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Old 09-04-2011, 08:14 AM
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I was wondering if a person could use a regular 5 gal collapsable water container. They are like $10 and fold kind of small. It could be rigged with para cord to let the spout hang down. It would flow nice. Open valve get wet , soap up, and open again and wash off with great water pressure. Also dual purpose, for camp drinking and cooking water. Like 10 oz. and packable. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:22 AM
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Even though this is a really old thread I'll chime in.

I did some car camping with my son about 15 years ago and tried an idea I ran across on a site that sells cartop tents.

You take a (preferably new) pump up 2 gal bug sprayer, fill it with water, wrap it in a black trash bag and after warming in the sun enjoy. The nozzle allow a variety of streams from mist to jet and also allows you to easily not waste the water.

It actually worked pretty well.

Jim
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:19 AM
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I was wondering if a person could use a regular 5 gal collapsable water container. They are like $10 and fold kind of small. It could be rigged with para cord to let the spout hang down. It would flow nice. Open valve get wet , soap up, and open again and wash off with great water pressure. Also dual purpose, for camp drinking and cooking water. Like 10 oz. and packable. Any thoughts?


You could always add a dark coloured nylon carry bag, and also use this over the container to heat the water - and have a hot shower when desired ??
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:30 PM
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actually, fellows, there has been just such a shower!

they were used by various armies during the wars of the middle part of the last century. it was basically a canvas bucket and a showerhead with a valve. dirt simple, easy to take care of and pack.

though generally water was pre-heated, then added to the shower and etc happened.

forget what they were called tho. very effective however.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:45 AM
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I use two by Seattle Sports, are good enough for me. In winter some times i use some hot wather (Without is like to stay under the rain ) and in summer only the sun. I like to use it, is light and practical and.. is too little, and sometimes i use two togheter!
With two showers (in summer) I'm ok!
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