Re: washing clothes
- From: eugene@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Eugene Miya)
- Date: 9 May 2008 13:30:16 -0800
In article <48249174$0$5893$88260bb3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Jon <jonmein@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Washing for appearance reasons might be a group thing or
personal happiness issue. Clothes soiled with good clean
dirt may not be an issue for many people.
Well I certain know women who insist on a 24 hr. ~~ wash/bath/shower.
If your clothes are dirty in the forest and nobody sees them, does it
If you ask me after a day of cutting wood, and doing saw maintenance, etc.
Even I would care. It depends on the nature of the dirt. You can get
get real dirty.
Consider red Dirt Shirts (tm).Is that Kauai or the Big Island Waipo Valley in the back ground?
Kauai, I'm pretty sure. But a number of places now offer "dirt dyed"
What are your cues?
Keeping it soaked in DEET is a plus.
We tried prymerinth treatment on clothing for the boundary
water canoe trip. No control to judge by, but the time-released
DEET (Sawyers) worked well on exposed skin.
No brave controls? 8^)
DEET on some plastics/sythetics is "not a good thing".
Yes. Clothes washing is not just about the chemistry.Yeah it's mechanical.
It's agitating, wringing, rinsing, etc. work.
Clorox research lab about 30 miles from here in San Ramon.
People forget the mechanical washing action when they
talk about field washing clothing. In some cases, simply
soaking, mild agitation and rinsing may be sufficient.
Well I suspect that a lot of work went into this. I occasionally have
to wash the climbing rope. More at stake than just clothing there.
Water alone is a power solvent. But it doesn't have to dissolve, just
flowing helps. But that's not field cleaning.
From American education, you might catch film loops or short films ofpounding on rocks.
Thie was in part why the Ensenada springs incident was quite amusing.
Bicycle tourists on extended tours typically wash out their
shorts and shirts on a regular basis. Fabrics are similar
as for backcoutry use. Perhaps the right chemistry
can sufficiently deal with body oils and microbes without
a lot of mechanical action. Of course, accessibility of hot
running water and waste water disposal systems makes
the cyclist's laundering process more manageable.
Do they use rocks in creeks? 8^)
Also newer fabrics help.
And older ones. Wool is better in some ways
for some applications. Resisting stink maybe
better than some synthetics...
I think both develop odors, just different kinds. It's also individual
microbiology, too. My wool sweater stays largely in the closet and is
more likely to be used sailing than being carried. It's heavy.
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