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Scrubba wash bag review by Realistic Preparedness

by Ashley Newland |

The guys at Realistic Preparedness (http://realisticpreparedness.com) have just posted their thorough review of the Scrubba wash bag.  After extensive testing, they found the Scrubba wash bag to be a "really neat idea and a well thought out product" and mentioned that "with a little practice, it works surprisingly well".  While you can check out their full review by clicking here, they do provide the following great extra tips for using the Scrubba wash bag:

"Using the Scrubba is pretty straightforward. The directions are printed on the side of the bag, in pictographic steps that would make IKEA proud. They break the process down into six steps:  Fill, Roll & Clip, Deflate, Rub, Rinse and Dry. There are a few hints for each step which you learn after running a few loads that make things easier, though:
 
1. When filling the bag with water, aim to make the contents the consistency of a thick clothing soup. It is also a good idea as well to start with about a third of the amount of soap that you think that you’ll need. As for capacity, when the bag gets close to half full, it is time to run a load. 
 
2. For the roll & clip step, squeeze as much of the air out of the bag as you can, before rolling the top five or six times and clipping it shut. 
 
3. When deflating the Scrubba, squeeze the open valve on the sides and then press down on the bag with your other hand for the best effect. 
 
4. The rub step seemed to work the best when pushing back and forth with long strokes at about two cycles a second. 
 
5. Rinse is more effective if you take about five seconds to quickly squeeze the soapy water out of your clothes before adding the clean rinse water to the bag. 
 
6. The clothes dry faster if you wring most of the water out before hanging them up to try. "

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