because i dont think the people at the laundromat want tennis balls in their machines
Is it safe to use the new high efficiency front loading washing machines to wash sleeping bags as the have very high speed spin cycles? Any empirical data on this?
It was difficult to hear the narrative in this video due to background noise (TV?). Otherwise, good tips.
why not have the bag go thru the whole wash - spin cycle? that was a hoot - putting the bag still full of water into the dryer! what a waste of energy, and if using a commercial dryer, a ton of time & money! this is not 'green'....
Why do you have the Keen commercial come on top of the vidio!!! not once but each time I closed it, IT CAME BACK!!! You need to control your advertisements in a way that they do not block your video's!!!
washing a sleeping i was told to unzip the bag to keep the zipper from breaking
Two comments on How to Wash a Sleeping Bag video:
1-why didn't John use "tennis balls" in the dryer to help fluff the bag?;
2-why not use a sleeping bag liner which should reduce or eliminate the need to wash the bag because of interior oil/dirt?
it also helps to put a tennis ball in the washing machine during the cleaning cycle !!!
Jon, what about adding an old tennis ball (or two) to the dryer cycle to help loosen the clumps of down ?
Great advice, and I enjoyed the Toby Keith blasting in the background!
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