Let's face it, one of the toughest parts about camping is going a few days without a proper shower. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your hygiene while enjoying the great outdoors!
With a little planning and preparation, you can still stay clean even when you're miles from home. Here's everything you need to know about how to shower while camping.
What You'll Need
There are a few key items you'll need in order to shower while camping. Here's what you'll need:
A large water container: You'll need enough water to both wet yourself and rinse off, so make sure you have a water container that can hold at least 5 gallons (19 L). If you're planning on staying in one spot for an extended period of time, you might want to bring two containers so you can have one fill up while you use the other. You can simply bring large and collapsible camping buckets.
A solar shower: Solar showers are essentially large black bags that heat up when exposed to sunlight. They're great for taking quick rinses or longer showers, depending on how long they've been in the sun. These are much better alternatives compared to using buckets and heaters.
A small water heater: This is optional, but if you really want to enjoy a hot shower while camping, a small water heater can do the trick. You can use any small camp stove to heat your bathing water in any one of your camp cookware and fill your bucket or shower bag.
Camping soap: You'll want a soap that's biodegradable so it won't harm the environment—and that also won't leave your clothes smelling like roses afterward. Look for sulfate-free options that are designed for campers and hikers.
A towel: A regular bath towel will work just fine, but if you want something more compact and easy to pack, look for quick-dry towels specifically made for campers and hikers.
Showering While Camping
The process for taking a camp shower is similar to taking a regular shower, with a few key differences. But just remember that your water is limited when you are in the woods and unless you are alone, you have to save some water for others also!
If you want to get really clean, consider bringing along baby wipes or wet wipes to use in lieu of soap and water. Wipes will also come in handy if you don't have access to running water for hand-washing after using the restroom.
If you are car camping and weight isn't a concern, you can also get a portable shower with an in-built heater for a complete bathing solution.
So, now that you know all there is to know about how to shower while camping, it's time to get shopping for the perfect camping shower!
We've got a great selection of showers and accessories that will make your next camping trip even more enjoyable. Be sure to check them out today and get ready for a clean and refreshing outdoor experience.
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