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Kitchen Water & Dish-Washing 101

After taking a survey of sorts to help establish a safe standard for "safe cleaning of
camp dishes and cooking utensils", this is what I have come up with. Many folks
offered many opinions to the how and why of dish washing and sanitizing.
The following was the most consistently recommended method of washing
and sterilizing camp dishes. It could be wrong, who am I to say? I do wash my
dishes in this manner however.


THREE BUCKET DISH-WASHING SYSTEM

The first bucket is the bucket used for soapy water. Use whatever soap
you usually use (bio-degradable is best) and keep it as hot as you can stand
without scalding yourself. When the water gets soiled and the soap is not breaking
grease down like it should; the soapy water needs to be replaced.

The second bucket is used for rinsing washed dishes. The water in this
bucket should be kept as hot as you can stand it without scalding yourself. The
water should stay pretty clean and clear. If it gets cloudy, soapy or soiled it should
be replaced.

The third bucket is used for sterilization. It should contain 3 oz. of chlorine
bleach to 5 gallons of water. The water in this bucket should be kept as hot as you can
stand it without scalding yourself. The water should stay pretty clean and clear. If it
gets cloudy, soapy or soiled, it should be replaced.

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Some folks have been seen putting fresh washed dishes and pots
on the ground, and while they were gone other folks watched an
unleashed dog come and urinate on their dishes. So whats the secret?
Build a rack that suspends in the air so that the dishes can be completly
air dried and ground contaminates do not re-contaminate your sterile dishes.

WARNING!
HOT WATER CAN GIVE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS.

The following chart tells how quickly you can receive second or third degree burns with hot water.

Temperature Time to burn skin
160f
150f
140f
130f
120f
about 1/2 second
about 1 1/2 seconds
less than 5 seconds
about 30 seconds
more than 5 minutes



WATER BOILER SYSTEM


A water boiler can be made from a 30 or 55 gallon metal drum
and a hot water valve. This has been used in many camps around
the world and works real good.


A high heat water hose can be added to the boiler to help in
delivering the water to the desired location.



Grey Water Waste Disposal


To prepare a place for your camp grey water, begin by
digging a hole 20" X 25" deep leaving the dirt removed from the
hole in a pile close to the hole.


After you have finished with this site you should
always fill in the hole that was dug for grey water with the same
dirt that was dug out of it.



"Diggin a Shitter 101"
Here is what all ya shitter diggers been looking foe
the manual on how to dig a hole to crap in..



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