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trailprepper
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Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby trailprepper » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:44 pm

I came across this little machine (http://igg.me/at/yirego-drumi/x/12675374)... it only requires water and detergent. It seems like it would be an ideal appliance for when the grid goes down. What do you guys think?
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Re: Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby Adagio » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:15 pm

Cool gadget but for $200+ I think I would prefer to just wash my clothes by hand.
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Re: Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby PrepHer » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:20 pm

Or a clean five gallon bucket and a new, dedicated 'toilet' plunger: fill bucket with water, add soap, clothes, and plunge the clothes clean. Rinse and hang to dry.
And don't forget to use the soapy/rinse water for flushing your toilet!
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Re: Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby trailprepper » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:05 pm

Thanks guys - I guess what I like most about this machine is that it will take less effort... Just using a foot pedal seems a lot easier than hand washing, especially when it's cold out.
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Re: Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby HopeImReady » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:56 am

I've got a bucket and plunger ready to go, but the Wonder Wash is supposed to be pretty good, and it goes for around $50...
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Re: Electricity-Free Laundry

Postby Foxglove » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:23 am

I recently bought a breathing mobile washer http://breathingwasher.com/ for my son's mechanics clothes. I use a 5 gallon bucket and pre-wash the oil & grease out before putting them through the washing machine. It agitates the clothes very well, I don't find it takes much effort, definitely happy with my purchase.

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