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Old 03-16-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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5 gallon shower

Anyone heard of this one?

Portable Hotaru shower applies pressure on the road

It's an off grid shower that heats, filters and recycles the same 5 gallons for weeks at a time.
I know it's yet another proposed product (release date 2017) but the concept is intriguing. I hope this one is more than vapor-ware!
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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I saw the Gizmodo news about it. Sounds great. I hope when it available it does not cost a fortune.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:36 AM   #3
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Hotaru ( Hot r you ? ) Shower ?

Electronic sensors, 70 lbs, $3, 000 : not for me and my 13 ' Scamp ! I get by with adult sized Aloe Vera wash-up towels for the elderly and bedridden. Add a small hand held spray bottle or wash cloth. And I picked up something recently at a yard sale for $2 : a brand new pop up 3foot x8 in deep folding 'bath' with a drain.It is meant for dogs but fits a Scamp. ( I hope) Even if it costs $30 or $40 new it looks like a good portable 'tub'. I'll try it out in Death Valley next week and see how it does. YOU can try out the $3000 shower later. Happy Trails !! David in Fresno and Sonora
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I would call $3000 for a portable shower a fortune. Too bad. Maybe the military and NASA will buy them.
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tube there are lots of shower tricks for camping. Like small battery operated nozzles for watering plants. Check 'em out ! David in Fresno and Sonora and soon Death Valley
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In my book
$3000=shower=vapor-ware
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The nifty part is the cleaning & filtering gray water and reuse 20 times. It would really cut down on the runs to dump & get fresh water while boondocking.

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The nifty part is the cleaning & filtering gray water and reuse 20 times. It would really cut down on the runs to dump & get fresh water while boondocking.

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For $3k you can hire someone to do that for you.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:18 PM   #9
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For $3k you can hire someone to do that for you.

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For 3 grand I could buy enough filters and put them in a series with some tubing from a hardware store and an eBay pump & propane water heater and then run the water through a reverse osmosis purification system and still have a couple of grand left for a nice used Boler...or 4
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For 3 grand I could buy enough filters and put them in a series with some tubing from a hardware store and an eBay pump & propane water heater and then run the water through a reverse osmosis purification system and still have a couple of grand left for a nice used Boler...or 4
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A web search will produce a lot of camp showers. I like these, and have used the Extreme shower #8140.
Zodi Portable Instant Hot Shower | Shower Accessories | Free Shipping* on Orders over $100 | Zodi.com
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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.

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https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/rvs/5489240562.html

I thought there were 4 but he must have sold 2 already
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