Doing the laundry might seem pretty low on the list of survival priorities if you’re living in an off-the-grid situation, and truly it is. Shelter, security, safe water, and many other topics take precedent over laundry. There is, however, a valid reason to make time for this tedious task. The oils and dirt that build up in clothing, especially when wearing the same clothes repeatedly, tend to destroy most clothing fibers quickly (not to mention cause them to stink to high heaven). If you only have a few articles of clothing, it makes sense to take steps to ensure that they last longer. With that in mind, here are a few ideas about containers, soap substitutes, and how to make a clothespin-free clothesline.