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Drying clothes below freezing[edit]

It actually works... Apparently part of the moisture sublimates... Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:26, 4 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

I've heard you're supposed to hang the clothes outside, let them freeze, and then bring them inside to thaw. Apparently you have to be careful not to bend them while they're thawing, otherwise you can damage them. I've never lived anywhere where this was an issue, though, so this is secondhand information. —Granger (talk · contribs) 16:05, 4 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
I was one winter in a boarding school were there was no indoor drying space for the laundry. Yes, they do dry, but it takes time. I don't think most travellers have the time to wait for a day or two – and if you don't have a washing machine, the laundry is wet, not moist, when you hang it to dry. Hanging it outdoors in freezing temperatures does hardly result in "the fastest drying time", even if it is windy. You might still want to hang the bulk outdoors, so it is a little dryer when you take it indoors little by little. --LPfi (talk) 19:55, 4 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
Yes it works (from personal experience) and yes be careful bending as you can actually break/damage cloth. -- Matroc (talk) 20:32, 4 April 2019 (UTC)Reply