Introduction: Clothing Pill

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Great for backpacking, camping, and similar outings because you often wear pants more than one day. It also saves room for other items in you pack/bag for other items because of how compact the clothing pill is compared to standard folding methods.

Step 1: Supplies

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1-T-shirt

1-Article of Underwear

1-pair of Long Socks

Step 2: Folding

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fold 1/3 of T-shirt over and then fold sleeve back.

Step 3: More Folding

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repeat step 2 on other side.

Step 4: Placement of Other Clothing

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place underwear on T-shirt then, place socks on top with the openings facing outwards.

Step 5: Roll

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start at top and roll tightly with every thing inside (except ends of the socks).

Step 6: Finishing

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Pull one sock over the T-shirt then repeat with the other side.

Step 7: All Done

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pull socks off to use then unroll.

Comments

jthm_1980 (author)2014-11-22

We call this a skivvies roll in the Marine Corps. As for things like trousers and blouses we roll those as well and secure wrap them with boot bands or you can use the leg of the trousers.

cadya (author)2014-06-16

WHAT ABOUT THE PANTS!!!!!!!! What did pants ever do to you?!

mommywoman (author)cadya2014-08-26

Not a thing. I often wear my pants more than one day. Just saying. I don't know if he does. But I do like to change my shirt if I can but that depends too.

mommywoman (author)2014-06-17

This is assuming you are going to wear your pants more than one day. You would still want to change your shirt, undies and socks everyday.

Degga_D (author)mommywoman2014-08-24

why? A good wipe with a wet towel sorts them buggers out.

Degga_D (author)2014-08-24

Made one for after the Gym

Darkknight0667 (author)2014-06-23

I do something similar for camping, however, instead of using the socks to trap everything (and thereby potentially stretching them out), I place everything on the T-shirt (underwear, socks and cargo shorts), roll the T-shirt around everything and fold the sleeves around to create the "pill". This works particularly good with wicking shirts, whose fabric has some additional stretch, but you don't have to worry about droopy socks.

dojers (author)2014-06-18

Hmmm, nice - this is something you could easily carry in a side pocket in a pair of cargo pants (the only kind I wear - with and without zip-off legs) without compromising your space or looking REALLY weird with a large "pill"-shape bundle in a front pants pocket :) I like it. I think you could easily put a pair of UnderArmor long johns in that as well during winter months (yeah, pants would be nice but unless you get a pair of those backpacking pants that folds into its own small pocket, it would be too bulky (yeah, I tried it :D ))

dojers (author)2014-06-18

Hmmm, nice - this is something you could easily carry in a side pocket in a pair of cargo pants (the only kind I wear - with and without zip-off legs) without compromising your space or looking REALLY weird with a large "pill"-shape bundle in a front pants pocket :) I like it. I think you could easily put a pair of UnderArmor long johns in that as well during winter months (yeah, pants would be nice but unless you get a pair of those backpacking pants that folds into its own small pocket, it would be too bulky (yeah, I tried it :D ))

faithnkarma (author)2014-06-15

Great idea!

Degga_D (author)2014-06-14

I'm in the Army and often pack my rucksack for deployments. This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a very long time.
From now on I'll be packing a pill for every day (water proofed obviously lol). Many thanks

hgb003 (author)2014-06-13

Great idea! No place for pants though? Would that be too bulky?

future engineer (author)hgb0032014-06-13

Pants would make it fairly bulky and would stretch out the socks to much for my likeing, your could try gym shorts or something else thin

craftclarity (author)2014-06-12

Compact, and necessary for survival. Clever.

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