Tips for Doing Trail Laundry: Pre-Rinse Your Socks You Filthy Animal

Tips for trail laundry:

1. Pre-rinse your socks you filthy animal.

2. Stop overloading the machines. Is it cheaper to share laundry with five other hikers? Yes. Will your stuff come out dirtier than it went in? Sure will.

3. Don’t put your plastic mesh trucker cap in the dryer. You’ll melt him.

4. Use that Sawyer filter mesh bag as a delicates bag for your sun gloves, bra and kula cloth so the machine doesn’t eat them.

5. Onesies are the most superior loaner clothes.

6. Tie all your drawstrings in double bows before they go in the wash so they don’t get pulled out or destroyed.

7. Intend to wash your down jacket and quilt maybe a few times during the trail. Do it once when you’re stuck off trail with injuries and then abandon all hygiene forever.

8. After five hikers put their identical socks in the same machine, make sure you have matching pairs of toe socks when you’re done. Finding out you have four left injiji liner socks 20 miles out of town is no bueno.


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  • RALPH MCGREEVY : Oct 1st

    Glad to see your post. Assume that you have completed your journey now and are enjoying new adventures. Onward.


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