[pct-l] Laundry

Hernandez hernand at magicriver.net
Wed Apr 29 22:10:36 CDT 2009

Aloha Todos,

I had several methods, which I switched up based on the weather, and
activities I was doing in town.  Among them:

Wearing all rain gear, as was mentioned.

Wearing a super light weight, synthetic, short sleeved sports shirt that I
carried, though rarely wore on trail.  I got this shirt for $5 at Ross Dress
for Less.  For bottoms, I wore convertible pants, so would unzip the lower
leggings and wash those in the machine, then wash the uppers in the shower
with me.  The pants dried quickly.

I also placed a few replacement clothes in my bounce box, so when I was in
town I would shower, put on the clothes from the bounce box, wash the
clothes from the hike, and then figure out what to pack and bounce ahead.

H.R. HuffnPuff

-----Original Message-----
From: pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of t.n. turner
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:14 PM
To: jdjohnson at accesscomm.ca; pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Laundry

Well I wore my rain gear, which when I was in Sisters, it was extremely
warm, somewhere around 90! I did impress a couple folks that I managed to
change into these garments without anyone seeing me do this! And then I did
the same thing in the opposite direction, still without being seen! I had to
do to this among the machines as they do not have a bathroom for someone to
change in, or use! AND the soap machine ate 75 cents!!! But a very nice
woman offered me some of her soap and bought me a soda!! 

I met a couple folks along the way that had 'running' shorts and a tee that
they kept for their laundry days, don't know where they kept theirs. I
didn't keep them in a separate bag, they were in the bottom of my clothes
stuff sack, along with a "fresh" pair of undies set aside just for laundry

My only criticism of Sisters, I had been told by three sources that there
were public showers at the campground in town....there wasn't! So I had
clean clothes, but not a clean body, well I took a "bath" in the
campground's bathroom sink, not quite the same thing. And it wasn't until
Cascade Locks that I got a shower!!! (actually at my house in Portland, but
same idea)
tammy t.

> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:22:32 -0600
> From: jdjohnson at accesscomm.ca
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [pct-l] Laundry
> Well, /this/ might be a stupid question...
> For you thru-hikers, when you need to do laundry, what do you wear in 
> the laundromat while you're sitting there doing that laundry? And 
> whatever it is that you wear, do you keep it in a separate bag/ziploc 
> while carrying it on the trail in your backpack, to keep it "fresh" from 
> all of that other "aromatic" stuff in the pack?
> Or do you just do the "nude" laundromat thing? :-[
> Jiffypop
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