Backpack:Minimize soap and food residues in waste water.

outdoor-backHot water and a little elbow grease can tackle most backcountry cleaning chores. Soap is unnecessary for most dishwashing jobs and can be difficult to rinse thoroughly. Remove all food bits from the water before disposing of it (a small strainer is a good tool for this), and pack these particles out with excess food and other litter. Waste water should be scattered over a wide area, away from camps and all water sources.