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Muddy Faces hand washing guide

An in-depth, free-to-download article written by Muddy Faces director Liz Edwards, considering hand washing outdoors, and the pros and cons of a range of mains and non-mains connected systems.

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This article first appeared in issue 1 of the Outdoor Practitioner - our free online magazine - Spring 2021.

Contents include

  • what is effective handwashing?
  • soap vs sanitiser
  • water use
  • when to wash / how to dry
  • hand washing outdoors
  • choosing a handwashing system - questions to ask - pros & cons
  • Mains-free systems
  • Mains connected systems

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Download a free pdf of this article here

Hand washing

pdf, 2.15 MB

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Choosing a hand washing system

We discuss some of the points to consider when choosing a hand washing system such as: effectiveness, ease of use, water flow & taps, capacity, waste water disposal, health & hygiene, cost, do-it-yourself, space and longevity.

We also compare portable mains free systems (low capacity), non mains connected systems (low and mid capacity) and mains connected systems.

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