Bush Hot Water System

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 16:52
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I've always had the need for constant hot water supply when camping in the bush.
At last I have found such a simple, inexpensive, easy to build out of a discarded beer barrel.

If you have the need for this camping luxury, here are the details:-

http://eileenhughes.hubpages.com/hub/Create-your-own-bush-Hot-Water-system

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 17:45

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 17:45
Yep

A tad bulky, but just the shot if you're near water with plenty of available firewood.
We have a similar one made from an old style 5 gallon ss beer keg which sits sidesways on a cradle over the fire. Had it for years and it fits neatly into a milk crate.
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Reply By: Member - BUSH CAMPER - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 18:34

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 18:34
We made our's out of an old water fire extinguisher, ss, very light and doesn't take a lot of fire to heat it up.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 18:38

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 18:38
10 litre stainless steel bucket sitting at the edge of the fire does us. Nice and cheap, easy to transport and has other uses...like as a bucket ;-)
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:53

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:53
..toughen up - who needs hot water ..(well OK it was high 30's :)



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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 09:05

Friday, May 01, 2015 at 09:05
Each to his own I guess but that just looks way too bulky for me. A gallon kettle on or by the camp fire does us. There's always hot water for another cuppa, the dishes, a wash, etc.

Of course it works best if you camp with billy filler upperers rather than just billy emptiers!
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Reply By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 13:40

Friday, May 01, 2015 at 13:40
We had a similar system using 44s on their side for 80 odd blokes with canvas shower buckets.
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