How do I wash filithly items?

I am in a barn with lots of water, detergent and firewood and other materials.
How do I wash some filthy rags I have?

Make a washboard and activate it. You’ll need soap or some other detergent with water nearby. Sponge is for harder materials like metal.


If you are feeling lazy and extravagent, you can find a luxury RV with a washing machine. Or deconstruct a washing machine from a laundry and make one yourself. Put it in a vehicle. Although ‘vehicle’ could just be one frame, one washing machine, one water tank and one medium storage battery for power.

A washing board would be much more sensible, really. But every time I set the washing machine going in my bus I think “Oh yes, this is the life. Those other suckers scavenging the wasteland don’t get to live like this.”

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Are washing machines more efficient than washing boards?


Depends on if you have the luxury of an unfrozen tank of water, power for it, detergent, and enough things to be washed to make it worthwhile.

Washing machine is bulk washing, washboards and sponges are small loads and on-the-go.