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HedaP

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Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
Yikes. Two weeks from flying out of Australia to do the CF and my washing machine has died. It wasn't that long ago on this very forum that I was writing about how much I liked handwashing and those serviceable Spanish wash tubs. Thinking this might be my first lesson for this camino.
 
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John Lunde

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Le Puy 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 Santiago
Arles 2018 planned
Since you are from Australia I would like to note a couple of your countrymen have devised the best hand washing method I have found. They have modified a waterproof bag to do washing and it works great. https://thescrubba.com/
 

camino-david

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Caminos Frances (x4), Finisterre, Aragon, Via de la Plata, Portuguese 2011 -2015. Hospitalero 2015
Those Scrubba bags are a huge price. I'm all for simplicity, being just aa simple person, so I wash everything in a bar of cheap toilet soap - body, hair, clothes (including Merino). The Icebreaker gear bought in 2010 have survived many Caminos and unpteen bush walks at home. The washing instructions on mine includes the words 'no hot driers'
 
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August/September 2016
Some places do have washers and driers for 3€ each. You could share the cost with other pilgrims. I liked the washer as it really wrung out the water better than hand and clothes dried faster once in a while I would use a drier.
 

piggyhinton

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Yikes. Two weeks from flying out of Australia to do the CF and my washing machine has died. It wasn't that long ago on this very forum that I was writing about how much I liked handwashing and those serviceable Spanish wash tubs. Thinking this might be my first lesson for this camino.
you use whatever is there, machines and driers - great if not wear your cloths in the shower -not if they are muddy!!
 

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