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Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by marlas1too, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I figured you'd enjoy it.

    My Mom and her Mother put hot and cold water in to do the whites. After it cooled, they did colors. When possible, we still hang our sheets out to dry. Nothing smells as good as outside dried.
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Sun drying not only saves on grid power costs, the UV exposure tends to kill off bacteria as much as the washing cycle.
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    as far as the sun killing bugs/germs/microbial crap, I am pretty sure most of you know clear 2 liter plastic bottles filled with clear strained water, will have most of the rest of the bad stuff killed just by leaving them in sun for a few days.
  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    So does bleach and hot water. ;)

    However, nothing smells as fresh as clothes hung outside to dry. Even better is if it rains, then the sun comes out and the temperatures are cool.
    Open a drawer or put your head on a pillow and it doesn't get any better..
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    The question I want to know answered, is how I fit a King sized bed sheet into a 2litre plastic bottle??? ;)
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Make ashes of it.

    In case you ever wondered why buzzards and other raptors have white feathers, it's for the sun to sanitize those feathers that become contaminated when they scavenge.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    yep...that will surely kill the bacteria....makes solar bottle disinfection a little redundant though.....lol
  8. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Buzzards and other scavengers have so much acid in their stomachs it kills e. coli.

    However, I doubt they can wash sheets. :)
  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It's not the consumed load of bacteria, that sunning and airing protects against, but infections caused by cuts and scratches, parasites, and fungal infections.
  10. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    That is quite correct. As I said so does bleach and it is the fresh smell we enjoy.
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    The problem with too much bleach, is that it break down the fabric.
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