As camping fees have sky rocket in the past 10 years, I have been faced with the dilemma on how to keep my wife happy and clean with a hot shower every few days. A hot shower sets up back at least $5. Many campgrounds include free showers. The catch? You need to spend $20+ per night.
She is not too thrilled about using a bucket and sponge to bath with while we explore the wild mountains and streams. I was nice enough to offer her a blue tarp to place over the back doors of van for privacy. This was not good enough for her. The boys and I are completely content with stripping down when nobody is around. My wife on the other hand does not want even a squirrel to look at her while she showers.
We have seen a lot of people with portable shower tents that even macho men like me appreciate. You can hang a shower bag, stick a porta-potties inside, or use them as dressing rooms.
What Camp Shower Is The Best?
The best portable camp shower tent is one that is easy to set up. Search out YouTube videos and Amazon product reviews. I bought the [easyazon-link asin=”B004P92WN0″ locale=”us”]Guide Gear Pop-up Privacy Camp Shower[/easyazon-link]. It sets up in seconds. A lot of people complained about not being able to put it back together. The directions are included, but are only helpful to those patient enough to read them. I struggled for about 5 minutes until we got the system down. I can fold it up in less than a minute. It even comes with a solar shower bag.
I like the Trekker that is available through Amazon, Cabelas, or Ebay. It sets up in less than a minute. The poles are internally attached. The reviews online are stellar. The selling point for me is the YouTube video that shows a person setting it up indoors.
Ebay has a wide selection of quality camp privacy showers. Ebay is a great place to shop as long as you know exactly what you want.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00120VWJ0″ locale=”us” height=”145″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11Dfw%2BmPUFL._SL160_.jpg” width=”99″] If I was not married and did not have to worry about creature comforts for my wonderful wife, I would stick with a bucket of hot or cold water, a car wash chamois from Walmart, and some Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap. All I do is dip the chamois in hot water and add some soap to it. I give myself a “car wash” sponge bath with the peppermint soap. It feels so good and refreshing. After completely washing my entire body, I I rinse the chamois and then dip it in hot water and rinse myself with the hot towel. You can bathe this way and use less than a liter of water and still be clean. If you need to wash your hair, then it will take more water.