Solution - bush shower with no power

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 09:51
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Consider this :-

Get a 5 (or so) litre PRESSURE garden sprayer ($9.90 last week at Bunnings). Remove the tip and replace it with the tube and rose from a black plastic solar water heater bag (or some thing similar - approx $10). Reason is the nozzle that comes with the pressure sprayer is too fine, and if you adjust it to make it more coarse it falls off, also the tubing will not be as long. Add hot/warm/cold water to suit, possibly from the black plastic solar water heater bag. Pump up the pressure sprayer. Lock down the sprayer handle. You now have in your hand a constantly spraying rose with long tube, and can wash wherever on your body you please. Can even spray any sticky beaks that peek behing the tarp to see how you are going. If the pressure/flow drops a few more pumps on the handle will solve the problem. No electricty/battery/lead reqired. No big tree or pole to hook the water bag to needed.

We find that 5 litres will wash about 2 people O.K. (separately!). If you are heating the water on the gas we find one kettle of hot and two of cold is about the right mix.

Enjoy!
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Reply By: Arkay - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 09:58

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 09:58
Forgot to say - the pressure sprayer also has 2 other uses when it is not being used as a shower, so is a MUST for 4wd. First use is to spray you face, neck, hands etc. (using the original fine spray nozzle) when you are hot or neeed to wash your hands at a stop over. Keep it in the footwell behind the front seats, we find about 1/2 full is good. Second use, also using the fine spray nozzle, is as a potential fire extinguisher for small under body spinifex grass fires, the long METAL tube helps reach under the vehicle, the fine spray will put out SMALL fires O.K. and may well be better than using a powder extinguisher in these circumstances. Your choice, no responsiblility accepted, etc.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 10:32

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 10:32
Arkay
Good idea that. I will store that idea in the must review file.

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Reply By: Mike - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:17

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:17
I bought a campervan some time ago that came with a portable shower. It was the same as a Jerry can, 20 l, and pumped up to pressurise the contents. It was an off the shelf item, most likely still available from camping stores. Colour was yellow, don't know the breed.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 17:07

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 17:07
good idea about putting out small fires, will have to look for 1
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:33

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:33
A very good idea.

Must say however, I have gotten lazy with the showering. Opt for a good wet, soap and wash with a rag(no not the one i checked the dipstick oil with). Can normally do this in under two litres of water for one person.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:55

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:55
whats another .5 of a litre Willem.... he uses 5 for two ......seperately of course...now if both together, one should expect that you'd use even less.....

but I guess thats dependent on whom one is showering with and what one gets up to?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:15

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:15
Richard, Life must be very boring for you when you have to reply with inane comments. When are you going to post something useful? :-)
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:22

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:22
I saw Jack Absalom putting out fires like that in the old video I got from the library the other week. He also started a fire using a car battery and some wire wool, very entertaining stuff.
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Reply By: Member - Macca (Perth) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 15:35

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 15:35
caravan forum pressure shower

seems a good idea
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Reply By: bollo - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 18:54

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 18:54
try a tubless valve teat in the top of your bottle and pump it up with your 12 volt air
compressor. a bit hard to get it in but once in it's there to stay.i also have the same set up in the lid of a 20l container with a tap on the outlet at the base, i use for closer camping trips. with this set up you leave the air comp on when showering
and when you finish you just unplug the compressor while you dry off. also a black container filled with water in the morning is usually to hot to use at night and needs cold water added.
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