Off-grid washers

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Above, Natalie, shows you how to Use the EcoWash Mini Portable Washer
from Avalon Bay. (We suggest
Avalon Bay's Eco Spin, right, for the rinse.)

#5: WonderWash.
Get cranking! The WonderWash, pictured right, is much gentler
on clothes than electric mini washers, and unlike the other mini-
washers it does not have an agitator that can snag, tear and rip
your clothes. Wash a 5-lbs.-load super clean in 1-2 minutes.
WonderWash uses far less water than even hand washing, and
it uses no electricity either.

You turn laundry by hand which is economically sound, and
great for environment. When you put warm or hot water into
the drum, fit the lid in place and seal the machine, the air
inside the drum will absorb the heat of the water and expand.
When the air expands it creates pressure inside the drum. The
pressure forces the detergent into and through the fabric about
100 times faster than you could by hand or machine.

  • How to use Wonderwash: The key to using the
    Wonderwash is to not overload it. Ensure clothes have an
    opportunity to tumble clean. It should take around 200
    rotations to wash and then drain the water, then rinse.
    You will need a spin dryer. Pair the Wonderwash with the
    Avalon Bay Spin Dyer pictured right. It works like a salad
    spinner to expel water. Your clothe will come out 95% dry,
    then you can hang your clothes out to dry.

#6: Lavario.
Lavario claims to be the only non-electric clothes washer that
can wash jeans and sweatshirts. Lavario is gentle on delicates
and tough on dirt. Lavario is non-electric, portable, east to use,
and proudly manufactured in the United States.

Lavario in a bathtub, shower, with a kitchen sink, or
anywhere that's convenient to drain water. Fill the basekt
loosely so that the water flows freely through the clothes. A
typical load uses 10 gallons of water: 5 to wash and 5 to rinse.
A typical load is a pair of jeans, a shirt, a t-shirt, socks and

  • How to use Lavario: Use Lavario in four simple steps. 1.
    Fill with water and deterrgent. 2 Put clothes in the basket.
    3. Make an easy up nd down motion 4. Drain and rinse.
    Below is more on these simple steps:
Off-grid Washers
Doing the laundry without electricity

Best off-grid washing machines:
Truly living off grid means washing your laundry off-grid, not
just when you get to town to use the laundry-mat. The self-
sufficient lifestyle demands you think about an off-grid washer.

Below are some of the best off-grid laundry machines and hand-
crank options from the cheapest starters to the most luxurious
washers that you can enjoy now in your apartment, RV or cabin
as you also prepare for an emergency or off-grid living...

Best Off-grid Laundry Machines
Whether you're prepping for a personal emergency or a long
term off-grid solution, eventually as a prepper you'll want to  
wash your clothes without electricity. There are many options
depending on your needs and budget.

Here are some of your off-grid laundry options:

#1 Breathing Mobile Washer
Power outages, disasters, equipment failure ~ how will you keep
your clothes clean when life throws a curve ball? The cheapest
method for doing your off-grid laundry is a plunger and a bucket.
If you want something a little more sophisticated choose the
Breathing Mobile Washer. You'll still need to provide a bucket.
The Breathing Mobile Washer is designed to use as little water
as possible.

Use the Breathing Mobile Washer for everyday laundry.
Breathing Mobile Washer is perfect for those items you would
rather not stick in with the normal wash. Perfect for pre wash
and helping with tough stains, delicate items, as well as large
or bulky items (comforters/blankets, sleeping bags, rugs) or
even single items you don't have time to run through an electric
wash cycle. This method of off-grid washing is primitive.
Depending on the model, you can get one of these for around

  • How to use the Breathing Mobile Washer: Use the
    breathing mobile washer like a plunger on your clothing to
    loosen dirt in a bucket of water with some detergent. You'll
    use about 4 gallons of lukewarm water and hint of liquid
    soap. When the clothes are clean, rinse with water in the
    same manner. Wringing the laundry is an issue you'll do by
    hand or get a mobile spin-dyer. Then you'l hang clothes for
    a final dry.

#2: EasyGo Washing Wand.
Another off-grid laundry option that's also on the cheap is the
EasyGo Washing Wand. At around $22 it's super affordable and
will get you through an emergency.

Like the name implies, it's easy to use and effective. Just
partially fill two five-gallon buckets with water, then add laundry
detergent and put clothes inside. We suggest using a colored
bucket to distinguish these buckets from the food-grade kind.
Next, place the
EasyGo Washing Wand on top of clothes and
push down and pull up to activate the washing and cleaning of
clothes. The water is pushed and sucked through the clothes to
provide a thorough cleaning. The average washing machine uses
40 gallons per cycle compared to 10 gallons or less for Washing
Wand! Again you'll need to supply the bucket.

  • How to use the EasyGo Washing Wand: Get two 5 gallon
    buckets partially filled with water then add laundry
    detergent and place clothes inside. Then place Washing
    Wand on top of clothes and push down and pull up to
    activate the washing and cleaning of clothes. The water is
    pushed and sucked through the clothes to provide a
    thorough cleaning

#3: Laundry Pod.
Since the washboard very few advances have been in non-
electronic washing. Now there is The Laundry POD, a non-
electric portable washer. The Laundry POD, inspired by salads
spinners, see the insides of a Laundry Pod, right. It uses less
than 3 gallons of water and zero electricity.

If you want a simple off grid washer that's a step up from the
washing wands, consider the
Laundry Pod, pictured right. This
self-contained system doesn't require a bucket. It's much faster
than hand washing your laundry, easy to use, efficient and
effective. It tackles heavy or delicate loads, and it's much faster
than hand washing. It uses no electricity and uses less than
three gallons of water. To use, just fill it with water and drain
with the attached hose. There's no need to wring out your
clothes because the spinning is highly effective and efficient.
The price has gone down from around $99 to around $70.

  • How to use the Laundry Pod. All you need is to fill about
    6 liters of water to clean  and 1.5 teaspoon of laundry
    detergent and 6 literes of water to rines (that's about three
    gallons of water total). There's no need to wring out your
    clothes. The easy-to-use spinning, washing and draining
    system, cleans clothes in less than 10 minutes.

#4 Avalon Bay EcoWash.
The Avalon Bay coWash is another of the hand-crank powered
mini washing machines. This one is capable of washing 5 lbs of
laundry in minutes and it's also around $49.99. The “Pressurized
Cleaning” technology of EcoWash thoroughly but gently cleans
the toughest stains on your fabrics using smart tech, not force.

The unique design of the Avalon Bay EcoWash features none of
the agitators or protruding elements on the inside, unlike other
mini-washers that end up tearing apart your clothes. Again, it
requires no electricity to run, and it uses only a fraction of the
amount of water and soap/detergent used by electric washing
machines and will clean your clothes in no time.

  • How to use Avalon Bay Eco Wash: The first thing you
    want to do is put the EcoWash really close to your sink
    because the drain is actually not that long, and you want to
    make sure it can reach right into it. And the EcoWash can
    get kind of heavy when it’s full of water. Natalie from
    Avalon Bay shows you how to use the product.
#7: Giantex Twin Tub.
If you want an off-grid laundry experience that resembles the
modern conveniences, you can try a more sophisticated washing
machine like the
Giantex Twin Tub Portable Washing Machine,
pictured right. It very affordable at around $129.

Relieve yourself from hand washing with the Giantex twin tub
portable washing machine. This compact twin tub washing
machine, which is prefer for doing laundry in a compact
environment. As for a portable washing machine, this washing
machine will be ideal for dorms, apartments, condos, motor
homes, RV’s, camping and more. You'll need to make
adjustments if you don't plumbing, but you can simply use this
washing machine in a bathtub. It's a best seller.

Below is a popular review of the Giantex:
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