04/05/2018 / By Zoey Sky
When prepping, people often prioritize food supplies, water, and survival gear. But what about a way to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean even after SHTF?
Consider setting up an emergency washing machine, which you can make using a portable washer like the Ball Breathing Mobile Washer. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com)
With a mobile washer, you can keep your laundry clean even if you lose power. You don’t even have to wait until disaster strikes. You can use your DIY washing machine if you don’t feel like waiting until laundry day to wash several items of clothing. (Related: Bike Washing Machine cleans your laundry while you pedal to burn calories.)
With an emergency washing machine, you can minimize your electricity use since all you’ll need is a bucket and a mobile washer. For this particular design, you will need two five-gallon buckets with Gamma Lids.
You can easily store your DIY washing machine with some camping gear or in an RV. If you have 17-gallon wash buckets, you can use mobile washers to clean larger items like sleeping bags.
If you want a bigger container to wash more clothes in, you can use galvanized wash buckets instead. When SHTF, you can use this DIY washing machine to wash:
With a DIY washing machine, you can cross off dirty laundry from your list of things to worry about if and when SHTF.
Now that you have a DIY washing machine, why not make some homemade antibacterial laundry detergent?
Just add one to three tablespoons (tbsps) per load (three tbsps for large or heavily soiled loads). Store the detergent in an airtight container.
You can read more articles about DIY alternatives to appliances that you regularly use at Preparedness.news.
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