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Old 03-17-2016, 12:26 PM   #15
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Why, BC isn't that far away!

Those look JUST like what we'd want... if we didn't already have "Sandy," (as in, "Correct me if I'm wrong, Sandy...but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key." --Carl played by Bill Murray, in Caddyshack) under repairs.

Think those two have showers?

Semper ubi sub ubi.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:10 AM   #16
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David can you post a picture of your folding bath and is there any brand name on it?

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Old 03-21-2016, 08:34 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Kai in Seattle View Post
I was thinking of taking a couple of five-gallon buckets with lids and a small plastic wading pool, plus our "privacy pop-up tent".

You put water in the bucket at some point, and set it in the sun at your campsite for a few hours.

You pop up the tent, put the little wading pool in it, and when the water is warm you set that inside the wading pool. Then in you go. Take off whatever; use a ladle, a small plastic pitcher, or even a toy bucket. Sluice yourself jucidiously. Use low-suds detergent/soap/product. Rinse. Dry. Re-dress.

Now. You should still have some warm water, and you have some slightly sudsy water in the wading pool. You can pour the water into an empty bucket and cap it for now, or drag the pool somewhere you can legitimately dump it. If it's too full, you used too much water. Some campsites have a "gravel drain" near the water supply where you can let it run down.

Eventually you'll find a proper place to pour the sudsy water. Repeat with the black bucket of fresh water as needed.

You can haul the buckets wherever in your set-up works best. You don't have to start with a full five gallons. I sure wouldn't. And you can add fresh water as needed.

The wading pool water can also be used for the kids or dogs to play in, same as they might a shallow bathtub...the little bit of suds and dirt will hardly matter compared to what their little feet will drag in there. You can always gently rinse them off with the ladle later.

My over-the-winter thoughts about how to manage a shower where there is no shower, coupled with how incredibly hot a dark-colored, lidded bucket of water got, standing in the sun one day.

You can eventually find all components at yard sales or 2nd hand stores, though we did buy our pop-up privacy tent new, online. It's free-standing, and THAT IS IMPORTANT! Some need a top tether or they sort of slither downward. Make sure your's is self-supporting!

YMMV, just IMHO and all that.

I use a similar set up except I fill a 3 gallon garden sprayer,,,the kind you pump up. with water heated on the coleman. cost less the $20. also used for washing hands and dishes and cleaning fish,,when ever I need running water in the boonies. considering adding a 12v pump to my fresh water tank,,,that would connect to an outside spigot...but that would be a cold shower for sure on some mornings here in michigan

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