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Our first camp without showers, any advice?

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IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Tue 25-Aug-09 18:42:04

We have portaloos and a standpipe.

Is it going to be a cold wash in the tent?

Do you just tie your hair back and relax?

thrifty Tue 25-Aug-09 20:16:55

how long are you going for?

argos do a solar shower in their sale. here bargain at £8.79

wet wipes?

boil kettle and take a bucket?

troutpout Tue 25-Aug-09 20:21:35

Yep..How long are you going for?
It'll have to be a wash in the tent then i guess.

hocuspontas Tue 25-Aug-09 20:21:41

If it's only for a weekend just don't wash. If it's for longer find a swimming pool.

troutpout Tue 25-Aug-09 20:22:37

go to a local leisure centre and use their shower

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Tue 25-Aug-09 20:23:29

We are going Friday to Monday.

I was planning on wet wipes kettle and bucket

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Tue 25-Aug-09 20:24:53

That shower is out of stock locally and online. How does it work?

thrifty Tue 25-Aug-09 20:31:11

you can probably get one from millets or somewhere. i've never used one, but i'm guessing that you fill it with water,leave it out in the sun to warm up, hang it on a porch pole and let gravity do its thing?

if your not getting salty or muddy, wet wipes/ flannel will be adequate.

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Tue 25-Aug-09 20:32:18

Will just have to get the sex in on night one.

thrifty Tue 25-Aug-09 20:35:54

lol.... eww.

supersalstrawberry Wed 26-Aug-09 21:51:51

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supersalstrawberry Wed 26-Aug-09 21:54:45

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millenniumfalcon Wed 26-Aug-09 21:55:15

washing bowl and flannel, stand on a towel

millenniumfalcon Wed 26-Aug-09 21:55:45

washing up bowl

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 26-Aug-09 21:57:00

Depending how long you are going for...

I go for 3-4 days without a shower, but usually am near the sea at least and have a dip or 2.

I heat water and wash all the essentials with that and some shower gel, use a head band/baseball cap to cover my greasy hair by the end.

thrifty Thu 27-Aug-09 07:46:41

wow, loving sss's portable power shower :-)

thrifty Thu 27-Aug-09 07:55:03

wow, loving sss's portable power shower :-)

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Thu 27-Aug-09 08:11:28

just go with the filth, all that messing round with solar showers and the like will be a pita

FlamingoBingo Thu 27-Aug-09 09:11:12

Strip wash in the tent with a flannel and a washing up bowl of water heated on the stove - easy peasy, works fine smile

WidowWadman Thu 27-Aug-09 09:20:54

Friday to Monday really shouldn't be an issue without a wash. Everybody is going to be equally smelly and it'll keep the midges off.

luckylady74 Thu 27-Aug-09 09:27:09

I remember by mum 30 years ago in our tent saying 'look at these amazing new things - they're called 'wet ones' and a wipe down with these is as good as a bath!'
I remain unconvinced, but a weekend wouldn't bother me.

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 09:38:14

I have bought some dry shampoo , wet wipes and some flannels.

supersalstrawberry Thu 27-Aug-09 13:10:57

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TheDMshouldbeRivened Thu 27-Aug-09 13:13:11

wet wipes for all your bits. Washing up bowl for hair washing if its greasy. (with water heated by your stove obviously)

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