Re: Jag Bag -John's Third Review
- --- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "John Brennan" <john@f...> wrote:
> I washed my liner using ionic disks, rather than detergent, since Idon't
> have any mild detergent, and in cold water to boot, as directed.IF there's
> poison oak oil on the liner, I'm pretty sure that the washing willnot get
> it out. I guess I'll find out when I next use it. I may do a testwith
> Tecnu.I'm not up to date on all the washing products out there. For
delicate material all I know of is Woolite and hand washing. Please
inlighten me as to what ionic disk are and also Tecnu.
> As a side note, I avoided poison oak, but my hiking partner didn't.In my younger days I worked as a tree trimmer and my wife would get
pison oak and ivy just handling my clothes to wash. She started
making me do my own laundry. The only time I ever got a rash was once
when clearing some pasture and burning the brush which had piosin oak
in it I got a bad case (head to toe) I guess from the smoke?
- These ionic laundry disks are a little strange, but for light,
everyday washing, alternating wash loads between disks and laundry
soap saves money and is lighter on the environment. For really dirty
loads, I stick with the soap. These disks contain something, they
look like irregular chunks of ceramic, that add or remove ions fr the
water. Whatever they do, the reported result is that they reduce the
surface tension in the water like soap does, allowing dirt to slip
away. Since there's nothing to rinse, the regular rinse cycle serves
as a second wash. Now, this is my understanding, but I'm not
scientist, and it may be a case of "a little knowldege is a bad
thing." They seem to clean my lightly soiled clothes, and that's what
counts. I could be that if I didn't include either the disk or soap,
that my clothes would get just as clean.
Tecnu is a brand of soap designed to get poison oak oil off. I use it
in laundry and in the shower. This weekend I'll use it on my hiking
Burning poison oak is a great way to get it.
> > I washed my liner using ionic disks, rather than detergent, <snip><snip> Please inlighten me as to what ionic disk are and also Tecnu.
> >I may do a test with Tecnu.
><snip> I guess from the smoke?
> Coy Boy