Re: washing machine
Charlie Morrison (Morrisonch@AOL.COM)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 18:40:15 EDT
<< how about easy to construct washing machines >>
My solution (tested in the deserts of Saudia Arabia and Iraq) is three tall
rectangular kitchen trash cans placed side-by-side. It works like the dish
washing routine. One with soapy water, one for the first rinse, and one for
the final rinse. Eventually the soapy water gets too dirty - dump it out
and make the first rinse the wash water. Add a little more soap and maybe
some hot water. Now the second rinse becomes the first rinsed and you refill
the one just dumped with fresh water to become the (new) second rinse.
This can be done with cardboard boxes and trash bags, but the trash cans weigh
little or nothing, can be filled with odds and ends for transportation to
camp, and will last years (if boys don't sit on them).
I have heard of using a round barrel and a plumber's helper, but contend that
you can't beat the "desert washing machine".
Fort Benning (GA) District MC
Troop 27 SA (New Scouts)
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