Jun 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm #1304059
@djstwoLocale: Southern California
Nothing about this is UL, but it is gear!
After a few days in the wilderness, sometimes all I want is a hot shower when I get back to the trailhead. Well this is halfway there, a cold shower next to my car…
A couple friends of mine made the video for this on kickstarter, and upon seeing it I pledged. Interesting idea, and I can see using it for other outdoor activities too. Might be of interest to some of you.Jun 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm #1995425
Only a gallon and a half capacity.
ZODI anyone try those?Jun 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm #1995430Jun 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm #1995463
put it in your rear window and it gets quite toasty. if just a day hike, cable lock it to your roof rack.. really hot.
or paint a $10 weed sprayer black from Home depot if you need more pressure.Jun 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm #1995503
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Cheap (< 50 cents): A black plastic jug, scavenged from the recycling center. Clean thoroughly. Score an extra lid and drill small holes in it. Fill with water. Lay on aluminum foil. Cover with saran wrap, or poly sheeting. Learn how to do a barrel hitch and hangit upside down in a tree when it's hot (about 2-3 hours).
Cheap and multipurpose: Buy some wine in a box. Drink the wine. (Or find such a box in a low-rent area). Save the liner bag. Stitch a black nylon sack slightly SMALLER than the wine bladder. Include a 1" flat nylon webbing handle at the top. Hot knife a hole in for the bladder's nipple/spigot. Buy the shower-head to spigot adaptor or fashion one yourself. You want pretty small holes. This set-up also functions as a 4-liter canteen, an air pillow at night, and, towards the end of your trip, can be inflated to help fill your pack and distribute weight where you want it. I've been using one for 29 years now. The same one. I bought an extra liner in 1984, and still have it, because the original liner bag hasn't leaked. I have replaced the nipple every 6 or 8 years for free, off a discarded box of wine.Jun 11, 2013 at 5:16 am #1995527
I'll guess this is not the feedback the OP had hoped for. Lots of good inexpensive solutions..Jun 11, 2013 at 10:56 am #1995607
When I used to go off-roading, we used the pump below attached to a 5G jug…less than $10. To extend the spout, we just use a long vinyl tubing attached to the tip of the spot – this worked great plus you get a full 5G of water.Jun 11, 2013 at 11:12 am #1995613
@djstwoLocale: Southern California
Oh, I don't mind the feedback at all, it's not my product, I like the weed sprayer idea actually.Jun 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm #1995790
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
First you need a base camp tent. Something like this….
You don't park it at the trail head, but find a scenic place with a view.
When you get back to your base camp after a week's hiking, you will enjoy
a porcelain toilet and
a real shower.
If you are lucky, like me, your wife will be waiting for you with a freshly made margarita, beer, or maybe even a refreshing ice cream concoction.
or if you are really, really lucky you will get lobster tail and Champagne.
Now (I am blessed), you get to spend another week with your lovely bride at your secluded campsite, go for day hikes every day, take a shower, have another dinner that can't be beat, and another romantic evening under the stars :)Jun 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm #1995804
I surf before work 3-5 days/week and shower at the car before getting dressed. A three gallon dispenser style water jug with handle does the trick just fine.
I've started carrying it in the car for after backpacking/camping as well.
About as simple as it gets. I'm not sure this is a pursuit that warrants time and money; you just have to dump water on yourself…Jun 12, 2013 at 7:35 am #1995891
nmJun 12, 2013 at 10:59 am #1995947
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
I just usually dunk myself and my smelly clothes in a nearby stream as I drive back from the TH (the Pecos or Gila Rivers) while wearing sandals. No soap or anything but enough to get the dried up salts off me. A quick change into clean clothes and off to a restaurant. My last few trips, one in each hiking group suggested commercial hot springs but I get really sleepy after that hot water when it's time to drive 200-300 more miles. Pros and cons.
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