When you go camping, it’s nice to have some of the comforts of home with you. Since you can’t bring everything along, set your priorities and decide what you simply must have. For most people, a camping shower is very close to being a necessity. If that’s your line of thinking, all you simply have to do is decide which model is best for your needs.
The Camp Setup
If you’ve decided to pitch a tent and stay in the same place for the duration of your time in the woods, don’t let weight be a deciding factor for you. On the other hand, those who backpack and lay down their heads in a different spot each night need to think about how much weight will be added to their load.
The Weather Outlook
Many people like to buy a solar camp shower, because they can weigh as little as a pound and are very convenient. However, if the place you’ll be visiting isn’t expected to have much sunlight, you could be showering in the cold. When the forecast calls for sunny warmth, you really don’t need much in the way of a hot shower anyway, so a solar unit might be your best bet. Weigh your weather options before deciding on what to buy.
Your Camping Fuel
If you’re bringing a source of propane along, and weight is not a big consideration for you, look into a propane heated outdoor shower. Make sure your fuel capacity can handle the extra use, because you wouldn’t want to be deprived of a cooking source for the last two days of your trip. Some models allow for unlimited amounts of water to be used too, which is especially useful for larger groups of campers.
Getting A Little Privacy
Usually sold separately from the showering apparatus itself, portable enclosures can give you complete privacy no matter where you decide to pitch your tent. They can cost you anywhere from 40 to over 100 dollars, so be sure and shop around for the most necessary features, unless your camping budget is unlimited. Consider also if you’d prefer to hang the enclosure from a branch or the pop up versions would be more to your liking.
Having a camping shower along on your camping trip will make the experience more enjoyable, not to mention hygienic. Invest in the research to discover which one will be the most suitable for your needs and specifications, then enjoy the adventure!