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(The Gadgeteer)   Dude, it's the apocalypse. I'm just going to rinse my clothes out in the river or maybe leave them in the rain. In fact, it's the freakin' apocalypse, man - I might not even do my laundry   (the-gadgeteer.com) divider line
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1179 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Jun 2020 at 7:20 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-13 1:12:47 AM  
When I was a kid, we didn't have a washer and couldn't afford the laundromat. We used to put clothes in the bathtub with warm water and detergent, and agitate them with a plunger bought solely for that purpose, then hang them on the line. We were poor.
 
2020-06-13 1:43:22 AM  
There was a similar device years ago, got it for my bachelor apt. Great for doing socks, underwear and T-shirts when you didn't want to run to the laundromat.

Washing was easy, rinsing was much slower, drying took forever.
 
2020-06-13 7:13:49 AM  
I've got one of these:

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Cost me $99 with tax/delivery but I've saved hundreds. Just place it in my bathtub - easier to fill and drain. For large loads of course I still have to go downstairs for the big machines
 
2020-06-13 7:36:08 AM  
Or you could just shower with your clothes on like a civilized person.
 
2020-06-13 8:00:34 AM  
I never even considered that this might exist.  I've been going back and forth about putting a second laundry room upstairs.
Thank you.
 
2020-06-13 8:18:50 AM  
That's really a pretty smart idea. When my sister had her kid she was also considering a second laundry machine by their bedroom just for cloth diapers. She eventually decided against it but if they had known about this thing they 100% would have bought it.
 
2020-06-13 11:25:18 AM  
Did anyone notice the weird pictures of the types of clothes you could wash? Apparently women only wear one set of underwear in 3 days whereas men wear 3 pairs. A couple, no underwear. Why even gender the clothes...can't we just imagine what a few days of clothes looks like? Anyway, I laughed.
 
2020-06-13 1:00:56 PM  
Clothes, water, detergent, then dry? There's no rinse cycle?
 
2020-06-13 1:26:14 PM  
I only need enough supplies to outlive the nutter preppers in the area.  When they head out to assert their dominance and run barter town as the new warlord, they'll just end up offing each other.  At that point I assume I'll find six or seven in each of their bunkers along with food that expired a decade ago and a hundred rifles with no ammo or gun oil.
 
2020-06-13 3:00:33 PM  
I just shower with my clothes on at the end of the day.  Then hang them up to dry overnight.


Rinse, repeat.  (hehe)
 
2020-06-13 4:02:20 PM  

TheSwizz: I only need enough supplies to outlive the nutter preppers in the area.  When they head out to assert their dominance and run barter town as the new warlord, they'll just end up offing each other.  At that point I assume I'll find six or seven in each of their bunkers along with food that expired a decade ago and a hundred rifles with no ammo or gun oil.


You sound like you're from my area. High Plains.

"I've got 1000 rolls of TP, freeze dried food for two years, fifteen weapons..."
"...do they take .22 ammo or .45 ammo?"
"Hell, no! .50, .38, .357 and 10mm!"
"... do you have borax and dish soap?"
"Nope! Bar! Like the good ol' days!"
"...do you have a laptop, solar charger and an inverter set?"
"Tech is fer Nazis!"
"...Dude... you're gonna either die, or live long enough you'll want to..."
 
2020-06-13 4:06:05 PM  

recondite cetacean: Clothes, water, detergent, then dry? There's no rinse cycle?


They rarely talk about rinse. The one I used years ago involved refilling at least 2 to 3 times.
 
2020-06-13 4:12:42 PM  

Jedekai: TheSwizz: I only need enough supplies to outlive the nutter preppers in the area.  When they head out to assert their dominance and run barter town as the new warlord, they'll just end up offing each other.  At that point I assume I'll find six or seven in each of their bunkers along with food that expired a decade ago and a hundred rifles with no ammo or gun oil.

You sound like you're from my area. High Plains.

"I've got 1000 rolls of TP, freeze dried food for two years, fifteen weapons..."
"...do they take .22 ammo or .45 ammo?"
"Hell, no! .50, .38, .357 and 10mm!"
"... do you have borax and dish soap?"
"Nope! Bar! Like the good ol' days!"
"...do you have a laptop, solar charger and an inverter set?"
"Tech is fer Nazis!"
"...Dude... you're gonna either die, or live long enough you'll want to..."


The one thing you need most to survive Doomsday they almost all lack:

Knowledge.
 
2020-06-13 10:36:44 PM  
There's a thread on the Preppers subreddit where this is recommended.

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I'm old enough to have watched my grandma using a wringer machine.  She said it was light years better than having to use a washboard.
 
2020-06-14 4:47:35 AM  

TheSwizz: I only need enough supplies to outlive the nutter preppers in the area.  When they head out to assert their dominance and run barter town as the new warlord, they'll just end up offing each other.  At that point I assume I'll find six or seven in each of their bunkers along with food that expired a decade ago and a hundred rifles with no ammo or gun oil.


Most preppers are idiots who want to justify their fantasies, like most idiots with a zombie plan. The dumb ones insist all you need are beans, bandages and bullets to support yourself forever. The "smart" ones include a water purifier, a mind-boggling collection of knives, and some land in the countryside. The actual smart ones have a ton of salt in their bunkers because they know that food preservation alone is going to need it, have been studying what foods will grow in their region and doing test beds, have been studying carpentry and metalworking, dabbling in a little bit of chemistry, attending every single workshop on anything even remotely to do with medicine, have a wood gassifer and gasometer that they built last year to work their homemade lighters, exercise but don't want to get ripped, have been dabbling a tiny bit in meteorology, have tons of homsteading and history books, and have already scouted out friends and family that they can call upon to join them when the time has come.

There are exceedingly few truly smart preppers, because it isn't sexy and requires a ton of effort and thought.
 
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