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The Ultimate Packing List and Tips

by Natalie Simpson |

Here at Scrubba we're put together the ultimate, and we mean ULTIMATE, packing list and tips with the help of a few of our favourite travel bloggers. We've covered everything from, a curated packing list, managing your money while travelling, how to pack efficiently, our favourite travel tech and accessories and a few helpful questions to ask yourself before, during and after your packing process. Hopefully we can make the dreaded task of packing a whole lot easier.


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Our USD10,000 donation to Ethiopia

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag team (Calibre8 Pty Ltd) is dedicated to taking part in providing clean water for communities in need. In June 2014 we donated USD15,000 towards a clean water system for a school in Bangladesh and, with the support of our fans, were more recently we donated another USD10,000 to charity: water in support of a clean water project in Ethiopia. Below is a message from charity: water in show of appreciation for our efforts and most recent contribution.

                                                                                                                   

Thank you


Water changes everything. Preventable waterborne diseases are drastically reduced. Long walks to muddy ponds and rivers are no longer necessary. Time spent collecting water goes down, which gives women a chance to earn an income and children a chance at a better education. Clean water offers improved health, a higher quality of life and hope for a better future.

Thank you for your $10,000.00 donation!

- the charity: water team

100% of your donation will directly fund water project costs in the field.

 

 The Scrubba wash bag - a product that gives to those in need

The Scrubba wash bag is a device that makes travel easier.  Whether this is the ability to get a machine quality wash in the outback when you are hiking or camping or the ability to pack less clothing and avoid excess luggage fees and hotel laundry costs when on holidays, you can rest assured that your investment in the Scrubba wash bag will also help those in need. We have now funded 2 entire water projects that collectively will provide on-going safe drinking water for thousands of people.  This is just the start.  We plan to continue funding new projects and help those in need access one of the most basic human needs - clean and safe drinking water.

On behalf of the team at the Scrubba wash bag, I thank you for your support.

Ash Newland,

Founder of the Scrubba wash bag 

 

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December 2014 clean water campaign

by Maylynn Bloom |

On a trip to Laos and Cambodia in 2012, the Managing Director of Calibre8 Pty Ltd and founder of the Scrubba wash bag, Ashley Newland, became aware of the vast social, political and health implications that unsafe drinking water had in many remote parts of the world and decided to dedicate a portion of our proceeds to tackling this issue.

In June this year, the Scrubba wash bag donated USD15,000 towards a clean water system for a school in Bangladesh and we’ll be donating another USD10,000 towards a well in Ethiopia by the end of this year.

Your Facebook likes and responses have helped us reach our goal, so thank you for your continued support.

If you completed our clean water questionnaire and are still wondering what the average cost of providing clean water for 1 person in the world is, the answer is around USD30.

Thank you for your participation in helping us tackle the issue of unsafe drinking water around the world. To find out more about charity: water and how you can help, click here.

 

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We are gearing up to fund a USD10,000 well project in Ethiopia and you can help.

by Ashley Newland |

Following our USD15,000 donation to charity: water in June to plumb a school water system in Bangladesh, we are gearing up to fund a USD10,000 well project in Ethiopia.

We plan to donate up to USD10,000 to charity: water by the end of December 2014 to fund the Ethiopian well project and you can help us hit this target without even opening up your wallet. 

Here is what we will donate for your actions:

USD1.00 - If you like us on Facebook*

USD20.00 - If you send us a photo of you using the Scrubba wash bag on your travels or at home** 

USD75.00 - If you send us a video reviewing the Scrubba wash bag or showing all the steps**

Photos can be posted to our Facebook page or sent to comps@thescrubba.com.  Videos can be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and the link sent to comps@thescrubba.com.  

The situation in Ethiopia

In the last few decades, Ethiopia has faced fierce famine, drought, political instability and war. Peace has returned but the nation remains developmentally weak and more than 50 million Ethiopians don't have access to safe water. Most rural families survive on less than five liters of water per day and walk up to four hours to collect it from open sources.

This charity: water project will involve the construction of new drilled wells in the Tigray region.  These deep wells typically supply more water than hand-dug wells, but the projects are more expensive as they require heavy equipment, fuel and larger teams of skilled technicians. The well project we are looking to fund will provide an on-going supply of safe water to around 250 people in the region.

*Facebook likes are calculated by the number of new Scrubba Facebook page likes.  This promotion started with 25,900 likes.

**By sending us a photo or video link you are providing us with the right to reproduce the photo or video on our website, the website of our collaborators or on marketing materials. 

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A picture is worth more than 1000 words…

by Ashley Newland |

It’s worth safe drinking water for Khan and his school friends in Bangladesh!

The Scrubba wash bag team are donating up to $15,000 to charity: water to provide safe drinking water for up to 750 people in Bangladesh and you can help!

All you have to do is:

  1.     Take a photo of yourself using the Scrubba wash bag or holding it somewhere cool (maybe on your travels or somewhere near your home);
  2.     Post the photo on our Facebook page or send it to comps@thescrubba.com before June 26 2014 and we will donate $20 (that’s safe drinking water for one student)
  3.     Ask your friends to like the Scrubba wash bag Facebook page. For every new ‘like’, we will donate $1 towards the project.

 This is how easy it is to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to one child in need:

  

The project will provide an ongoing supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as training in water and sanitation hygiene. With 16% of people in Bangladesh lacking access to water and 42% lacking access to sanitation, this project will be vital to the school and nearby communities.

The Scrubba wash bag is the world's most portable washing machine and it has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner.  It is the best way to wash clothes when camping, traveling or backpacking.  The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one of the most basic human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.

This campaign runs until 26 June 2014.  For each suitable photo received before this date, the Scrubba wash bag will donate $20.00 to charity: water towards this project.  For each new Facebook like (the campaign started at 19,849 likes), the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00.  By submitting a photo, the submitter confirms that they have the copyright to the photo and provides us with permission to use the photo on our website and social media. 

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