Washing on the road without electricity – 5 travel washing machines

Anyone who has already traveling longer was knows the problem. The luggage is calculated for one week, to save weight in your backpack or space in your van. But what to do after all clothes used up are? Wearing everything once on the left and back on the right is not so hygienic. So is wash on the go announced!

Laundromats are often way too expensive and on the campsite are the washing machines mostly occupied (or also totally overpriced). Most importantly, many of us stand only rarely on a campsite. There remains then actually only that wash by hand. But who always has enough fresh water, where can you find a suitable basin and who has enough strength to roll through the clothes properly?!?

Don’t worry, there is a remedy. Different models of powerless travel washing machines, I have found and would like to introduce it to you now briefly.

Scrubba ‘wash bag

The most impressive wash bag, which I know. A little water, detergent (please organic/environmentally friendly detergent use), knead, rinse and your laundry is clean. It should be so easy.

Six steps are enough to contents of the wash bag clean to get:

  1. laundry& fill in water (3-6 liters)
  2. roll and close scrubba wash bag
  3. release air from the bag with the built-in valve
  4. rub for between 30 seconds and up to 3 minutes (depending on laundry and degree of soiling)
  5. Finally, rinse the laundry with clean water
  6. Now dry and ready!

Watch the scrubba wash bag in action in this video:

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YIREGO drumi

She is green, she saves money and time, it fits everywhere and you can always there have – so the slogan of the company YIREGO. The project is still in the test phase, but it looks promising.

The washing process should be quite simple: put the laundry in, add detergent and then just press the foot pedal. And for those who love sports, 5-10 minutes you have to "pedal", so the fitness exercises for the legs are already included!

This video shows you how the drumi washing machine washes:

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For more information visit the YIREGO website .

White magic / wonder wash

These two models also run completely without electricity – simple load laundry (about 2.2 kilograms), hot water, and detergent (please also organic/environmentally friendly) in addition, lock and go cranking. In the tub a print, which the laundry pore deep cleaning should.

A disadvantage, which unfortunately literally weighs heavily, is the WEIGHT: the washing machine is with its round five kilograms a real hunk. In the camper you might still manage to stow it somewhere, but for backpackers it is definitely not an option!

And this is what it looks like when you do your laundry with this part:

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Giradora

Originally this model was designed for disadvantaged communities in developing and emerging countries designed, but the giradora is also a excellent companion for all washing on the road need, in a small space live or few resources waste want.

Similar to the device of YIREGO, also here with a foot pedal worked. The advantage to the giradora, however, is that you can sit on it comfortably during the pedaling and washing process can and you even "spin cycle" owns. How to wash towels and clothes dries much faster.

This (admittedly a little weird) video shows how:

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More info and pictures of the giradora can be found here: inhabitat.Com

Laundrypod

Also a electricity-free combination of washing machine and dryer is the laundrypod. In principle, this model is built like a oversized salad spinner: inside sits a basket, that picks up the slack. water on it, lid closed and then it’s, cranking with muscle power, for all it’s worth.

As soon as the first wash cycle is finished, the water drained, through clear water replaced and on it goes. And at the very end, the whole thing can be seen as centrifuge use until the wash no longer dripping wet, just damp is.

This nice lady will show you how to wash your car on the road:

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Do you know other examples of travel washing machines, the without electricity function? Or maybe you have have you ever tried one of these machines? Then send us your experiences or comments in the comments!

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