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The Most Useful piece of gear I have at the moment ...
« on: November 06, 2010, 04:09:31 AM »
... It may not seem all that special, or really of much use, but the most used and useful piece of extra gear I'm carrying at the moment are some of these http://www.sitesplus.co.uk/user_docs/638/Image/brass%20cup%20hook%20edited.jpg

Because of the heat and humidity in Thailand I'm having to wash my shorts and shirt everyday because they are soaked in sweat.

Using the hooks in the link above I've been able to hang up my washing line in absolutely every place I've stayed at in Malaysia and Thailand.

Very little other use, but presently an invaluable piece of gear. So long as you have a wooden door frame one one wall and a wodden window frame on another you can put your washing line up anywhere. I usually place mine in direct proximity to the overhead fan so the washing is dried within a few hours.

I suggest everyone carries some of these even if you think you will not need them, and the weight is non-existant.
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Re: The Most Useful piece of gear I have at the moment ...
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 01:01:09 AM »
I used to use a short metal ruler for that exact same purpose. There is always something to slide it behind, like a cable hider (those plastic case that run along the walls used to hide electrical wire), a lamp on the wall, frame etc. I spent several years in India, SE Asia, and China and always found somewhere to place it. I think the advantage of this over the wash is that you don't need to dig a hole on the door frame, wall or whatever, and you might find even more places to put it on. I also used it to attach the line of my mosquito net.