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A1t2o
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01/16/2018 12:38PM
What do you guys do with your dishes after washing them? My buddy likes to leave them out and doesn't like to put them in the pack. We just let them air dry, which is fine since we don't bother bringing a dish towel, but I don't like them being out all night. The thing that stops us from putting them in the pack is we usually have the pack hung well before the dishes are dry.

Should I drill a hole in the lip of the plates then hang everything (clothesline or fish stringer style loop) to at least get it off the ground? Buy a dry bag just for the dishes? I'm fine with leaving things on the rocks that have a lid, or can fit in the covered pots, but not everything can like the plates. What does everyone else do?
 
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moosedoggie
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01/16/2018 01:02PM
We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry.
bobbernumber3
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01/16/2018 01:14PM
moosedoggie: "We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry."

Yep. Exactly.
Savage Voyageur
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01/16/2018 01:36PM
Wash and use a pot of hot water to rinse. Then just wipe with a kitchen towel. Put in the screen tent/kitchen folding table until next meal. We base camp so we have more gear then most.
andym
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01/16/2018 02:05PM
One more for the mesh bag hanging from the clothesline or a tree limb.
01/16/2018 02:30PM
I don't really have any dishes to wash - just a pot I boil water in, a mug for coffee, and a spoon. The pot gets drained, the mug rinsed and drained, the spoon sanitized, then it all gets put back in the stuff sack and in the pack at night. I don't leave much loose stuff lying around at night. I don't hang - the Ursack/BearVault gets taken out of camp after dinner.

The mesh bag sounds like a good option for your needs.
A1t2o
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01/16/2018 02:40PM
moosedoggie: "We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry."

So simple, why didn't I think of that?
Grandma L
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01/16/2018 03:28PM
A1t2o: "moosedoggie: "We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry."
So simple, why didn't I think of that?"

+1 dish bag - been doing it for years.
OldFingers57
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01/16/2018 06:57PM
We use a cotton bandanna to dry our dishes with and then just hang it to dry. It dries fairly quick.
01/16/2018 08:15PM
Leave them out at night. Never thought of using a mesh bag, but that is a good idea.
OldFingers57
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01/16/2018 08:51PM
You can get cheap mesh bags at most dollar type stores in the laudary section.
ozarkpaddler
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01/17/2018 12:21AM
moosedoggie: "We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry."

Me too. Then put them in the food pack when it's time to put it away.
Tony
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01/17/2018 10:45AM
moosedoggie: "We hang them in a mesh bag and let them air dry."
Another mesh bag user here.


tony
01/17/2018 02:52PM
We put all our bowls (don't use plates), cups and utensils in the mesh bag after washing, rinse with hot water and let them hang over night to dry.
Every Teenager
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01/19/2018 04:24PM
Dude, why bother washing dishes when they're just going to get dirty again?
LindenTree3
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01/19/2018 05:00PM
Whether in the BW, or at home I let the dog lick them clean, and put them away after she is done ;-)

vinnie
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01/19/2018 06:25PM
LindenTree3: "Whether in the BW, or at home I let the dog lick them clean, and put them away after she is done ;-)


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That's something i would say and do say. You should see the look i get when i say that when someone is over for dinner, it's priceless
 
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