Pull socks over the handle of trekking poles that are solidly planted and standing up.