Camping is supposed to be the ultimate family affair. However, the reality of camping often gets sidetracked by things like showering. If you’re like most people, your first reaction when you get home from camp is to rush to the shower and clean up. But, did you ever stop to think why you’re showering? You’re showering to get clean. You’re showering to clean yourself of the dirt of camp. Why wouldn’t you want to shower in your tent? You’d be living in filth and muck for the next few months!
There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning after a night in a tent and feeling stinky. Some people have to do this every day or so, but many avoid the worry and anxiety that accompanies a bad shower. Why? Because life sucks sometimes, and sometimes you have no choice but to just get on with it.
We’ve all done it. We’ve been out hiking, climbing, biking, or camping, and we’re all sweaty, sandy, and uncomfortable. But what do you do when you need to clean yourself off? What is the best way to clean off?
Here’s how to shower when camping out:
- Using a camp shower
Camping is a great way to get out of the city and into nature, and there’s nothing like waking up beside a rushing stream to feel refreshed and encouraged when you wake up in the morning. Camp showers are a camping necessity. When you’re out camping and sleeping in a tent, there is only one thing you have to worry about when it comes to hygiene. How do you take care of your body? Some campers opt to bring their shower with them. You take care of your body by showering in a camp shower. A camp shower is a portable shower that is brought along on camping trips. It has a water supply that is stored in a separate tank, and the typical camp shower runs on a pump.
- Look for a park or campground with showers
When camping, you can expect a rather limited number of showers. You may only have access to a couple of showers in a campground, which means you may have to wait in line. Many great parks and campgrounds with showers close enough to a river or stream provide an easy solution, without a lot of walking.
- Using the forest stream or lake
If you’re camping in the wild and you enjoy a good shower, you might want to take your shower near a nearby stream or lake. There are a couple of reasons for this: The water is better tasting and cleaner because it is from a natural source. Also, you get to enjoy the sounds of nature more since you’re not blasting it through a fogged-up shower head.
- Hygiene tents
Camping can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be a source of concern for those who are new to the activity. There are many things to consider when choosing a camping spot, and one of them is where to shower. One of the most important factors in deciding where to shower is to consider the nature of the camping site itself. There are a few ways to keep your hygiene in order, and one of them is to have a hygiene tent.
- Sponge bath
If you’re traveling for a few days, a sponge bath is a practical way to keep yourself clean yet safe. As a budget traveler, I’m used to not having a shower in a room. It’s typical to shower with a basin of water, soap, and a sponge in a public bathroom.
When camping, it’s easy to forget how clean our civilization is. Having a nice hot shower and warm comfy bed is where we all want to be. There is, however, one thing that makes us want to take a shower more, the smell of camping. It’s the smell of dirt, the smell of camping and nature combined.
Showering is a necessary part of daily life, but in the middle of the woods or a remote campsite can take some time. Before heading out on a trip, make sure you are prepared with all the toiletries you need.