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Down and Dirty

Postby cablerunners » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:37 pm

Hey All,

Dirty Dishes and Frying pans.....

I'd like to know how you keep them clean... :)

Do you use the camp kitchen you can buy or just a tin bucket over the stove...

thanks...

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:54 pm

Phil...
Cast Iron to cook in... Hot water clean up only.
As far as dishes go, Oh... and the hot water for the cast iron...
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Postby Dean_A » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:03 pm

A couple of cheap plastic dish pans. One filled with hot (biodegradable) soapy water, the other with clean cold for rinse. Heat the water on the stove in any old pan.
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Postby oklahomajewel » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:17 am

I have used just a $2 Rubbermaid dishpan and boiled some water on the campstove and then add it to the wash water... lay out a towel to air dry the dishes.

A:All the COE or State campgrounds have water spickets... I'd like to make a lightweight folding table where I can put it up close to the spicket, and wash the dishes standing up without having to lean over a picnic table bench or take up galley space.
B:Or make a table to attach to the side of the tear.
C: ... put the dishes in the dishpan and a bag and take them home.
D: people say "use paper plates !" but I don't like the idea of creating more trash and our potlucks always have so much food, a flimsy paper plate doesn't hold it !!!


Caseydog had attached a garden type sink from Rubbermaid (?) to the side of his tear... removeable of course.
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Postby pgwilli » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:08 pm

She does em'....

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Grey water goes in the drain provided at most state parks or dispersed if one's not available.
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Postby Kens » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:16 pm

We have a ss sink that pulls out and goes right on the stove.
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Postby Tear Fan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:50 am

And never, never, ever put soap in your cast iron!!!
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Postby BPFox » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:18 pm

Here's another good tip, hold your grey water and use it to put out your campfire at night. With today's biodegradable soaps there really is nothing in your grey water that will harm the environment. Peace.
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Postby Micro469 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:17 pm

Don't know as how soap can hurt too much. When i was a wee lad me mum used to empty the laundry tub on to the back lawn. We had the greenest grass in the neighbourhood...... :)
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:52 am

Micro469 wrote:Don't know as how soap can hurt too much. When i was a wee lad me mum used to empty the laundry tub on to the back lawn. We had the greenest grass in the neighbourhood...... :)


:) Yep and all that phosphate caused the green grass. Soaps aren't made with phosphate anymore because they cause the grass to grow and clog the water ways. :? Got your clothes real clean though.

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Postby Mary K » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:26 am

Dean_A wrote:A couple of cheap plastic dish pans. One filled with hot (biodegradable) soapy water, the other with clean cold for rinse. Heat the water on the stove in any old pan.


Ditto! :thumbsup:
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:28 am

Tear Fan wrote:And never, never, ever put soap in your cast iron!!!


And don't let your sister put them in the dishwasher either, :x even if she did offer to help around the house.
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Easy sink set up

Postby gcollins » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:07 pm

Learned this in Scouts years ago:

Lay out a framework of firewood in the outline of a double-bowl sink. (Two adjacent squares with a common side)

Lay a piece of clear plastic sheeting (dropcloth) over the frame. fill one side with hot, soapy water. The other side is for your rinse water.

Actually in Scouts, we made 3 compartments out of our sink. Wash in the first one, bleach water rinse in the second, and final rinse in the third.

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Postby madjack » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:35 pm

Mary K wrote:
Dean_A wrote:A couple of cheap plastic dish pans. One filled with hot (biodegradable) soapy water, the other with clean cold for rinse. Heat the water on the stove in any old pan.


Ditto! :thumbsup:


...make that a double ditto...soap on CI...comeon...I have done it for over 30yrs to the CI, I got from my mother who did it for 30 yrs and she got it from her mother who did it...etc, etc,etc....once washed, you warm it up and wipe it down with a paper towel wetted out with a little veg oil onit and it's good to go......
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Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:42 am

And never, never, ever put soap in your cast iron!!!


And don't let your sister put them in the dishwasher either, even if she did offer to help around the house.
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