The safest and most effective way to dry your apparatus is by using Fireman's Friend. This miraculous drying system will absorb 50% more liquid than any rag, towel, terry cloth or leather chamois. It is made of a soft absorbent material that will not scratch or leave lint behind. Fireman's Friend is machine washable and comes with a container for easy storage. An extremely useful and superior product to have in handy at the firehouse.