However if you were expecting it to be super cheap, think again. It is $265 CDN. Or $239 USD.
So that does seem awfully expensive at first glance. Certainly there are other ways to clean your clothes off the grid that cost less $$$?
So how does the Drumi compare with a more old fashioned version of a washing machine, the old washboard and wringer?
How to use a Washboard:
And the Pioneer Version:
You will note in the Pioneer Version that he doesn't use the soap directly on the clothes and just sort of sprinkles it on the water/clothes instead. I recommend using the method mentioned in the first video, which is putting the soap directly on the clothes so you are not wasting soap.
I saw other videos on this subject, but opted not to use them as I felt they didn't do that good of a job and were sometimes overly long-winded videos.
So how does that compare to the Drumi up above?
Well, I found a package deal on http://www.bestdryingrack.com/hand-wringer-washer.html which sells everything you see below (except for water and soap) for lumpsum of $439 USD. (Which means the Drumi is actually cheaper.) The one below is pretty fancy however. In theory you should be able to find an old used washboard and a wringer for significantly less.
|Washboard and Wringer Package Set|