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Scrubba wash bag featured by Lonely Planet

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag, which is the world's first pocket-sized washing machine for travelers and campers, was recently featured by Lonely Planet.  The following is an excerpt from the feature:

"Sometimes on your travels you just want to quickly wash a few pairs of underwear and some t-shirts without going to the laundromat. The Scrubba Wash Bag (thescrubba.com) makes hand washing easier, with its built-in plastic washboard bumps. You put in some clothes with water and shampoo, agitate the bag and, in a few minutes, you have clean clothes without getting your hands wet. It can fit a few pairs of underwear and socks and some t-shirts in one wash, and folds to the size of a soft-drink can for easy transport."

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/weird-and-wonderful-travel-gadgets#ixzz2qEtxLzUG

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Donation to the Philippines' Crisis

by Ashley Newland |

To assist in the humanitarian efforts in the wake of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Scrubba wash bag has donated $1000 to World Vision's Emergency and Preparedness Fund. With millions affected by this crisis, we hope our small donation will assist in the prompt delivery of aid to the affected regions.


Thanks to all our supporters and customers for allowing us to make this contribution.

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Top gifts for Scouts this season

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag has been included in Scouting Magazine's seven top gear items to give a scout or scouter this holiday season.

Here's what they said about the Scrubba wash bag:

"Laundry in the great outdoors … yes, it’s now a reality with this unique sanitizing product. The Scrubba is a roll-top dry bag with an internal scrubbing area to help work a smelly shirt clean. Add a piece of clothing, water and some soap. Then knead and scrub until your backwoods clothes are fresh again."

Click here to review their full list of great gifts for scouts or travelers.

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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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Extreme portability - The Scrubba wash bag - cool new video

by Ashley Newland |

Washing machines are great, but they aren't really portable. Take for instance a hike up a mountain. The washing machine weighs almost as much as you do. Even if you get it to the top, how are you going to power it? Enter the Scrubba wash bag, the world's first pocket-sized washing machine that you can take and use anywhere. Requiring no electricity and featuring a flexible internal washboard, a machine quality wash can be performed in minutes. Plus, being waterproof, it doubles as a dry bag. A must for every packing list, the Scrubba wash bag is available from thescrubba.com.

This cool new video shows how you can travel clean, light and free with the Scrubba wash bag:




The Scrubba wash bag is the new way how to wash clothes when camping, backpacking or traveling.  It is therefore a great gift for travelers, campers and backpackers.

The Scrubba wash bag is patented in Australia and New Zealand. Patent pending in 50 international countries. Scrubba is a trade mark of Calibre8 Pty Ltd.

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