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Old 10-22-2011, 06:37 AM   #29
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This is your lucky day SherryNPaul.
Only your local supermarket is out.
I never heard of Method until your
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Amazon.com: Method Laundry Detergent Free + Clear- 50 Loads, 20 Ounce Bottle: Health & Personal Care
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #30
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I've never heard of this product till this thread. This is why forums are great! I did a little googling around and they do have a "pure and clean" version of this product that is hypoallergenic. I would prefer that, even though I have no sensitivities. I don't like all that stink. "April morning " scent always smells like "silent dawn" to me I'm going to give the P&C version a try.

Like someone mentioned, I have virtually eliminated cotton from my traveling wardrobe. In my younger climbing days it was well known that "cotton kills" because it just won't dry. Now we have some great alternatives too.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:21 PM   #31
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I've never heard of this product till this thread. This is why forums are great! I did a little googling around and they do have a "pure and clean" version of this product that is hypoallergenic. I would prefer that, even though I have no sensitivities. I don't like all that stink. "April morning " scent always smells like "silent dawn" to me I'm going to give the P&C version a try.

Like someone mentioned, I have virtually eliminated cotton from my traveling wardrobe. In my younger climbing days it was well known that "cotton kills" because it just won't dry. Now we have some great alternatives too.

David
I'm sure you'll like it, David. I'm not big on chemically defined "April", either, notwithstanding the itch factor for me, it never truly smells like April.

Ana, thanks for the info on Target. I'll check that out the next time I'm on that side of town.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #32
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..... it never truly smells like April.
"April" smells like mud/mold and moss in the Pacific NorthWET.


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Old 11-17-2011, 09:51 PM   #33
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Well,
I got my "pure and clean" laundry sheets! I love the idea so I'm keeping them, but you should know that even this flavor is HEAVILY scented with "pure and clean" scent . I removed them from the original box and hermetically sealed them in an o-ring gasketed plastic box!
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #34
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Laundry - what clothing dries quickly?

I was thinking cotton would be the fabric to use for fulltiming/laundry issues. But you say that takes longer to dry?

What type fabrics or clothing do y'all recommend that are fast drying? I don't see myself heading into town to go to a laundromat all that often...

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I can't answer the question about fabric types, but from a female friend that full-times she says buy shirts and blouses that AREN'T solid colors. Flowered prints work best, because if you spill mustard on the top, the yellow blends in.. AND, you only need a change for 5-7 days because the people you meet a week from now won't know what you were wearing last week... makes perfect sense to me.

The only other tip I've heard, is microfiber bath towels are best for traveling/camping. They dry quickly. Much, much faster than standard bath towels... especially if you're camping in the WET. I don't currently have microfiber (asking Santa for a couple), but I do know when I've camped for 5-7 days... my two bath towels NEVER completely try out. Nothing worse than trying to dry off after a shower with an already wet towel
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I was thinking cotton would be the fabric to use for fulltiming/laundry issues. But you say that takes longer to dry?

What type fabrics or clothing do y'all recommend that are fast drying? I don't see myself heading into town to go to a laundromat all that often...


For good fast drying clothing look in stores the specialize in backpacking and climbing. Cotton is generally not a good option for outdoor clothing, as the saying goes "cotton kills".
I haven't kept up, but material band names like polartec, body sensor. Clothing manufactures Helly Hanson, Patagonia, Columbia. There's many more than I can remember.

Body Sensor makes T-Shirts that dry fast and are noted for NOT holding body odor. Polartec is a quick drying warm fabric, I've made turtleneck shirts out it. Hoping to make another one before the winter trip.

Stores to look at Cabelas and REI to start with.
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Donna, thanks! All this info is immensely useful to me. I keep all this in a file for my future fulltiming lifestyle.


I appreciate any and all comments!
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I can't answer the question about fabric types, but from a female friend that full-times she says buy shirts and blouses that AREN'T solid colors. Flowered prints work best, because if you spill mustard on the top, the yellow blends in.. AND, you only need a change for 5-7 days because the people you meet a week from now won't know what you were wearing last week... makes perfect sense to me.

The only other tip I've heard, is microfiber bath towels are best for traveling/camping. They dry quickly. Much, much faster than standard bath towels... especially if you're camping in the WET. I don't currently have microfiber (asking Santa for a couple), but I do know when I've camped for 5-7 days... my two bath towels NEVER completely try out. Nothing worse than trying to dry off after a shower with an already wet towel
I can attest to the benefits of microfiber towels. I've used microfiber towels since they first came on the market and we carry a couple in the trailer all the time. They dry you and quick rinse and a short drying period and they're ready to use again.

Another thing you might be interested in is "Wet Ones" and "Bath Fresh" these are disposable towelettes for use when a shower isn't available or just need to conserve water.
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For good fast drying clothing look in stores the specialize in backpacking and climbing. Cotton is generally not a good option for outdoor clothing, as the saying goes "cotton kills".
I haven't kept up, but material band names like polartec, body sensor. Clothing manufactures Helly Hanson, Patagonia, Columbia. There's many more than I can remember.

Body Sensor makes T-Shirts that dry fast and are noted for NOT holding body odor. Polartec is a quick drying warm fabric, I've made turtleneck shirts out it. Hoping to make another one before the winter trip.

Stores to look at Cabelas and REI to start with.
Byron, awesome info! Thanks, I'll look into these!!

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Jool,
I don't use anything made of cotton. All my wash cloths and towels are microfiber. I found those at Costco. My underwear, socks and T-shirts are all fast wicking microfiber of some sort. Mostly from Cabela's. My shirts are polyester fleece or nylon variants. Once you know what to look for, you can find some nice low cost items in some unlikley places. For instance, I found some nice nylon fishing shirts at Costco for like $20! Costco and Sam'sclubs often have these types of clothes. They are GREAT in hot weather. Polypropylene long underwear is great in cold weather. These new fabrics that all fall under the heading of "microfiber" are very comfortable. They dry very fast, and because of that they don't get that sour smell that cotton does. These fabrics also wear like iron and last for years without showing much wear. Here are some sources that I cruise for bargains:
Cabela's
REI
Campmor
Costco

Unfortunately, there are probably more choices for men than women because they are mostly meant for outdoor use. That is changing for sure, but stilll not equal. If you don't mind cross dressing a bit here and there, you can certainly dress well. By the way, I own a kilt too! I love it for driving and hot weather . I don't give up any advantage to satisfy societal norms .

Stumptown Kilts, made in Portland OR

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A Kilt David? The big question is whether you go "commando" or not.... wait... I don't want to know..............

This is a great thread. I'm learning a whole lot about fabrics and such, but I've been hearing/reading a lot of good things about microfiber. I mentioned before... maybe it was on a different forum(?) that dog towels.. which are generally bigger and cheaper than "human" towels are a good value: Martha Stewart Pets&#0153 Microfiber Bath Towel Set - Martha Stewart Pets - Dog - PetSmart
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A Kilt David? The big question is whether you go "commando" or not.... wait... I don't want to know..............

This is a great thread. I'm learning a whole lot about fabrics and such, but I've been hearing/reading a lot of good things about microfiber. I mentioned before... maybe it was on a different forum(?) that dog towels.. which are generally bigger and cheaper than "human" towels are a good value: Martha Stewart Pets&#0153 Microfiber Bath Towel Set - Martha Stewart Pets - Dog - PetSmart
....... And I'll never tell I use the same towels on my dogs too. Costco, you know, means big packages. I just wrote "Dog" on theirs.

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