Do you know how to shower while tent camping? If you’re like me, the answer is probably very few. You see, I like to get dirty and sweaty when I’m out in the wilderness! Nothing makes me feel more alive than a long hike through the woods or a day spent fishing. Plus, it’s not like there are showers in nature anyway.
Well, as it turns out, that’s not true at all! With just a few simple supplies from your local hardware store (or even better if you already have them lying around), you can create a super convenient shower no matter where your adventures take you.
How To Shower While Tent Camping?
A Shower Tent
Have you ever wondered how to take a shower when camping? Well, now is your chance to learn! A shower tent is an easy and affordable way to get clean. The best part about these tents is that they fold up small enough to fit inside your backpack so that you can carry them anywhere. And the best part is that you can easily take a shower in your shower tent with full privacy while tent camping.
A Bucket Or Two
- Use two buckets: one to hold water and one to empty. This helps keep the clean water from getting dirty.
- Keep a bucket liner in the bucket with clean water so you can easily lift it out without worrying about splashing yourself or getting your hands dirty.
- Keep your shower near the bucket(s) so that you can quickly transfer hot water from the stove into your shower container when you’re ready for a hot shower.
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A Shower Curtain
A shower curtain is a must if you use the tent to take showers. A shower curtain liner will help keep the water in and from getting all over everything else in the tent. You can find them at pretty much any store; they’re easy to clean and store when not in use. Now you know about how to shower while tent camping.
Water And A Heat Source
When you’re in the wilderness, water is a precious resource. You need to use it carefully and wisely. A good rule of thumb is: Bring your own if there’s no natural water source nearby!
You’ll also need a heat source for your shower—a campfire or a propane heater. However, if you’re using a solar shower bag (which we’ll explain later), having a different heat source isn’t necessary since solar showers rely on direct sunlight instead of an external heat source, as fires or propane heaters do.
Solar Shower Bags
A solar shower is a bag that you fill with water, hang in the sun for about six hours, and then use to wash. Solar showers are great for camping because you don’t have to pack them; they are lightweight, easy to transport, and reusable.
Now, you should know the answer “how to shower while tent camping.” You can buy solar shower bags at most outdoor stores, but if you have an empty 5-gallon bucket or want to make one yourself, there are instructions all over the internet for making your own. If you’re going on an extended trip, I recommend buying one, though, because your water won’t freeze once it warms up outside like it would in a container made from plastic or metal, which is what my friend did (don’t do this).
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We hope now you know how to shower while tent camping. So there you have it – a few tips to help make showering while camping in a tent less daunting. Just remember to be prepared and take your time; you’ll be clean and fresh in no time! Have you ever tried showering while camping? If so, what tips would you add?