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    Default Laundry taken from NOC dryer

    A warning and a shout out... a few hikers had all of their clothes taken out of a dryer at NOC, even a dry sack that was stuffed under a bench.

    Anyone know or hear anything about this?

    Happened today (4/16) sometime after 1 or 2 pm.

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    I've always made it a practice to stay with my laundry. Use the time to journal, make grocery list etc.
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    Nobody will steal dirty clothes. But once they come out of the washer and go into the dryer they become tempting to a would be thief. A good tip: if you put all of your clothes in a plastic trash bag before you put them into the washing machine they won't get wet. It saves the time and expense of putting them in the dryer.

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    I've heard more & more of this in recent years? Take turns having at least one hiker stay with the clothes at all times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agiasson View Post
    A warning and a shout out... a few hikers had all of their clothes taken out of a dryer at NOC, even a dry sack that was stuffed under a bench.

    Anyone know or hear anything about this?

    Happened today (4/16) sometime after 1 or 2 pm.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
    Thanks for the heads up!

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    That sucks.
    But typically my synthetic clothes ( pants, shirt, underwear, wool socks) are dry in 10 min or less. Why would anyone not wait? Trying to save $1 by drying a bunch of folks together just makes it take longer.
    Last edited by MuddyWaters; 04-17-2016 at 13:30.

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    I wait with mine or have a fellow hiker watch 'em. Usually we'll share a load and the expense. Nothing like paying 5 bucks to do 3 items and a few socks.
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    As nasty as my clothes get while hiking I wouldn't want other hikers' nasty stuff mixed in with my laundry just to save a buck or two.

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    People should be particularly careful when using laundromats in larger towns, like Pearisburg or Waynesboro. As a general rule, no one's gonna mess with your stuff when it's in the washer. Once it goes into the dryer, tho, you should find a chair and something to read, and stay there til it's done.

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