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    Default Best Backpacking Shower?

    Any opinions on the best backpacking shower?

    REI - Sea to Summit is only 5.25oz and gets good reviews.

    Any other good ones out there?
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    If you use a water bladder, that will work just fine. I've used a plastic grocery shopping bag. Fill with water, hang on a tree branch and pour over head.
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    I bought this one, never used it. Prefer to jump in a lake!

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    I used my water bottle. Drilled a few holes in another lid so it served as dual purpose. Although not a "shower" so to speak, it was really good for cleaning up after the days over, just before bed. Only extra to carrry was the extra screw on cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoph View Post
    I used my water bottle. Drilled a few holes in another lid so it served as dual purpose. Although not a "shower" so to speak, it was really good for cleaning up after the days over, just before bed. Only extra to carrry was the extra screw on cap.
    A very innovative idea but this is for my wife. She loves to hike and camp but wants a shower (clean hair, etc). Looking for something that will give about 5 minutes of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchee View Post
    A very innovative idea but this is for my wife. She loves to hike and camp but wants a shower (clean hair, etc). Looking for something that will give about 5 minutes of water.
    You need to find one of these sun showers. Holds 2.5 gallons so enough to wet down, then soap off, then rinse off. Takes 4-5 hours of sun to get tepid water of out it. Weighs 8 oz and is a bit bulky. I found it pretty much useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    You need to find one of these sun showers. Holds 2.5 gallons so enough to wet down, then soap off, then rinse off. Takes 4-5 hours of sun to get tepid water of out it. Weighs 8 oz and is a bit bulky. I found it pretty much useless.

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    I have one somewhere and just want to comment that it can get hot, not tepid, but hot shower hot.

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    Used one in backyard plywood shower stall at a hostel once. Did the trick. Although i felt a bit exposed to neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchet_1697 View Post
    I bought this one, never used it. Prefer to jump in a lake! ...
    Jumping in the lake is a bath. If you want a shower, you need a waterfall. That was going to be my suggestion.

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    MSI 6L Dromedary with shower attachment. I heat 1 qt. of that water boiling hot which I add back to the creek/stream water in the Dromedary so as to avoid cardiac arrest. For me the its perfect size camp water bag- with one trip I have plenty of water for the evening meal and hydration with enough to fill my bottles the next morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchee View Post
    Any opinions on the best backpacking shower?
    The nearest body of water and some Dr. Bronners.

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    Dutch has this little light weight unit on his website.
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    I like the Sea To Summit bucket (10 L I think) that I can fill at a water source and then use the water to wash myself and wash out hiking clothing well away from the water source. Not a shower per se, but works just fine for me.
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    Daughter got me a Gegierrig hydration bladder a few years ago. Love it and works well to shower and rinse with

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownYonder View Post
    A very innovative idea but this is for my wife. She loves to hike and camp but wants a shower (clean hair, etc). Looking for something that will give about 5 minutes of water.
    I use the water bottle just like Christoph.

    If it was my wife, I'd be happy to hold the bottle for as long as it takes!

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    Baby wipes and water bottles can do wonders. I second the bottle cap with holes in it. You would be really surprised how some warm water in the bottle can work

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