The system I put together includes two washboards (one small and one large, made of swirl crimped stainless steel), two Rapid Action wash plungers, two large rubber maid containers with lids, and my luxury item is a qualifty mechanical hand wringer.
I basically cut a hole in top of the of the rubbermaid container lids just large enough for the handle of the rapid washer. This allows me to pump the rapid washer up and down without splashing water. I use the same setup for both the washing and rising cycles (with two complete setup you can have two people working at the same time). Once washed and rinsed, I use the wringer then hang to dry. I know this sounds so extremely simple that your probably laughing; however, the real secret is that the "rapid washer plunger" is extremely affective and easier than using your hands. The wringer takes out way more water than even a spin dry. Oh - forgot to mention that I use the wash board to work any serious stains prior to washing. Paracord makes a good clothline.
This system makes it all so easy that I have found myself actually enjoying doing a load of laundry by hand now and then. Also - everything is quality but still CHEAP - except that I splurged on the wringer which is a joy to use and makes the whole process much easier and enjoyable. Here are the links to the different components:
Rapid Washer: http://www.lehmans.com/store/Home_Go...r___66RW?Args=
Rubber Maid Tubs: http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091414