[pct-l] Cleaning

Dennis Keis keis1 at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 8 12:30:49 CDT 2015

>Message: 3
>Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 01:10:58 +0000
>From: "Martine, Leah Katherine" <lkmartine at bsu.edu>
>To: "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
>Subject: [pct-l] Cleaning
>How do you guys clean your clothes besides in town? I'm planning on 
>using baby wipes to clean my body but I wasn't sure about how people 
>clean their clothes if at all

Never wash in good water sources. For socks and underwear, maybe 
tshirts, use a large freezer bag. Put water in it with some 
biodegradeable campsuds and the clothes. Zip it closed and shake 
vigourously. Then you can empty the water well away from water 
sources and refill for rinsing as many times as needed, always 
dumping away from water sources. We then hang the clothes on trees 
overnight. I'd also suggest carrying out all your baby wipes. Better 
yet, take a bandana and use it for cleaning your body, again using 
the freezer bag so you don't have to rinse rinse the bandana in your 
water source. And a soaked bandana is great around your neck while 


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