Showering when camping
“Camp clean” is a phrase we use a lot when we’re camping. Are the dishes clean? Are we clean? Usually the answer is: “No, but they’re (or we’re) camp clean.” Camp clean means relatively clean and most of the time, it’s fine when you’re on a camping trip. Everything gets dirty when you spend time outdoors.
But what about the times you want to be truly clean on a camping trip? Maybe you’ve been in the backcountry for days or there aren’t any showers at your campground. Or, you’d just like a break from smelling like campfire smoke and sweat. That’s when you need a camping water heater for shower.
Why Do You Need a Camping Shower?
It may seem like a question with an obvious answer, but there are actually a few reasons you may want to add a portable water heater for shower to your standard camping gear. Consider some of the following uses:
- Rinse off sand after a day at the beach
- Clean up the kiddos without the hassle of heading to the campground shower building
- Cool down on a hot day
- Wash your canine camping companion
- Rinse away the saltwater after an ocean swim or paddle
- Stay clean even when you’re camping off the grid, in the backcountry, or in some of the more remote National Parks.
How to Set Up the Perfect Camping Shower?
It’s always best to read the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific camping water heater for shower, but here are the general steps.
1. Find an ideal shower spot. Figure out the best place to set up the portable water heater by considering things like drainage (to avoid mud), privacy, and whether or not there’s a place to hang it or set it up. Some portable showers need to hang above you (a sturdy tree branch will work) while others need a level place where you can set up their tank. You should also avoid setting up a portable water heater near water such as a lake or stream so the wastewater won’t drain directly into it.
2. Set up the portable water heater or fill tank with water. Most portable showers have a 2 to 5 gallon capacity. The water you use for showering doesn’t have to be purified like drinking water but it should be clean.
3. Wait for the water to warm up—or don’t. If you don’t have a temperature preference or would like a cool (or cold!) shower, you can move on to the next step.
4. Lather up and rinse. To prevent your water supply from running out, turn off the nozzle while you’re lathering your shampoo or soaping up.
Best Camping Showers
Camplux 1.58 GPM Tankless Gas Water Heater — the best equipment for outdoor showers
- Easy & Safety Installation -It only takes you 5 minutes to get 1.58 gallons per minute of instant hot water. Always check gas leakage before operation.To avoid gas leakage caused by improper sealing of the water heater, DO NOT TWINE TEFLON TAPE between gas regulator and gas inlet pipe. The tankless propane water heater will "caught on fire "with improper operation. Please kindly contact Camplux service directly if you have issues .
- 3.0 PSI Water Pressure Startup -The portable propane water heater equipped with a magnetic water flow sensor, the tankless water heater can be widely applied for rural areas, RV's and Boats.The portable propane water heater lights when water pressure between 3.0-110 PSI, low water pressure is perfect for campings and remote cabins.
- Compact Size,14lbs Portable Design- Weights 14 lbs, this 6L portable water heater is a great partner for camping ,road trips and RV’s. Camplux instant water heater bringing an instahot instant hot water shower for you when you are camping, hiking, fishing, beaching. Besides, you can also wash your pets with this propane tankless water heater, or provide hot water for the swimming pool.
- 1.58 GPM Instant Water Heater - Rated at 1.58 GPM, this on demand water heater provides endless hot water on demand, it’s more efficient and energy-saving, saving up to 89.98 % on water heating costs.
- Multiple Protection Ensure Your Safety-Flame failure device, anti-freezing protection, over heating protection to ensure the family safety. The anti-freezing drain plug discharges the residual water to avoid freezing in cold areas for long-time maintenance. Gas supply automatically shut off when high water temperature protection over 167 °F.
Camp Shower Accessories
For the complete shower experience, you’ll need some bonus items in addition to the portable shower itself. Here are some to consider:
1.Shower Tent or Shower Shelter
Unless you’re in a remote location or plan to shower in a swimsuit, you’ll likely appreciate some privacy.
2.Shampoo & Body Wash
When showering outdoors, you should always use biodegradable soaps and shampoos.
3.Quick Dry Camping Towel
When you don’t have a dryer, it’s best to have quick-drying towels. Standard bath or beach towels take a long time to dry when they’re hung on clotheslines (especially on humid summer days).
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