based on this post, where we were discussing laundry options, including spin driers. I had mentioned some YT videos wherein people used salad spinners for light drying work.
> > OK, picked up a salad spinner at a thrift store for 25 cents for this experiment. > > > > > > [![412bglpyff8l-_sx90_](https://boondockplan.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/412bglpyff8l-_sx90_.jpg)](http://amzn.to/2DAWDHZ)Washed 4 days of socks (3pr shorties, 1pr crew) and underwear (boxer briefs) in a bucket with a [Breathing Mobile Washer plunger-style thingy](http://amzn.to/2DAWDHZ). The washer works great, by the way. After washing I hand-squeezed the items tightly, and wrung them gently. I limit wring to (hopefully) extend the useful life of the items. > > > > > > The socks balanced and spun easily. Underwear required 2-3 attempts to get them balanced enough to spin decently. > > > > > > Wrung weight --> spun weight: > > > > > > > > > * socks batch - 18.4oz --> 15.7oz = 2.7oz additional water spun out > > * underwear batch - 28.1oz --> 25.8oz = 2.3oz of additional water spun out > > > > > > > I suspect in the desert stuff dries so fast the water reduction would be unimportant. In areas of higher humidity it might make some difference. > >
I had read in Lenny Flank’s book Electronic Nomad that he uses a weak bleachwater solution for bucket washing/sanitizing/defunking, and uses soap only when the clothing is soiled. That made a lot of sense to me.
It also reminded me of a weak bleach-based sanitizer used by homebrewers; a pH-adjusted no-rinse solution I call 1ozBWV. It’s a mnemonic for:
1oz unscented bleach
in 5 gallons of water
1oz of white vinegar
in that order! You really, really don’t want to mix the ingredients full strength or you can chlorine gas yourself. Which would be a Bad Thing.
I use half a bucket of water which means the B & V will be 1/2oz each.