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Hour Shower
#31
Moontiger, if you dilute your shampoo in a squeeze bottle and use that, it takes much less water to lather up and rinse out.

I typically fill a small squeeze bottle with about 3/4 full with clean water, then add shampoo to the top.

Shake well.

Your water supply and your shampoo will last longer.

You can buy those types of squeeze (ketchup or condiment) bottles at a couple of the vendors at Tyson Wells...and dollar stores will usually have them.
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#32
Even when I had hair I could wash it using one baby wipe.
Now with it shaved , one baby wipe does my head and the rest of the upper half ,,, I have to use a second one for the low downs .
Hour Shower ?
Seriously ?
Must be recreational........................
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#33
(09-29-2019, 09:48 AM)rvpopeye Wrote: Hour Shower ?
Seriously ?
Must be recreational........................


And your point IZZZ?

Many years ago I stayed at a campground in Sturgis that had co-ed showers....hey...that was fun....and kinda noisy....and a bit messy....


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#34
A few months ago when I was at one of the caravans near Flagstaff a gal gave me a bottle of Walgreens "Rinse free" shampoo. It says "Apply, massage & towel dry". I did that, and oh hell no, hair still felt real dirty. So I stuck my head out the side door of the van and ran water over my hair until the water coming off both sides of my head wasn't brown anymore. I'm sure it was less than a gallon.
Then I towel dried my hair and man, it felt great, clean and I felt like a million bucks.
This stuff didn't seem to make bubbles but I thought it works great if you rinse good. It's my new go-to stuff for clean hair while out camping.
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#35
I always go with the (general) mindset that if it's not being widely done, there is a reason for it. Albeit, some of the greatest minds and innovators would disagree, I've resolved to the fact that I'm not one of them. And technologies are always improving, just look at what solar can do now that a decade ago was a mere pie in the sky pipe dream. So while the idea of this today isn't feasible, I guarantee someout there is saying "why not?" and working on a solution.

In the mean time, I've got my camp shower methods down to about a gallon a day, I spent a few months practicing this method while remodeling my house. Converted garden sprayer with sink spray nozzle, heat water on stove, mix it with cold water, shake, quick soak, soap, rinse. And after putting a sweaty ten hours in on the house and getting extra grimey, I was truly amazed at how much a gallon could do. It definitely seems easier for men as most of us have shorter hair. And showers and amount of water used are such a personal thing as are the rigs and the amount of water able to be carried. It's really just a everyone's mileage may vary equation. I sort of travel/camp around water whenever I can so it's not an issue. I'd love to try a winter in the desert like a lot of van dwelling veterans and see if that changes/alters my perspective on the subject.
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#36
Yeah, fresh, safe water becomes much more precious out in the desert where there is none, and you have to go get it.

When showering in a small privy tent, just me, my typical garden sprayer showers use about 1.5 gallons of water...but in my camper, with a water pump and shower head, I use about 4 gallons. Quite a difference after 5 to 10 showers.

Bathing the dog uses more water than I use...sometimes about twice as much....the little fur-baby gets a bath about every other time that I do...depending on dust, weather, heat....etc...or usually about once a week if she is not too dirty.

Of course then you have water used for cooking and making drinks, ice, coffee, etc...so the water supply dwindles day by day, so every way you can save a gallon here and there helps.
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