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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  079
DATE:  August 06, 2002
TIP:  Air Dry Clothes Fast
LOCATION:  Ko Lanta, Thailand Close to Krabi

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

AIR DRY CLOTHES FAST

As a traveler or tourist there are times
when we need to dry clothes fast so we
can either wear them or pack them.

The laundry brings them back wet,
or
you only have 1 shirt, 1 pair pants, etc.

Whatever the reason.
Here is a way to dry your clothes faster
by AIR... Not a electric or gas dryer.

I hope this induces some of you people
that think it is fashionable to wear the same
clothes every day to wash your clothes.
This is not a hint.
You stink.

I hand wash my clothes 80 percent of the time
and only pay when I verifiable see a wash machine and
normal machine dryer.

THIS IS EASY
I am not very experienced with hand washing
and drying clothes but I am on the learn as you
go program, and welcome other tips.

DRYING
The process of drying your clothes is about getting
the water out of you clothes. Whether you wring off your clothes
or it can evaporate.

WRINGING
I hate wringing my clothes, and consider it
a necessary evil. I would prefer to wash them
and just hang them up. But the better the wringing
job the less water, and the quicker they dry.

This TIP is about wringing.

WRAP IN TOWEL OR SHEET
If you wish to really give that extreme wringing
of you clothes. First do the normal wringing.
Then take a towel and place on the floor.
Hopefully the towel or sheet of the Hotel.
Lay your clothes on towel.
Roll the towel into a bundle lengthwise.

ABSORPTION
You are trying to get the towels or material
to absorb the water out of your clothes.

FOOT WORK
I have found that my foot on one end,
and my two hands on the other end of the
towel or clothes and I get some better wringing
actions. So step on one end to hold it, and
then start twisting with your two hands.

PHOTO EXPLANATION
http://www.hobotraveler.com /079thailandmalaysia10.shtml

AIR DRY
You have greatly shortened the dry time.
Now you need a breeze.
The wind and sun is the best, but
do they not always cooperate.

So... FANS
Clothes dry faster in cold dry aired climates
than in Tropical climates with high humidity.
Fortunately a fan is almost always near.

CEILING FANS
The big type in the center of the ceiling.
Construct or hang a line directly below the fan.

FLOOR FANS
A normal fan on floor, or sitting on a dresser, nightstand
or even attached to the wall are good.
But you still need to hang the clothesline directly in
front of the fan.

UNDERWEAR SPEED DRY
Socks and underwear....Maybe T-shirt.
I carry clothe pins, and hook them directly ON
the fan. Nothing faster.

NO FAN
I advise you NOT to wash clothes in places
without a fan. If you cannot wait or are not
able to hang your clothes outside. The room
is not the place. They will dry slowly, but you
will have a mildew smell if you are not careful.
Better to wait.

ALTERNATIVES
Buy a new shirt or pants.

Just another day in Paradise!
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As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

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