Wash clothes in the backcountry? Blaspheme!
On a week-long trip, there is really no need to wash anything besides socks, as personally, I just don't stink. In regard to any soap used though...No soap in the wilderness - ever!
My sentiments exactly, and like Mark, I don't seem to stink... either that, or my wife is too polite to tell me.*
....I can honestly see why most drivers will not pick them up!
They should get their wives to pick them up.
And SNOOOOW says he:
...almost always will jump into a lake or stream when I have decided on where to camp for the night. Nothing beats a backcountry swim after a big day with your pack on.
Well what about on a winter trip? Do you roll about in the snowbank like a husky? Whip yourself with snow-laden branches? Otherwise, I will be happy to chop a hole into an icy lake for you SNOOOOW- I look forward to it! And if you pass out from the shock, I know to revive you with medicinal Bulleit
*I rarely shower at home for that matter; it saves water in a drought, and saves energy = carbon in the atmosphere, in general.... besides, every time I shower, I get all wet.