Steve, you say a few days. Just curious as to how many, as this makes a big difference in how we do things.
As well, will there be any outhouse, or similar facility. We are fortunate where we primarily boondock to have an outhouse set up.
Water conservation and use:
-We usually just sponge bath if out less than 5 days, with the rare exception of a quick shower using the shut-off at the shower head a lot. Using the outside shower does not accumulate water in the storage tank either.
-Dishes we almost always wash in a dishpan, and toss into the bushes. I have an affinity against using paper, not just to save a tree, but just that real plates are so much easier to use. We prewipe everything too, plus we don't rinse, but always dry immediately to remove any residue. Plus, we pack along a ton of dish towels.
-If no outhouse, the menfolk usually just water a tree.
-We take drinking water separate, used just for drinking and making coffee.
-On rare occasion we do take along an extra container of water, but really haven't needed that as there is usually a river or stream nearby.
-We have never had need in 5 days to empty the tanks either, using conservative measures.
you really have no issues there
-We don't have solar, but with dual 6V batteries have never come near running low on capacity yet, even after 5 days using the furnace
will help a lot, especially if you have minimal daylight hours.
-We are conscious though of how much we use our lighting
, as well as the furnace
fan, keeping the heat down at night and snuggling under warm and cozy bedding.
Probably 80%+ of our camping is off the grid, something we have always done, and something I am used to from many years of traveling in the backcountry where a headlamp and backpacking stoves are the only electrical
and gas products you have.
You will love this form of camping, the freedom and space it gives you is wonderful. When we can sit around the fire with our friends and family (usually 20 or more), play guitars and sing loud and proud, and have nobody to complain, it is great.