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Old 05-26-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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Here is a youtube video for making a washing machine out of a 5-gallon bucket. I am sure that is what she is referring to above. It is kinda easy, but I am not sure you would find a place to dump the dirty water in a populated campground. This would, in fact, be black water (sewage) and should not just be dumped on the ground, even in a back-woods setting.

I guess you would have to think about that.


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Old 05-26-2014, 01:23 PM   #12
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Here is a youtube video for making a washing machine out of a 5-gallon bucket. I am sure that is what she is referring to above. It is kinda easy, but I am not sure you would find a place to dump the dirty water in a populated campground. This would, in fact, be black water (sewage) and should not just be dumped on the ground, even in a back-woods setting.

I guess you would have to think about that.
Dump it in the outhouse. Admire anyone using cloth diapers that is not too lazy to do the laundry as opposed to those using disposable ones filling up the landfills while professing to be "Green".
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Dump it in the outhouse.
Or even down the RV toilet.

A manual washing machine was my thought, as well - didn't even dawn on me that you could make one from a 5 gallon bucket.
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Dump it in the outhouse. Admire anyone using cloth diapers that is not too lazy to do the laundry as opposed to those using disposable ones filling up the landfills while professing to be "Green".
I'm no landfill aficionado, but I'm willing to bet that the percentage of things other than diapers in a landfill is so much greater that it's not worth comparing. I know, I know, every bit helps. For us, the fight isn't with disposable diapers. I wonder how many chemicals are going down the drain to make cloth diapers nice and shiny again.
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I'm no landfill aficionado, but I'm willing to bet that the percentage of things other than diapers in a landfill is so much greater that it's not worth comparing...
From: Analyzing Environmental Life-Cycle Costs of Diapers | The Green Mama

"DISPOSABLES: The 18 to 23 million disposable diapers sold in the U.S. all end up in the landfill once soiled. That’s 3.5 million tons of poop and plastic going into the ground each year. They are the third largest users of landfill space in the U.S. And the diapers, because of the plastic content, take approximately 500 years to breakdown. It is illegal in most states to dump human waste in landfills but that law is unenforced when it comes to diapers—though the packages of many disposable diapers say to scrape the poop into the toilet before disposing of it, almost no one does—and that human feces can leach and cause contamination or spread communicable diseases when disposed of in the landfill."
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I saw a posting a few days back on a portable washing machine - a panda. Had never heard of them before, but here's a link to them on amazon - they get good reviews! But not cheap, unfortunately.

Amazon.com: Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine(6-7lbs Capacity) with Spin Dryer: Appliances
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From: Analyzing Environmental Life-Cycle Costs of Diapers | The Green Mama

"DISPOSABLES: The 18 to 23 million disposable diapers sold in the U.S. all end up in the landfill once soiled. That’s 3.5 million tons of poop and plastic going into the ground each year. They are the third largest users of landfill space in the U.S. And the diapers, because of the plastic content, take approximately 500 years to breakdown. It is illegal in most states to dump human waste in landfills but that law is unenforced when it comes to diapers—though the packages of many disposable diapers say to scrape the poop into the toilet before disposing of it, almost no one does—and that human feces can leach and cause contamination or spread communicable diseases when disposed of in the landfill."
Research "Landfill Statistics", and not something biased by "The Green Mama".

Apologies to the OP if getting off topic, but had to answer.

We can go back and forth if you hand pick different answers.
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This could be useful. I would imagine that you would want to run the diapers a few times to be sure they a clean and rinsed well.

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