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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby kirkman » Thu May 10, 2012 12:25 pm

Here is the only camp soap to be EPA registered biodegradable.
http://www.mcnett.com/Smart-Suds-Scent-Free-Campers-Soap-P244.aspx
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu May 10, 2012 5:11 pm

Yes it is biodegradable but will you get ticketed. Pahaque makes a shower floor that can be drained but the weight could be a real problem.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby lancew » Thu May 10, 2012 7:16 pm

wow ! never heard such thing as being ticketed for soap. gosh maybe when i get my teardrop made, i will just stay in boring Illinois, lol
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu May 10, 2012 8:33 pm

Some of the incredibly stupid things I have seen folks do in campgrounds...
Many of our parks are being loved to death and things like detergents contribute.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby kirkman » Fri May 11, 2012 6:29 am

This one comes with directions on how to deal with your wast soap.
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Postby kludge » Wed May 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Dant wrote:Anyone know of a black spray paint that will come off easily if I hate it?
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You could try Plasti-Dip.

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuWevxin ... r_embedded
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby Wishbone » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 pm

Heres something I found trying to get Hot Water into Vintage trailer without spending a lot of Money. Check out this Guys Video. Wishbone-Ks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSdHPmt5kug
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Buckets are cheap

Postby Vernacular » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 pm

I must first say that I am completely blown away by the pressure-cooker shower -- I forgot the relief valve! :lol: But seriously, what a great design! Do you pressurize it with a bicycle pump or what?

I have a solar shower, which is OK, and I sometimes cheat by heating the water first.

But my favorite system involves two galvanized buckets and a length of rope. One bucket nests in the other, and has lots of small holes in the bottom. Simply fill with water, set near the fire or on the stove until desired temp is reached, then tie the rope to the bail of the inner bucket and throw the other end over a handy tree limb or what-have-you. Lather up, then raise the inner bucket and quickly tie off to rinse. I buy 12-quart buckets at Tractor Supply (about 8 bucks) but most feed-and-grain or farm-supply places should have something similar.

The system is easily and safely portable so ladies and shy types can walk off in the woods or use a shower/potty shelter for privacy.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby Shrapnel » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:03 am

Hi All

Sorry , I know I need to do my introduction (and I will) but Ive been reading through the Camp Shower thread , and from a link on here that took me a number of places , I stumbled across this . The vid is pretty fast so you need to watch it a couple of times.
Wife and I used the pump and shower unit you see here (yellow) when we had hot water problems at home. A 20litre or 4gallon bucket of water at the right temp would see us both showered ! :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI9YlsyX57w

Newbie intro coming :D

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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby ladyliz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:37 pm

rowerwet wrote:of course a 5 gal bucket of hot water and this would work http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMP-SHOWER-PIC ... 629wt_1111


Yup. A bucket works great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjAFGV70DM

Add Dr. Bronner's to the bucket and rinse off with the bug spray set up.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby Glenlivet » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:35 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-Camping- ... 6121wt_901

Easy peasy. I got one of these. I just heat water in a stock pot on my camp stove (2.5 gallons or so) and drop this pump end in the water, plug the 12 volt power end into an accessory outlet and shower away. There's a waterproof switch in the line so I can shut the water off while I lather up.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:46 am

rowerwet wrote:of course a 5 gal bucket of hot water and this would work http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMP-SHOWER-PIC ... 629wt_1111


I bought one this spring and used it last week. It works great (but I'm going to change the leaky gasket). Just take a thermometer and heat your water to 108º!

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Re: Shower Secrets

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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby ksmack01 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:13 pm

Homemade hotwater tank teardrop camper: http://youtu.be/WDNMXLt9PzM
Heres what I did. Works great and uses no gas. I can take a shower, do the dishes and have water to spare.
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Re: Shower Secrets

Postby rowerwet » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:36 am

That is cool! For places you can't let soap or water go on the ground, stand in a plastic cement mixing tub to shower, dump it into a bucket to take and dispose
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